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  • Securitized Quarterly, with Michelle Russell-Dowe
    Securitized Quarterly, with Michelle Russell-Dowe
    Michelle Russell-Dowe, Head of Securitized Credit, Schroders Recorded: Jan 22 2020 32 mins
    Join us as Head of Securitized Credit Michelle Russell-Dowe presents on the research her team is doing on the credit markets by and large, and trends they’re seeing within CLOs, global ABS, and more.
  • TB Saracen UK Income Fund: Light At The End Of The Tunnel
    TB Saracen UK Income Fund: Light At The End Of The Tunnel
    Scott McKenzie & David Clark Recorded: Jan 22 2020 33 mins
    The UK Equity Income sector has been the foundation of many UK investor portfolios for many years and has hosted a number of our most celebrated fund managers.

    However, the traditional approach to generating income from a UK equity portfolio has increasingly come under threat with a number of the large income-generating sectors becoming ex-growth.

    Too often UK income investors find themselves reliant on a small number of high yielding businesses whose best days are behind them and where dividend payments look fragile.

    All of this has come during a time when investors have prized growth over value and UK equities have been shunned in the light of the Brexit chaos.

    Post the recent election the political outlook has become more stable and the path to Brexit should become clearer. Is there now light at the end of the tunnel ?

    When we launched the TB Saracen UK Income fund in April 2015 we were determined to take a different approach in the light of these challenges.

    We strongly believe that valuations matter and that equity income funds should provide investors with a high and growing income.

    In this webcast we review the performance of the TB Saracen UK Income fund and outline why we feel the Fund is well positioned to meet the needs of income investors.

    Some of the key themes we will address include:

    - Why value strategies are still relevant in a changing world
    - The importance of a focussed, ‘multicap’ approach
    - The risks to UK dividends going forward

    Presented by :
    Scott McKenzie, Co-Manager , TB Saracen UK Income Fund
    David Clark, Co-Manager , TB Saracen UK Income Fund
    Ellie Sluys , Communications Manager, Saracen Fund Managers
  • Proposed changes to RPI
    Proposed changes to RPI
    Jos Vermeulen, Head of Solution Design, Insight Investment Recorded: Jan 22 2020 22 mins
    •The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, announced on 4 September 2019 that there will be consultation to align the retail price index (RPI) with CPIH (consumer price inflation including owner-occupied housing). The consultation will open on 11 March 2020.
    •Replacing RPI with CPIH without compensation would cut pensioners’ future income and could cost holders of index-linked gilts and other RPI-linked assets in excess of £100bn.
    •Jos Vermeulen, Head of Solution Design, will discuss the impact of such a move and highlight the action stakeholders can take ahead of the UK government’s consultation.
  • RIワールドアップデート・ウェビナー 気候変動対策への政策足並み、サステナブルファイナンスの世界では?
    RIワールドアップデート・ウェビナー 気候変動対策への政策足並み、サステナブルファイナンスの世界では?
    Responsible Investor Recorded: Jan 21 2020 32 mins
    RIワールドアップデート・ウェビナーは、主要国際会議などで討議されたキーポイントをデスクトップに直接お届けするセミナー形式のオンラインコンテンツです。コンテンツは全て日本語でお送りし、世界の責任投資、ESG、サステナブルファイナンスとサステナブル資本市場の展開について、知識を深めるお手伝いをします。



    1月21日火曜日 日本時間18:00 (30分)

    2019年は気候変動への危機感の高まりを示す、大規模な市民アクションが盛り上がった一方、年末のCOP25では足並みの揃わない国際情勢も印象づけられました。OECD事務次長河野正道氏をお迎えし、Responsible Investor への寄稿記事を元に、環境・サステナブルファイナンスの政策環境のこれまでと2020年に予見される発展についてお伺いします。



    スピーカー:
    OECD 事務次長 河野正道氏
  • Schroders' Emerging Market Equity quarterly review and outlook
    Schroders' Emerging Market Equity quarterly review and outlook
    Tom Wilson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Schroders Recorded: Jan 16 2020 43 mins
    Please join us for the first Schroders webinar of 2020 as we feature one of our flagship capabilities -- Emerging Market Equity -- and what investors can expect in the near term across the global EME universe.
  • Factor Insights: 2019 performance and the link between behavior & economic cycle
    Factor Insights: 2019 performance and the link between behavior & economic cycle
    For investors located in APAC, with Philip Lawlor, MD global markets research and Marlies van Boven, MD research & analytics Recorded: Jan 16 2020 24 mins
    Following the publication of FTSE Russell's quarterly 'Market Maps Factor Indicator' report in January, Philip Lawlor, managing director global markets research and Marlies van Boven, managing director, research & analytics will present its key findings and:

    • Review factor performance across the regions in 2019
    • Examine the link between the economic cycle and factor behaviour.

    In the live Q&A session that follows the presentation, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.
  • Factor Insights: 2019 performance and the link between economic cycle & behavior
    Factor Insights: 2019 performance and the link between economic cycle & behavior
    Webinar for investors in the Americas and Europe Recorded: Jan 15 2020 24 mins
    Following the publication of FTSE Russell's quarterly 'Market Maps Factor Indicator' report in January, Philip Lawlor, managing director global markets research and Marlies van Boven, managing director, research & analytics will present its key findings and:

    • Review factor performance across the regions in 2019
    • Examine the link between the economic cycle and factor behaviour

    In the live Q&A session that follows the presentation, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.
  • Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service - Quarterly Investment Update
    Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service - Quarterly Investment Update
    Simon Doherty, head of Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service (MPS Recorded: Jan 15 2020 47 mins
    Join Simon Doherty head of Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) and David Butler, Strategic Accounts Director on 15th January at 14:00 GMT as we discuss the performance of the MPS strategies over the quarter, summarise our recent activity and update on our current positioning and outlook for the New Year.
  • Introducing The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF
    Introducing The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF
    Purpose Investments & HANetf Recorded: Jan 14 2020 44 mins
    The Medical Cannabis sector is attracting huge attention from consumers, governments and investors. While US and Canadian investors have many options to gain exposure to this industry, European investors have had fewer options - until now.

    In this webinar, Purpose Investments and HANetf will discuss and take questions on:

    - The Changing Legal & Regulatory Landscape for Medical Cannabis
    - The Growth Opportunity and Investment Case
    - The Key Players & Companies in this Sector
    - Key Considerations for UCITS Investors
    - The Characteristics of CBDX: The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF
  • A Holistic Approach to Quality: Hyper-Testing & Lean Automation
    A Holistic Approach to Quality: Hyper-Testing & Lean Automation
    Naveen Srinivasan, Senior Consultant - Aspire Systems; Amir Rozenberg, AVP of Product Management - Sauce Labs Recorded: Jan 9 2020 60 mins
    This webinar, “A Holistic Approach to Quality: Hyper-Testing & Lean Automation” jointly conducted by Sauce Labs and Aspire Systems, will walk you through the capabilities of a unique agile testing strategy. It illustrates the importance of implementing quality engineering in an agile environment and briefs the holistic impact across multiple levels of an organization for improved ROI and decreased Cost of Quality (CoQ).

    Key Takeaways:
    •Why automated testing is critical to businesses looking to achieve their DevOps objectives
    •How progressive organizations are leveraging hyper-testing and lean automation to improve quality and accelerate innovation
    •How Hyper-Testing can simultaneously insulate your organization against risk while also encouraging exploration and innovation
  • Multi-manager Review and Outlook Q1 2020 | BMO GAM
    Multi-manager Review and Outlook Q1 2020 | BMO GAM
    Anthony Willis and Gary Potter Recorded: Jan 7 2020 38 mins
    We would be delighted if you could join Gary Potter and Anthony Willis from the BMO Multi-Manager People on 7th January at 11am for the first of our 2020 quarterly webinars..

    They will reflect on key stock and bond performance in 2019, as well as setting into context our BMO Multi Manager fund performance across both the Navigator and Lifestyle ranges. They will also peer into their crystal ball and highlight some of the key issues likely to influence the direction of asset class returns in 2020 as well as likely trends in the asset management industry.

    After reflecting on 2019 we’ll cast our eyes towards 2020, exploring some of the likely themes for economies and markets, highlighting how our portfolios are positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the coming year.
  • CIO Outlook for 2020
    CIO Outlook for 2020
    Robert J. Horrocks, PhD, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager Recorded: Jan 2 2020 10 mins
    Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, says there is reason for optimism in 2020. The strength of Asia's economies and China's ongoing capital market reforms are setting the stage for future growth.
  • 環境・サステナブルファイナンスの新たなパラダイムシフト?
    環境・サステナブルファイナンスの新たなパラダイムシフト?
    Responsible Investor Recorded: Dec 19 2019 32 mins
    RIワールドアップデート・ウェビナー
    環境・サステナブルファイナンスの新たなパラダイムシフト?
    ー2019年10月OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment から見えたもの

    12月19日木曜日 日本時間17:00 (30分)

    Responsible Investor 共同創業者ヒュー・ウィーランは、自身がアニメーターを務めた10月のOECD Forum on Green Finance and Investmentを受けて、「規制と経済を混ぜ合わすグリーンファイナンスのミキサーがついに回り出した」と表現しました。フォーラムの主要なポイントを元に、2019年のサステナブルファイナンスをめぐる政策・規制環境の変化を振り返り、日本市場にとっての意義を検討します。

    スピーカー:
    金融庁 チーフ・サステナブル・ファイナンス・オフィサー 池田賢志氏
    野村総合研究所 上級研究員 三井千絵氏

    協力:OECD、グリーンファイナンス・ネットワーク・ジャパン

    RIワールドアップデート・ウェビナーは、主要国際会議で討議されたキーポイントをデスクトップに直接お届けするオンラインセミナーです。コンテンツは全て日本語でお送りし、世界の責任投資、ESG、サステナブルファイナンスの展開について、知識を深めるお手伝いをします。
  • 2020 Global Outlook - Navigating the Year Ahead
    2020 Global Outlook - Navigating the Year Ahead
    HANetf, Jay Pelosky, CIO, TPW Investment Management, Kevin Carter, Founder & CIO, EMQQ Recorded: Dec 18 2019 45 mins
    As we approach the end of a decade, how should investors position portfolios in 2020?

    In this webinar, we address investor's questions such as:
    - Will continued low growth and inflation sustain the search for yield?
    - Will geopolitical overhangs, both in trade as well as Brexit, stabilise
    or fall apart?
    - Are US politics about to upset the apple cart?
    - What could surprise investors in 2020?

    And cover topics including:
    - Reflation 2020 – the big four signposts: global easing, global growth,
    US-China trade & global earnings
    - Looking to the past to guide the future. How the 1995, 1998 & 2016
    cycles can provide guidance for 2020
    - The consumer growth story – emerging markets and the digital
    revolution
    - The next billion shoppers - are internet and ecommerce sectors
    insulated from the US-China Trade War?
  • BMO UK Property Fund. End of year update: Looking forward to 2020
    BMO UK Property Fund. End of year update: Looking forward to 2020
    Guy Glover and Emma Gullifer Recorded: Dec 18 2019 29 mins
    Now that there is some clarity over the political situation, join Guy and Emma as they talk through the BMO UK Property Fund’s different approach and defensive positioning. They will provide their thoughts on the outlook for the property market in 2020, and what they are currently looking to acquire to add to the growth of the fund.
  • Webinar - Driving shareholder engagement through effective communications
    Webinar - Driving shareholder engagement through effective communications
    Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & Computershare Recorded: Dec 17 2019 57 mins
    All of our attention spans are getting shorter. For IR professionals and corporate secretaries, this means that shareholder communications preferences may be changing, with new digital and mobile channels offering different ways to get in touch with investors. These communication channels can help drive significant shareholder engagement, through social media, video content, chat bots, interactive proxy statements and other best practices.

    These communication channels can help drive significant shareholder engagement during the proxy process – in terms of driving shareholder participation in the proxy meeting and communicating key messages to shareholders. Digital media is also being used to transform the way that proxy statements are produced and presented.

    In this webinar we will discuss:

    •Trends in communication preferences and generational differences
    •Using social media and video to drive online shareholder engagement
    •How to create cohesion between online and in-person shareholder engagement
    •How proxy statements are evolving to become more interactive
    •How to use data to determine what’s resonating with your audience

    IR Magazine has partnered with Computershare to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Computershare will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Computershare. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine's privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Computershare’s privacy policy: www.computershare.com/privacy-policy
  • US small caps: will the consumer reign supreme in 2020?
    US small caps: will the consumer reign supreme in 2020?
    Bob Kaynor, CFA, Head of US Small and Midcap Equities, Schroders Recorded: Dec 17 2019 17 mins
    US equities in general were stand-outs in 2019, driven by a number of factors including strong consumer-led growth. Will this and other trends continue into 2020? Join us as Bob Kaynor looks at the state of the US consumer, and where investors may want to focus their US equity exposure as we enter the later stages of a 11+ year bull market market environment.
  • 5 Ways to Knockout Time from Your Oracle Subledger Reporting
    5 Ways to Knockout Time from Your Oracle Subledger Reporting
    Gregg van der Westhuizen Recorded: Dec 17 2019 51 mins
    Do you feel like your Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) financial and operational reporting is more complex and time-consuming than it should be? Are even supposedly simple drill-downs unnecessarily manual and difficult?

    If this sounds like you, watch this webinar where you can experience how Excel4apps Wands knocks Oracle reporting out in a head-to-head comparison of common financial and operational reporting tasks. See how you can easily reduce your reporting time by up to 70% and improve your data accuracy and security with a direct connection between Oracle EBS and Excel.

    Join Gregg van der Westhuizen, senior solution engineer, as he takes you through five rounds of easy productivity gains with examples from Procure to Pay and Invoice to Cash:

    Round 1 – Drill down to a live Account Analysis report in Excel to analyze subledgers
    Round 2 - Reconcile Accounts Payable trial balance to General Ledger
    Round 3 - Drill down to detail and compare transactions between General Ledger and Accounts Payable
    Round 4 - Use pre-built report templates to create refreshable intuitive Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable dashboards in Excel
    Round 5 - Deployment of reports to allow for team collaboration

    This is one show you won’t want to miss!
  • 2020 Investment Outlook
    2020 Investment Outlook
    [Asia-Pacific audience webinar] Philip Lawlor, managing director, global markets research, FTSE Russell Recorded: Dec 17 2019 32 mins
    Global Markets Research, FTSE Russell.
    (Webinar for investors based in the APAC region)

    In this 30-minute webinar, Philip Lawlor, managing director, global markets research at FTSE Russell, will discuss some of the risks confronting investors in 2020, before addressing questions via a live Q&A with webinar participants.

    Key discussion points:

    • Reviewing 2019’s global equity and bond market performance, in the context of a deteriorating macroeconomic backdrop.
    • Appraising the current economic, profit, valuation and financial conditions market drivers.
    • Exploring what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020.
  • Will Trade Deal Bring Holiday Cheer?
    Will Trade Deal Bring Holiday Cheer?
    Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist Recorded: Dec 16 2019 19 mins
    After almost two years of tariffs and market turmoil, the U.S. and China concluded the first phase of a trade deal. Will this lift the uncertainty that slowed corporate capital expenditure in both countries and reassure global markets? Will both countries now reassess the future of their longer term bilateral relationship?

    Please join Matthews Asia Investment Strategist Andy Rothman for an interactive discussion on:

    •Key takeaways from the Phase One deal
    •The near-term impact for global investors
    •The 2020 outlook for China's economy
    •Prospects for future trade talks and the U.S.–China relationship
  • How to Harness Your Selling Power in Europe & Exceed Revenue Expectations
    How to Harness Your Selling Power in Europe & Exceed Revenue Expectations
    Timmy Nielsen, Product Marketing Manager, GoCardless Recorded: Dec 16 2019 43 mins
    Expanding into Europe poses its own set of challenges - Multiple languages, local regulations, complex VAT scenarios and a unique set of compliance rules. Learn how to tackle all this to exceed revenue expectations in Europe.

    Key takeaways from this webinar include:
    - Nuances of the European market and transforming your billing to accommodate them
    - The 8 dimensions of payments you need to sell successfully in Europe
    - Understanding PSD2, and what it means to your SaaS business
    - Staying on top of EU-VAT and compliance regulations in Europe
    - And more!
  • A look into 2020
    A look into 2020
    Tim Middleton, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Pensions Management Institute Recorded: Dec 13 2019 6 mins
    Tim Middleton, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Pensions Management Institute takes a look at the key issues for pensions going into 2020, such as when we will see the next pensions bill, as well as developments for auto-enrolment & trustees.
  • Daniel Mcdonagh discusses elevated valuations
    Daniel Mcdonagh discusses elevated valuations
    Daniel Mcdonagh Recorded: Dec 13 2019 8 mins
    Daniel McDonagh discusses whether there is any justification for the current high valuation levels that we see in the equity and sovereign bond markets. He also discusses potential triggers that could cause a correction.
  • Gervais Williams - UK General Election Special
    Gervais Williams - UK General Election Special
    Gervais Williams Recorded: Dec 13 2019 29 mins
    In this webinar, Head of Equities, Gervais Williams, will discuss the outcome of this week's General Election and what it means for the UK market.
  • GMP Equalisation
    GMP Equalisation
    Judith Fish, Dalriada Professional Trustee Recorded: Dec 13 2019 6 mins
    Judith Fish, Dalriada Professional Trustee tells us why GMP Equalisation is so important & how it might develop over the next few months.
  • Enhancing QA Strategy to Achieve Agile Quality Engineering
    Enhancing QA Strategy to Achieve Agile Quality Engineering
    Katie Kavanaugh, QA Director - Mansfield , Vasanth Manickam, Technical Test Manager- Aspire Systems Jan 23 2020 10:00 am UTC 46 mins
    The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how choosing the right Agile Program Framework influences Quality Engineering and Testing. It also briefs how it plays a pivotal role in adding value to the IT landscape of Mansfield.

    Key Takeaways

    •Approach to handling quality through the right combination of Strategical and Tactical Testing
    •How to leverage test automation to help the entire agile process
    •Continuous learning and proactive planning to minimize defects
    •Aligning QA vision abreast the futuristic needs of the business
    •Implementing continuous improvement and assurance that the Agile Program Framework remains relevant
  • Challenging and new data areas the “S” and the “G”: ESG Data Part 3
    Challenging and new data areas the “S” and the “G”: ESG Data Part 3
    Responsible Investor Jan 23 2020 1:30 pm UTC 75 mins
    The third webinar in this series will focus on how corporate data collection metrics, inclusions and exclusions, affect the weighting of governance and social indicators used by investors in determining the market value of a company. The webinar will also review how legal change is affecting the ability of companies to engage with investors and create common ground in the understanding and use of social and governance data.

    Questions for discussion may include:

    How are companies “S” and “G” data determined by investors when specific metrics are not available, comparable or consistent? What role can investors play in ensuring transparency through their engagement strategies?

    What are the challenges companies face generally and particularly in responding to new legislation requiring them to update their data identification and collection processes?

    How can companies improve the communication of their corporate governance structures, policies, and business practices to investor audiences?

    ESG applicable metrics for a number of areas e.g., for supply chain management, diversity and inclusion, ethical sourcing, plastics, and human capital, are still being developed. In the absence of comparable and clear metrics, how can companies be appropriately assessed by investors?

    How effective do investors and companies feel the New Corporate Governance Code and the New Stewardship Code has been in helping to improve engagement on “S” and “G” data?


    Speakers:
    Gema Esteban Garrido, ESG Reporting and Investor Manager, Telefonica
    Victor Riega, Senior Sustainability Engagement Manager
    Youri Lie, Senior Manager Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
    Kimon Demetriades, ESG Analyst, Allianz Global Investors

    Moderator: Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor
  • Expert Analysis on ServiceNow New York: Mobile, DevOps & Predictive Intelligence
    Expert Analysis on ServiceNow New York: Mobile, DevOps & Predictive Intelligence
    Sreeni Yallasir, Sr. ServiceNow Architect; Raghav Udupi, Sr. ServiceNow Architect; Stephen Makowski, ServiceNow Consultant Jan 28 2020 3:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Although ServiceNow has already established itself as an industry leader leveraging its powerful modules and applications, they constantly expand their existing capabilities through new releases. ServiceNow’s latest release “New York” has been launched recently with multiple new features and products. In this webinar, we will conduct an expert analysis on new features and products from the New York release.

    Key takeaways from this session include:

    - Now Mobile App, Agent Mobile App, and Mobile Onboarding App
    - Transform the IT experience with ServiceNow DevOps
    - Guided App Creator
    - Integration Hub: Powerful Integrations & Workflow Automation
    - Predictive Intelligence
    - ITOM : Operational Intelligence
    - Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    - Other new features on, SAM, PA, Service Portal and more
  • Why Your Source-to-Pay-Process Loses Money
    Why Your Source-to-Pay-Process Loses Money
    Josh Morrison, Solutions Specialist, Business Development, PRGX Jan 28 2020 6:30 pm UTC 56 mins
    Many challenges exist throughout the Source-to-Pay (S2P) cycle. Companies are constantly challenged to find new efficiencies, identify leakage points to capture savings, and strategize around new profit-driving and growth opportunities.

    In this webinar, you will hear about the real keys to successfully managing your S2P processes, and the strategies and techniques that can be used by any organization to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

    In this webinar, our Global Director of Solution Consulting, Josh Morrison and Former CPO of UPS, Gary Kallenbach speak on how the best companies in the world optimize their S2P process.
  • Why operational excellence in payments is critical to your future success
    Why operational excellence in payments is critical to your future success
    FinTech Futures & Red Hat Jan 29 2020 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Improving your operational efficiency is on the forefront of competitive advantages. And it’s your leadership that is helping you thrive in this hyperconnected world. But could you be doing more? Should you be considering different approaches?

    Join us for this virtual firechat chat from Sibos with Red Hat and FinTech Futures and learn:

    •Steps taken to improve the design of their payment operational processing
    •Strategic tips and lessons learned in building and executing payments strategy
    •How technology that simplifies complexity can also help create a more agile culture?
  • Sustainability Materiality: ESG Data Part 4
    Sustainability Materiality: ESG Data Part 4
    Responsible Investor Jan 29 2020 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The fourth and final webinar in this series will focus on defining materiality, consistency in application, ranking and focus of issues. It will cover the role and application of material risk in enterprise and societal risk assessment.


    Questions for discussion may include:
    Do material issues identified in sustainability assessments give a fair and true view of non-financial risks?
    What are the best standards to define materiality that ensure equanimity for all stakeholders?
    How does a company ensure that wider societal issues are also considered and appropriately prioritised?
    How can companies and investors encourage a forward-thinking approach to these material issues?
    How can greater consistency in the application of ESG materiality be developed?
    In what ways can companies create greater visibility on evolving, longer term issues?
    How can the results of materiality assessments provide focus and opportunity for corporates to respond to longer term material issues?
    What are the ways investors can incentivise companies to follow a broader sustainability agenda?

    Speakers:
    Alan McGill, Global Head of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance, PWC
    Ekaterina Hardin, Analyst, Sector Lead, Extractives & Minerals Processing, SASB
    Anita McBain, Head of Responsible Investment, M&G Investments
    Lisa Epifani, ESG Engagement Manager, Chevron
    Kris Frederickson, Manager, Sustainability Disclosure & Stakeholder Engagement, Suncor Energy
    Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Non-Financial Reporting Polymetal

    Moderator:
    Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor
  • Central banks, ESG integration & the future of green monetary policy
    Central banks, ESG integration & the future of green monetary policy
    Responsible Investor Feb 5 2020 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    To kick-off 2020, RI is bringing together global central banking leaders to consider how ESG and climate risk integration into central banking and monetary policy could influence the investment decision-making of global investors.

    Join the debate on how investors can respond to green monetary policy and a new wave of action on climate targets from the world’s central bankers in the 2020s. Hear from the experts on what’s in store for 2020 as central banks and prudential regulators ramp up action on climate risk and sustainable finance.

    This webinar is a chance for the global investment community to better understand what’s in store and to discuss investor responses to the greening of central bank balance sheets.

    Speakers

    Serafín Martínez Jaramillo, Senior Financial Researcher, CEMLA, Financial System Risk Analysis, Banco de México

    Romain Svartzman, Economist, Sustainable Finance Division, Banque de France

    Dr Ulrich Voz, Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS

    Ulf Erlandsson, CIO, Diem Green Credit

    Moderator

    Vibeka Mair, Journalist, Responsible Investor
    ...

    Background

    As fiscal policy makers and macroprudential regulators within the Network for Greening the Financial System get down to business, investors are waking up to the potential for climate-aligned monetary policy that could nudge economies towards alignment with the net zero emissions targets committed to in the Paris Agreement.
  • Accessing the Taiwanese equity market via an ESG index
    Accessing the Taiwanese equity market via an ESG index
    Alex Chen, Ph.D., CFA (FTSE Russell), Frank H. Lin (Yuanta Securities) Feb 6 2020 10:30 am UTC 35 mins
    With the growing demand, both in Asia and globally, for ESG considerations to be integrated into investment strategies, FTSE Russell has partnered with Taiwan Index Plus Corp. (TIP) to develop the first domestic Taiwan benchmark using the FTSE ESG Ratings and Data model.

    The FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index is designed to measure the performance of companies on the Taiwan Stock Exchange that meet the globally recognised ESG inclusion standards used by the FTSE4Good Index Series.

    How can investors access the Taiwanese market while incorporating sustainable investment considerations?

    Join experts from FTSE Russell and Yuanta Funds as they discuss the cutting-edge methodology behind the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index and the potential benefits of investing in the Taiwanese market via an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).

    Speakers:
    Alex Chen, Associate Director, Research & Analytics, FTSE Russell
    Frank Lin, Senior Manager, Index and Quantitative Investment, Yuanta Funds

    For more information about the index, please visit https://www.ftserussell.com/products/indices/ftse4good

    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional/institutional investors in Europe and/or jurisdictions where Yuanta Securities' products are approved for distribution. ***
  • ESG integration: investment constraint or alpha opportunity?
    ESG integration: investment constraint or alpha opportunity?
    Responsible Investor and Refinitiv Feb 12 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will assess ESG data integration by global investors in managing risks and creating alpha across portfolios. The discussion will dig into Refinitiv’s ESG database covering more than 7,000 public companies across all markets to consider how investors are able to use this information across asset classes to boost returns and manage risk.

    As pressure grows for the integration of ESG factors into company valuation and sustainable and impact investing continues to attract more assets, the call to investors and corporates to address ESG data quality, consistency and accuracy becomes louder. Within these global trends, can ESG scores cut through the noise and boost long-term returns?

    Join us for this expert update on the state of the art in ESG integration across asset classes.

    Speakers

    Hugh Smith, Director, ESG, Investment Management, Americas, Refinitiv

    Gautam Dhingra, Founder and CEO, High Pointe Capital Management

    Christopher J. Olson, Principal and Portfolio Manager, High Pointe Capital Management
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    The third-party risk is taken seriously only after increased incidents related to vendors and regulators focusing on supplier risk. In this webinar, our experts will conduct an in-depth analysis on ServiceNow GRC’s Vendor Risk Management. They will also suggest ideas on how to overcome traditional vendor risk management challenges through an automated less time-consuming approach.

    Key takeaways from the webinar includes:

    • Obtain timely and reliable information across your vendor
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    • Leverage Vendor Portal to streamline interaction
    • Automate vendor assessments and risk scoring
    • Drive issues to closure with a consistent remediation process
    • Monitor, Prioritize and Automate Response to Third-Party Risk
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    In the next installment of PRGX’s Retail Webinar Series, learn how PRGX’s Merchandise Margin Improvement (MMI) solution attacks this margin leakage problem by using modern technologies and a big-data approach.

    Listeners will come away with information on how their companies could reduce COGS, increase working capital, and gain insights into the following value-enriching opportunities:

    - Item-Level Quick Wins
    - Compliance Programs
    - Data-led Negotiations
    - Margin Management Enhancements
    - Mergers & Acquisitions
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    Procuring materials and indirect services involves ever-greater complexities in the global supply chain and risks that can impact profits. Organizations devote significant time and effort to negotiating complex supplier contracts, however; once contracts are in place, often customers assume they’re getting the value that they were promised. A disciplined approach to contract compliance testing extracts the greatest business insights and helps recover lost profits.

    In the next installment of PRGX’s Retail Webinar Series, learn how PRGX’s Contract Compliance program applies unmatched data mining technologies and specialized global resources to conduct supplier audits and maximize the return on your hard-fought supplier contracts.

    Listeners will come away with the understanding of how a comprehensive Contract Compliance audit program can:

    - Be considered a best practice in supplier governance among best-in-class organizations
    - Identify and recover negotiated savings in strategic supplier contracts
    - Provide actionable opportunities for business insights and future cost avoidance
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    Procuring materials and indirect services involves ever-greater complexities in the global supply chain and risks that can impact profits. Organisations devote significant time and effort to negotiating complex supplier contracts, however; once contracts are in place, often customers assume they’re getting the value that they were promised. Through the forensic audit of a contract and examples of a good audits right clause, the importance and often under-estimated revenue benefits of a contract compliance program will be outlined.

    In this webinar, attendees will learn 5 tips for best practices when renegotiating supplier contracts:

    1.Get the language right
    2.Make sure both parties understand and acknowledge the commercial terms
    3.Accountability and responsibility
    4.Strong Governance
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    In this webinar, we explore:

    1. How to extract more benefits by engaging in detailed audits
    2. How to increase the value of your audit by increasing the scope
    3. How to manage an audit in a global company
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