Talking Reputation: two winter events from Slateford copy
Slateford’s winter events series kicks off with two discussions featuring guest speakers with real insight into two of the most significant questions our clients have raised this year.
10 November, 3pm GMT (10am ET) - Can you ever escape your past? In discussion with Jon Ronson
An unintended consequence of the internet age is your search engine profile becomes your CV. For those who encounter challenges and embarrassment, the darkest moments of their life can stick to their name forever, with limited redress. This phenomenon was spotted by the author and comedian Jon Ronson in his 2015 book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Ronson concluded “the smartest way to survive is to be bland”.
Jon joins us for an online session to discuss how the phenomenon has expanded since, whether rights to rehabilitate yourself should exist and how those who have faced public scorn can recover.
Sign up for this online event here.
25 November, 9am GMT - Will ESG rhetoric lead to a wave of investigations? In discussion with Desiree Fixler
In person at Slateford, 20 St Andrew St, London and online
This year regulators in the US and Germany launched investigations into Deutsche Bank’s DWS arm after group sustainability officer Desiree Fixler raised questions about the asset manager’s ESG claims and their link to the growth or demand for ESG investments. The investigations come as anecdotal evidence shows increasing allegations of greenwashing aimed at those unable to substantiate lofty ESG claims.
Desiree joins us to discuss her experience of claims around ethical investment, and what these investigations mean not only for other asset managers, but for all listed and regulated businesses making claims about their performance.