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    • Fintech: Good and Bad News for Inclusive Sustainable Finance
      Fintech: Good and Bad News for Inclusive Sustainable Finance Hazel Henderson (FRSA) Recorded: Aug 22 2016 5:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • This presentation, FINTECH: Good and Bad News for Inclusive Sustainable Finance, will explore issues surrounding the rapid deployment of computerized electronic platforms, cryptocurrencies and algorithms now disrupting legacy financial firms and their models.

      Good News: this disruption was long overdue and welcome where it overturns inefficient, inequitable, over-priced services, democratizing lending, investment, banking, payments, remittance and widens easy availability of transactions. Widespread adoption of Blockchain-based distributed ledgers offer closer monitoring of financial ethics and performance. Bad News: this electronic, information-rich disruption of legacy finance ranges from algorithmic high-frequency trading (HFT) we explored for the UN Inquiry (2015) to the rapid co-option and buyouts of companies in the FINTECH 100 by the big legacy banks; the excessive run-up in pre-IPO valuations, focusing on big wins, short-term profits – evidence of the same excesses and unsustainable practices needing reform. Even the ingenious market-based reform in IEX’s platform’s technological designed “speed bump” which levels the playing field for investors also can be subverted to extort fees by unscrupulous firms. Vulnerability, internet and spectrum capacity as well as security issues need attention.

      While FINTECH offers so many opportunities for reforming and democratizing finance, the race is on to own and control these disruptive firms and their profits. Steering FINTECH firms toward globally inclusive, sustainable development goals as in the UN’s SDGs must now be built in. Ethical standards are key in optimal systemic design. How best to measure their social and environmental impacts, performance metrics and accounting, and monitor prudential architecture at global and national levels? How can we help design FINTECH for inclusive sustainable finance and markets?

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    • The Sustainable Development Goals: A new tool for putting value on values?
      The Sustainable Development Goals: A new tool for putting value on values? Responsible Investor & Thomson Reuters Recorded: Nov 8 2017 2:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The Sustainable Development Goals: A new tool for putting value on values?
      Wednesday 8th November, 9:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET

      • The SDGs are 17 aspirational Global Goals launched in 2015 that are gaining traction amongst investors, companies and policy-makers
      • Some of the world’s leading investors have started to allocate capital to the SDGs, recognising a new way to identify and unlock value
      • New products such as funds and indices themed around the SDGs are in the pipeline or in development
      • The SDGs: a new language you need to learn!

      Speakers:
      Xander den Uyl, Board of Trustees, ABP
      Christopher Greenwald, Executive Director, Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management
      Carly Greenberg, Senior ESG Analyst, Walden Asset Management
      Tim Nixon, Head of Sustainability, Thomson Reuters

      Moderator: Daniel Brooksbank, Editor, Responsible Investor

      This webinar is presented in partnership with Thomson Reuters

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    • Steering FinTech towards Sustainable Development & Green Economies
      Steering FinTech towards Sustainable Development & Green Economies Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., (FRSA) Recorded: Dec 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 31 mins
    • In 2015, the United Nations’ 195 member countries adopted their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to the global transition from the fossil-fueled industrial Era to low-carbon, knowledge-richer, green economies. This requires reforming incumbent finance and democratizing such services to drive this global transition toward accessible green technologies, jobs and infrastructure. While FINTECH companies can power this transition, few have embraced the potential of this next stage of human development. Too many FINTECH startups are being acquired by incumbent banks or coopted to serve narrow interests and conventional profit-maximizing.

      •Many block-chain based patents have been filed by Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, as well as similar initiatives by Barclay’s, UBS, Santander, along with venture capital investors. Over 50 major financial institutions see FINTECH as cutting their internal costs by up to $20 billion annually by 2020.
      •Will FINTECH no longer be disrupting incumbent financial giants – but serving them by merely “paving their legacy cow paths” (i.e., back-office systems, records, transfers, loans, remittances)?
      •Or will FINTECH adopt higher goals and independent values beyond Wall Street’s worst greed and self-interest? Will they join the global transition to more sharing, accessible, cleaner, greener, sustainable economies for our common future?

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    • SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
      SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES Responsible-Investor.com Recorded: May 3 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Responsible Investor presents a series of four webinars focused on the SDGs (Sustainable development Goals).

      This second webinar in the series will focus on how investors can make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

      The SDGs - officially know as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" – are 17 aspirational Global Goals.

      They have generated unprecedented interest from investors, companies and policy-makers and could be a pivotal moment for responsible investment.

      Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of webinars dedicated to the SDGs that will drill down into some of the key issues and highlight the main points.

      The SDGs could be a game-changer for responsible investment.

      SDG Webinar Series:

      APR 19 - SDG Webinar Series: OVERVIEW
      MAY 03 - SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
      MAY 10 - SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY
      MAY 17 - SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER

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    • How the finance function can support STPs
      How the finance function can support STPs Dr Oliver Bernath, Partner, PwC Recorded: Jun 20 2016 1:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • In conjunction with PwC this webinar will provide an overview of how the finance function can support strategic and transformation plans (STPs).

      Health and care systems are asked to come together to create their own ambitious local blueprints for implementing the Five Year Forward View. 44 footprint areas have been defined that will bring local health and care leaders and organisations and communities together for improved health, care and finances over the next five years. STPs are the single application and approval process for transformation funding for 2017/18 onwards that should be a genuine enabler for whole system transformation.

      This webinar will discuss the practical support that finance professionals can provide to deliver a financially sustainable STP. PwC will present a range of observations and lessons to implement financially successful STPs that has been gained from working with their clients.

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    • Tele-consultation at scale - supporting sustainable health economies
      Tele-consultation at scale - supporting sustainable health economies Sheenagh Powell, DoF, Andrew Copley, Deputy DoF, Dr Richard Pope & Ann Wagner from Airedale NHS FT Recorded: Nov 26 2012 11:30 am UTC 60 mins
    • The economy and demographic trends indicate that we cannot continue to work as we do. The system needs to change as the current one is not viable. The webinar will be a review of 7years experience of delivering telemedicine in the form of tele-consultation in several sectors; prisons, nursing and care homes, patients own homes, hospices, GP surgeries and remote consultations. It will explain the different forms of telemedicine to clarify what this model is and could be and what it is not. It will look at the financial and clinical issues regarding tele-consultation and how when implemented at scale it can offer significant benefits for a sustainable local health economy.

      It will demonstrate how it can:

      • Improve the quality of care and patient experience

      • Save on admissions and A&E attendances

      • Save clinical time

      • Save money for commissioners

      • Balanced by savings for providers

      The webinar will also cover the benefits and challenges of implementation

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    • A global ‘stock-take’ on where we’re at regarding environmental reporting
      A global ‘stock-take’ on where we’re at regarding environmental reporting Responsible Investor & ISS Ethix Recorded: Sep 6 2017 1:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • A global ‘stock-take’ on where we’re at regarding environmental reporting

      Post the TCFD report and evolving country and EU regulatory moves: what are investors actually expected to do now on assessing and communicating climate risk exposure?
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      • A changing world of compliance
      The world of climate reporting is moving fast and investors need to understand what their responsibilities are in multiple jurisdictions and how climate data can best serve them.

      • Hard vs soft law
      Countries including France, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland and the US state of California have introduced a variety of hard and soft laws. TCFD is voluntary and the EU’s plans look likely to be so also: what’s an investor supposed to do?

      • How to?
      Investors need guidance and takeaways for action.

      • Trump v the States?
      What does the evolution mean for US investors in the light of the US government’s withdrawal from Paris and California and other states’ counter moves?

      • What’s expected versus what’s possible?
      Investor leadership in times of compliance requirements.
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      Speakers:
      Robin Edme, Senior Policy Officer Green and Sustainable Finance, European Commission
      Dr. Maximilian Horster, Managing Director, ISS Ethix Climate Change Solutions
      Christina Olivecrona, Sustainability Analyst, AP2

      Moderator:
      Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor

      Presented by: Responsible Investor & ISS Ethix

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    • Partnerships for Recovery:Developing clinical/financial sustainable MH services
      Partnerships for Recovery:Developing clinical/financial sustainable MH services Sarah Rose, Phil Morgan & Sarah Wright Recorded: Jan 15 2015 10:00 am UTC 61 mins
    • Following on from the HFMA’s Mental Health Faculty Forum in November which focused on approaches for achieving financially and clinically sustainable services, we are delighted to announce this upcoming seminar which will continue the theme.

      This webinar will focus on the journey of the project, the key lessons learnt and the considerable achievements to date including

      • Partnership working: increased the scope and levels of sophistication of partnership working between people with lived experience and professional staff, increasing understanding of the importance of expertise by experience

      • Hidden Talents: for statutory staff within NHS Dorset who have lived experience and are involved in challenging stigma and looking at how people can use their experiences within their work

      • Lived experience mentors for psychiatrists: a pilot project where people who have accessed the service are coaching psychiatrists on how to work in more recovery orientated ways

      • Peer Specialists: continuing to develop peer specialist posts (people with lived experience working in NHS teams modelling recovery)

      • Recovery Education Centre (REC): offers co-produced and co-delivered sessions focusing on how to manage your own or support someone else's recovery. The REC has over 1600 students and has recorded impressive feedback

      • Personal Health Budget (PHB): the WaRP in partnership with the CCG are an NHS England demonstrator site exploring how PHBs can reduce inpatient admissions and improve personalisation of services.

      Presented by Sarah Rose, Operations Manager at Dorset Mental Health Forum, Phil Morgan, Lead for Recovery and Social Inclusion, Mental Health Directorate & Sarah Wright, Associate Director of Finance from Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

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    • Looking Ahead to the 2018 PRI Reporting Cycle
      Looking Ahead to the 2018 PRI Reporting Cycle Responsible Investor + ISS-Ethix Recorded: Nov 16 2017 4:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Looking Ahead to the 2018 PRI Reporting Cycle
      16th November 2017
      11:00 AM EST | 8:00 AM PST | 4:00 PM GMT | 5:00 PM CET

      Join this one hour webinar discussing the complexities of PRI signatory reporting and emerging trends investors should consider in fulfilling client mandates and meeting their active ownership responsibilities.


      Confirmed Speakers:
      • Elina Rolfe, Head of Reporting and Assessment, PRI
      • Adrie Heinsbroek, Head of Responsible Investment, NN Investment Partners
      • Bruce M. Kahn, PhD, Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management
      • Ulrika Hasselgren, Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & ESG Integration, ISS 
       
      Moderated by Tony Hay, Publisher, Responsible Investor

      This webinar is in partnership with ISS-Ethix

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    • Integrating ESG into your passive strategy
      Integrating ESG into your passive strategy Responsible Investor & FTSE Russell Recorded: Nov 14 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • This webinar will discuss ESG integration into passive investing and smart beta strategies. The world of index-based investing is in flux as ESG integration into passive is on course to become the norm for new mandates as we enter the era of “Smart Sustainability”.

      DISCUSSION TOPICS:
      • The why - rationale from major asset owners on integrating ESG into passive strategies
      • Global developments - ESG, sustainability metrics and indexes
      • Smart Sustainability - bringing together ESG with smart beta factors
      • The challenges - corporate disclosure and access to data
      • Corporate engagement - passive funds/indexes driving changes in corporate behavior
      • The action and implementation - the pension fund perspective
      • Live Q&A with the audience members

      SPEAKERS:
      David Harris, Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell
      Mark Thompson, CIO, HSBC Bank UK Pension Scheme
      Maurice Versaevel, Investment Strategist, PGGM
      Moderated by Daniel Brooksbank, Editor, Responsible-Investor.com

      This webinar is in partnership with FTSE Russell

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    • The New World Order for ESG investing: Trends and Prospects
      The New World Order for ESG investing: Trends and Prospects Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research Recorded: Jul 11 2017 10:00 am UTC 42 mins
    • ESG, or responsible investing, has increasingly become a prevalent topic of conversation for investors, especially over the past 3 years. $21 trillion of assets are now invested in ESG or sustainable strategies globally in aggregate. Asset owners are becoming more and more aware of sustainability issues and their perception of responsibility for stewardship.

      Michael Lewis is a Managing Director, Head of ESG Thematic Research for Deutsche Asset Management and is based in London. He joined the Company in 1990. Prior to his current role, Michael was Global Head of Commodities Research in the Corporate Banking & Securities division. Before this, he was a G10 FX strategist and Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. Michael began his career as a research analyst covering Global Macro & Rates research at Morgan Grenfell

      Michael holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc (Econ) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.

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    • SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER
      SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER Responsible-Investor.com Recorded: May 17 2017 1:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Responsible Investor presents a series of four webinars focused on the SDGs (Sustainable development Goals).

      This fourth webinar in the series will focus on how to invest in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture..

      The SDGs - officially know as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" – are 17 aspirational Global Goals.

      They have generated unprecedented interest from investors, companies and policy-makers and could be a pivotal moment for responsible investment.

      Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of webinars dedicated to the SDGs that will drill down into some of the key issues and highlight the main points.

      The SDGs could be a game-changer for responsible investment.

      SDG Webinar Series:

      APR 19 - SDG Webinar Series: OVERVIEW
      MAY 03 - SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
      MAY 10 - SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY
      MAY 17 - SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER

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    • SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY
      SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY Responsible-Investor.com Recorded: May 10 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Responsible Investor presents a series of four webinars focused on the SDGs (Sustainable development Goals).

      This third webinar in the series will focus on how investors can achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

      The SDGs - officially know as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" – are 17 aspirational Global Goals.

      They have generated unprecedented interest from investors, companies and policy-makers and could be a pivotal moment for responsible investment.

      Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of webinars dedicated to the SDGs that will drill down into some of the key issues and highlight the main points.

      The SDGs could be a game-changer for responsible investment.

      SPEAKERS:
      Pelle Pedersen, Head of Responsible Investment, PKA Pension
      Ulrika Danielson, Head of Communications/Coordinator of Corporate Governance, AP2
      Junwei Hafner-Cai, Co-Portfolio Manager, RobecoSAM


      HOST:
      Vibeka Mair, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

      SDG Webinar Series:

      APR 19 - SDG Webinar Series: OVERVIEW
      MAY 03 - SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
      MAY 10 - SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY
      MAY 17 - SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER

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