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SPS Virtual:
Nordic Institutional Investors: Focus on ESG, Impact & Sustainable Investing

October 1, 2020

Purpose

This conference, conducted in English, aims to explore a range of investment strategies designed to provide a positive societal or environmental impact or to reduce carbon risk. This will include consideration of how ESG, impact and sustainable requirements can be integrated into everyday investment management processes of Swedish and other Nordic institutional investors as well as consideration of practical issues such as the impact of technology and AI, regulatory, political and geopolitical pressures, transparency, fees, benchmarks, reporting and how to measure the success and performance of managers and the impact and sustainability of the strategies as well as requirements specific to Nordic investors.

 
Programme

This will be a virtual conference with approximate timings as follows (all times are Swedish local times):

09.15

Registration

09.45

Session One: Sustainable Investing in Global Equity & Fixed Income

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Sara Bernow 
Partner

McKinsey & Company

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Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Sustainable Equity

Nomura Asset Management

Holding Yourself and Investee Companies to Account in a Sustainable Listed Equity Portfolio

  • Identifying company-level sustainability indicators

  • Using indicators to drive engagement with companies

  • Tracking societal benefits and reporting to clients

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Senior Portfolio Manager Global Credit

Pictet Asset Management

Global Fixed Income Opportunities post Covid-19 & ESG as part of the Portfolio Construction Process

This session with look at some topical angles in global fixed income investing including:

  • Investing in Global Fixed Income in a post Covid19 shock.

  • Thematic Opportunities

  • Integrating ESG in the portfolio construction process

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Head of Sustainable Investing

FTSE Russell

Building the Climate Transition into Equity portfolios – Pension Fund Case Study

A case study of working with the Church of England Pensions Board and the Transition Pathway Initiative

11.00

Virtual Coffee Break and Networking

11.30

Session 2: Climate Change, Green/Social Bonds & Investor Perspective

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Lingyi Lu 
Head of Sustainability 

Söderberg & Partners

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Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Aviva Investors

Being Active in the Face of Climate Change

  • Exploring the inefficiencies created by the scale and urgency needed to address climate change

  • We believe the best way to address this is through active management focusing on solution providers and transition orientated companies

  • This should be complimented by an active and coordinated engagement programme

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Senior Fund Manager, Responsible Investments

Erste Asset Management

From Green Bonds via Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds to Covid-19 Response Bonds

  • Impact bonds going mainstream

  • Market characteristics

  • Rating methodology and investment process

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Head of Sustainable Investment

Alecta

Investor perspective

12.30

Networking session

13.00

End of conference

Cost

The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors and we welcome new attendees from these groups. Therefore 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. 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.

 
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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COVID-19

Given the continuing situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19, we have taken the decision to run some of our conferences virtually. Our updated conference calendar gives the dates of those events and the events we are currently planning to hold physically.

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