ESG Risk & Reporting 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 - 11:55

Collaborating on ESG risk and reporting

  • The importance of ESG to Foresters Financial as a
    mutual, and the role of members
  • Collaborating internally, which parts of the business
    work together on ESG risk and reporting, and
    collaboration across the group
  • External collaboration, for example with asset
    managers
  • Clare Jenkinson

    Head of Sustainability

    Foresters Financial

11:55 - 12:30

The importance of determining materiality in ESG risk management

12:30 - 13:05

Making the most of sustainability regulation

  • Asset managers are in the midst of a rapid shifting of the goal posts by being forced to adapt to a wall of sustainable finance regulation. Yet, by embracing this regulation, it serves as an opportunity for managers to evolve and enhance their processes for the ultimate benefit of their clients and society more broadly.
  • Exploring the evolving regulatory landscape, including EU SFDR, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, and upcoming frameworks such as the UK SDR and Green Taxonomy
  • Overcoming the burden by embracing these frameworks and improving operations and investmentprocesses
  • Embedding frameworks in KPI banks, impact analysis and active ownership plans so that investment processes and regulatory requirements can work alongside each other
  • Anticipating future changes and being pro-active to make the most of new regulations to evolve and enhance existing ways of working
  • Jonathan Walker

    Sustainable Investment Manager

    Gresham House

13:05 - 14:05

NETWORKING & LUNCH

14:05 - 14:30

Making sense of ESG disclosures

As standards and best practice evolve, so too do corporate ESG disclosures. In this session, learn strategies to help make sense of what a company chooses to disclose and alternate means to gather important information and infer meaning. Explore topics such as:

  • The importance of using frameworks to identify material ESG issues
  • How comply or explain policies and promote data transparency
  • Inferring meaning from a company's governance structure and resourcing
  • Looking beyond a company's Annual Report
  • Katie Zolnierz

    Environmental, Social, Governance Analyst

    DSAM Partners

14:30 - 14:55

Audience Polling Session: What risk appetite should companies consider for their Environmental development strategies?

14:55 - 15:30

Establishing a shared truth: Finding a commonality in ESG data reporting

  • Graeme Devlin

    Managing Partner

    Devlin Mambo

  • Clare Jenkinson

    Head of Sustainability

    Foresters Financial

  • Patricia Sharman

    Trustee

    Kas Bank UK Pension Scheme

  • Kroum Sourov

    Lead ESG Analyst – Sovereign Sustainability

    Candriam

  • Jenny Murray

    ESG Analyst

    Rothesay

  • Angel Agudo

    Board Member and VP, Product

    Clarity AI

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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