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Thursday 2 December 2021

AGENDA

BROCHURE

PRE-REGISTER NOW Join us for InstitutionalAssetManager, Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire’s global summit as we analyse the key issues, changes and opportunities for fund managers, asset owners, intermediaries and advisors in the fast-evolving world of ESG and green investing.


ABOUT GLOBAL ESG LIVE

A CHANGING CLIMATE FOR ESG INVESTING The inaugural Global ESG Live is a one-day event that brings together key players from across the asset and fund management ecosystem to assess the most compelling trends and themes driving change and growth in ESG and green investment. How will new sustainable finance regulations, evolving standards - like the UN’s principles for responsible investment (PRI) - and shifting policies affect the market for ESG investing? How should managers and investors be preparing for the future? What are the most promising green asset classes?

How do consultants and other intermediaries assess and judge asset managers’ ESG capabilities? How can managers best differentiate themselves to stand out from the crowd? And how are managers and investors exploiting the fast-changing ESG data and analytics sector to understand their holdings and gain an investment edge? Join us on November 25 to explore the most exciting opportunities for fund managers, investors, intermediaries and service providers in the fastdeveloping green investing space.


EVENT AGENDA THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER 2021 1:30 PM NETWORKING Registration and networking 1:50 PM

OPENING ADDRESS Madeleine Taylor // Editor, Institutional Asset Manager

2:00 PM PANEL 1 Driving change in ESG investing – How will upcoming and existing regulations and policies around sustainability in the EU, UK and North America affect the market for ESG investing? – Should managers and investors be preparing for a future that involves effective carbon pricing, carbon taxes, and payment for ecosystem services? – Sovereign green bonds, natural capital, and renewable energy infrastructure have been identified as some of the most promising sustainable asset classes. Where are the opportunities for investors now, and which investment areas have already become crowded/expensive? – How can asset managers embed ESG within their existing constraints and style factors? Can value investing be combined with principles for responsible investing? How important is it to identify ESG “improvers”, companies that are making progress with their ESG scores?•What are the complexities for asset managers in adapting to the EU taxonomy and the sustainable finance disclosure regulation? SPEAKERS: Speakers will be announced shortly 2:40 PM PRESENTATION Presentation slot 3:00 PM PANEL 2 What strategies can asset owners and allocators use to achieve net zero across their portfolios? Is carbon offsetting a viable path to net zero, or should asset owners be taking a more proactive approach to engaging with and/or divesting from carbon-intensive industries? How do investment consultants think about and judge asset managers’ ESG capabilities, from portfolio approaches to gender diversity within investment teams and across-the-board ESG risk management? Which areas of green investing are growing in importance, and how can asset managers differentiate themselves? Is there a disconnect between asset managers and allocators/consultants when it comes to ESG expectations from funds? SPEAKERS: Speakers will be announced shortly 3:40 PM PRESENTATION Presentation slot


EVENT AGENDA CONTINUED THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER 2021 4:00 PM PANEL 3 Gaining an edge: ESG data & metrics – Is ESG data the new edge for asset managers? How is the lack of high-quality ESG data hampering asset managers’ efforts to invest responsibly? – With across-the-board disclosures and consistent reporting standards still lacking, how should asset managers discriminate between companies? – How much should asset managers rely on ESG ratings providers for a picture of a company’s sustainability? – Are we reaching a tipping point with regulation such as the EU SFDR providing an answer to the problem of reporting, or should asset managers themselves be doing more to motivate investee companies to disclose non-financial data? – What solutions can technologies such as natural language processing and blockchain provide in improving the ESG data offering? SPEAKERS: Sarah Rogeson, Corporate Performance Programme Manager at Global Canopy 4:40 PM NETWORKING Dedicated networking time 5:45 PM EVENT CLOSES


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