Beyond Reporting: UN SDGs for the Investment Case

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Hamish Seegopaul, Qontigo | Claudia Kruse, SDI AOP / APG Asset Management | Manuela Sperandeo, BlackRock | Brendan Maton, IPE

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): What are they – and aside from reporting and regulation, how do you integrate SDGs into asset allocation and portfolio construction? Join analytics and index provider Qontigo and APG on behalf of the Sustainable Development Investments Platform (SDI AOP) for this webinar, where we will cover topics including: + Where SDGs fit in the landscape of responsible investing + The importance of SDGs in portfolio construction + Building customized indices integrating ESG criteria with risk budget and performance-related objectives + Real life applications of the SDI AOP data About SDI AOP Comprised of APG, AustralianSuper, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and PGGM, the SDI AOP provides a common language and data source for investments into SDGs. Powered by artificial intelligence from Entis combined with human intelligence, the data is available through Qontigo. About APG As the largest pension provider in the Netherlands APG is responsible for the pensions of 4.7 million participants. APG provides executive consultancy, asset management, pension administration, pension communication and employer services. We work for pension funds and employers in the sectors of education, government, construction, cleaning, housing associations, sheltered employment organizations, medical specialists, and architects. APG Asset Management manages approximately €613 billion (July 2021) pension assets. About Qontigo Qontigo is a leading global provider of innovative index, analytics and risk solutions that optimize investment impact. Qontigo enables its clients—financial-products issuers, asset owners and asset managers—to deliver sophisticated and targeted solutions at scale to meet the increasingly demanding and unique sustainability goals of investors and worldwide. Part of the Deutsche Börse Group, Qontigo was created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX.

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