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The Environmental, Social & Governance Investing, Europe 2021 report follows the Institutional ESG Investment Summit which took place in-person on 15th & 16th September.

Hear from senior investment officers, ESG and responsible investing experts from pension plans, insurers, foundations and endowment funds to deliver both strategic insights and tactical guidance on how to accelerate ESG integration plans, scale ground-breaking sustainable and social products, access verified data, and refine engagement strategy.

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SECTION 1: MARKET OUTLOOK

ROUNDTABLE: Will 2050 be riddled with stranded assets? What should investors be considering now?

Moderator:

• Pádraig Floyd, Contributing Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

Panellists:

• Michael Clarke, Director, CBC Pension Services, Professional Trustee, Capita Trust Company

• James Lawrence, Head of Investment Proposition, Smart Pension

• Nikesh Patel, Trustee Director, Church of England Pensions Board, Head of Investment Strategy, Kempen Capital Management UK

ROUNDTABLE: What does the EU action plan on sustainable finance and the Green Deal mean for ESG investment risk and reporting?

Moderator:

• Sara Benwell, Editor, FundOperator.com

Panellists:

• Rebecca Craddock-Taylor, Director of Sustainable Investment, Gresham House

• Eimear Palmer, Responsible Investing Officer, Intermediate Capital Group

• Will Wilson, ESG Analyst, Apex Group

• iShares (TBC)

1.3 WHITEPAPER: The path to net zero

• Richard Roberts, Investment Director – Global Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investment

INTERVIEW: The path to net zero

• Richard Roberts, Investment Director – Global Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investment

SECTION 2: RISKS

2.1 WHITEPAPER: Case study: Assessing Sovereign Climate-related Opportunities and Risk (ASCOR)

• Victoria Barron, Head of Sustainable Investment, BT Pension Scheme Management

2.2 WHITEPAPER: Integrating climate investment goals with business risk objectives: An investable alternative option for asset allocation plans

• Barney Schauble, Head of Nephila Labs and Chairman of Nephila Climate

2.3 WHITEPAPER: ESG and emerging risks: Understanding the changing landscape for risk, the role of contingency planning, and adapting to uncertainty

• Dr Chris Needham-Bennett, Associate, UCL

• Dr Gianluca Pescaroli, Assistant professor, Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience, UCL

SECTION 3: GOVERNANCE

3.1 ROUNDTABLE: Governance structures: Effectively making sure senior management is collectively responsible for the integration of sustainability

Moderator:

• Sara Benwell, Editor, FundOperator.com

Panellists:

• Mark Hedges, Trustee, Nationwide Pension Fund

• Dr Zeynep Hizir, Digital Transformation Influencer

• Sindhu Krishna, Head of Sustainable Investment, Phoenix Group

3.2 INTERVIEW: Developing your governance structures and effectiveness as an engaged investor

• Lindsey Matthews, Chief Risk Officer, Universities Superannuation Scheme

SECTION 4: INVESTING

4.1 INTERVIEW: Clearing the murky waters: Differentiating between ESG, SRI, and Impact Investing for member engagement and portfolio growth

• Nicholas Wheeler, Chairman of Trustees, Volvo Group UK Pension Schemes

4.2 WHITEPAPER: ESG integration and member engagement: reviewing the trials and tribulations of embracing ESG as the core investment approach

• Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments, Scottish Widows

4.3 WHITEPAPER: Capturing Asia’s decarbonization opportunity

• Selina Lu, Senior Analyst, RBC Global Asset Management (Asia)

4.4 INTERVIEW: Climate-oriented investing: navigating modern climate strategies and transparent data sources

• Muhammad Masood, Director, iShares Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Pádraig Floyd

Contributing Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

Michael Clarke

Director, CBC Pension Services and Professional Trustee, Capita Trust Company

James Lawrence

Head of Investment Proposition, Smart Pension

Nikesh Patel

Trustee Director, Church of England Pensions Board, Head of Investment Strategy, Kempen Capital Management UK

Sara Benwell

Editor, FundOperator.com

Rebecca Craddock-Taylor

Director of Sustainable Investment, Gresham House

Eimear Palmer

Responsible Investing Officer, Intermediate Capital Group

Will Wilson

ESG Analyst, Apex Group

Richard Roberts

Investment Director – Global Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investment

Victoria Barron

Head of Sustainable Investment, BT Pension Scheme Management

Barney Schauble

Head of Nephila Labs and Chairman of Nephila Climate

Dr Chris Needham-Bennett

Associate, UCL

Dr Gianluca Pescaroli

Assistant professor, Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience, UCL

Mark Hedges

Trustee, Nationwide Pension Fund

Dr Zeynep Hizir

Digital Transformation Influencer

Sindhu Krishna

Head of Sustainable Investment, Phoenix Group

Lindsey Matthews

Chief Risk Officer, Universities Superannuation Scheme

Nicholas Wheeler

Chairman of Trustees, Volvo Group UK Pension Schemes

Maria Nazarova-Doyle

Head of Pension Investments, Scottish Widows

Selina Lu

Senior Analyst, RBC Global Asset Management (Asia)

Muhammad Masood

Director, iShares Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 800+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and $1.8 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.1


1 Based on $6.44 trillion in AUM as of September 30, 2018.

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