ESG rating agencies and data – EF2019 Panel Discussion

Raj Thamotheram from Preventable Surprises talks to Antti Savilaasko from Impact-Cubed, Margarita Pirovska from UN PRI and Richard Mattison from Trucost (S&P) about divergence, regulators and the importance of good quality and comparable data.


Ethical Finance 2019 (EF2019) was organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which oversees, organises and coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

With the Bank of England recognising climate change as a core financial risk, the proliferation of the UN SDGs and the ongoing dichotomy for asset managers wrestling with the social impact versus economic return conundrum; the financial system is undergoing material transformational challenge.

Together with UNDP and the Scottish Government, GEFI brought 350 of the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders to Edinburgh on the 8th & 9th of October 2019 to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system capable of delivering positive change.