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With mounting government and social pressure on asset owners compelling them to consider how ESG factors may increasingly impact financial returns, growing numbers are investigating how best to use the latest metrics, standards and data to integrate ESG across all their portfolios. The need to develop a coherent strategy that will allow them to create market beating returns for stakeholders means the industry must find a common dialogue around the goals they are seeking to meet.

The Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing, Europe 2020 report unites the community of senior investment officers, ESG and responsible investing experts from pension plans, insurers, foundations, endowment funds, and other institutional asset owner categories to explore the most pressing challenges and opportunities to developing world-class ESG investment approaches and standards.

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SECTION 1


ENGAGEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.1 WHITE PAPER: What is the case for engagement and where does divestment fit in with that?
- Guy Opperman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion) at the Department for Work and Pensions

1.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Where is the cross-over between financial returns and ethics and where should investors draw a line in their environmental, social, and governance responsibilities – starting a common dialogue
Moderator:
- Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments, Scottish Widows
Panellists:
- Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer, The People’s Pension, B&CE
- Ashish Dafria, Chief Investment Officer, Aviva UK
- Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive Officer, ShareAction
- Michael Marshall, Director of Responsible Investment & Engagement, LGPS Central

SECTION 2


REPORTING & STANDARDS

2.1 WHITE PAPER: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures: How should investors be modelling for climate risk and tackling TCFD reporting when it is still voluntary and the metrics are not yet clear
- Bente Sverdrup, Director of Sustainability, Gjensidige

2.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: What are the emerging recognised standards that the most mature investors are adopting and what kind of data are they using?
Moderator:
- Noel Hillmann, Chief Executive Officer, Clear Path Analysis
Panellists:
- Diandra Soobiah, Head of Responsible Investment, Nest
- Stephen Beer, Chief Investment Officer, Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church Fund
- Graham Cook, Strategic Investment Manager, Environment Agency Pension Fund
- Carolyn Saunders, Partner and Head of Pensions, Pinsent Masons LLP

2.3 INTERVIEW: How can the SIP and implementation statement be a useful exercise rather than a compliance tick box?
Interviewer:
- Jerry Gandhi, Pensions Manager UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric, Director, 20-20 Trustees

SECTION 3


INVESTMENT STRATEGIES & OPPORTUNITIES

3.1 WHITEPAPER: Case study: creating and implementing an ESG investment strategy – the challenges faced by small and medium insurers
- Trevor Harris, Head of Financial Risk, Wesleyan Group

3.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: What are the opportunities for ESG integration in fixed income and illiquid assets and how far are the data and analytics supporting the opportunities?
Moderator:
- Sara Benwell, Editor, Clear Path Analysis
Panellists:
- Claire Curtin, Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund
- Mark Gull, Head of Fixed Income, Pension Insurance Corporation
- Atanas Christev, Head of Investment, Direct Line Group
- Alistair Clark, Managing Director, Environment and Sustainability, EBRD

3.2 WHITEPAPER: Establishing your investment beliefs: aligning the ESG strategy with the values of the beneficiaries of the pension fund
- Dimitri Senik, Member of Investment Committee, PwC Switzerland Pension Fund

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THE INDUSTRY VIEW

4.1 WHITE PAPER: What part has active ownership played in helping the oil & gas industry to embrace the energy transition?
- Dominic Emery, VP, Long-Term Planning, BP

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