Foreign Direct Investment – Match Your ESG Story to Investor Needs

Whereas in the past, ESG factors were limited to the evaluation of emerging markets, today they increasingly feature in general site selection criteria. Indeed, requests by expanding businesses for data and information on city or regional commitment to net-zero, sustainability, diversity and transparent administration are set to dramatically increase in 2021. By the end of the decade, this data will be provided as a matter of routine.

By beginning to report on ESG metrics, economic development leaders can start to assess and improve their own ESG performance, demonstrating commitment, achievement, and progress by producing ESG metrics in a transparent, timely and accurate way. Doing this will reflect commitment to the issues that are important to investors and begin to evidence the impact of positive changes to improve ESG performance.

The market in low carbon goods and services is set to be worth between £2.8tr and £5.1tr by 2050 with associated new job creation in cleantech, renewable energy, data, investment & risk management, legal, financial services and digital technologies.

At the same time, thanks to remote working, companies have access to a global workforce, with the ability to put the right people in the right jobs regardless of where they live. New FDI projects will be internationally mobile on an unprecedented scale, and accessible to ambitious economic developers.  Competition for high value FDI will be fierce, as cities and regions jostle to position themselves as future global sustainability hubs. Ireland and the UK have set out their ESG roadmaps and others are only marginally behind. Inspirational leadership and robust methodology will be key to success.

The need to create and fine-tune city and regional ESG stories is urgent, and interest is growing.

Join us on Tuesday 29th June at 14.00 London to hear how foreign direct investment specialists are matching their ESG stories to the needs of today’s high-growth businesses.

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Delivered in partnership with ESG data specialist gather360

In discussion with Karena Vaughan, CEO Catalina Consulting

  • Thomas Russell, CEO Think Evolve Solve, gather360 ESG data specialist
  • Giuseppe Saporita, Senior Business Partner, Service of the Economy, The Canton of Neuchâtel
  • Nicola Lloyd, Director of Trade & Investment, Cornwall Trade and Investment
  • Deborah Millington, Enterprise Team, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

View the recording from e-Seminar 1 here

Read the e-Seminar White Paper here

Download our article on Leveraging ESG to secure high-value FDI

Find out more about ESG data tool Gather 360

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