17 May 2022
Virtual Event

Anticipating institutional investors’ ESG strategy and stewardship activities  – Focus on the definition of their ESG strategy.

AIR is proud to presente its next event, in collaboration with S&P Global, about "Anticipating institutional investors’ ESG strategy and stewardship activities  – Focus on the definition of their ESG strategy" with  Andreas Posavac,  Executive Director, Head of Global ESG, M&A and Governance Advisory, Michael Taschner, Executive Director, Head of ESG Advisory, and Florent Chaix,  Director, ESG Advisory - Principal Adviser.

All market participants, regardless of being a financial intermediary or a corporate issuer, must follow the tough and challenging ESG agenda predominantly prescribed by the regulators as well as the capital market ESG ecosystem. As the market is highly correlated, it is of upmost importance for IROs and sustainability managers to anticipate the capital market expectations. In-house sustainability strategy, including a focus on proactive capital market engagement, disclosure and reporting as well as messaging, must be aligned the Capital Market.

S&P Global experts will showcase the impact from passive investment strategies on corporates’ ESG strategies based on quantitative assessments, how they are linked to ESG risk for corporates and present case study examples on how corporates can prepare to mitigate these risks. The ESG Advisory team illustrates how to implement a strategy by following the market-standard of the TCFD framework with the help of a solid capital market data base.


Andreas Posavac,  Executive Director, Head of Global ESG, M&A and Governance Advisory, S&P Global

Mr. Posavac runs a global team that supports companies and their C-suite and Investor Relations teams as well as their banking and legal advisers with market intelligence, risk analytics and advisory services focused on institutional investors in the lead up to M&A transactions, general meetings or special situations. His team also works with companies to develop a coherent ESG and engagement strategy to follow legal and industry best practice standards and take advantage of the opportunities in sustainable investments and increased ESG integration. Mr. Posavac has deep knowledge of the ESG and corporate governance sensitivities of institutional investors, their relationships to external advisors as proxy advisory and ESG rating firms and can help stakeholders better understand how to address governance and ESG in order to have the greatest impact in minimizing risks and maximizing opportunities in the current capital markets landscape. 


Michael Taschner​, Executive Director, Head of ESG Advisory

Michael is responsible for the S&P Global ESG Advisory unit. He is an experienced expert and thought leader when it comes to Sustainable Finance, ESG and risk management solutions. He stared his career at a boutique risk management company implementing front-to-back risk management systems. Thereafter he was leading the Sustainable Finance and Strategic Legal Regulatory department at a Big4 company in Switzerland. In his latest role he was Co-CEO and Head of Sustainable Finance and Wealth Management of an international quant-company focusing on ESG risk management.

Florent Chaix,  Director, ESG Advisory - Principal Adviser

Florent started his career in 2008 at KPMG Paris within the Middle Market business unit. He worked both in audit and advisory services (management support to establish consolidated accounts, treasury management, and profitability analysis). He was also intermittently appointed on Forensic missions (anti-fraud, anti-bribery). In 2013, he pursued his career as Investor Relations Analyst for Vallourec. Florent has been successively Investor Relations Manager for SCOR, a global reinsurance company and Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification. Throughout his experience as Investor Relations, he was deeply involved in the development of ESG/non-financial communication, notably at Bureau Veritas in a dual "Investor Relations" and "CSR" role. Florent is a graduate of ESCE Business School and IAE Poitiers University, in International Finance and Financial engineering. He experienced international exchanges at Concordia University (Montreal) and EBS-Regent’s University (London).


  1. Links to speakers LinkedIn profiles:

Florent: https://www.linkedin.com/in/florent-chaix/

Michael: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-taschner-974982112/

Andreas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-posavac-5270758/



In collaboration con S&P Global