Madrid, February 11, 2020.
Jesús López Zaballos, FEF School Director and President of the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies (EFFAS), will participate in the presentation of the study "The importance of ESG issues for the investor relations departments of Spanish companies".
On Friday 14 th February, the director of the FEF School and president of the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies (EFFAS), Jesús López Zaballos, will close the event in which the study “The importance of ESG matters for the investor relations departments of Spanish companies.”, is to be presented. This study has been prepared by KPMG with the collaboration of Forética and the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF). The study has been prepared based on the opinions of professionals working in the area of Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) in listed Spanish companies.
This area is becoming increasingly important in the financial industry as investors give increasing importance to environmental, social and corporate governance factors when judging the perspectives of companies. Moreover, a majority of the world's leading institutional investors and asset managers already claim to consider these issues systematically in their investment processes.
The day’s sessions are being held at the Madrid Stock Exchange Palace. Jorge Yzaguirre, president of the IEAF, will open proceedings at 9 am followed by Ramón Pueyo, the partner responsible for Sustainability and Good Governance at KPMG in Spain, who will present the study. Afterwards, there will be a round table on ESG in investor relations departments that will be moderated by Jaime Silos, director of Corporate Development of Forética. Finally, Jesús López Zaballos will bring the event to a close.
The FEF school is the only accredited centre in Spain to prepare professionals to obtain the Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) certification, granted by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). This is a pioneering initiative internationally enabling managers to accredit their knowledge about ESG criteria in their decision-making processes.