Investing remains an incredibly powerful tool for social impact: unlocking the 3-4 trillion USD of capital flowing through global markets, daily. Industry maturation has invited wider case studies, further data, and deeper insight. This conference will draw on expert insight to explore the complexities and challenges of sustainable, responsible and impact investing.

The morning will focus on ESG investments, with an investigation of systemic issues and considerations of investing in bond and equity markets followed by an assessment of the various financial instruments and approaches used in private markets. The panelists will then dive into an exploration of the role of technology for ESG investing.

In the afternoon we will cover many important facets of impact investing, including the tradeoffs in investor-investee relationships, the challenges of meeting best practice impact measurement and disclosure and important regional differences to consider when investing for development. 

We are keen to move beyond broad brush success and excitement, and into deeper actionable conversations that spark real advancements in industry.

 

 

SPEAKERS


CEO
Hermes Investment Management

Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Generation Investment Management

CEO and Founder
CreditEnable

Partner
Bridges Fund Management

Vice President - Sustainable Investing Manager
BlackRock

Head of ESG & Sustainability
Coller Capital

CEO
Arabesque

Executive Chairman
Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Partner
LGT Impact Ventures UK

Partner
Bridges Fund Management

Executive Vice President
PIMCO

Executive Chairman
World of Books

Chief Business Development Officer
Acumen

Investment Advisor
ClearlySo

Global Social Mission Director
Unilever

Partner
Deloitte

Product Manager
Acumen

Director of Innovation
Datamaran

Associate
Herbert Smith Freehills

Principal, Investments
Omidyar Network

Director of Sustainability Innovation
Carbon Credentials

AGENDA

Registration and Check-In
08:30  to  09:30
Welcome from the Social Impact Club
09:30  to  09:45
Opening Keynote
09:45  to  10:30
Speaker:
Saker Nusseibeh. CEO. Hermes Investment Management.
Systematic considerations for ESG investing
10:30  to  11:00

This fireside chat between two market leaders will paint a picture of the current opportunities and challenges of ESG investments in the equity and bond markets. Our speakers will describe how the ESG methodology has been adopted and developed over time, and where they see it going in the next ten years. They will unpack various approaches, and explore analogous sources of inspiration.

Speakers:
Mathieu De Sutter. Executive Vice President. PIMCO.
Rebecca Perlman. Associate. Herbert Smith Freehills.
Break for Morning Tea
11:00  to  11:30
Financial mechanisms unlocking new sources of capital
11:30  to  12:00

In this fireside chat, two firms specialising in two alternative asset classes - real assets and private equity - will discuss the challenges and opportunities they have seen through their unique approaches to sustainable and responsible investing. ESG investing is not as common in private markets, to date. However, private markets are growing and offer a different and powerful dimension to sustainability investing: ownership of the company or the asset.

Speakers:
Adam Black. Head of ESG & Sustainability. Coller Capital.
Katherine Sherwin. Vice President - Sustainable Investing Manager. BlackRock.
The role of technology: AI and Big Data
12:00  to  12:45

This panel will explore the role of technology in ESG and impact investing. We will draw from our speakers' experiences and perspectives on how AI and big data can drive improved corporate sustainability and performance. They will discuss the various impacts that technology has and will have on guiding investment, increasing information flow, and measuring impact.

Speakers:
Sam Baker. Partner. Deloitte.
Dr. Donato Calace. Director of Innovation. Datamaran.
Omar Selim. CEO. Arabesque.
Sam Carson. Director of Sustainability Innovation. Carbon Credentials.
Nadia Sood. CEO and Founder. CreditEnable.
Introducing the LBS Impact Ventures Fund
12:45  to  13:00
Break for Lunch
13:00  to  14:00
Bringing it to life: investor and investee relationships
14:00  to  14:30

In this fireside chat, an investor and investee will bring an impact investing process to life. The investor will reflect on the course of an impact transaction - putting practical nuance and specificity behind data and trends. The investee will share how financing and fund capabilities helped them meet their ESG objectives and expand the scope of their impact.

Speakers:
Anthony Ross. Partner. Bridges Fund Management.
Oliver Wyncoll. Partner. Bridges Fund Management.
Ken Blair. Executive Chairman. World of Books.
Measurement and disclosure of impact
14:30  to  15:15

Leading social impact organisations use a wide array of impact measurement practices and methodologies. Our panelists will consider the costs and benefits of the various approaches to impact measurement and disclosure and the contexts in which they are effective or not. They will discuss how to measure impact from multiple stakeholders' perspectives.

Speakers:
Gabi Brito Barbosa. Product Manager. Acumen.
Jessica Fries. Executive Chairman. Accounting for Sustainability (A4S).
Anila Gopalakrishnan. Global Social Mission Director. Unilever.
Break for Afternoon Tea
15:15  to  15:45
Regional differences: investing for good around the world
15:45  to  16:30

The key issues, challenges, common misconceptions, and pitfalls of impact investing vary by regions and markets. Our expert panelists will discuss the why some efforts fail whilst others succeed in their specific markets. They will discuss complements and differences between their markets, areas of notable or consistent synergy or difference. And, together, they will draw on their broad and varied experience to provide more inclusive insight.

Speakers:
Ameya Upadhyay. Principal, Investments. Omidyar Network.
Jon Wright. Investment Advisor. ClearlySo.
Kevin Bone. Partner. LGT Impact Ventures UK.
Farrukh H. Khan. Chief Business Development Officer. Acumen.
Closing Keynote
16:30  to  16:45
Speaker:
David Blood. Co-Founder and Senior Partner. Generation Investment Management.
Drinks and networking
17:00  to  19:00

VENUE

 

 

Rooms on Regent’s Park​ - Royal Medical College (the RCOG)

27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG

Next door to London Business School - Sussex Place Campus

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March
15
Starts: 9:00 AM 2019
Ends: 5:00 PM 2019
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