Announcing WFIC 2022 Sponsorships Announced
The World Financial Information Conference (“WFIC”) is fortunate to receive most of its support from returning satisfied sponsors. For this reason, we’re especially pleased to announce that Refinitiv has already returned as Host Sponsor, so delegates can look forward to another lively Sunday night welcome reception, with more announcements coming soon.
Sponsorships, which are now available, typically sell out well in advance of the event date and we expect this to be especially true this cycle, as exhibitor inventory is limited. In addition, 2019 sponsors receive first priority to renew their options until September 30th. For this reason, we suggest past sponsors to contact FISD now to reserve their packages, and for potential new sponsors to indicate their interests so that we can prioritize them.
Measuring Social Impact: Defining the “S” in ESG on August 26 @ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM US Eastern Time
As ESG’s importance to investors grows, it is important to understand what ESG data is and how it’s generated. While the “E” – environmental impact – is straightforward, the “S” is more slippery. This harder to quantify element covers employee diversity, human rights, animal testing, and consumer protections. How are data providers, aggregators, and ratings agencies meeting the challenge of defining and measuring social responsibility?
This session will address:
- How ESG is commonly defined, especially the social factors
- What puts a company “on the side of the angels” as far as the “S” is concerned?
- The recent history of demand for ESG information and how data providers have responded
- Use of AI to assess companies against ESG parameters – how much weight is given to the “S” factor?
FISD In-Person Events in New York and London
While no one can be sure of when things will be fully back to “normal”, FISD has scheduled events in the fall in NYC and London so FISD members can once again enjoy networking receptions. The safety and comfort of our member attendees will be our highest priority. In addition to complying with applicable local laws and host requirements, FISD suggests that attendees who are not fully vaccinated wear masks. See below for details on the London event and be on the watch for an announcement on the NYC event.