SPS Virtual: ESG & Impact Investment Strategies for Pension Funds
May 11, 2021
This conference will explore a range of sustainable/Impactful/ESG compliant investment options, both public and private, looking at how these can be integrated into pension funds’ investment management processes. We will seek to incorporate discussion of practical issues such as regulation, governance, transparency, fees and manager selection as well as progress towards benchmarking and measuring the effectiveness and financial performance of sustainable strategies.
This will be a virtual conference . Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:
Client Portfolio Manager, Thematic Equities
Pictet Asset Management
Investing in the energy transition
As momentum continues to builds to tackle climate change, governments worldwide, including the US, UK, EU, China and Japan, are planning huge programmes to tackle both the climate emergency and air pollution, supporting the transition from fossil fuels to zero-carbon alternatives. This will spur unprecedented investments into the clean energy industry.
Senior Associate SRI
Quoniam Asset Management
Incorporating UN Sustainable Development Goals into investment decisions
What are the UN SDGs and what role do they play for asset managers
How can SDG’s be measured/quantified?
What are the characteristics of an SDG portfolio compared to a non-SDG portfolio
Global Head of Strategic Insights
Nuveen Real Estate
Focussing on the ‘S’ in ESG – using Impact Investing strategies to deliver social value
Senior Thematic Analyst, Responsible Investment
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Hydrogen: significant opportunity or hot air?
80% of final energy demand is currently fuel dependent rather than electrical. In order to satisfy the increasing number of 2050 net zero targets a solution is needed to decarbonise areas of the economy which have so far been illusive to electrification. Hydrogen could be the solution.
Join Ben Kelly, Senior Thematic Analyst, Responsible Investment, who will explore the merits of hydrogen as a green solution to deliver 2050 net zero targets focusing on the likely demand profile, benefits, areas of application and potential hurdles. Ultimately we will determine whether this is a viable solution or if indeed hydrogen is just hot air.
The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors. If you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are usually available to genuine pension fund representatives (executives and trustees) and other approved institutional investors. SPS always reserves the right of admission (free or paid) and our decision is final.
SPS Virtual will be hosted on a dedicated webpage so you won’t need to download any specific software.
Full login and password details will be sent to you after you register.