Integrate ESG into Every Investment Decision

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  • 1,000+Attendees
  • 30+CEO & Executive Speakers
  • 15+Presentations
  • 5Interactive Workshops
  • 2Dedicated Days
  • 80NPS

The Leading Institutional Investor ESG Investment Summit

It’s clear, ESG is here to stay. With materiality now proven and shareholder pressure growing daily, the conversation has moved from ‘WHY´ to HOW’. NOW is the time for the institutional investment community to make ESG their number one priority.

Reuters Events ESG Investment North America 2021 is the most respected meeting place for institutional asset owners, asset managers, regulators, standard setters and data providers to discuss how to put ESG at the core of investment strategy.

The industry-led agenda has been designed to deliver both strategic insights and tactical guidance on how to accelerate ESG integration plans, scale innovative sustainable and social products, access verified data, and refine engagement strategy. Join us, as ESG redefines the future of investment. 

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World Class Speakers include

Yie-Hsin Hung - Headshot
New York Life Investment Management - Logo

Yie-Hsin Hung CEO New York Life Investment Management

Denis Duverne - Headshot
AXA - Logo

Denis Duverne Chairman of the Board AXA

Jose Minaya - Headshot
Nuveen - Logo

Jose Minaya CEO Nuveen

Gregg Gelzinis - Headshot
Center for American Progress - Logo

Gregg Gelzinis Associate Director Center for American Progress

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald - Headshot
UBS Global Wealth Management - Logo

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald Vice Chairman UBS Global Wealth Management

Mindy Lubber - Headshot
CERES - Logo

Mindy Lubber CEO CERES

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Saker Nusseibeh, CBE CEO, International Federated Hermes

Anne Simpson - Headshot
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Anne Simpson Director, Board Governance & Strategy CalPERS

Peggy Foran - Headshot
Prudential Financial - Logo

Peggy Foran Chief Governance Officer Prudential Financial

Hervé Duteil - Headshot
BNP Paribas - Logo

Hervé Duteil Chief Sustainability Officer BNP Paribas

Leslie Samuelrich - Headshot
Green Century - Logo

Leslie Samuelrich CEO Green Century

Kirsty Jenkinson - Headshot

Kirsty Jenkinson Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies (SISS) Investment Director CALSTRS

Dave Zellner - Headshot
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Dave Zellner CIO WesPath

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The Six Key Themes for 2021

Investment has Evolved. Will You?

The Evolving Global Policy and Trade Landscape:
  • Looking to the investment horizon, we anticipate the US Biden administration to advocate further ESG integration through the creation of a regulatory environment that is favourable to greater reporting, disclosure, and shareholder resolutions surrounding ESG issues. This will bring the US further in line with Europe on ESG.
Shareholder Engagement, Activism, Resolutions and Proxy Voting:
  • Greater alignment on data disclosure, international reporting standards, and taxonomy has converged research methodologies and enabled mainstream investors to assess risks and opportunities through the lens of ESG. Opportunities for differentiation arise through shareholder engagement that delivers positive transition ESG alignment and best practices.
Data Analysis, Ai, Machine Learning and Data Mining:
  • The increase of more advanced data mining and technology-aided spatial analysis as tools will enhance disclosed information, yet the useability of alternative sources still needs to convince mainstream investors.

Pledges, Alliances and Coalitions – Making Public Commitments for Action:
  • In Europe, and with increasing propensity in North America, investors are announcing public commitments on their 20XX Net Zero targets. Meanwhile, the impetus to join ‘action-orientated’ investor, corporate, or asset owner affiliations has become an important strategy.
“Impact”: Developing Metrics and Defining Intent:
  • Should impact go beyond metrics and encompass intent? Mainstream clients are increasingly moving towards incorporating impact targets within initial investment philosophy. We will dissect the ‘intent’ question alongside the pursuit for impact (real-world outcome) data through new disclosure standards, regulation and data mining.
ESG Product Building and Tactical Portfolio Management:
  • Demand for ESG aligned investment opportunities will continue to grow significantly throughout the decade, thus demanding a rapid response from the investment community. Significant investable ESG opportunities will increase across the full spread of asset classes.

Leaders Who Attended in 2020 Included:

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Amundi's Logo
AXA's Logo
Bank of America's Logo

blackrock's Logo

BNP Paribas's Logo
BNY Mellon's Logo
Calstrs's Logo

Capital Group's Logo
Federated Hermes's Logo

Fidelity International's Logo
Invesco's Logo

JP Morgan's Logo
M and G Investments's Logo
mass mutual's Logo

Northern Trust's Logo

Nuveen's Logo
State of New York Comptroller's Logo
PIMCO's Logo
prudential's Logo

SASB's Logo
State Street Global Advisors's Logo
T Rowe Price's Logo
UBS's Logo

vanguard's Logo

Representatives include:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President, Asset Management
  • Chairman, Chair of the Board
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • Head of ESG
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of Responsible Investing
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Capital Markets
  • Head of Social Impact
  • Investment Strategist
  • Client Strategies, Engagement
  • Analyst, ESG/Portfolio

Uniting the Entire Institutional Investment Ecosystem

Asset Owners

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bullet list 70 Standards/ Framework Setters

responsive Tech & Data Providers

network Assurers

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Why ESG Investment North America is THE Must Attend Strategic Investment Summit for Professional Investors

The Whole Investment Community

Bringing together leading stakeholders from across the investment community to provide practical insights to advance your ESG journey. Reuters Events ESG Investment Europe is the industry’s central hub providing voice to the ESG conversation.

Unrivalled Agenda at North America’s Leading ESG Event

A two-day agenda featuring the key topics, delivered by industry experts at the forefront of the ESG movement. Combining strategic direction setting with practical guidance – this agenda is designed to give the investment professional the future clarity and the core skills needed to operate in the rapidly evolving market.

The Most Influential Industry Names

Combining global powerhouse names, with leading innovative boutiques. Mainstream asset owners with mission driven foundations. State, federal and pan-national regulators. Leading stakeholders, activists and academics. This event draws from the collective wisdom of the whole ESG conversation to present exclusive insights you won’t hear anywhere else.

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.

On-Demand Insights – Watch Now!

Get a taste of what’s to come via our on-demand insights centre. Our latest webinars, whitepapers and more are available free of charge. Want to know the effect of Covid-19? Whats happening with ESG in Emerging Markets? The best practice for standard setting? Access it all, exclusive and free now.

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.

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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

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Mission Statement

Reuters Events ESG Investment will provide the professional investment community with exclusive insights demonstrating best-practice alongside forward-thinking strategy and understanding. Targeting the professional investment community, we will seek to bridge the knowledge gap between those in ESG specific roles and mainstream professionals by promoting practical guidance. Looking forward, we will challenge convention and push ESG pioneers to solve the challenges that currently inhibit truly effective use of ESG as tool to drive financial value and positive change.

5 reasons why you should attend the Summit

  1. Plan your 2021 strategy with speaker keynotes sharing insights on how we can deliver a clean and inclusive global recovery
  2. Takeaway valuable lessons from the live panel and Q&A sessions on the latest strategies and innovations in ESG strategy, data, regulation, communication and more.
  3. Learn from examples with confirmed case studies form the asset managers, and asset owners leading towards a financial, environmental and socially sustainable future
  4. Don’t miss a thing – your registration gives you access to the sessions from ESG Investment North America and ESG Investment Europe and make sure to connect with leading solution providers in the digital exhibition
  5. Stay safe at home with all the business-critical insights free-of-charge to view at your leisure and help you plan your transformational investment strategies

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