ESG Risk & Reporting Forum 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

*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

*ESG RISK & REPORTING FORUM* ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How can investors effectively face the need for more transparency into funds ESG reporting policies demanded by Limited Partnerships?

  • 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 RISK & REPORTING FORUM* KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ESG and emerging risks: Understanding the changing landscape for risk, the role of contingency planning, and adapting for uncertainty

  • Chris Needham-Bennett

    Managing Director

    Needhams 1834

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 RISK & REPORTING FORUM* ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: What does the EU action plan on sustainable finance and the Green Deal mean for ESG investment risk and 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

  • 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.

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