Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, Green Finance Initiative
Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance
PANEL: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure – the route to implementation
- Progress since recommendations were announced
- Early movers – who are reporting in line with TCFD?
- Implementation plans
- Are voluntary requirements the way to go – what are the benefits and why not go mandatory?
Diandra Soobiah, Head of Responsible Investment, NEST
Ian Simm, CEO, Impax Asset Management
Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
David Russell, Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management
Moderator: Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, Green Finance Initiative
EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan: the investor view
Thomas Tayler, Senior Counsel, Aviva Investors
Rachel Ward, Head of Policy, IIGCC
Moderator: Richard Mattison, CEO, Trucost
Asset Owner Keynote
Speaker: Carl Cederberg, CEO, Church of Sweden Pension Fund
PANEL: The passive investment drive and low-carbon
Boyan Filev, Co-Head of Quantitative Equities, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Moderator: Cecilia Cisana, Director of Client Relations, Sustainalytics
PANEL: How GPs are managing climate and ESG considerations
Alex Scott, Partner, Pantheon Ventures
Moderator: Michael Hurley, Staff Writer, Environmental Finance
PANEL: Investor climate goals – and how to achieve them
A raft of investors have established climate, coal divestment and sustainable investing goals to spur a transition within their businesses towards more responsible investing practices. What do such goals actually mean in practice for asset owners? Are they meaningful? The panellists will explain the rationale behind their targets; how their organisations go about achieving them; progress made so far and challenges faced in meeting the goals. The panellists will also discuss the importance of industry-led initiatives such as the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition and give their views on goals set by the corporates they might invest in and the importance of initiatives such as RE100 and B-Corps.
Adam Matthews, Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), Head of Engagement of the Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board
PANEL: The role of LPs in shaping the market
A panel of LPs giving their view on the importance of ESG in their PE investments.
Jaakko Kiander, Chief communications officer and former CFO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Moderator: Patricia Hamzahee, Founder, Principal Consultant, Integriti Capital
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PANEL: Integrating 'E' into investor mandates
Michael Marshall, Director of Responsible Investment & Engagement, LGPS Central
PANEL: Regulatory and legal aspects of integrating ESG into private equity
James Burdett, Co-Chair, Global Funds Group, Baker & McKenzie
PANEL: ESG data and measuring impact – progress and what's next?
Tegwen Le Berthe, Senior Equity Investment Specialist, Head of ESG Development, CPR Asset Management
Moderator: Sarika Goel, Responsible Investmemt Consultant, Mercer
PANEL: Private equity backed ESG solutions and their future
Alvar de Wolff, Director, CSR, Bregal Investments
Moderator: Guy Turner, Founder, Trove Research
JOINT AFTERNOON SESSIONS:
KEYNOTE: The role of fintech in advancing climate and sustainability goals
Speaker: Manjula Lee, Founder and CEO, World Wide Generation
PANEL: Building on the legacy of Tessa Tennant: Expanding the universe of green investments
Tessa Tennant was a true pioneer of responsible investment and co-founded the UK's first green investment fund in 1988. She played a major role in a raft of climate and ESG initiatives in the investor and business community and this panel will bring together a group of high-profile speakers to discuss her legacy and how to build on it going forward. Discussion points will include:
- What are the key drivers of green and sustainable investment today and how are they expected to change in the next 5-10 years?
- A majority of green and climate-aligned equity investments are made in the energy sector – how do we broaden out more rapidly to other parts of the economy?
- The importance and progress in financing nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
- The Ecology Fund co-founded by Tessa was a groundbreaking new product at its launch - what new products do investors need today in order to allocate their capital in line with the 2C goal and SDGs?
- Where is the responsible investment industry heading and who will be considered a responsible investor in 10 years? How deep will sustainability and climate really be integrated into investment portfolios?
Tom Burke, Chairman, E3G
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Sian Ferguson, Trust Executive, Ashden Trust, Mark Leonard Trust and JJ Charitable Trust
Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Charlie Thomas, Manager, Jupiter Ecology Fund
Moderator: Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance