The SDGs are a UN-backed, globally agreed sustainability framework, but despite this different actors are approaching the targets, the indicators and general disclosure in disparate ways.

This webinar will look at:

  • The use-case for companies on the SDGs
  • How investors view the SDGs
  • The gap between the goals of the SDGs and corporate/investor needs: the need for a common language.
  • The importance of the 169 sub-targets?
  • The rigour around SDGs in assessing sustainability impact
  • What does all this mean for SDG progress to 2030?


Niall O’Shea, Managing Director, Discern Sustainability Limited

Niall has spent 20 years in Sustainable and Responsible Investment/ESG. Before founding his consultancy in 2017, he led teams at Royal London Asset Management and Co-operative Asset Management. Clients include Aviva Investors, KKR, Northern Trust and Banque Pictet. Niall holds an M. Phil. in Environment & Development from Cambridge University.

Robbie Miles, CFA, ACA, Portfolio Manager, San Francisco / London

Robbie is a US-based Portfolio Manager on Thematic Equity Team at Allianz Global Investors, responsible for managing the Food Security Fund. Robbie has 10 years of sustainable finance experience, he is a CFA Charterholder, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and holds a BA in Environment and Business from the University of Leeds.

Eli Reisman, Associate Director, Product Management, TruValue Labs, a FactSet company

Eli Reisman is responsible for TruValue Labs’ (now a FactSet company) core product offerings. Before joining TruValue Labs, Eli worked as the Director of Partnerships at SASB. Eli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College and earned his MBA from George Washington University.


Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor

Helen has 15 years’ experience in sustainability, finance and investor relations. She has worked at Antofagasta plc, BG Group plc, Pearson plc, Kingfisher plc. Helen holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds.

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