Tuesday 22 June 2021

Day 1 will focus on the impact of the net zero agenda on portfolios and the needs of the Investment Week audience, including wealth managers and fund selectors.

Registered delegates will get access to the entire Festival so please do feel free to take a look at all of the agendas. While we hope you will be able to attend as many sessions as possible, we understand that you are busy professionals so you are welcome to attend as much as time allows. The platform we are using to host the digital event allows you to easily log in and out of the event.

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Festival welcome

Opening welcome and interview.

Speakers
Broadcaster & Financial Journalist
Editor-in-Chief
Investment Week, Professional Adviser and Cover
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Welcome and introductory comments

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How can sustainable investing influence the net zero agenda and make a measurable impact on environmental outcomes?
Speaker
Head, Climate Finance Unit
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Ninety One
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In conversation: Focus on net zero - investing for positive change

What Net Zero means for investment funds and how can we tackle the challenges of carbon measurement? Sharing key lessons learnt from our sister title Business Green’s recent Net Zero Festival.

Speakers
Editor-in-Chief
Investment Week, Professional Adviser and Cover
Editor-in-Chief
Business Green
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Ninety One
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Why invest in the energy transition?

Explaining the key drivers behind the rapid rise of Clean Energy and the investment opportunities this creates:

  • Public awareness and desire to change
  • Governments including the EU, China, Japan, UK and the US under President Biden are taking decisive action on both the climate emergency and air pollution
  • Complete transformation of energy landscape. Wind and solar are now the cheapest sources of electricity generation, even without subsidy
  • Complete transformation of transport industry: e-mobility and autonomous driving
  • New manufacturing methods, with more software and A.I.
Speaker
Client Portfolio Manager, Thematic Equities
Pictet Asset Management
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The natural evolution of sustainable finance and investing amid today’s ESG Landscape

Since the launch of the first socially responsible funds and the coining of the word “Impact” investing in 2005, sustainable finance has undergone a massive transformation, driven by investors’ access to more ESG disclosure by companies and data sources, the emergence of regulations, and financial innovation to deliver investment solutions aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Jens Peers will highlight a few of the market developments, including investors’ challenges to align with the Paris Agreement goals, new regulatory environment, and Mirova’s key initiatives over the last few months. We will cover biodiversity as a core research topic, the impact of regulations on markets and investors’ portfolios, as well as the imperative of targeting dual performance objectives and implementing performance-based corporate engagement policies in light of the increasing number of Net-Zero commitments.

Speaker
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Mirova US
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ESG skills Workshop
Speakers
Chief Executive
CFA
Associate Director – Financial Services
BRUIN Financial
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Driving the sustainability agenda
Speaker
Incoming Head of EMEA ESG
JP Morgan
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The Goldilocks conundrum - is ESG too little and impact too much?

Addressing the investor's predicament of where they are on the spectrum of responsible investment and understanding the differences and direction of travel.

  • What is impact investing?
  • Evolution of indices
  • Potential headwinds
  • Existential problems
  • What to look for when comparing a mainstream fund and an impact fund vs a benchmark
Speaker
Co-Manager UBAM – Positive Impact Equity
Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA
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Schroders
Speaker
Global Head of Sustainable Investment, ESG
Schroders
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All green bonds are not created equal

How do investors make sure that they invest in bonds that are making a difference? Should they worry about “social washing”? MSIM’s process for sourcing and researching Sustainable Bonds.

Speaker
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing Team
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
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In conversation with: Rethinking how economic success is measured

Considering the intertwined relationship between economics and biodiversity, and the role we all need to play – from international organisations and national governments, to the business community and individuals – if we are to put our economies onto a sustainable footing.

Speakers
Head of the Independent Dasgupta Review Team
HM Treasury
Head of Nature Programmes
The Green Finance Institute
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Closing remarks
Speakers
Broadcaster & Financial Journalist
Editor-in-Chief
Investment Week, Professional Adviser and Cover