WEBINAR – SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT PRACTICES: WHY PRIVATE SECURITY MATTERS

Webinar – Sustainable Business and Investment Practices: Why Private Security Matters

Date & Time: 12 March 2024, 17:00-18:00 CET

Location: Online

Organised in partnership with the Investor Alliance for Human Rights

This webinar focuses on a hidden area of ESG risk and opportunity – private security contracting. In light of recent scandals and human rights abuses, this session explores the massive yet often misunderstood industry of private security. Our select panel of investment and industry experts unravels the intricacies of this neglected aspect of ESG, shedding light on both the risks and opportunities it presents to ESG investors and their portfolio companies.

  • How big is the private security industry, who’s hiring providers – and why?
  • What risks does the sector represent to their clients and their investors? Why is this reputational threat ignored?
  • How can investors and clients of private security providers (PSPs) manage this risk and maximise ESG opportunity?

The webinar presents concrete tools for investors and their portfolio companies in assessing human rights risks associated with PSP contracting and for promoting responsible business conduct.

 

Moderator:

Nuala Walsh, Founder CEO, MindEquity

Panelists:

  • Amanda Young, Chief Sustainability Officer, abrdn
  • Helen Gripton, Human Rights & Social Impact Lead, bp
  • Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, PhD, Associate Director, Investor Alliance for Human Rights
  • Chris Galvin, Head of Outreach, ICoCA – The Responsible Security Association