Agenda

08:15 - 19:00

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2021

08:15 - 09:10

Welcome Breakfast and Networking

09:10 - 09:20

Chairman’s Opening Address

  • Noel Hillmann

    CEO

    Clear Path Analysis

09:20 - 10:05

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Assessing Sovereign Climate related Opportunities and Risk (ASCOR)

  • Victoria Barron

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    BT Pension Scheme Management

10:05 - 10:50

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: To what extent should there be further alignment between policy makers and investment leaders in the formation of ESG focussed regulations?

  • Lindsey Matthews

    Chief Risk Officer

    Universities Superannuation Scheme

  • Sally Bridgeland

    Chair and Non-Executive Director

    Multiple UK Pension Schemes

10:50 - 11:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Evaluating Orpéa through the ESG looking glass – Lessons learned and future outlook

  • Sébastien Thévoux-Chabuel

    Head of ESG

    Comgest

11:20 - 11:35

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:35 - 12:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Case Study: A pension fund journey to net zero

  • Marcus Hooper

    Director of Business Applications

    BNY Mellon

  • Fraser Priestley

    Managing Director of EMEA Global Risk Solutions Team

    BNY Mellon

12:15 - 13:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How can investors effectively face the need for more transparency into funds ESG reporting policies demanded by LP's?

  • Katie Zolnierz

    Environmental, Social, Governance Analyst

    DSAM Partners

  • Kroum Sourov

    Lead ESG Analyst – Sovereign Sustainability

    Candriam

13:00 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 14:20

AUDIENCE POLLING SESSION: Is ESG expertise / knowledge for the few? Should risk officers have ESG knowledge regardless of their role?

  • Sarita Gosrani

    Senior ESG Investment Expert

14:20 - 14:50

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Developing your governance structures and effectiveness as an engaged investor

  • Lindsey Matthews

    Chief Risk Officer

    Universities Superannuation Scheme

14:50 - 15:35

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: What does the EU action plan on sustainable finance and the Green Deal mean for ESG investment risk and reporting?

  • Eimear Palmer

    Responsible Investing Officer

    ICG

  • Will Wilson

    ESG Analyst

    Apex Group

15:35 - 15:50

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

15:50 - 16:30

FIRESIDE CHAT: A new frontier for renewables - Low-carbon transportation

  • Raphaël Lance

    Head of Energy Transition Funds

    Mirova

16:30 - 17:15

SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Laying out the environmental timeline for climate change: Are investors already lagging in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss and what can they do about it?

  • Julia Manning

    Associate Director, Senior Environmental Advisor

    EBRD

  • Robert Adamczyk

    Senior Environmental Advisor

    EBRD

17:15 - 19:00

Evening Drinks & Networking

Following the first da of packed content and learning opportunities, the audience will have the opportunity to relax to an evening drinks reception complete with a drink of wine, beer, mocktails, and soft drinks along with a selection of canapes and musical entertainment.

08:15 - 17:10

DAY TWO - THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2021

08:15 - 09:10

Welcome Breakfast and Networking

09:10 - 09:20

Chairman’s Welcoming Remarks

  • Noel Hillmann

    CEO

    Clear Path Analysis

09:20 - 10:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: What does successful ESG engagement look like in the process of value creation for both asset allocators and investment recipients?

  • Markus Zimmer

    Senior ESG Economist

    Allianz

10:00 - 10:45

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Governance structures: Ensuring senior management is collectively responsible for the integration of sustainability

  • Dr Zeynep Hizir

    Digital Transformation Influencer

  • Sindhu Krishna

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    Phoenix Group

  • Mark Hedges

    Trustee

    Nationwide Pension Fund

10:45 - 11:15

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How to ensure sustainability risks are considered when establishing, implementing, and maintaining effective reporting both internally and amongst third parties

  • Michael Eakins

    Chief Investment Officer

    Phoenix Group

  • Sindhu Krishna

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    Phoenix Group

11:15 - 11:30

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:30 - 13:00

Talking Table Workshops (20 minute rotation)

STREAM 1 : 11:30 - 13:00

Natixis Workshop

Impact vs. ESG vs. SRI - how do they differ?

STREAM 2 : 11:30 - 13:00

Aberdeen Standard Asset Management Workshop

Topic TBC

STREAM 3 : 11:30 - 13:00

Union Investment Workshop

Green transition shaping the future

STREAM 4 : 11:30 - 13:00

Workshop Host TBC

Topic TBC

13:00 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 13:55

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Chaired by Natixis Investment Managers

13:55 - 14:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Exploring effective approaches to scenario analysis to forecast opportunities across asset classes

  • Luis Torres-Farrell

    Associate, Reporting

    Redington

14:20 - 14:45

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Integrating climate investment goals with business risk objectives: An investable alternative option for asset allocation plans

  • Barney Schauble

    Head of Nephila Labs and Chairman

    Nephila Climate

14:45 - 15:25

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How to effectively address the lack of transparency and inconsistency across managers and issuers in private debt ESG indices and ratings

  • Filippa Strandanger

    Sustainable Finance Manager

    KPMG Sweden

15:25 - 15:40

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

15:40 - 16:25

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: ESG Opportunities within Insurance-Linked Securities' asset class

  • Kirill Savrassov

    Chief Executive Officer

    Phoenix CRetro

16:25 - 17:10

SPECIAL ADDRESS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Case Study of a carbon free society: How can European based investors integrate carbon neutrality into their portfolios?

  • James Leiman

    Commerce Commissioner

    North Dakota

17:10 - 17:10

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