A Talk on "Impact of ESG on Business Performance"

08/03/2024 - 08/03/2024

A Talk on "Impact of ESG on Business Performance"

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Abstract and Speaker Profiles

In the contemporary landscape of corporate governance and sustainability, the significance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in shaping business performance has garnered considerable attention. This panel discussion titled "Impact of ESG on Business Performance" brings together distinguished experts from diverse domains to explore and dissect the multifaceted influence of ESG practices on organizational success.

Dr. Parag Cameron-Rastogi, renowned for his expertise in energy and environmental performance within real estate and infrastructure assets, will provide invaluable insights derived from practical experience in the field. His perspective will shed light on the tangible implications of integrating ESG principles into operational frameworks, particularly within the context of real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Adding an academic dimension to the discourse, Prof. Zifeng Feng from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will share findings from his recent paper, "Does Investing in ESG Pay Off? Evidence from REITs." Through empirical research, Prof. Feng offers a rigorous examination of the correlation between ESG performance and firm valuation, cash flow dynamics, and risk management strategies, drawing upon real estate investment trusts (REITs) as a focal point.

Ms. Madhura Mitra, Executive Director with the sustainability and climate change practice of PwC India, brings a wealth of consulting experience to the discussion. Having advised Ministries, multilateral agencies, and corporate majors in India and other developing nations, Ms. Mitra will provide insights into the practical challenges and opportunities associated with implementing ESG initiatives, with a specific focus on decarbonization standards and the transition towards Science Based Targets and Net Zero strategies within large conglomerates.

Moderating this insightful dialogue is Prof. Prashant Das, a faculty in the Finance & Accounting Area at IIM Ahmedabad. Prof. Das's expertise will ensure a balanced and incisive exploration of ESG-related topics, emphasizing their relevance and implications for sustainability-driven decision-making processes within the real estate industry.

Together, the panelists promise to unravel insights, delving into the nuanced interplay between ESG practices and business performance while navigating the intricate landscape of sustainability in today's corporate ecosystem.

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