The role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero
The 3rd annual ESG & Sustainability Forum will bring together more than 200 delegates from across the infrastructure asset class. Join the Forum to discuss the role of infrastructure in the route to net-zero and to explore what the future looks like for the asset class.
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Connect with a global audience of investors with an interest in sustainability and showcase your ESG credentials. Benefit from focused networking with the right people.
Gain peer-to-peer insights
Hear how investors are aligning themselves with the Paris agreement, discuss how you can work with management teams to drive the sustainability agenda, address human rights within a portfolio of investments and much more.
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Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite at the event and on our sophisticated networking platform.
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ESG & Sustainability Forum - Monday 18th
Introduction from Infrastructure Investor
Welcome from the chair
State of ESG: where are we now?
Presentation referencing GRESB results as well as latest work of the PRI in infrastructure
Net-zero asset owners: how investors are aligning themselves with the Paris agreement
- Update on latest initiatives and opportunities for convergence
- How are asset owners getting to net zero? Is capital allocation being impacted?
- How are LPs setting interim targets and on what basis?
- Engaging with government, regulators and broader society? What is the LPs role?
- How can LPs help GPs and vice versa? How can this effort be most collaborative? Is there friction and fakery that inhibits progress?
Moderator: Kalliope Gourntis, Editor, Infrastructure Investor
What will moving to net zero mean for infrastructure?
- Will certain sectors of infrastructure become unacceptable to invest in?
- Where to start? Practical tips for a decarbonisation roadmap
- How are investors committing to net-zero? To what extent is pressure being put on managers?
- How managers/investors/assets can collaborate effectively on net-zero goals
Moderator: Bengt Ove Enge, COO, Klinkby Enge
Coffee & networking
Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost centre to a value driver
- How investors and managers can work with management teams to help ESG drive growth
- Making data useful for investors and other key stakeholders
- How to show the value of ESG work to investment teams future owners
- Justifying significant effort and investment in long-term issues
- Examples of work on ESG adding to multiple paid at exit
Moderator: Sabine Chalopin, ESG & Impact Director, Denham Capital
ESG Director, Denham CapitalRead bio
Co-Founder and Technical Partner, Glennmont PartnersRead bio
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Multi-Strategy, SWEN Capital PartnersRead bio
Senior Partner, Vantage InfrastructureRead bio
Head of Sustainability and Investment Manager, InfranodeRead bio
Regulatory update and what it means for investors in infrastructure
- Latest on the higher-level platform on sustainable finance
- Where are we with the EU taxonomy?
- What’s coming next in Europe and globally? How should managers prepare?
- The importance on collaboration to develop joint taxonomies and standards
Moderator: Patricia Volhard, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Attendees to Ballroom for the keynote at 12.45
Keynote: ‘The Key Man’ explored- lessons learned from the fall of Abraaj
- Red flags. What should investors be on the lookout for?
- Alignment of interest and the social licence to operate. Making stakeholder engagement a priority
- Doing well and doing good: what are the limits of impact investing?
Simon Clark, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Networking lunch with Emerging Markets & Social Infrastructure Forums
Sustainability in digital infrastructure investments
- Outlining the sustainability concerns linked to digital investments
- Determining the sustainability of digital assets such as data centres
- Considering the positive social impact of digital investments
- Infratech and how infrastructure investment could be redefined by sustainability
Moderator: Brian Burns, Telecoms Strategy Director, PWC
Addressing human rights within a portfolio of investments
- Defining what is meant by human rights in the context of infrastructure investing
- Balancing human rights with environmental challenges investors face
- Managing complex supply chains for technologies involved in the energy transition
- Social issues linked to labour policies, economic displacement etc, and dealing with them as they occur
- Considering regulatory changes particularly the social taxonomy
Moderator: David Thomas, Director, Infrastructure, GRESB
Coffee & networking
Keynote Speech: how Meridiam uses impact targets to drive value creation
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 an institutional investor will discuss a hypothetical investment opportunity with ESG issues. They will ask the questions they would ask in a real investment situation with specific infrastructure assets and reflect on the ESG risk of the investment. The audience will then be given the opportunity to quiz the presenters on their decisions and decide whether they would themselves invest.
Moderated by: Anders Klinkby, Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge
- Nature Based Solution Infrastructure / Biodiversity – Paolo Alemanni (B Capital Partners)
- Energy Transition – Tobias Griesshaber (Energy Infrastructure Partners)
- Impact Investing – William Lowry (Threadmark)
- Diversity & Inclusion – Sarah Borg-Olivier (Instar Asset Management)
- Circular Economy– Anna Chmielewska (EBRD)
- Human rights/modern slavery – Estelle Mandigout (CDC Group)
- ESG Due Diligence – Anders Klinkby (Klinkby Enge)
- Achieving net-zero – Mary Nicholson (MIRA)
Managing Partner, B Capital PartnersRead bio
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Instar Asset ManagementRead bio
Associate Director, Senior Banker, EBRDRead bio
Co-Head of Investments, Energy Infrastructure PartnersRead bio
Associate, ThreadmarkRead bio
Executive, Safeguarding Domain Lead, CDC GroupRead bio