Richard Lightbound, Meryam Omi, Justin Simler, Adrie Heinsbroek
A few years ago "ESG” was, at best, just a page at the back of a presentation. Today it has achieved greater prominence with new initiatives such as impact investing and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. However, questions still remain about what ESG integration really means and whether the increasing use of frameworks and questionnaires is distracting from engagement.
This expert panel will look at what ESG integration means at the practical implementation of ESG considerations within portfolios. They will discuss whether ESG can, at best, be implemented without negatively impacting risk and return or whether there is recent evidence that it can actually benefit both risk and return. They will consider whether ESG is a factor like momentum or growth and if so whether it can be integrated into multi-factor portfolios.
While impact investing dominates the headlines, most of the assets that firms manage on behalf of their clients are likely to have limited impact on the UN’s SDG’s. The panel will discuss this issue and the likely future trends in ESG investment.
Justin Simler, Independent Industry Expert
Richard Lightbound, Managing Partner & CEO - EMEA, ROBO Global
Adrie Heinsbroek, Head of Responsible Investing, NN Investment Partners
Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)