Improving bank-investor ESG communications

Governance, Risk management and oversight, Financial Strategy
/ Banking

Bank Investor Engagement Project, July 2021

On June 9th, executives from among the largest banks and institutional investors met virtually to discuss how ESG communications between banks and investors can be improved and the opportunities and challenges to progress as part of the Bank Investor Engagement Project. This ViewPoints synthesizes perspectives emerging from that discussion and discussions in preparation for the meeting on June 9th. It is organized around the following sections:

  • ESG encompasses an array of increasingly material risks

  • Investors seek improved communication linking ESG and value

  • Considerations and challenges to improving ESG communications remain