ESG Investor Forum Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST 

09:00 - 09:05

CHAIRMAN'S OPENING ADDRESS

  • Noel Hillmann

    CEO

    Clear Path Analysis

09:05 - 09:35

OPENING ADDRESS: The benefits of impact and ESG investing from an asset owner/asset manager perspective

  • Gilles Moec

    Group Chief Economist

    AXA

09:35 - 10:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: What value can companies gain from ESG and impact investing?

  • Corrado Pistarino

    Chief Investment Officer

    Foresters Friendly Society

  • Maria Nazarova-Doyle

    Head of Pension Investments

    Scottish Widows

  • Gilles Moec

    Group Chief Economist

    AXA

10:15 - 10:45

ESG Investing: Tracking controversies with Language AI

  • Ludovic Mathieu

    Quantitative Researcher

    RavenPack

10:45 - 11:15

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

11:15 - 13:05

TALKING TABLE WORKSHOPS

STREAM 1 : 11:15 - 13:05

Talking Table Workshop 1 - Led by Quoniam Investments

Interpreting Climate Change Data

  • Mara Schneider

    Senior Associate Sustainable Investing

    Quoniam Investments

STREAM 2 : 11:15 - 13:05

Talking Table Workshop 2- Led by Union Investments

The green transition and the investment opportunity of the 21st century

  • Dr Henrik Pontzen

    Head of ESG

    Union Investments

STREAM 3 : 11:15 - 13:05

Talking Table Workshop 3 - Led by Baillie Gifford

Aligning investment strategies with a Net Zero emissions world.

  • Piers Lowson

    Director

    Baillie Gifford

  • Tim Gooding

    Client Service Director

    Baillie Gifford

13:05 - 14:05

NETWORKING & LUNCH

14:05 - 14:30

ESG INVESTOR FORUM STREAMS

STREAM 1 : 14:05 - 14:30

PATHWAY TO NET ZERO: ESG in different alternative investment strategies 

  • Maria Long

    Research & Content Director

    Standards Board for Alternative Investments

STREAM 2 : 14:05 - 14:30

Defining, understanding and measuring the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’

  • Simona Scarpaleggia

    Board Member

    EDGE

14:30 - 14:55

ESG INVESTOR FORUMS STREAMS 

STREAM 1 : 14:30 - 14:55

Investing for social good: Bridging the land between private, public and philanthropic finance

  • Sally Bridgeland

    Chair and Non-Executive Director

    Local Pensions Partnership Investments

STREAM 2 : 14:30 - 14:55

The net zero investment journey of an asset owner

  • Sindhu Krishna

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    Phoenix Group

14:55 - 15:30

ESG INVESTOR FORUM STREAMS

STREAM 1 : 14:55 - 15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: ESG investment priorities from the perspective of trustees

  • Karen Hurst

    Senior Policy Advisor, Investment & Stewardship

    Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

  • Richard Hubbard

    Professional Trustee at Capital Cranfield & Trustee

    Church of England Pension Board

  • Laurence Julius

    Independent Trustee

  • Nicholas Wheeler

    Chairman of Trustees

    Volvo Group UK Pension Schemes

  • Jessie Wilson

    Professional Trustee

    Dalriada Trustees

STREAM 2 : 14:55 - 15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: How can investors prepare for the energy transition?

  • David Thomas

    Director of Business Development

    GRESB

  • Robert Hulme

    Responsible Investment Engagement Manager

    West Yorkshire Pension Fund

  • Sindhu Krishna

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    Phoenix Group

  • Diandra Soobiah

    Head of Responsible Investment

    NEST

  • Aled Jones

    Head of Sustainable Investment

    FTSE Russell

15:30 - 16:00

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS, EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING

16:00 - 16:30

Case Study: A practical guide to net-zero: A corporation working to achieve its milestones

Energy firms need to reinvent themselves in the context of a world in need of more energy, but less emissions. TotalEnergies, one of the energy majors, has developed and is implementing its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society. This session will explore that ambition and the challenges to its realization.

  • What does net zero involve in the context of an energy firm?
  • How Total is fundamentally rethinking its activities and adapting its sales mix
  • The importance of setting up concrete milestones for reduction targets
  • Valuing engagement with stakeholders and ensuring transparency through efficient ESG reporting
  • What are the main challenges to achieving Total's goal?
  • Beyond climate, the energy transition needs to be 'just' and benefit all stakeholders
  • Benoit Ribaud

    ESG Investor Relations Manager

    TotalEnergies

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Address: The current macroeconomic background impacting the asset allocation of long-term investors

  • Assessing the impact of the current geopolitical landscape on medium and longer term asset allocation
  • The inflationary backdrop and a discussion on those asset classes and geographies most impacted, including  the effects on future asset deployment 
  • The impact of central bank monetary tightening policies on the relative attractiveness of public and private market credit
  • The drive to zero net carbon and the impact on asset allocation for liability-driven investors
  • Michael Eakins

    CIO

    Phoenix Group

17:00 - 00:00

CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING ADDRESS

  • Noel Hillmann

    CEO

    Clear Path Analysis

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