SPS Virtual: Sustainable Assets & ESG Investing for Dutch Pension Funds

September 29, 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 the investment management processes of Dutch and Belgian pension funds. We aim to consider issues such as the impact of regulatory, political and geopolitical events, transparency, fees, benchmarks, technology, reporting and performance measurement as well as investment considerations specific to Dutch and other investors. (Conducted in English).


This will be a virtual conference .  ** ALL TIMINGS ARE CEST. UK = ONE HOUR EARLIER **


Registration and Meet & Greet for delegates, sponsor lounge open


Session 1: Global credit, Carbon reduction & Energy transition

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Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions

Ortec Finance

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Global Head of Fixed Income


Global Credit’s place in the investment portfolio: from Investment Grade to Carbon Reduction Strategies

This talk will discuss the latest developments in managing a Global Investment Grade Credit portfolio starting from straightforward Investment Grade all the way up to ambitious Carbon reduction portfolios.

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Senior Impact Investment Manager Energy Transition


Sustainable Energy Transition can lead to Disruption

  • The S-curve: old and new business models

  • Opportunities and risks with regard to private investments in the sustainable energy transition

  • Impact realization and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Co-Head Public Markets, Portfolio Manager


Implementing Low Carbon in High Yield

A global high yield investment solution that focusses on carbon efficiency aiming to progressively align credit exposure to Paris Agreement by targeting Net Zero financed emission by 2050 or sooner, while achieving financial returns in line with the general high yield investment universe..)


Mid morning break - Networking Session & Sponsor Lounges open


Session 2:  Global Equity – ESG transforming companies; Biodiversity loss

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Hedwig Peters

Investment Advisor and Board Member

Haskoning DNV

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Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Sustainable Equity

Nomura Asset Management

Sustainable Investing within Public Equities

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Vice President & Portfolio Manager

,AGF Investments

ESG 2.0

From the margins to the mainstream, ESG factors have become an essential component in modern investment management. Yet the very popularity of common ESG approaches ensure their reduced efficacy in the next 20 years, whether for alpha generation or impact. Today’s ESG risk management emphasis will likely evolve into a focus on the purpose of the corporation itself as investors recognize the need for more proactive approaches and the transformative opportunities of key sustainability challenges. The Covid‐19 crisis has provided a challenge for investors to accept a broader societal role than solely generating income for retirement.

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Head of Responsible Investments Americas


Biodiversity Loss and Investment Implications for Pension Funds



Discussion room and sponsor lounges open

Virtual conference closes


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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