In order to test its proposition, the laboratory has organised five focus groups to collect companies, investors and key stakeholders feedback on the laboratory’s broad objectives and, specifically, on the framework.
The European Federation of Financial Analysts (EFFAS), through its Commission on ESG issues, played a key role in arranging the meetings, providing the facilities, convening the right people, and providing useful advice. Two focus groups have already taken place in Rome and Frankfurt. Three further focus groups are scheduled:
- Paris - 11 December 2008
- Stockholm - 15 January 2009
- Amsterdam - 23 January 2009 (to be confirmed)
A summary of the feed back provided by 55 participants in the Rome and Frankfurt focus groups. The numbers reported represent the number of participants scoring responses on a scale of 5 (strongly positive) to 1 (not at all).