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SPS Virtual: ESG & Impact Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 11, 2021

Purpose

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.

 
Programme

This will be a virtual conference .  Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:

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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.

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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

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Global Head of Strategic Insights

Nuveen Real Estate

Focussing on the ‘S’ in ESG – using Impact Investing strategies to deliver social value

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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.

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Moderator:

Ian Gamon

Investment Partner

Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

Cost

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

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.

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