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SPS ESG & Impact Investment for Pension Funds

June 9, 2022

The Dilly Hotel,  London


The ESG & Impact Investment Conference brings together a range of leading industry experts to discuss a number of sustainable investment strategies. We’ll be discussing key issues such as the transition to  net zero, renewable energy and the shift to impact investing, looking at them from both an investment and practical perspective. With a case study from the Merchant Navy Pension Fund, and sessions led by professional trustees and consultants, the focus is on ensuring the key questions and pertinent issues for pension funds are covered. We also strive to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to encourage  plenty of opportunities for networking with your peers.





Session One: Impact Investing

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Professional Trustee

Capital Cranfield

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Director of the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Impact vs ESG: Doing Good vs Avoiding Harm

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Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Sustainable Equity

Nomura Asset Management

Developments in Sustainable Investing: The Focus is shifting to Impact

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Fund Manager

Artemis Investment Management

Impact Investing is a rapidly-evolving field - so how do you measure impact?

There is, at present, little standardisation in the way that companies report on the impact they are having on society or the environment. This presentation explains why transparency is critical and how it can be made clear to clients what is being invested in and how to measure the positive impact the companies in their portfolio are having on the world


Coffee Break


Session Two: Renewable Energy

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Trustee Director


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Senior Investment Specialist

Aegon Asset Management

Renewable Energy - Powering your Returns

Many clients want their investments to make a difference to the world as well as deliver attractive financial returns. These environmental concerns have driven significant policy changes in recent years which, along with technological progress, have delivered a proliferation of investment opportunities and the prospect of attractive returns. In this session, This presentation will outline why a multi-asset approach is a particularly compelling option for pension schemes and how you can benefit from a broader spectrum of investment opportunities and diversification which helps to manage risk.

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Portfolio Manager


Opportunities in Renewable Energy - How supporting the EU Green Deal can provide attractive returns

  • Achieving our common Decarbonising targets will be vital for our future and Impact investing is at the heart of the solution.

  • The EU Green Deal is one of the strongest commitments to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, and provides a framework that supports investors’ interests.

  • Less volatile energy prices can only be achieved through further generating capability from Renewable sources, which can still prove attractive for investment returns.

  • Despite the continuing strong interest in investing in Renewables, this presentation will set out how it is still possible to implement a diversified strategy which can achieve attractive risk adjusted returns




Session Three:  Investing for the Future

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Martin Collins

Trustee Director

20-20 Trustees

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Nephila Climate

Investing in Sustainable Insurance: diversifying and accelerating the Net Zero transition

Insurance linked securities have long existed as an investment diversifier, meeting capital needs in financial markets. But what role can ILS play in accelerating the flow of capital to build a more sustainable economy? We explore the growing demand for risk transfer in markets such as agriculture and renewables, and look ahead to its importance in meeting global net zero targets.

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Head of Equities

GIB Asset Management

Investing for the future

This presentation will cover investing for the future and will look into specific themes, e.g. healthcare, energy and will look at companies that are driving a positive impact and long-term results.


Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4 – A Focus on the ‘S’ in ESG and Pension Fund Perspective

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Tegs Harding

Professional Trustee


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Andrew Milligan

Independent Consultant & Economist

A Focus on the 'S' in ESG

This talk will examine the implications of the Ukraine conflict for pension schemes in general and ESG aspects in particular. I will consider how and why ESG is being forced to change, when is ‘ESG’ different to ‘ESG’, why there is too much emphasis on G, the wrong emphasis on E, and not enough emphasis on S. My conclusion is that schemes need to ask ‘Why’ more frequently.

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Rory Murphy

Chairman of the Board

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Pension Fund Perspectives


Drinks Reception and Close of Conference


The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors and we welcome new attendees from these investors. Therefore if you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are available to genuine pension fund representatives (executives and trustees) and other approved institutional investors. However, to ensure we have room for as many funds as possible, we have to limit free places to 3 attendees per approved organisation thereafter a reduced rate fee is payable per delegate. Furthermore, SPS always reserves the right of admission (free or paid) and our decision is final.

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The Dilly Hotel, London

21 Piccadilly

London W1 0BH

Hotel Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 8000

The hotel is located on the north side of Piccadilly, close to Piccadilly Circus, only two minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station.

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