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Why do asset managers ignore sustainability? - Wednesday 2 June 2010

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Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership




Why do asset managers ignore sustainability?


DATE:    Wednesday 2 June 2010
TIME:    17:30 for 18:00
VENUE:    Webber Wentzel Office, 10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Johannesburg
COST:    R230 *

The constraints imposed by financial analysts and asset managers seeking maxium return on their invested capital are often seen as impediments to businesses that want to improve their social and environmental profile. Is it a case of asset managers not fully appreciating the risks of unsustainability? Are the language of sustainability and of investment just so different that we can't find a healthy compromise? Do we have to look beyond the financial markets to solve the sustainability crisis? How do asset managers evaluate the costs and opportunities around sustainability?

We have convened a top calibre panel of people in the investment industry that will look at sustainability and asset management from various angles. We invite you to join us for this very interesting discussion.



Malcolm Gray


Portfolio Manager, Investec Asset Management

Corli le Roux


Head of SRI index, JSE

Deon Gouws


CEO, RMB Asset Management

Johann Scholtz - Panel Chair


Partner, Webber Wentzel

Booking is essential. To book and pay, please click here



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