ESG & Impact Investing for Pension Funds
May 14, 2020
London – Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
This conference aims to explore a range of investment strategies that pension funds can use to integrate ESG & impact strategies into their everyday investment management processes designed to provide a positive societal or environmental impact or designed to reduce carbon risk without reducing returns. We also aim to examine practical issues such as governance, regulatory, political and geopolitical pressures, transparency,fees, manager selection, implementation, benchmarks, reporting as well as ways of measuring the success and performance of managers and of the impact and sustainability of strategies.
ESG & Impact Investing for Pension Funds
Registration and coffee
Welcome and opening remarks
Head of Sustainable Investing
Newton Investment Management
Defining ESG and Integrating within the Investment Process
This presentation will discuss how to define sustainable investing, including sustainable themes and considerations. It will also focus on how Trustees can think about integrating ESG considerations and sustainability into an investment process.
Senior Product Specialist
Pictet Asset Management
Thanks to the emergence of a thriving environmental products industry investing to safeguard the planet no longer means sacrificing returns
Sustainable investments: not only good for protecting the world for tomorrow's generations; it can also be a route to superior portfolio returns
Role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in investments and how do you measure your exposure to the SDGs?
Planetary Boundaries Concept: A ground-breaking scientific model developed by the Stockholm Resilience Centre which identifies nine of the most critical environmental challenges including carbon emissions, fresh water, land use and biodiversity.
Investment example SmartCity: Investments in companies that provide solutions to urbanisation challenges and improve the quality of life of city dwellers
Session 2: Climate Change
Drinks and lunch
Session 3: ESG in Private Markets and Credit
The Current State of Impact Investing in Private Markets - the good, the bad and the ugly
There has been a significant increase in both demand for, and supply of, impact investing opportunities in the private markets. Mainstream managers have moved into the space, while specialist managers have expanded their scope and sophistication. With such a proliferation of options, how are LPs to navigate? We'll explore both the opportunities and challenges this interest and activity brings to the market and investors.
Head of Non-Financial Standard Investments
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Embedding ESG into Credit Research and its implications for Portfolios and Investors
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is very much at the top of many investor and regulators agendas. But what does this increased focus on ESG risks actually mean in the context of Credit investing? How are Credit fund managers adapting their investment processes to incorporate ESG considerations, and how can they assist pension schemes and trustees to discharge their growing responsibilities in this area? In this session we will focus on how to consider ESG, how it influences the research process and how it can have an impact on both active and buy & maintain credit portfolios.
Session 4: Practical Session & Pension Fund Insights
Speaker to be confirmed
ESG: Practical Options
bullets to be advised
Pension Fund Panel
A panel of pension scheme executives will talk about where ESG fits in their investment process.
Panellists to include:
Drinks reception and close of conference
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. However, to ensure we have room for as many funds as possible, we have to limit free places to 2 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.
Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London
London W1 0BH
Hotel Tel: 08700 400 8400
Hotel Fax: 020 7437 3574
The hotel is located on the north side of Piccadilly, close to Piccadilly Circus, only two minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station.