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Join us for InstitutionalAssetManager, Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire's global summit as we analyse the key issues, changes and opportunities for fund managers, asset owners, intermediaries and advisors in the fast-evolving world of ESG and green investing.

Thursday 2 December 2021

A CHANGING CLIMATE FOR ESG INVESTING

The inaugural Global ESG Live is a one-day event that brings together key players from across the asset and fund management ecosystem to assess the most compelling trends and themes driving change and growth in ESG and green investment.


How will new sustainable finance regulations, evolving standards - like the UN's principles for responsible investment (PRI) - and shifting policies affect the market for ESG investing? How should managers and investors be preparing for the future? What are the most promising green asset classes?


How do consultants and other intermediaries assess and judge asset managers’ ESG capabilities? How can managers best differentiate themselves to stand out from the crowd? And how are managers and investors exploiting the fast-changing ESG data and analytics sector to understand their holdings and gain an investment edge?


Join us on 2 December to explore the most exciting opportunities for fund managers, investors, intermediaries and service providers in the fast-developing green investing space.

Thursday 2 December 2021 - GMT

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PANEL 1

Driving change in ESG investing

Madeleine Taylor, Editor, Institutional Asset Manager

OPENING ADDRESS

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

Registration and networking

NETWORKING

1:30 PM

  • How will upcoming and existing regulations and policies around sustainability in the EU, UK and North America affect the market for ESG investing?
  • Should managers and investors be preparing for a future that involves effective carbon pricing, carbon taxes, and payment for ecosystem services?
  • Sovereign green bonds, natural capital, and renewable energy infrastructure have been identified as some of the most promising sustainable asset classes. Where are the opportunities for investors now, and which investment areas have already become crowded/expensive?
  • How can asset managers embed ESG within their existing constraints and style factors? Can value investing be combined with principles for responsible investing? How important is it to identify ESG “improvers”, companies that are making progress with their ESG scores?
  • What are the complexities for asset managers in adapting to the EU taxonomy and the sustainable finance disclosure regulation?

3:05 PM

2:45 PM

PANEL 2

PRESENTATION

Asset owners: allocating for impact

  • What strategies can asset owners and allocators use to achieve net zero across their portfolios?
  • Is carbon offsetting a viable path to net zero, or should asset owners be taking a more proactive approach to engaging with and/or divesting from carbon-intensive industries?
  • How do investment consultants think about and judge asset managers’ ESG capabilities, from portfolio approaches to gender diversity within investment teams and across-the-board ESG risk management?
  • Which areas of green investing are growing in importance, and how can asset managers differentiate themselves?
  • Is there a disconnect between asset managers and allocators/consultants when it comes to ESG expectations from funds?

SPEAKERS:

PRESENTATION

3:50 PM

4:10 PM

PANEL 3

Presentation slot

Gaining an edge: ESG data & metrics

Presentation slot

  • Is ESG data the new edge for asset managers? How is the lack of high-quality ESG data hampering asset managers’ efforts to invest responsibly?
  • With across-the-board disclosures and consistent reporting standards still lacking, how should asset managers discriminate between companies?
  • How much should asset managers rely on ESG ratings providers for a picture of a company’s sustainability?
  • Are we reaching a tipping point with regulation such as the EU SFDR providing an answer to the problem of reporting, or should asset managers themselves be doing more to motivate investee companies to disclose non-financial data?
  • What solutions can technologies such as natural language processing and blockchain provide in improving the ESG data offering?

SPEAKERS:

SPEAKERS:

  • Robert Sroka, ESG Director and Ethics Officer for CE, Abris Capital
  • Ted Holmes, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Investment Partners

1:50 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Keynote Presentation

  • Kristina Kuhnke, Director, Head of IR, Business Development & Communications & ESG Committee, RoundShield (moderator)
  • Candice Richards, Compliance Officer, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners
  • Sarah Rogeson, Corporate Performance Programme Manager at Global Canopy
  • Mike G. Lombardo, Head of ESG Strategy,Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
  • Silvia Merler, Head of ESG Commitee, Head of Algebris Policy and Research Forum, Algebris Investments

6:00 PM

4:55 PM

NETWORKING

EVENT CLOSES

Dedicated networking time

5:40 PM

Corporate Performance Programme Manager at Global Canopy

SARAH ROGERSON

CANDICE RICHARDS

Compliance Officer, Managing Director at MidOcean Partners

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ROBERT SROKA

ESG Director and Ethics Officer for CE at Abris Capital

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Executive Director ESG and Global Stakeholder Engagement at 500 Startups

TRACY BARBA

MIKE G. LOMBARDO

Head of ESG Strategy at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P

JAN ERIK SAUGESTAD

CEO at Storebrand

Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Ocean Investment Partners

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TED HOLMES

SILVIA MERLER

Head of ESG Committee, Head of Algebris Policy and Research Forum at Algebris Investments

KRISTINA KUHNKE

Director, Head of IR, Business Development & Communications & ESG Committee at RoundShield

Founder and CEO at Rio ESG

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DAN BOTTERILL

Saba Ahmad

George Ralph

Managing Director at RFA

Thomas B. Pittman

Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer at EWM Global

Managing Partner at Peloton Capital Management

Steve Faraone

Managing Director & CFO at Providence Equity

Marc Puglia

Director at One Ten Associates

Khuram Bajwa

Head of Sales at Apperio

Oliver Cardozo

Director of International Technology at Eze Castle Integration

Jamie Smith

VP of Industry Solutions at Altvia Solutions

Jeff Williams

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