2nd - 3rd November 2020

The ESG Investment Europe Virtual Conference

  • 7,000+Attendees
  • 40+Speakers
  • 16Live & Interactive Sessions
  • 32On Demand Sessions
  • 1,000+Virtual Meetings
  • 2+Days of Networking

The Premier Event.

Europe’s senior investment leaders convene for two days of exclusive insights, high-level networking, and interactive discussion. Participate in live C-Level discussions, interviews, case studies and workshops designed to equip you with the critical ‘must have’ tools and knowledge to develop your ESG capabilities and deliver alpha.

In the Covid environment, as firms really think about how they can outperform, its going to be through better scrutiny of the underlying companies, and of these ESG factors, and so I would expect the trend and the shift towards ESG products to continue and even accelerate.

Dean Frankle, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Boston Consulting Group

Speaker Lineup:

Suni Harford - Headshot
UBS - Logo

Suni Harford President – Asset Management UBS

Sheila Patel - Headshot
Goldman Sachs - Logo

Sheila Patel Chairman – Asset Management Goldman Sachs


Claire Peck - Headshot
J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Logo

Claire Peck Investment Specialist - Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific Equities J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Huw van Steenis - Headshot
UBS - Logo

Huw van Steenis Head of Sustainable Finance Committee UBS


Eila Krevi - Headshot
EIB (European Investment Bank) - Logo

Eila Krevi Director & Head of Capital Markets EIB (European Investment Bank)

Meaghan Muldoon - Headshot
BlackRock - Logo

Meaghan Muldoon Managing Director BlackRock


Steffen Hoerter - Headshot
Allianz Global Investors - Logo

Steffen Hoerter Global Head of ESG Allianz Global Investors

Helena Viñes-Fiestas - Headshot
BNP Paribas Asset Management - Logo

Helena Viñes-Fiestas Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy BNP Paribas Asset Management


Andrew Parry - Headshot
Newton Investment Management - Logo

Andrew Parry Head of Sustainable Investment Newton Investment Management

Frank Siblesz - Headshot
DIF Capital Partners - Logo

Frank Siblesz Head of ESG DIF Capital Partners


Anita McBain - Headshot
M&G Investments - Logo

Anita McBain Head of Responsible Investments M&G Investments

Pedro Fernandez - Headshot
responsAbility Investments AG - Logo

Pedro Fernandez Head of ESG responsAbility Investments AG


Jon Recacoechea - Headshot
Fineco - Logo

Jon Recacoechea Head of ESG Investments Fineco

Cindy Rose - Headshot
Majedie - Logo

Cindy Rose Head of Responsible Capitalism Majedie


Grégoire Haftman - Headshot
FactSet - Logo

Grégoire Haftman Associate Director, Europe Content and Technology Specialist FactSet

Sean Kidney - Headshot
Climate Bonds Initiative - Logo

Sean Kidney CEO Climate Bonds Initiative


Charlene Cranny - Headshot
Eurosif- The European Sustainable Investment Forum - Logo

Charlene Cranny Director of Operations Eurosif- The European Sustainable Investment Forum

Christian Heller - Headshot
Value Balancing Alliance - Logo

Christian Heller CEO Value Balancing Alliance VP BASF


Dean Frankle - Headshot
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Logo

Dean Frankle Managing Director and Partner Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Yannis Salavopoulos - Headshot
Global Sustain GmbH - Logo

Yannis Salavopoulos Managing Director Global Sustain GmbH


Prof. Robert G. Eccles - Headshot

Prof. Robert G. Eccles Expert on Integrated Reporting and Sustainable Strategies

Kris Atkinson - Headshot
Fidelity International - Logo

Kris Atkinson Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Funds – Sustainable Reduced Carbon Bond Fidelity International


Simon Jessop - Headshot
Reuters - Logo

Simon Jessop Chief European Investments Correspondent Reuters

Matthew Green - Headshot
Reuters - Logo

Matthew Green Climate Change Correspondent Reuters


Eila Kreivi - Headshot
European Investment Bank (EIB) - Logo

Eila Kreivi Head Capital Markets European Investment Bank (EIB)

Mikko Venermo - Headshot
EBRD - Logo

Mikko Venermo Lead Adviser, Environment and Sustainability EBRD


Daisy Streatfeild - Headshot
IIGCC - Logo

Daisy Streatfeild Investor Practices Programme Director IIGCC

Milos Miricic - Headshot
Altruist League - Logo

Milos Miricic Partner Altruist League


Damiano de Felice - Headshot

Damiano de Felice Director of Strategy Access to Medicine Foundation

Will Goodhart - Headshot
CFA Society of the UK - Logo

Will Goodhart CEO CFA Society of the UK


Gavin Smith - Headshot

Gavin Smith Managing Director and Portfolio Manager QMA, a PGIM Company

Jake Otto - Headshot
Wellington Management - Logo

Jake Otto Investment Specialist & Vice-President Wellington Management


Rilwan Meeran - Headshot

Rilwan Meeran Portfolio Manager, Head of Impact Investing MassMutual

Maria Lombardo - Headshot

Maria Lombardo European Head of ESG Client Strategies Invesco


Oscar Andres Ardila Espindola - Headshot
AshmoreAVENIDA - Logo

Oscar Andres Ardila Espindola Head of Investor Relations and Responsible Investing AshmoreAVENIDA

Stephanie Pfeifer - Headshot
IIGCC - Logo

Stephanie Pfeifer CEO IIGCC


Ingrid Holmes - Headshot
Hermes Investments - Logo

Ingrid Holmes Director of Policy Hermes Investments

Ian Simm - Headshot
Impax Asset Management - Logo

Ian Simm Founder & CEO Impax Asset Management


Neha Coulon - Headshot
JP Morgan - Logo

Neha Coulon Head of EMEA Capital Strategies for Sustainability JP Morgan

Justin Kew - Headshot
Carmignac - Logo

Justin Kew Sustainability Manager Carmignac


The Virtual Conference Agenda


9:20am–9:30am

Welcome & Login

Theme One: Strategic Direction and Materiality

9:30am–10:30am

Integrate ESG into Core Investments: ESG Clarifying Risk-Return in Mainstream Portfolios

Include previously abstract ESG concepts with financial metrics to deliver serious financial rewards across short-term & long-term investments

  • Embed reliable ESG data-driven decision-making across all investment opportunities to reduce volatility and create resilient portfolios.

Sheila Patel Chairman – Asset Management Goldman Sachs

Huw van Steenis Head of Sustainable Finance Committee UBS

Reuters

10:30am–10:45am

Charting the ESG European Roadmap

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News and UBS

  • UBS Deliver their 2020 Strategy for Delivering Sustainable Returns

Suni Harford President – Asset Management UBS

10:45am–11:00am

European Consumer Trends: Insights into the underlying drivers of ESG

An independent market analysis presentation

  • Analysis of how changing consumer expectations are influencing institutional client demands

11:00am–12:00pm

Stay Ahead of Materiality: Align Capital Risk and Materiality with ESG Concepts

Stay ahead of ESG materiality. Remove ‘abstract’ and understand the new materiality

  • Rapid Changes to Materiality: Globalisation, politics, Extinction Rebellion. Pressure for change is coming from all sides, fast. Evaluate strategies in-line with geopolitical trends

Helena Viñes-Fiestas Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy BNP Paribas Asset Management

Cindy Rose Head of Responsible Capitalism Majedie

Kris Atkinson Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Funds – Sustainable Reduced Carbon Bond Fidelity International

Daisy Streatfeild Investor Practices Programme Director IIGCC

Reuters

12:00pm–12:15pm

Politics and Materiality:

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Political insiders discuss how ESG is being driven through the political agenda

12:15pm–1:00pm

Environmental Leaders’ Panel: Understanding the Rapid Evolution of Financially Material Environmental Factors

A discussion featuring leading voices in the environmental movement that are driving regulation, policy and public opinion

  • Roadmap the environmental timeline investors, corporates and governments must work within to substantially tackle climate change and biodiversity loss
  • Understand the role of various stakeholders in tackling globally dispersed, multi-faceted challenges and where the investment community must take the lead
  • Practical steps towards investor-led environmental action that produces sustainable results for the planet and the client

Chair: Stephanie Pfeifer CEO IIGCC

Ingrid Holmes Director of Policy Hermes Investments

Ian Simm Founder & CEO Impax Asset Management

Theme Two: Regulation and ESG Drivers

Reuters

1:00pm–1:30pm

The Regulator's Outlook: What's on the Horizon

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Leading European regulators discuss current and future plans

1:30pm–2:30pm

Regulatory Update: The Latest Developments Revealed So That You Can Plan Ahead

Analysis of the key regulatory developments shaping the development of ESG investing

  • The EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance: What does this mean for investors? Get inside the FRC’s Stewardship Code to ensure investments remain compliant

Moderator: Yannis Salavopoulos Managing Director Global Sustain GmbH

Eila Kreivi Head Capital Markets European Investment Bank (EIB)

Steffen Hoerter Global Head of ESG Allianz Global Investors

Mikko Venermo Lead Adviser, Environment and Sustainability EBRD

Sean Kidney CEO Climate Bonds Initiative


(All above are Members of the Technical Expert Group of the European Commission on Sustainable Finance)

9:20am–9:30am

Welcome & Login

Theme Three: ESG Data Clarity

9:30am–10:30am

The ESG Data Goldrush: Achieve True Clarity When Assessing Opportunities

Find, extract, and analyse material data to drive confident decision-making

  • Where is your data coming from? Can it be trusted? The key questions you should ask data providers to understand methodologies and data bias

Chair: Charlene Cranny Director of Operations Eurosif- The European Sustainable Investment Forum

Neha Coulon Head of EMEA Capital Strategies for Sustainability JP Morgan

10:30am–10:45am

Technology Improvements for Data Analysis

Independent Presentation: Harnessing AI & Machine Learning to Deliver Insights

  • How investors employ AI to maximise scrutiny and understanding of ESG data to model potential market outcomes and investment strategies

10:45am–11:00am

Take Data to The Next Level

Independent Presentation: Finding New Data Sources for Assessment & Screening

  • Assess the ability of alternative data sources to profile risk and opportunity to screen investments

11:00am–12:00pm

Overcome the Incomparability of ESG Data Sets: Useable Data to Drive Decision-Making

Professionalise your ESG accounting and apply methodologies to create reliable data sets

  • Present data in a language that is accessible and recognisable alongside financial statements. Create holistic value measurements beyond financial performance alone

Grégoire Haftman Associate Director, Europe Content and Technology Specialist FactSet

Damiano de Felice Director of Strategy Access to Medicine Foundation

Justin Kew Sustainability Manager Carmignac

12:00pm–12:15pm

The Space Between Reported Data and Reality

Independent Presentation: Employ Gap Analysis to Gain the Whole Investment Picture

  • Augment reported ESG data with frameworks, metrics and core analytical skills to effectively interpret ESG data

Theme Four: Asset Management Strategies

12:15pm–1:15pm

Getting Your Hands Dirty: On the Ground Due Diligence to Support Disclosure

How leading portfolio managers are going above and beyond to validate their decisions

  • Utilise site visits. Does the reality on the ground support the disclosed data? Create action plans to assist companies falling short of industry best practices

Maria Lombardo European Head of ESG Client Strategies Invesco

Jean-Hughes de Lamaze

1:15pm–1:30pm

Corporate ESG Reporting: What Does It Really Tell Us?

Engage with increasing corporate transparency to uncover opportunities and hidden risks

  • Understand the role of active management through alignment with existing ESG corporate reporting frameworks (incl. SASB, GRI, CDP)

1:30pm–2:30pm

ESG for Inclusion: Financially Impactful ESG as the Differentiator for Asset Managers

Go beyond ‘exclusion’. Identify opportunities and quantify acceptable ESG risk for higher returns

  • Understand how utilising ESG to take acceptable risks interacts with your investment principles and the principles of your clients

Gavin Smith Managing Director and Portfolio Manager QMA, a PGIM Company

Jake Otto Investment Specialist & Vice-President Wellington Management

Delivered Through Four Key Themes

Investment has Evolved. Will You?

Strategic Direction and Materiality

Client demand, regulation, opportunity and risk are dictating the rapid evolution of ESG financial materiality. Are you moving fast enough? What does progress look like? Get the exclusive insights from industry forerunners, leading asset owners, senior regulators and influential international players.

Regulation and Political Drivers

Hear direct from senior regulators on their methodology for determining future regulation. Understand the political pressures from around Europe that is fuelling the pace of change. Position yourself to proactively take steps now and stay ahead.


ESG Data Clarity

Move beyond the ‘why’ and deep dive into the ‘how’. Practical guidance for validating ESG data, instilling trust, and extracting useful decision-making analysis. Know what constitutes good ESG data, where to find it, how to make it comparable, and how to communicate the insights.

Asset Management Strategies

Go beyond data and learn the methodologies employed by the most successful managers to enhance their understand of materiality and extract the financial rewards this brings. Techniques for opportunity identification, discussion on ‘exclusion’ and practical steps you can take to advance your ESG journey.

Our Community

The ESG community includes: Corporates > Data Providers > Technology Providers > Consultancies > Assurers > Framework Developers > Standard Setters > NGOs/Associations > Investor Coalitions > Asset Managers > Banks > Asset Owners > Regulators > Government

What to expect from ESG Investment Europe Virtual Conference 2020

  • 7,000+Attendees
  • 40+Speakers
  • 16Live & Interactive Sessions
  • 32On Demand Sessions
  • 1,000+Virtual Meetings
  • 2+Days of Networking

Over 40 Confirmed Speakers We’re bringing you the investment community to your fingertips. We’re working with all presenters and panellists to ensure that the digital experience is as powerful as possible. With 40+ confirmed speakers already the online experience will be unparalleled in scope and expertise.

Full Audience Interactivity It’s the interactions that make events special. That’s why we’re ensuring that all presentations, fireside chats, panels and everything else you can think of will have full interactivity capability, including live Q&A and audience polls.

One-to-one Meeting and Networking Service Connect with all your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual meetings platform. Bespoke and facilitated, these are power meetings that matter.

The Digital Exhibition Search through over 20+ exhibitors from your own desk. You’ll be able to find the latest services and technology solutions delivering ESG insights.

Learn from 30+ online sessions and interact with 40+ speakers

Watch Live Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought leaders all day, every day!

Discuss Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your 7,000+ fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the digital networking suite!

Question Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!

On-Demand Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine Netflix but the best of immersive enterprise thought leadership.

Current Sponsors Include:

Register now for FREE

Join the upcoming virtual ESG Investment Summit where you will find, exclusive and unrivalled access to the investment community’s ESG leaders!

Here to help

Get in touch with the Reuters Events team