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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Vital Topics: Environmental, Social and Governance – ESG in the mainstream with Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal and General Investment Management

Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the Board at LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) one of the largest asset managers in Europe and he will be in conversation with Professor Chris Humphrey and Professor Marie Dutordoir.

Event Time
30 Jan 17:15 - 30 Jan 19:30
Event Location
Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Event Type

Vital Topics with Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal and General

Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the Board at LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) one of the largest asset managers in Europe and he will be in conversation with Professor Chris Humphrey and Professor Marie Dutordoir.

For a long time environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues were a secondary concern for investors and Board Directors. Today the environmental and social impact of a portfolio is a vital consideration for institutional investors and pension fund trustees underpinned by good corporate governance.

But now that ESG has gone mainstream how do you spot the greenwashing? How can long-term investors better assess reputational and regulatory risk for companies? Will the new UK Stewardship code be a game changer? These are just some of the questions that we hope to address in our first Vital Topics event of the new decade.

After his keynote presentation, Sacha will be in conversation with Professor Chris Humphrey, Professor of Accounting and advisory board of the Independent Review into the Quality and Effectiveness of the UK Audit Market (Brydon) and Professor Marie Dutordoir, Head of Accounting and Finance Division, Alliance Manchester Business School.

 

Sacha Sadan

Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the Board at LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) one of the largest asset managers in Europe. In September 2016 he was recognised in the Financial Times as one of ‘The 30 most influential people in the City of London’, crediting him as one the leading architects of 2012’s “shareholder spring”. At LGIM Sacha has overall responsibility for corporate governance including areas including Environment Social Governance (ESG). Sacha regularly collaborates with other investors as well as Governments and Regulators.

He was a Senior UK Equity Manager at Gartmore (2002-2011) where he co-managed a range of UK equity hedge, retail and institutional funds. He was voted the top-rated Pan European Fund Manager in the Thomson Reuters Extel Awards (known as the “City Oscars”) in 2010 and rated third in 2009.  He started his career in the city in 1994 at Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Sacha holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University and is a Fellow of ICSA. Sacha is on the board of the Investor Forum.

 

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