Presenting at Introduction to ESG, Sustainable & Impact Investment One–Day Training
The How & Why of Applying ESG to Corporate Valuations
Hosted by Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY on June 15th
Introduction: For professionals in the capital markets, and in the corporate sector, G&A Institute and Global Change Associates are teamed to present a one-day professional training program, hosted by Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY, in midtown Manhattan. This is an excellent introduction to the application of ESG factors to investment making decisions and corporate valuations. Find out more at https://intro2esg.eventbrite.com
ESG = the corporate environmental, social or societal and corporate governance factors to be evaluated by the financial analyst, asset owner, asset manager, and others in the capital markets in looking beyond the financial in selecting public companies for “buy/sell/hold” portfolio management decisions. (This is also referred to as “sustainable investing,” “impact investing,” and similar titles by practitioners.)
The outstanding faculty presenting during the one-day course will include experts in ESG / sustainable / impact investing, covering topics such as best practices; data sources; analytical tools; research resources; methodologies; why ESG matters; and realized outcomes using these approaches to analysis and investment management.
MEET ONE OF YOUR COURSE LEADERS
Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg LP
TOPIC: ESG Equity Fundamentals Data Analytics
A conversation with Hideki:
Q: How is your day-to-day work related to the Intro to ESG, Sustainable & Impact Investment Certificate Program to be presented at Baruch?
[HS] My day-to-day is to manage ESG data products on Bloomberg – both on and off terminal. We extract and ingest listed company & debt issuer ESG data into our system and make sure they speak with our analytics correctly.
Q: What can attendees expect to learn from your session?
[HS] ESG information is easy to digest when a company/issuer gives you fiscal period environmental and social data that give analysts company operational insights – by that we mean operational risks & opportunities into how companies manage things like resource consumption and human capital issues.
As for governance, how well is this company being managed?
This is a qualitative question every analyst is trying to answer by looking at company structure and listening into CEO/CFO’s presentations. Quantitative data on board of directors and executive statistics – ex) company executive pay practice, can give you clues on how company rewards executives for taking risks etc.
Participants will learn “how you can navigate a widening variety of datasets available on the Bloomberg terminal to find best-in-class issuers.”
What advice do you have or opportunity that you see for attendees who complete the Certificate Program?
[HS] Data is still challenging at times in this space but challenge is an opportunity for investors – opportunity to manage beta, generate alpha and an engagement opportunity with the public company. If you are a consultant or in other service provider space, this is your business opportunity to help companies/investment firms respond to ESG questions and help them tell their ESG stories well.
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CAREER BACKGROUND: HIDEKI SUZUKI
Hideki is a senior corporate governance analyst and also a team lead for ESG data team at Bloomberg.
After joining Bloomberg LP in 1999, he spent the first five years in electronic trading desk support and 3rd party fixed-income and the derivatives pricing contents team.
In 2005, Hideki moved to the equity fundamentals data department, and then moved to the ESG team in December 2008. From 2014 on, his focus has been to build database and analytics for corporate governance and executive compensation products on the Bloomberg terminal.
Since 2016, he is a team lead for the ESG data analyst team at Bloomberg.
He has a B.A. in Economics and History from Fordham University.
For more information about the course and how to register, visit: https://intro2esg.eventbrite.com