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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?
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
Recorded Nov 8 2017 58 mins
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  • The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry Apr 30 2018 1:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor & MSCI
    Managing risk on two sides: The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry

    【How ESG factors are influencing risk assessments: climate change, capital modelling and extreme events】
    · How are recent weather-related events, which are being linked to climate change, changing insurance pricing, coverage and market sentiment? Are ‘extreme’ events no longer so extreme?
    · What are the major ESG factors now that are influencing underwriting and capital provision at insurers?
    · Tightening regulation on ESG issues and its impact on the insurance industry.
    · Is the historical data available to utilise ESG factors as a performance predictor or gauge of risk quality?
    · The development of new ESG risk-specific insurance products. Differences in the above trends globally.

    【Divestment, investment and the move to ESG benchmarking】
    · Why are insurers getting on the front foot around divestment in areas such as coal or tobacco?
    · Insurers as investors: how this asset owner sector is shaping its long-term allocations with ESG factors in mind.
    · What are the investment tools insurers are using to do so?

    SPEAKERS
    Axel Zehren, CFO, Allianz Investment Management
    Michael Bruch, Head of Emerging Trends and the ESG department in Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS)
    Butch Bacani, Programme Leader, UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
    Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI

    MODERATOR: Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
  • European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 3/3 SUSTAINABILITY DEFINITIONS Recorded: Feb 28 2018 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    European Sustainable Investment Policy

    •The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG)
    •The European Commission’s policy objectives

    Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of three webinars focused on European sustainable investment policy in the context of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) and the stated objectives of EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.

    This is a crucial time for EU policy on ESG. But how will it affect you… and your clients?

    With Europe looking at investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green financing incentives, ‘the HLEG-effect’ will be far-reaching.

    The series will feature senior figures from the EU, leading market participants and expert analysts.

    European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 3/3 SUSTAINABILITY DEFINITIONS

    There is also a plan to create a common language and classification system for sustainable investments. This ‘taxonomy’ will impact the investment landscape and could foster the construction of green portfolios: but what will it look like and who will oversee it?

    Speakers:
    - Eila Kreivi, Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank
    - Yao Wang, Professor and Director General, International Institute of Green Finance, Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
    - David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group, Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell

    Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
  • European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 2/3 GREEN BANKING INCENTIVES Recorded: Feb 20 2018 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    European Sustainable Investment Policy

    • The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG)
    • The European Commission’s policy objectives

    Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of three webinars focused on European sustainable investment policy in the context of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) and the stated objectives of EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.

    This is a crucial time for EU policy on ESG. But how will it affect you… and your clients?

    With Europe looking at investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green financing incentives, ‘the HLEG-effect’ will be far-reaching.

    The series will feature senior figures from the EU, leading market participants and expert analysts.

    European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 2/3 GREEN BANKING INCENTIVES

    The most controversial idea that has been floated is for banks to get lower capital charges if they invest in green projects and companies. This throws up a lot of questions, not least the role of securitisation and the broader implications for responsible investment.

    Speakers:
    Raymond Frenken, Head of Communications & CSR, European Banking Federation
    Sini Matikainen, Policy Analyst at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
    Alberto Postigo, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investor Service
    Marie Louise Andersen, Policy Advisor, the European Mortgage Federation-European Covered Bond Council

    Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
  • European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 1/3 MANDATES / FIDUCIARY DUTY Recorded: Feb 14 2018 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    European Sustainable Investment Policy

    • The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG)
    • The European Commission’s policy objectives

    Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of three webinars focused on European sustainable investment policy in the context of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) and the stated objectives of EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.

    This is a crucial time for EU policy on ESG. But how will it affect you… and your clients?

    With Europe looking at investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green financing incentives, ‘the HLEG-effect’ will be far-reaching.

    The series will feature senior figures from the EU, leading market participants and expert analysts.


    European Sustainable Investment Policy: Series 1/3 MANDATES / FIDUCIARY DUTY

    Mandates are the anchors of the investment chain and the European Commission is proposing to integrate sustainability into the duties of asset managers. This presents a pivotal moment for ESG and we will drill down into all the implications. What would a pan-European set of investor duties mean in practice – and is it even possible?

    Speakers:
    Eleni Choidas, European Policy Officer, ShareAction
    Raj Thamotheram, Founder & Chair, Preventable Surprises
    Elodie Feller, Programme Lead, Investment, UNEP FI
    Will Martindale, Head of Policy, PRI

    Moderator: Daniel Brooksbank, Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Looking Ahead to the 2018 PRI Reporting Cycle Recorded: Nov 16 2017 61 mins
    Responsible Investor + ISS-Ethix
    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
  • Integrating ESG into your passive strategy Recorded: Nov 14 2017 60 mins
    Responsible Investor & FTSE Russell
    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
  • Flexecutives anonymous Recorded: Nov 13 2017 32 mins
    Executive Shift
    Flexecutives anonymous. For Flexecutives with Sally Bridgeland and the Executive Shift panel.
    If you’re a flexecutive, join Sally Bridgeland in an ”agony aunt” session to discuss your personal dilemmas and challenges. We’ll help you “come out” as a flexecutive and become a role model for others around you.

    Sally Bridgeland
    Sally founded Executive Shift at about the time she was named by Timewise as one of their 2013 Power Part Timers. She was the first group leader at BP to work part-time when she joined them in 2008, working a three-day equivalent week as the Chief Executive Officer of their UK pension fund. She now has a portfolio of directorships and trusteeships and a teenage son. She lives in Dulwich and works in a variety of offices, trains and cafes.
  • Dispelling the myths about flexible working Recorded: Nov 13 2017 45 mins
    Executive Shift
    Dispelling the myths about flexible working. For Flexangels with Jenny Ockwell and the Executive Shift panel.

    Jenny Ockwell, Executive Shift Trustee, diversity and flexible working enthusiast will draw on her experience working in asset management organisations to do some myth-busting about working flexibly. Do join us to add some of your own and discuss the practical steps that you can take to lay them to rest.


    Jenny Ockwell
    Jenny has worked full-time, but flexibly, in a number of asset management companies over her 20 year career in the city. She is a member of the Diversity Project’s (www.diversityproject.com) Advisory Board and ‘owner’ of the DP Flexible Working steering committee. She lives in a small town in the smallest county in the UK and is married with 2 wonderful (but exhausting!) autistic boys.
  • Lessons learned from return to work programmes Recorded: Nov 13 2017 46 mins
    Executive Shift
    Lessons learned from return to work programmes: what can everyone do differently? For Flexperts and their advisers with Sarah Fuell and the Executive Shift panel.

    Sarah Fuell, popular speaker from the Executive Shift Flexangels breakfast series draws on her experience of return to work programmes to illustrate how different organisations do things differently and highlight things which could be done to make them more effective.

    Sarah Fuell
    Sarah has had an extensive and broad career in the Financial Markets spanning 30 years within Tier 1 Investment Banking, predominately in Europe and Asia. She has solid experience of trading, regulatory, technological, operational and technical aspects of ever changing markets. After a break from the financial markets Sarah completed the Credit Suisse Return to Work Program in 2015 and the JPMorgan ReEntry Program in 2016. This lead her to establish 'The Working Company', a consultancy company that focuses on career coaching for those wishing to return to the workforce after a career break and for companies looking to develop their own 'Return Programmes’.
  • What are the barriers to making flexible working work in the workplace? Recorded: Nov 13 2017 44 mins
    Executive Shift
    What are the barriers to making flexible working work in the workplace? How can HR help? 

    John Preston, Executive Shift Trustee will lead a discussion on the barriers to flexible working. Are policy or regulatory interventions required, or is it more about culture and attitudes? Designed to help those HR professionals responsible for formulating and implementing flexible working strategy, our web panel of John Preston, Sally Bridgeland, Jenny Ockwell and Sarah Fuell will help trouble-shoot your problems and discuss the challenges which you face.

    John Preston
    John Preston is a non-executive director and trustee. He was a partner at PwC for many years where his roles included COO and head of people for a key part of the business which needed flexibility in its working arrangements. He was also diversity champion for many years and has always believed flexible working is a fundamental element in promoting greater inclusion in both the workplace and society.
  • Executive Shift annual survey 2017 - State of the Nation. Recorded: Nov 13 2017 46 mins
    Executive Shift
    Executive Shift annual survey 2017 - State of the Nation. For all with Sally Bridgeland.

    Sally Bridgeland, Executive Shift’s Founder looks at differences and trends in attitudes towards flexible working across the UK population, drawing on the detailed responses from our survey. Which areas of the country, age groups and types of worker are happiest with their working patterns? Where do people avoid asking to work flexibility because job security is a concern? We have the data to help answer any questions that you have.

    Sally Bridgeland
    Sally founded Executive Shift at about the time she was named by Timewise as one of their 2013 Power Part Timers. She was the first group leader at BP to work part-time when she joined them in 2008, working a three-day equivalent week as the Chief Executive Officer of their UK pension fund. She now has a portfolio of directorships and trusteeships and a teenage son. She lives in Dulwich and works in a variety of offices, trains and cafes.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals: A new tool for putting value on values? Recorded: Nov 8 2017 58 mins
    Responsible Investor & Thomson Reuters
    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
  • FTSE test webinar Recorded: Nov 7 2017 24 mins
    Responsible-investor
    This is the test for the webinar "Integrating ESG into your passive strategy" on 14 November
  • A global ‘stock-take’ on where we’re at regarding environmental reporting Recorded: Sep 6 2017 64 mins
    Responsible Investor & ISS Ethix
    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?
    _______

    • 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.
    _______

    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
  • Applying ESG factors into a real estate Recorded: Jun 26 2017 63 mins
    Hugh Wheelan
    Applying ESG factors into a real estate strategy: the latest data and evidence on the financial case for doing so and the practical, pragmatic way to do it.

    Investors increasingly appreciate the value of incorporating ESG criteria into their real estate exposure – both direct and indirect (via REITS) - but are uncertain of the full financial picture and potential environmental impact reduction now and over time.
    They also worry that such strategies might be too costly or complex, but they needn't be: product development is moving forward rapidly.


    Join real estate experts from Northern Trust, PGGM and GRESB to hear presentations and ask your questions on topics including:

    •Which ESG factors impact returns for buildings, portfolios and real estate companies, and to what extent? The data points you need to be aware of.
    •What ESG factors should then be blended into investment a real estate investment strategy: why and how?
    •What is the availability of benchmarking tools on the financials and impact measurement for ESG risks and improvements?
    •Engagement and ESG in property: what are the technical differences of investor activism in the property sector?

    Speakers:
    Roxana Isaiu, Director, ESG & Real Estate, GRESB
    Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of ESG Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management
    Christopher Botten, Programme Manager, Better Buildings Partnership

    Moderator:
    Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor

    Sponsored by: Northern Trust Asset Management
  • SDG Webinar Series: ZERO HUNGER Recorded: May 17 2017 61 mins
    Responsible-Investor.com
    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
  • SDG Webinar Series: GENDER EQUALITY Recorded: May 10 2017 45 mins
    Responsible-Investor.com
    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
  • SDG Webinar Series: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES Recorded: May 3 2017 60 mins
    Responsible-Investor.com
    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
  • SDG Webinar Series: OVERVIEW Recorded: Apr 19 2017 59 mins
    Responsible-Investor.com
    Responsible Investor presents a series of four webinars focused on the SDGs (Sustainable development Goals).

    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.

    This opening session will review all current SDG developments as well as their potential impact on investment decisions and corporate behaviour.

    SPEAKERS:
    Emma Doner, Innovation Project Manager, VigeoEiris
    Kris Douma, Director Investment Practice and Engagement, PRI
    Elodie Feller, Investment Commission Coordinator, UNEPFI
    Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition

    HOST:
    Daniel Brooksbank, Editor

    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
  • Can FinTech and AI solve the ESG data puzzle? Recorded: Sep 28 2016 59 mins
    Responsible Investor & Thomson Reuters
    Can FinTech and AI solve the ESG data puzzle?
    What’s the best route to reduce costs, increase flows and further improve the quality of ESG data from corporate reporter to end-user?

    The 2016 Carrots & Sticks report identifies almost 400 sustainability regulations, guidelines, codes-of-conduct, frameworks and other reporting instruments across 64 countries. How accurate is this data? How are corporations coping with the pressure and cost of reporting? How can asset managers make sense of what it means? And will data vendors turn to AI to collect and deliver this googolesque volume of data?

    During this 60-minute webinar we will discuss:
    • Global trends in sustainability reporting and regulations: What have been the major trends in the last decade and how harmonized have they been? How can auditors help in the quest for more accurate ESG data?
    • How are corporations coping with the growing pressure from regulators to disclose more ESG data? What tools do they use? What can be done to reduce the costs, improve the quality? Can entry be made more accessible for SMEs?
    • As asset owners place more demands on asset managers to integrate ESG in their investment process, how are custodians meeting this challenge and what are the key pressure points?
    • ESG research and data vendors are under increasing pressure to provide more coverage and higher quality ESG data and ratings to investors. This creates cost and logistical challenges in an industry where most of this work is still carried out by specialized analysts. Is AI the answer?

    Speakers:
    - Cornis T. van der Lugt, Centre for Corporate Governance, Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa
    - Hendrik Bartel, TruValue Labs Inc.
    - Trevor Allen, BNP Paribas Securities Services
    - André Chanavat, Senior Product Manager, Thomson Reuters
    Moderated by: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor
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