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.


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
Green Investment Group
Hermes GPE
IFM Investors
InfraRed Capital Partners
Macquarie Capital (Europe Limited)
Meridiam Infrastructure
Morgan Stanley
Partners Group
Vantage Infrastructure


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


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

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

Managing Director, 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


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

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 leads the Plan’s responsible investing initiatives, working internally with all investment teams to integrate environmental, socia… 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 Di… 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
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Day 1
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Day 1 - Monday 16th

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

Chairperson's opening remarks

09:00 - 09:25

Keynote address: Maintaining the social license for investments in infrastructure

09:25 - 09:50

The State of ESG: Where are we now?

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

09:50 - 10:30

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

  • 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
10:30 - 11:00

ESG case studies highlighting the value of ESG

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

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

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

Managing climate risk within an infrastructure portfolio

  • 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?
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

  • 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
14:30 - 15:10

How should investors measure and demonstrate impact?

  • 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
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

Investor and Manager Scenario Session: Deal or No Deal

The session will highlight the increased role of ESG in due diligence. A fund manager and institutional investor will discuss two hypothetical investment opportunities with ESG issues. The investor asking the questions they would ask in a real situation regarding specific infrastructure assets. The audience will then be given the opportunity to quiz the presenters on their decisions and decide whether they would invest in the fund

16:30 - 17:00

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

  • Social Infrastructure
  • Listed Infra
  • Stranded Assets
  • Cyber Security
  • Debt Funds
  • Greenfield
  • Green Bonds
  • Renewables
17:00 - 17:10

Chair’s summary and Close of Forum

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