SPS Net Zero, Impact & Sustainable Investment Conference
September 20, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
Explore a range of new impact and sustainable investment strategies
Consider manager selection – and avoid greenwashing
Understand the latest research on effective ESG data in different countries
Answer your concerns in Q&A led by investors
Network with peers and speakers (75% investor attendees SPS ESG April 2023
Complimentary attendance for pension funds and other qualifying institutional investors.
SPS Quality: 30 years’ experience in educational investment conferences
Senior Specialist - Asset Owners Investment Practices
Selection, appointment and monitoring of investment managers from a Sustainability/ESG perspective
With responsible investment at the core of the relationship between asset owners and their investment managers, this session will explore the strategies and tools asset owners can utilise during selection, appointment, and monitoring. The presentation will also delve into new guidance to help asset owners evaluate external managers’ stewardship for addressing system level risks and pursuing sustainability outcomes.
Impact Investing Institute
Place based impact investing
What is place-based impact investment? Why should pension funds consider investing in place-based impact in the UK? This presentation will look at place-based impact investing using some examples of pension funds active in delivering investment in place and offering useful evidence, good practice and case studies.
Mid-morning refreshment break
Nomura Asset Management
Sustainable investing in Japan
Japan offers a rich market for sustainable investing
The ESG landscape in Japan is stronger than its reputation, with governance the key lagging factor
Effective engagement with scale is necessary to fast track improved disclosure and governance
Head of Sustainable Index Solutions
Beyond generic sustainability data: SDG vs ESG, Climate Beta and investment implications
This session will take you on a journey beyond generic sustainability data. It will cover research on:
- SDG vs ESG: What are investors’ preferences telling us?
- Climate Beta: An innovative & forward-looking climate transition risk measure
- Investment implications of sustainability integration
Head of Master Trust Trustee Consulting
Impact Investing for Net Zero: Lessons from LGPS
1. What is Impact Investing?
2. How can it help with net zero?
3. Real world impact
4. Lessons from LGPS
Climate & Sustainability Lead
The Pensions Regulator
Sustainable finance regulation
How TPR is ensuring compliance with climate disclosures
TNFD for pension funds and what pension funds should take into account - in addition to TCFD
Close of conference and drinks reception
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.
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons
38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Tel: 020 7869 6703
The View is centrally located at Lincoln’s Inn Fields within easy walking distance of Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Temple (District and Circle Lines) underground stations. It is a short taxi or underground journey from most major rail stations. Two NCP car parks are situated nearby.