Main 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: What are the goals of the government from COP26 and what part can the institutional investment sector play in realising them?

  • Alexander Stafford

    Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Committee Member

    Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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 and climate focussed regulations?

  • Neil Acres

    Managing Director, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

    MSCI

  • Lindsey Matthews

    Chief Risk Officer

    Universities Superannuation Scheme

  • Sally Bridgeland

    Chair and Non-Executive Director

    Local Pensions Partnership Investments

  • Nicholas Wheeler

    Chairman of Trustees

    Volvo Group UK Pension Schemes

  • Mark Manning

    Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship

    Financial Conduct Authority

10:50 - 11:20

CASE STUDY 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

STREAM KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: ESG INVESTORS FORUM AND RISK & REPORTING FORUM

 

STREAM 1 : 11:35 - 12:15

ESG INVESTORS FORUM

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

  • Lindsey Matthews

    Chief Risk Officer

    Universities Superannuation Scheme

STREAM 2 : 11:35 - 12:15

ESG RISK & REPORTING FORUM

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

STREAM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: ESG INVESTORS FORUM AND ESG RISK & REPORTING FORUM

STREAM 1 : 12:15 - 13:00

ESG INVESTORS FORUM – Chaired by COMGEST

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How investors can successfully implement ESG principles in order to develop future-proof investment strategies

  • Pádraig Floyd

    Contributing Editor

    Freelance Journalist

  • Paul Black

    Trustee Director, Pi Pension Trustees and DC Investment Manager

    Hargreaves Lansdown

  • Kirsty Green-Mann

    Member Nominated Trustee, Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund and Head of Corporate Responsibility

    Burges Salmon

  • Maria Long

    Research & Content Director

    Standards Board for Alternative Investments

STREAM 2 : 12:15 - 13:00

ESG RISK & REPORTING FORUM

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

  • Sara Benwell

    Editor

    FundOperator.com

  • 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

ESG INVESTORS FORUM AND RISK & REPORTING FORUM MIXED SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 13:50 - 14:20

ESG Investors Forum - Chaired by COMGEST

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ESG opportunities and impact investing: a comparison of alternative investment tools for portfolio diversification

  • Kirill Savrassov

    Chief Executive Officer

    Phoenix CRetro

STREAM 2 : 13:50 - 14:20

ESG Risk & Reporting Forum

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  ESG and emerging risks: Understanding the changing landscape for risk, the role of contingency planning, and adapting to uncertainty

  • Chris Needham-Bennett

    Managing Director

    Needhams 1834

14:20 - 14:50

ESG INVESTORS FORUM AND RISK & REPORTING FORUM MIXED SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 14:20 - 14:50

ESG Investors Forum - Chaired by COMGEST

The investor’s responsibility in ESG integration: What investors should consider when incorporating ESG into their portfolios

  • Pádraig Floyd

    Contributing Editor

    Freelance Journalist

  • Sarita Gosrani

    Director, ESG Advisory

    bfinance

STREAM 2 : 14:20 - 14:50

ESG Risk & Reporting Forum

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Fragile Planet: Evaluating sovereign opportunities, scoring climate risk and assessing vulnerabilities at a national level 

  • Lucy Acton

    Associate Director and Senior ESG Analyst

    HSBC Global Research

14:50 - 15:35

ESG INVESTORS FORUM AND RISK & REPORTING FORUM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

STREAM 1 : 14:50 - 15:35

ESG Investors Forum - Chaired by COMGEST

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Will 2050 be riddled with stranded assets? What should investors be considering now?

  • Pádraig Floyd

    Contributing Editor

    Freelance Journalist

  • Michael Clarke

    Director, CBC Pension Services and Professional Trustee

    Capita Trust Company

  • Nikesh Patel

    Independent Trustee

  • James Lawrence

    Head of Investment Proposition

    Smart Pension

STREAM 2 : 14:50 - 15:35

ESG Risk & Reporting Forum

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

  • Sara Benwell

    Editor

    FundOperator.com

  • Eimear Palmer

    Responsible Investing Officer

    ICG

  • Will Wilson

    ESG Analyst

    Apex Group

  • Rebecca Craddock-Taylor

    Director of Sustainable Investment

    Gresham House

15:35 - 15:50

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

15:50 - 16:30

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

  • Charlotte O’Leary

    CEO and an Executive Director

    Pensions for Purpose

  • Raphaël Lance

    Head of Energy Transition Funds

    Mirova

16:30 - 17:15

SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ESG trends in Emerging markets, the need for capacity strengthening among institutional investors and corporates in the context of CSRD, SFDR and the EU Taxonomy.

  • Julia Manning

    Associate Director, Senior Environmental Advisor

    EBRD

  • Robert Adamczyk

    Senior Environmental Advisor

    EBRD

17:15 - 19:00

EVENING DRINKS AND NETWORKING

Following the first day 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 OPENING ADDRESS

  • Noel Hillmann

    CEO

    Clear Path Analysis

09:20 - 10:00

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

 

Case study: Assessing Sovereign Climate related Opportunities and Risk (ASCOR)

  • Victoria Barron

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    BT Pension Scheme Management

10:00 - 10:45

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Governance structures: Effectively making sure senior management is collectively responsible for the integration of sustainability

  • Sara Benwell

    Editor

    FundOperator.com

  • Sindhu Krishna

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    Phoenix Group

  • Mark Hedges

    Trustee

    Nationwide Pension Fund

  • Dr. Zeynep Hizir

    Head Of Strategic Development

    EMEA Institutional Business Development | SS&C

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

  • Chetan Parekh

    Head of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

    Mindtree

11:15 - 11:30

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

11:30 - 13:00

TALKING TABLE WORKSHOPS (20 minute rotation)

STREAM 1 : 11:30 - 13:00

Mirova Workshop

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

  • Amber Fairbanks

    Equity Portfolio Manager

    Mirova

STREAM 2 : 11:30 - 13:00

Aberdeen Standard Asset Management Workshop

The road to Net Zero within an investment portfolio - challenges and practicalities

  • Sonia Gogna

    Global Head of Client Solutions

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

STREAM 3 : 11:30 - 13:00

Mindtree Workshop

Integrating ESG Risk into a Risk Management Framework

  • Anand Rao

    General Manager, Consulting

    Mindtree

STREAM 4 : 11:30 - 13:00

Artemis Investment Management Workshop

Developing successful integration frameworks

  • Ryan Smith

    Fund Manager

    Artemis Investment Management

13:00 - 13:50

LUNCH

13:50 - 13:55

STREAM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

STREAM 1 : 13:50 - 13:55

INVESTMENT DATA AND OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

Chairman's Opening Remarks - Chaired by Natixis Investment Managers

  • Manuel Coeslier

    Portfolio Manager and SRI Analyst

    Mirova

STREAM 2 : 13:50 - 13:55

ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Chairman's Opening Remarks - Chaired by Natixis Investment Managers

  • Will Fox-Robinson

    Director, UK & Ireland Institutional Business and & Head of LGPS

    Natixis Investment Managers

13:55 - 14:20

INVESTMENT DATA & OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND ASSET ALLOCATION & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT STREAM SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 13:55 - 14:20

INVESTMENT DATA AND OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

FIRESIDE CHAT: Clearing the murky waters: Differentiating between ESG, SRI and Impact Investing for member engagement and portfolio growth

  • Nicholas Wheeler

    Chairman of Trustees

    Volvo Group UK Pension Schemes

STREAM 2 : 13:55 - 14:20

ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ESG integration: reviewing the trials and tribulations of embracing ESG as the core investment approach

  • Maria Nazarova-Doyle

    Head of Pension Investments

    Scottish Widows

14:20 - 14:45

INVESTMENT DATA & OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND ASSET ALLOCATION & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT STREAM SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 14:20 - 14:45

INVESTMENT DATA AND OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

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

  • Luis Torres-Farrell

    Responsible Investment

    Redington

STREAM 2 : 14:20 - 14:45

ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The global transition to climate resilience creates an uncorrelated investment opportunity

  • Maria Rapin

    CEO

    Nephila

14:45 - 15:25

INVESTMENT DATA & OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND ASSET ALLOCATION & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT STREAM SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 14:45 - 15:25

INVESTMENT DATA AND OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How to effectively address the lack of transparency and inconsistency in benchmark ESG information across managers and issuers

  • Pádraig Floyd

    Contributing Editor

    Freelance Journalist

  • Jennifer Bishop

    Head of Responsible Investment and Asset Allocation

    Coal Pension Trustee Services

  • Andrew Cole

    Trustee Executive

    BESTrustees

STREAM 2 : 14:45 - 15:25

ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Avoiding ‘herd mentality’ in private markets: What are the ESG related questions investors should be asking?

  • Matt Simms

    Trustee Director and Chair of the Investment Implementation Committee

    Hermes Group Pension

  • Maria Nazarova-Doyle

    Head of Pension Investments

    Scottish Widows

  • Duncan Willsher

    Trustee & Trustee Director

    20-20 Trustees

15:00 - 15:40

INVESTMENT DATA & OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT STREAM SESSIONS

STREAM 1 : 15:00 - 15:40

INVESTMENT DATA AND OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How to effectively address the lack of transparency and inconsistency in benchmark ESG information across managers and issuers

  • Pádraig Floyd

    Contributing Editor

    Freelance Journalist

  • Andrew Cole

    Trustee Executive

    BESTrustees

  • Jennifer Bishop

    Head of Responsible Investment and Asset Allocation

    Coal Pension Trustee Services

STREAM 2 : 15:00 - 15:40

ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Avoiding 'herd mentality' in private markets: What are the ESG related questions investors should be asking?

  • Matt Simms

    Trustee Director and Chair of the Investment Implementation Committee

    Hermes Group Pension

  • Maria Nazarova-Doyle

    Head of Pension Investments

    Scottish Widows

  • Duncan Willsher

    Trustee & Trustee Director

    20-20 Trustees

15:25 - 15:40

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

15:40 - 16:25

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

  • James Leiman

    Commerce Commissioner

    North Dakota

16:25 - 17:10

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - ESG recovery post pandemic: What are the key issues and prospects for ESG going forward?

*Presented under Chatham House Rules*

  • Michele Bellabarba

    Investment Analysis and ESG Investing, Technical Specialist, Insurance Directorate, Prudential Regulation Authority

    Bank of England

17:10 - 17:10

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