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Fixed Income Series | ESG in loans: risk, impact & opportunity

Lending books are arguably where the rubber hits the road for originating sustainable projects, but how do banks and other lenders identify ESG risks in loan books, and stimulate opportunities to lend to sustainable projects?

In this sessions, our experts will discuss a number of initiatives that have been started to address mortgage lending, price adjustments and assessing risk exposure.

Speakers confirmed:

Jakob Thomä, Director, 2° Investing Initiative

Florence Palandri, Climate Finance Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative

Roland Mees, Director of Sustainable Finance, ING Bank

Luca Bertalot, Secretary General of European Mortgage Federation, European Covered Bond Council

Moderated by Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
Recorded Nov 5 2018 58 mins
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  • Emerging markets, central banks & the future of green monetary policy Jan 22 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor
    How will investors respond to green fiscal policy and a new wave of action on climate targets from the world’s central bankers? Join us to find out what’s in store for 2020 as central banks and prudential regulators ramp up action on climate risk and sustainable finance.

    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.

    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 2 degree targets committed to in the Paris Agreement. With major economies like China, India, and Mexico getting serious about financial system alignment with climate targets, who is leading?

    From the integration of climate risk management into the work of supervisory authorities to the incorporation of sustainability criteria into central banks’ portfolio management functions for the world’s largest treasuries, many central banks and prudential regulators are moving faster than the investment community. 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: TBC

    Moderator: Vibeka Mair, Journalist, Responsible Investor
  • Debating the Green New Deal as an investor roadmap for the Americas Nov 12 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor
    As the FT noted in a recent editorial: “The depressing reality about climate change is that we could solve the problem, at manageable cost, but are failing to do so. This failure is due to a mixture of blindness and self-deception.” Could the Green New Deal be a wake up call for North American investors? Join us for a debate on how North American investors are assessing and responding to the ambitious scale of the GND and the global energy transition.

    The Green New Deal is full of implications for investors - the plan would require massive investments and the leveraging of new funding for communities affected by climate change; the repairing and upgrading of crumbling infrastructure to withstand extreme weather and ensuring all legislation related to infrastructure address climate change; and a shift in capital away from fossil fuels into renewable power sources; investment in new manufacturing and industrial capacity to spur growth; and the build out of distributed power grids to provide affordable electricity across the continent.

    This webinar will consider implications of the Green New Deal for North America’s largest investors, and the risks and opportunities of a strategic approach to climate finance at the continental scale.

    Speakers:
    Daniel Zarrilli, Director, OneNYC & Chief Climate Policy Advisor, NYC Office of the Mayor
    Tanya Müller García, former Secretary of Environment, Mexico City

    Moderator: Paul Verney, Journalist, Responsible Investor
  • ESG data: Mind the gap part 1 Nov 7 2019 1:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor and the Investor Relations Society
    ESG Data: Mind the gap - 4 part webinar series

    About the webinar series:

    The gap in perspective of investors, corporates and industry practitioners to enable creation of a reliable pool data of ESG data is evident.

    As pressure grows for the integration of ESG factors into company valuation and sustainable and impact investing continues to attract more funds, the call to investors and corporates to address ESG data quality, consistency and accuracy becomes louder.

    This 4 part webinar series will bring together the different perspectives of corporates, investors and actors on differing views and challenges, exploring the existing gaps, solutions and offer best practice examples.

    This series is presented in partnership with The Investor Relations Society, the professional body for investor relations professionals in the United Kingdom.


    About part 1 – ESG data, ratings and indices:

    The first in the webinar series will focus on how ESG data is defined, constructed, communicated, compared and practically used.

    Questions for the first webinar discussion will include:

    What types of data do investors consider to be ESG data?
    Why is it a challenge for companies to produce ESG data?
    What are the best ways for companies to communicate ESG data to investors?
    Is the incorporation of general ESG data from data providers sufficient to resolve long term information gaps ?
    How are ESG ratings and indices constructed?
    Why do these ratings and indices differ?
    How do rating and index providers attribute financial performance resulting from ESG practices not always tracked or reported on by companies and is it accounted for in ESG ratings and indices?

    Introduction:
    Laura Hayter, CEO, The Investor Relations Society

    Speakers:
    Rakhi Kumar, Senior Manager, Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
    Sam Sue Ping, Head of Issuer Communications, MSCI

    Moderator: Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor
  • Investment strategy & policy frameworks for the low carbon transition Nov 5 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor and FTSE Russell
    This RI webinar will take a challenging look at changing approaches to investing in a low-carbon world. The discussion will clarify the debate over strategies that target the green economy or a low carbon transition. Insurance giant AXA is now calling on companies to issue transition bonds as well as green ones and the EU taxonomy has been expanded to consider both green economic activity and those that enable the transition to net zero emissions.

    Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance recommended the development of transition-linked asset classes to help decarbonise the economy. Can ongoing investor and government support for large fossil fuel producers actually accelerate decarbonisation, or is it time for investors to wind-up the most emissions intensive companies?

    All of these developments point to a broadening of the sustainable finance policy agenda to include fossil fuels and carbon-intensive industries. Is this sophisticated ‘greenwashing' on the part of investment professionals and policy advisors in countries who have large and influential fossil fuel sectors? Or is the incorporation of high carbon companies into these strategies an authentic evolution in the way that investors and policymakers support the transition to net zero emissions?

    Speakers from FTSE Russell, AXA Investment Managers, and Scotiabank will address the question: 'should investors be broadening their investment universes to include the ‘climate transition’ when creating low carbon investment products?'

    Speakers:

    David Harris, Group Head, Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group
    & Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell

    Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership, AXA IM

    Peter Johnson, Director, Environmental and Social Risk and Opportunity, Scotiabank

    Moderator:

    Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Stranded Plastics: Understanding and managing plastics risks in investments Nov 4 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Investor and ISS ESG
    Plastics play an important role in modern life and economy. However, the associated waste - and the issue of marine plastic litter in particular - presents a mounting challenge for the environment and society.

    In light of the growing public concern about plastics, and related recent policy initiatives, investors with exposure to companies across the plastics value chain are prone to stranded asset risks linked to financial losses and reputational damage in a range of industries impacted by a looming plastics phase-out.

    Investors have the opportunity to manage these risks if they are able to identify opportunities in innovative businesses and technologies, and encourage and monitor companies’ management of plastic-related challenges.

    This webinar will explain how ESG research, data and insights can support responsible investors in considering plastic waste-related risks and opportunities in their investment decisions. In addition, it will give an overview of the current status of the regulatory environment and developments, and explain how ESG data can enable investors to manage risks and source opportunities related to plastics by using the Solactive ISS ESG Beyond Plastic Waste Index.

    Expert speakers will explore the following topics:

    What are current problems and challenges caused by plastics and why should the issue rise up the investor agenda?
    What regulatory and policy initiatives are driving action on plastics?
    Actioning ESG data: How the Solactive ISS Beyond Plastic Waste Index can help investors identify the leaders in addressing plastic waste and manage plastics-related risks.
    Investor views: what are investors doing to address the mounting plastic pollution challenge and how can they improve their efforts?

    Speakers:
    Ronja Woestheinrich, ESG Analyst, ISS ESG
    Hernando Cortina, Head of Index Strategy, ISS ESG
    Conrad MacKerron, Senior Vice President, As You Sow

    Moderator: Elza Holmstedt Pell, Events Leader, Responsible Investor
  • Action Plan Updates Beyond TEG Oct 25 2019 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Responsible Investor
    The latest developments on the EU Action Plan: Part 4

    This summer, the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) gathered market feedback on its plans for a green taxonomy, green bond standards and low-carbon benchmarks.
    To discuss the response and provide an update on the three initiatives – as well as the other parts of the Action Plan – RI will be joined by leaders from the TEG and the European Commission for a four-part webinar series.

    The reports from TEG have taken centre stage over the summer, but there are lot of other moving parts in the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services (DG FISMA) oversees the Action Plan, and will provide an update on other important developments.

    We encourage you to submit questions in advance, by emailing sophie@responsible-investor.com. Questions can be asked anonymously, if requested.
  • Low-carbon Benchmarks Oct 24 2019 11:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Responsible Investor
    The latest developments on the EU Action Plan: Part 3

    This summer, the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) gathered market feedback on its plans for a green taxonomy, green bond standards and low-carbon benchmarks.
    To discuss the response and provide an update on the three initiatives – as well as the other parts of the Action Plan – RI will be joined by leaders from the TEG and the European Commission for a four-part webinar series

    Dr Steffen Hoerter, Head of ESG at Allianz Global Investors and a TEG member, will update listeners on the two low-carbon benchmark proposals: integrating ESG disclosure into mainstream indices and creating a dedicated regulatory framework for low-carbon products. He’ll explain how the feedback from the consultation might influence the group’s final report.

    We encourage you to submit questions in advance, by emailing sophie@responsible-investor.com. Questions can be asked anonymously, if requested.
  • A European Green Bond Standard Recorded: Oct 23 2019 30 mins
    Responsible Investor
    The latest developments on the EU Action Plan: Part 2

    This summer, the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) gathered market feedback on its plans for a green taxonomy, green bond standards and low-carbon benchmarks.
    To discuss the response and provide an update on the three initiatives – as well as the other parts of the Action Plan – RI will be joined by leaders from the TEG and the European Commission for a four-part webinar series.

    Aila Aho, an Executive Advisor on Sustainability at Nordea, and TEG’s green bond rapporteur, will discuss progress on the potential European GBS and what comes next. She’ll talk about the role of transition bonds in the standard, potential legislation and how the EU’s work fits in with existing green bond initiatives.

    We encourage you to submit questions in advance, by emailing sophie@responsible-investor.com. Questions can be asked anonymously, if requested.
  • The EU Taxonomy Recorded: Oct 22 2019 45 mins
    Responsible Investor
    The latest developments on the EU Action Plan: Part 1

    This summer, the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) gathered market feedback on its plans for a green taxonomy, green bond standards and low-carbon benchmarks.
    To discuss the response and provide an update on the three initiatives – as well as the other parts of the Action Plan – RI will be joined by leaders from the TEG and the European Commission for a four-part webinar series.

    Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at the PRI and Chair of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, will kick off the series with an update on the state-of-play for the green taxonomy. He’ll be discussing key take-aways from the public consultation and the latest in the ongoing political negotiations that run parallel to the TEG’s work.

    We encourage you to submit questions in advance, by emailing sophie@responsible-investor.com. Questions can be asked anonymously, if requested.
  • ESG Integration into Manager Selection & Monitoring Recorded: Sep 23 2019 63 mins
    Responsible Investor & Style Analytics
    Join us on 23 September at 4pm BST as we explore the topic of ESG integration in manager selection and monitoring. The webinar will feature industry experts from Aon and the San Francisco Employee’s Retirement System (SFERS).

    As the effects of climate change shape our world, investors are coming under increasing pressure to integrate ESG into their processes. For asset owners who rely on external managers, it is vital to be able to understand and monitor the integration process. For those selecting funds on behalf of their clients, it is important to validate how ESG is being incorporated and if it is being done on a consistent basis.

    Responsible Investor and Style Analytics are holding this webinar to discuss real examples of ESG integration, including a review of the key challenges faced and lessons learned from a public pension fund.

    The speakers will also explore how ESG approaches differ between the US and the UK, the tools and practices developed to select and monitor fund managers, and how the industry can look at ESG alongside other traditional factors.

    They will answer live audience questions at the end of the webinar.

    Speakers:
    Andrew Collins, Director of ESG & Responsible Investing, City and County of San Francisco Retirement System
    Tim Manuel, UK Head of Responsible Investment, Aon
    Bernie Nelson, President of Style Analytics North America


    Moderator:
    Tony Hay, Publisher, Responsible Investor
  • Banking on ESG: How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatility Recorded: Sep 16 2019 64 mins
    Responsible Investor & MSCI
    Sustainable finance and ESG integration are fast becoming a global preoccupation for the banking sector. As ESG reporting shifts from niche to mainstream and begins to have balance sheet implications, investors are raising challenging questions on how ESG performance is assessed, managed, and reported on across core banking business units. From corporate governance and board composition to loan portfolio credit quality, new data is driving a shift in approach to ESG integration and reporting across jurisdictions.

    This unique webinar will dig into the details of how ESG risks and opportunities can have material impacts on bank balance sheets, investor returns and the long-term financial health of the global economy. The discussion will consider key ESG trends in the banking sector from the perspective of reporting banks, investors, and one of the world’s largest investment data analysts. Join us to learn how responsible investment and corporate governance policies are helping to raise professional and ethical banking standards, and how action on ESG themes is evolving in a time of market turbulence.


    Speakers:

    Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC
    Marisa Buchanan, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase
    Simone Dettling, Banking Team Lead, UN Environment Finance Initiative
    Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance
    Panos Seretis, Head of ESG Research, EMEA, MSCI

    Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Global update on the future of sustainable finance Recorded: Sep 5 2019 57 mins
    Responsible Investor
    Responsible Investor is proud to present a new edition in our sustainable finance webinar series focused on the global implications of the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan, with updates on developments in Asia and North America. Coming after the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France at the end of August, this webinar will unpack the implications of the sustainable finance regulatory agenda for global investors.

    As the world grapples with populist politics, worsening economic inequality, and the prospect of climate breakdown, this is a crucial time for sustainable finance policy to reorient global capital markets. Against a backdrop of macroeconomic risks, this unique webinar will consider how sustainable finance policy on three continents could impact the banking and asset management industries.

    With the European Commission leading action on new rules covering investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green finance fiscal policy tools, this webinar will reflect on ‘the HLEG-effect’. Speakers will consider how sustainable finance regulation coming out of Brussels and Beijing could impact investors in North America and other parts of the world.

    Speakers:
    Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers‘​ Pension Plan and a member of the Canadian Government Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

    Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor, Bank of England and Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group

    Morgan Després, Deputy Head of Financial Stability at Banque de France and Head of the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

    Moderator:
    Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Reflecting on the EU legislative changes in sustainable finance Recorded: Aug 19 2019 57 mins
    Responsible Investor and DVFA
    Reflecting on the EU legislative changes in sustainable finance: How organisations and individuals can master the educational challenge?


    - While the EU's Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth and it's Technical Expert Group have made exceptional progress towards creating a financial market infrastructure that is conducive to a truly sustainable financial market, the exceptional amount, ambition and execution of the work have also led to an unprecedented educational challenge in the sustainable finance space


    - Prof. Hoepner, one of only two TEG members appointed in personal capacity, will share his reflections on the significant progress to date as well as the long term ambitions for taxonomy, trajectory & co. and explain how these can contribute to a conflict-free Capitalism


    - He will furthermore contrast Friedman's intransparent definition of risk with Markowitz' transparent one and explain why full risk transparency is crucial to measure and understand the merits of sustainable investing. Prof Hoepner is convinced that any investor practicing full risk transparency and accurate return per unit of risk measurement will deliver superior performance for clients and fully understand Fuerer's credo that "unsustainable investing is non-economic".


    - Finally, Andreas will give some very practical tips how organisations and individuals can master this significant educational challenges, both the challenge resulting from the exceptional recent progress on the area of green finance as well as the challenge originating from decades of intransparent risk definitions and other misunderstandings of standard finance.
  • Investors & the Blue Economy Recorded: Jul 8 2019 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    Turning the risk of system collapse into an investable opportunity

    Join us on this webinar to find out how investors are assessing ocean risks like acidification, biodiversity loss, and plastics pollution, and how leaders plan to align their portfolios with principles for a sustainable blue economy. Ahead of G20 and G7 meetings this summer, it is an important time for investors to discuss tools for mobilising private capital to support a sustainable, climate-secure Blue Economy. Speakers will also consider approaches to modelling the investment implications of the phase-out of fossil fuel-based plastics and other unsustainable activities.

    The transition from a conventional, extraction-focused ocean economy to a sustainable, climate-secure Blue Economy is a tremendous economic and investment opportunity for all investors. This unique webinar will bring together leading investors to debate the risks and opportunities for profiting from ocean resources in a sustainable manner while unlocking long-term value into the future.

    Speakers:
    Charlotte Kaiser, Acting Managing Director, NatureVest
    Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Leader, WWF
    Rolando Morillo, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Capital Management
    Anders Nordheim, Lead, Ecosystems and Sustainable Land Use, UN Environment Finance Initiative
    Christof Rühl, Advisory Board, Crystol Energy


    Moderator: Dennis Fritsch, Researcher, Responsible Investor
  • Central bank action on climate risk & the energy transition- G20 investor update Recorded: Jul 1 2019 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    How will investors respond to green fiscal policy and a new wave of central bank action on climate targets? Join us to find out.

    Following the G20 Osaka Summit, RI is bringing together global central banking leaders to consider how ESG and climate risk integration into central banking and monetary policy across G20 member states could influence the investment decision-making of global investors.

    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 2 degree targets committed to in the Paris Agreement.

    From the integration of climate risk management into the work of supervisory authorities to the incorporation of sustainability criteria into central banks’ portfolio management functions for the world’s largest treasuries, many G20 central banks are moving faster than the investment community. 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:

    Henner Asche, Deputy Director General Markets, Deutsche Bundesbank
    Richard Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
    Sini Matikainen, Senior Analyst, Bank of England

    Moderator: Dr. Paola D’Orazio, Chair of Macroeconomics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Reconciling Low Carbon and Multifactor Investment Recorded: Jun 17 2019 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    Low-carbon and multifactor investing have registered rapid growth in recent years but their combination in a single strategy represents a challenge as popular factors tilt portfolios towards carbon-related assets and carbon-intensive activities.

    In this webinar, Responsible Investor will hear from Frédéric Ducoulombier, ESG Director of Scientific Beta about a portfolio construction that is consistent with the support of the transition to a low carbon economy, materially reduces exposure to transition risks and protects scientifically validated sources of financial performance:

    - ESG incorporation philosophy protecting against greenwashing and datamining.

    - Decarbonisation approaches incentivising the transition and reducing asset stranding and carbon intensity risks.

    - Construction steps delivering Low Carbon multi-smart factor indices with high resilience to transition risks and outperformance relative to market indices.

    Join the webinar and put your questions to the smart beta investment specialist.

    Speakers:
    Frédéric Ducoulombier, ESG Director, Scientific Beta
    Tony Hay, Publisher, Responsible Investor
  • Lessons from public pension funds' leadership on ESG integration Recorded: May 28 2019 61 mins
    Responsible Investor
    From pioneering Clean Energy Bond programs to flexing their stewardship muscle on key social issues during the proxy season, public sector pensions are waking up to their influence in the capital markets. This unique webinar will explore the market power of public sector pension funds in accelerating the energy transition, enhancing corporate governance standards at the world’s largest corporations, and in addressing key social issues holding back economic growth - inequality and systematic under-investment in human capital development, clean energy and transport infrastructure.

    Join us to learn how state and municipal treasurers are responding to key ESG themes, and how public pension funds are assessing the reality of sustainable investing. Find out who is leading the way, and what lessons have been learned en route to more robust ESG integration and long-term value creation.


    SPEAKERS
    ● Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
    ● Randy Rice, General Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island
    ● Millicent Budhai, Director of Corporate Governance, NYC Comptroller's Office

    Moderator: Paul Verney, Journalist, Responsible Investor
  • Blended finance and the SDGs Recorded: Apr 30 2019 64 mins
    Responsible Investor
    Blended finance and the SDGs: examining how public and private capital can work together for positive societal and financial outcomes

    The OECD defines blended finance as “the strategic use of development finance for the mobilization of additional finance towards the SDGs in developing countries.”
    This RI webinar will drill down into key areas of the blended finance discussion.
    If achieving the SDGs requires a massive infrastructure build-out to provide clean water and sanitation (SDG6), affordable and clean energy (SDG7), and health centres and hospitals in urban and rural areas (SDG3), how can the blended finance of public and private money actually do this, and through what structures/terms?
    Expert speakers will present case studies on the integration of blended finance structures into existing investment strategies and explain how it can yield a positive return both for investors and communities.

    Speakers

    Sharon Spiegel, Chief, Policy Analysis & Development Branch, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

    Mafalda Duarte, Director, Climate Investment Funds

    Ladé Araba, Managing Director, Africa Region, Convergence

    Jennifer Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Impact Capital

    Moderated by Vibeka Mair, Responsible Investor
  • Greening listed real estate - what you need to know Recorded: Dec 12 2018 60 mins
    Responsible Investor and FTSE Russell
    Join Responsible Investor and FTSE Russell for an interactive webinar on green real estate!

    Climate change poses clear and material risks to real estate assets with the potential to impact return profiles. Real estate investing has historically lacked the appropriate tools to allow investors to assess their exposure to climate risk and to integrate it effectively in their investment strategies.

    To help address this gap, FTSE Russell developed the FTSE EPRA Nareit Green Indexes to allow investors to identify real estate companies with strong sustainability performance. These indexes are a sustainability-focused extension to the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series, a leading series of listed real estate benchmarks with approximately US$341billion of assets tracking this series.*

    * Data as of December 31, 2017 as reported on April 2, 2018 by eVestment for institutional assets, Morningstar for retail mutual funds, insurance products, and ETFs, and additional passive assets directly collected by FTSE Russell.

    · Listed Real Estate market trends in Developed markets, specifically Europe and North America
    · Facing the sustainable real estate challenge – what is important to know
    · The world’s largest asset class – addressing the investment data gaps
    · Real Estate Indexes have the ‘green’ light - case for integrating sustainability considerations in Real Estate benchmarks
    · Building for a green economy future – where to from here
    · Q&A from the audience

    Speakers include:
    Ali Zaidi, Director of Research & Indexes, European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)
    Calvin Schnure, Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis, National Association of REITs (Nareit)
    Jaakko Kooroshy, Head of Innovation and Standards, Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell

    Moderated by Tony Hay, Publisher, Responsible Investor
  • 3 Year Anniversary of the SDGs: How Investors Are Measuring Impact Recorded: Nov 29 2018 61 mins
    Responsible Investor and ISS
    Three years ago, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global call to action for positive change. Ever since, the global investment community has become increasingly eager to achieve some kind of “SDG alignment”.

    Near the anniversary of the establishment of the SDGs, this RI/ISS-ESG webinar provides an overview of how impact investing connects to the SDGs, and how investors are measuring effectiveness.

    - What drives investors to choose the SDGs as a framework for investing and how are they approaching this?

    - What tools are available to identify and measure companies’ contributing to the SDGs? Should SDG investments be focusing on products & services or on companies’ operations?

    - What are the challenges to investing in the SDGs? Are the SDG even investable in mainstream investment, given the fact that many of the SDGs and targeting problems in emerging markets that are probably rather solved by modest projects rather than large listed corporates?

    - Is there a risk of SDG-washing and sticking SDG labels on existing mainstream investments? How can this be prevented?

    Speakers

    Ladislas Smia, Co-head of Responsible Investment Research, Mirova

    Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

    Jennifer Signori, Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, Neuberger Berman

    Julia Hakke, Head of Responsible Investment Sales, ISS ESG

    Moderater:
    Vibeka Mair, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor
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