Putting ESG at the heart of the infrastructure agenda

The 2nd Annual ESG & Sustainability Forum in Berlin will bring together more than 200 delegates from across the infrastructure asset class.  The ESG and Sustainability Forum provides a place to showcase best practice and understand what good looks like from a sustainability perspective.

With institutional investors increasingly making demands from fund managers, this is an event that should not be missed.

 

Who attends?

Fund/Asset Managers

To showcase ESG credentials to prospective and current investor base and learn from peers and outside experts.

Investors

To hear what good infrastructure ESG looks like while meeting and educating fund peers.

Service providers

To increase business opportunities and contacts with 200+ delegates in one space and share client success stories.

Key themes for 2020

  • The state of ESG and infrastructure: where are we now?.
  • Maintaining the social license for investments in infrastructure.
  • IMP: raising the bar for impact measurement and management practice.
  • Investor and manager scenario session: deal or no deal?
  • Developing a resilience plan to reduce risk in infrastructure investments.
  • Working with the deal team: the role of ESG in fundraising and value creation.

One Summit: Seven Forums

The Global Investor Forum is the largest global gathering of institutional and private capital devoted to infrastructure and the focal point of the Global Summit.

Explore infrastructure opportunities across frontier and growth markets at the Emerging Markets Forum.

Hear from government on infrastructure policy across key global markets and the broader effect of politics and government on infrastructure.

The Energy Transition Forum is the event to learn from and network with a truly international delegation focused on investment opportunities in renewables and the energy transition.

Your chance to hear from investors leading the digital revolution in infrastructure investment and keep up with opportunities in an increasingly important sub-asset class.

Analyse the benefits of differing investment structures, learn about landmark transactions and pinpoint new opportunities for yield.

World-leading infrastructure managers that attended last year include:

AMP Capital Investors Ltd
Antin Infrastructure Partners
ARDIAN
BlackRock
DIF
Green Investment Group
Hermes GPE
IFM Investors
Infracapital
InfraRed Capital Partners
Macquarie Capital (Europe Limited)
Meridiam Infrastructure
Morgan Stanley
Partners Group
QIC
Vantage Infrastructure

Testimonials

Lincoln Webb

Senior Vice President, BCI

If you are serious about infrastructure investing, Infrastructure Investor’s Global Summit should be a fixture in your calendar.

Stephane Wattez-Richard

Executive Director, Conquest AM

The Global Summit is the best event to meet peers, investors and keep up-to-date on the key challenges & opportunities the asset class faces today.

Holger Haaf

Uniper

To meet so many people in such a short time is not possible without the Summit.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Alexander Jakes, alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498

 

 

 

Clara Barby

Chief Executive, Impact Management Project

Clara is currently serving as Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project: a forum for building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact. As a Partner at Bridges Fund Management, Clara previously led the firm’s impact strategy throug… Read full bio

Jeff Cohen

CAIA, Institutional Product Strategist, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Jeff Cohen is an Institutional Product Strategist at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). In his role, Jeff educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners facilitating dialogue on financially material industry sp… Read full bio

Isabelle Combarel

Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

Isabelle is Deputy CEO and a member of the Executive Committee at SWEN Capital Partners, a European leader in Private Equity, Debt and Infrastructure for institutional and individuals clients. She is in charge of Business Development and ESG. She lau… Read full bio

Claire Curtin

Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund

Claire Curtin joined the PPF investment team as Head of ESG in May 2018 to support the PPF’s ambitions to further develop and implement its Responsible Investment strategy. Claire is responsible for contributing to the management of long-term risks,… Read full bio

Martin Ewald

Lead PM Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

Martin Ewald is a Managing Director in the London office of Allianz Global Investors. He heads the Investment Strategy Team within the Infrastructure Equity department and is Lead Portfolio Manager for Impact Investments. Martin joined the Infrastruc… Read full bio

Chris Heathcote

Independent

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure, developed through extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Previously, Chris was a Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the United Kingdom where he served on… Read full bio

Brenda Kramer

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

Brenda Kramer works as Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at the Dutch asset manager PGGM. She is also a core member of the European Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the GRESB Infrastructure Advisory Board. Previously Brenda worke… Read full bio

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

John has advised a number of governments, intergovernmental organisations, and businesses on human rights and wider issues of sustainability, development, and international affairs. His most recent book is "The Social License”, published by Palgrave… Read full bio

Deborah Ng

Head of Responsible Investing, OTPP

Deborah Ng is a Director, Strategy & Risk and Head Responsible Investing at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Deborah heads the Plan’s Responsible Investing team and develops and leads the Plan’s Responsible Investing Strategy and Climate Change in… Read full bio

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio

Jean-Philippe Richaud

Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

Jean-Philippe Richaud is Managing Director and a member of the Executive Committee at SWEN Capital Partners, a European leader in Private Equity, Debt and Infrastructure for institutional and individuals clients. He plays an active role in promoting… Read full bio

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the joint portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure manda… Read full bio

Kat Shenton

Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments

Katrina is the Head of Octopus Renewables Fund Management which manages investments in >£3Bn energy assets. She has been with Octopus since early 2011 and delivered hundreds of solar deals as manager of the Renewables Investment team before moving in… Read full bio

Nikolas Stone

Manager, Envinromental & Social Responsibility, CDC Group

Nik is an Environment and Social Responsibility Manager at CDC Group, with a focus on equity transactions. Prior to joining CDC Group, he was a consultant for Mott MacDonald and has previously worked for Iberdrola on its operational power generation… Read full bio

Rick Walters

Director Infrastructure, GRESB

Rick has more than 25 years’ experience in Sustainability, Investment, Engineering and Management. His spans a diverse range of businesses, infrastructure and industry through design, construction and operations phases. Rick was the first Technical D… Read full bio

Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

Simon joined the PRI in June 2018 as a Senior Manager, focusing on real assets, including infrastructure and forestry. He works with the investor community to support their understanding and implementation of responsible investment processes within d… Read full bio

Carlise White

ESG Manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Carlisle White is CIP’s ESG Manager. Mr. White is responsible for developing and managing CIP’s sustainability framework, standards and reporting, and the integration of ESG throughout CIP’s investment process. Before moving to Denmark, Mr. White wor… Read full bio
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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 16th

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
08:55 - 09:00

Chairperson's opening remarks

Chris Heathcote
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Chris Heathcote

Independent

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09:00 - 09:25

Keynote address: Maintaining the social license for investments in infrastructure

John Morrison
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John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

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09:25 - 09:50

The State of ESG: Where are we now?

Rick Walters, Simon Whistler

Joint discussion from GRESB & PRI on how far ESG has got in infrastructure and what the next challenges and opportunities are in the space. This will set the tone of the days discussions

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Rick Walters

Director Infrastructure, GRESB

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, PRI

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09:50 - 10:30

Working with the deal team: The role of ESG in fundraising and value creation

Valeria Rosati
  • How seriously are investment teams really taking ESG?
  • Influencing investment teams to ensure ESG is not an afterthought
  • Examining the role of ESG in due diligence; historically and now
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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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10:30 - 11:00

ESG case studies highlighting the value of ESG

Nikolas Stone

2 case studies will be presented highlighting how and where ESG can add value. At the end of the presentations there will be a vote on the best-case study

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Nikolas Stone

Manager, Envinromental & Social Responsibility, CDC Group

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
11:30 - 12:15

Managing climate risk within an infrastructure portfolio

Isabelle Combarel, Claire Curtin, Deborah Ng
  • TCFD Update: What are the implications of the latest update for infrastructure investors?
  • How can investors use the recommendations to help predict climate risk across the portfolio?
  • What metrics are most relevant to measure climate risk?
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Isabelle Combarel

Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

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Claire Curtin

Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund

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Deborah Ng

Head of Responsible Investing, OTPP

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12:15 - 13:00

Developing a resilience plan to reduce climate risk in infrastructure investments

  • Deciding the risks that need addressing within an investment
  • Monitoring success of actions to reduce risk
  • Current examples of resilience planning in infrastructure strategies
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Emerging Markets & Government Forum attendees

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
14:00 - 14:30

IMP: Raising the bar for impact measurement and management practice

Clara Barby
  • How is the IMP project relevant to infrastructure investors?
  • Building consensus on what constitutes good impact measurement and management practice
  • Approach and timeline for completing this ambitious project
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Clara Barby

Chief Executive, Impact Management Project

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14:30 - 15:10

How should investors measure and demonstrate impact?

Jeff Cohen, Martin Ewald, Jean-Philippe Richaud
  • Views on the IMP project and how useful It is for infrastructure investors
  • Defining impact for infrastructure: What metrics can you track?
  • Examples of how fund managers have incorporated impact
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Jeff Cohen

CAIA, Institutional Product Strategist, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

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Martin Ewald

Lead PM Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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Jean-Philippe Richaud

Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

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15:10 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum 2020
15:30 - 16:00

Incorporating SDGs into the investment process

  • Can SDGs help you focus your investment strategy?
  • How to measure an assets contribution to the SDG
  • To what extent are fund managers already considering SDGs within their decision making
16:00 - 16:30

Keynote Interview: How Meridiams investments in Africa highlight its commitment to making a positive impact

  • Challenges & opportunities when investing in African infrastructure
  • Case studies highlighting specific ESG issues on investments
16:30 - 17:00

Networking Roundtables looking at the role of ESG on different areas of infrastructure

Peter Plaut, Kat Shenton, Carlise White
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Listed Infra
  • Stranded Assets
  • Cyber Security
  • Debt Funds – Peter Plaut, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office
  • Greenfield – Carlisle White, ESG & Compliance Officer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • Green Bonds
  • Renewables – Kat Shenton, Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments
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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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Kat Shenton

Head of Energy Asset Management, Octopus Investments

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Carlise White

ESG Manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

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17:00 - 17:10

Chair’s summary and Close of Forum

17:15 - 18:00

Keynote Speech

Ben Hammersley

Back by popular demand, futurist Ben Hammersley will explain how to prepare for the digital future. Hear one of the world’s leading thinkers explain how the information revolution affects infrastructure assets around the world.

Ben Hammersley, Editor-at-Large, Wired

Followed by Q&A with the audience

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Ben Hammersley

Editor-at-Large, Wired

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Supporting Media and Associations

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Alexander Jakes, alexander.j@peimedia.com, +44 (0)203 862 7498