Nordic Institutional Investors: Focus on ESG, Impact & Sustainable Investing
October 1, 2020
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.
This will be a virtual conference with approximate timings as follows (all times are Swedish local times):
Session One: Sustainable Investing in Global Equity & Fixed Income
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
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.
Integrating ESG in the portfolio construction process
Head of Sustainable Investing
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
Virtual Coffee Break and Networking
Session 2: Climate Change, Green/Social Bonds & Investor Perspective
Portfolio Manager, Global Equities
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
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
Rating methodology and investment process
End of conference
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 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.