London Stock Exchange and then Sustainable Brands
Went first thing to the London Stock Exchange, for launch of CK Capital’s latest benchmarking survey of stock exchanges in relation to corporate sustainability disclosures. Corporate Knights co-founder and President Toby Heaps was joined by Mark Makepeace (Chief Executive of the FTSE Group) and Paul Avery (Head of Investments, Aviva Investors).
The actual opening of the Exchange was a little less dramatic than I had expected, with a photographer taking lots of photograps of the guests clapping on a balcony overlooking a large blue ball representing the trading. Felt slightly weird, but it may have been symbolic in some wider way.
Then on to Sustainable Brands conference to do a plenary session with Marie-Claire Daveu of Kering, on sustainability as a driver of brand innovation. Then back to Bloomsbury Place to begin the working day.