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The industry shaping agenda

Day 1

9:20am – 9:30am (GMT)

Welcome & Login

Theme One: Strategic Direction and Materiality

9:30am – 10:20am (GMT)

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

Ben Constable-Maxwell Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing M&G Investments

Janine Guillot CEO Sustainability Accounting Standards Boards (SASB)

Joseph Lake COO The Climate Service

Chair: Sasja Beslik Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance J. Safra Sarasin

Reuters

10:20am – 10:40am (GMT)

Reuters News Interview with DWS*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Asoka Woehrmann CEO DWS

Reuters

10:40am – 11:00am (GMT)

Reuters News Interview with BlackRock*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Sandy Boss Global Head of Investment Stewardship BlackRock

11:00am – 11:50am (GMT)

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

Gabriel Wilson-Otto Global Head of Sustainability Research BNP Paribas Asset Management

Cindy Rose Head of Responsible Capitalism Majedie Asset Management

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

Daisy Streatfeild Investor Practices Programme Director IIGCC

Chair: Richard J Tomlinson Chief Investment Officer Local Pensions Partnership Investments

M&G Investments

11:50am – 12:10pm (GMT)

M&G Investments: Key Strategies for Delivering Positive Climate Impact

Case study presentation

  • Analyse the strategic thinking behind M&G Investments' Impact and Climate strategy

Randeep Somel Fund Manager and Impact Analyst M&G Investments

Reuters

12:10pm – 12:30pm (GMT)

Charting the ESG Roadmap*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News and UBS

  • UBS Deliver their 2020 Strategy for Delivering Sustainable Returns

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Suni Harford President Asset Management UBS

12:30pm – 1:20pm (GMT)

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 Head of Policy & Advocacy Federated Hermes

Ian Simm Founder & CEO Impax Asset Management

Dr. Rory Sullivan Visiting Professor London School of Economics (LSE) CEO Chronos Sustainability

Tom Rivett-Carnac Co-Founder Global Optimism

1:20pm – 1:50pm (GMT)

From Pledges to Progress: An ESG Case Study on Leveraging Near-Term Metrics for Action

How investors can deploy five simple metrics for oil and gas’s next five years

  • The challenges of the ESG ratings and rankings maze
  • 2050 is a long time away, what should Paris-aligned investors expect in sectors like oil and gas now
  • Less is more: How investors can leverage simple metrics on material issues to cut through the noise

Moderator: Ben Ratner Senior Director Environmental Defense Fund

Erin Blanton Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University

Arjun Murti Public Equity Energy Research Analyst
Former Partner, Goldman Sachs; Board Member ConocoPhillips and Senior Advisor Warburg Pincus


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Theme Two: Regulation and ESG Drivers

2:00pm – 2:50pm (GMT)

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

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)

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Day 2

9:20am – 9:30am (GMT)

Welcome & Login

Theme Three: ESG Data Clarity

9:30am – 10:20am (GMT)

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: Victor van Hoorn Executive Director Eurosif - The European Sustainable Investment and Finance Forum

Neha Coulon Global Head of ESG Solutions JP Morgan

Meaghan Muldoon Global Head of ESG Integration BlackRock

Harald Walkate Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Investment Natixis Investment Managers

Reuters

10:20am – 10:40am (GMT)

Reuters News Interview with Standard Life Aberdeen*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Euan Stirling Global Head of Stewardship and ESG Standard Life Aberdeen

Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

10:40am – 11:00am (GMT)

Emerging Markets Interview with Greylock Capital

Fireside chat hosted by Claire Meier Underhill, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

  • Analysis of how emerging markets investors can successfully integrate ESG into investment decision-making

Claire Meier Underhill Director UK Operations Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Ajata "AJ" Mediratta Managing Partner, President, Portfolio Manager Greylock Capital

Factset

11:00am – 11:50am (GMT)

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

Dimitri Kyriakou Senior Content and Technology Specialist, Europe FactSet

Damiano de Felice Director of Strategy and Member of the Management Team Access to Medicine Foundation

Justin Kew ESG Analyst Carmignac

Lupin Rahman Head of EM Sovereign Credit PIMCO

Pedro Fernandez Head of Sustainability responsAbility Investments AG

Federated Hermes ILA & Partners

11:50am – 12:10pm (GMT)

Interview with Federated Hermes - International

Fireside Chat Hosted by JP Dallmann, CEO, ILA & Partners

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

Saker Nusseibeh CBE CEO Federated Hermes - International

JP Dallmann CEO ILA & Partners


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Theme Four: Asset Management Strategies

Reuters

12:10pm – 12:30pm (GMT)

Reuters News Interview with FTSE Russell*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Waqas Samad CEO FTSE Russell

12:30pm – 1:20pm (GMT)

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

Chair: Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

Maria Lombardo European Head of ESG Client Strategies Invesco

Jean-Hugues de Lamaze Managing Director and Senior PM Ecofin

Oscar Ardila Head of Investor Relations and Responsible Investing AshmoreAVENIDA

1:20pm – 1:40pm (GMT)

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)

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Reuters

1:40pm – 2:00pm (GMT)

Reuters News Interview with S&P Global Market Intelligence*

Fireside Chat Hosted by Reuters News

  • Delivering insights on the direction of the ESG conversation, the core drivers, challenges and timeline for progress.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Martina Cheung President S&P Global Market Intelligence

2:00pm – 2:50pm (GMT)

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

Will Goodhart CEO CFA Society of the UK

Gavin Smith Managing Director, Head of Equity Research QMA, a PGIM business

Jake Otto CFA, Vice President and Investment Specialist Wellington Management

Ilaria Calabresi Sustainable Investing Lead EMEA, Asia and Latin America J.P. Morgan Private Bank

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