The route to net-zero post-COP26

The 4th annual ESG & Sustainability Forum will bring together more than 200 delegates from across the globe to discuss this ever-important topic.

Join the forum as experts discuss what the future looks like for this sub-asset class in the route to net-zero post COP26.

 

 

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Advance your fundraising

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

Learn about how infrastructure funds setting science-based targets, fund managers’ challenges on their approach to climate, how ESG is increasingly being used within wider value creation strategies, 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.

One Summit. Seven Forums.

The ESG & Sustainability Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. Taking place across four days, the Summit has something to offer everyone involved in infrastructure.

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

Pursuing the momentum for change in emerging and frontier economies

Investing in assets which provide essential services

Investing in the energy transition as the world moves towards net-zero

Navigating the route towards an inclusive global digital economy

The evolving role of lending in the private infrastructure world

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

 

Day 1
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Agenda

ESG & Sustainability Forum - Monday 21st

ESG & Sustainability Forum
09:10 - 09:15

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome from the Chair

Chris Heathcote
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Chris Heathcote

Independent

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09:30 - 10:15

What the EU taxonomy & SFDR means for infrastructure funds

Aurelien Reynolds, Jemima Atkins, Gwen Colin, Rhianydd Griffith, Valeria Rosati
  • What are the challenges around implementation?
  • What are the strategic shifts taking place within the investment cycle?
  • Seeing the taxonomy and SFDR as more of an opportunity than a burden

Moderator: Aurelien Reynolds, Associate, GRESB

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Aurelien Reynolds

Associate, GRESB

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Jemima Atkins, Allianz Global Investors

Jemima Atkins

Infrastructure Investments, Allianz Capital Partners

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Gwen Colin

ESG Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

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Rhianydd Griffith

Senior Vice President, Federated Hermes Infrastructure

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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10:15 - 11:00

How ESG is transforming investor views of infrastructure as an asset class

James Armstrong, Peter Brodehser, Michael Hoverman, Annachiara Marcandalli, Amarik Ubhi
  • How are investors working with fund managers on more challenging investments?
  • When and why are allocations being withdrawn due to ESG issues?
  • Views on infra managers compared to other private market strategies

Moderator: James Armstrong, Managing Partner, Bluefield Partners

 

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James Armstrong

Managing Partner, Bluefield Partners

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Peter Brodehser

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Talanx Group – Ampega Asset Management

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Michael Hoverman

Managing Director and Head, Global Partners Group, CIM Group

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Annachiara Marcandalli

Partner & European Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Cambridge Associates

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Amarik Ubhi

Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, Mercer

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum
11:30 - 12:15

Making ESG data useful

Mary Nicholson, Joss Blamire, Claire Curtin, Dr. Silva Deželan, Kate McKeon
  • Is the industry moving closer to standardisation of ESG data and reporting?
  • Examples of data adding to multiple paid at exit
  • How are LP requests changing?
  • To what extent are reams of data being made use of in value creation

Moderator: Mary Nicholson, Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

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Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

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Joss Blamire

Infrastructure Director, GRESB

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Claire Curtin

Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund

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Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

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Kate McKeon

Head of Sustainability, InfraRed Capital Partners

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12:15 - 13:00

Introduction to the iCi Infrastructure group

Simon Whistler, Felix Heon, Anne-Noelle Le Gal, Pierre Klemas
  • Update on latest the ICI, what are the priorities?
  • How collaboration can help infrastructure lead the way
  • Differences and similarities between the approach of infra and PE funds
  • What tools are available on climate risks and opportunities in infrastructure?

Moderator: Simon Whistler, Senior Specialist, UNPRI

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Simon Whistler

Infrastructure Lead, PRI

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Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Investment Director, Vantage Infrastructure

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Pierre Klemas

Managing Director - Sustainability, Ardian

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Emerging Market and Social Infrastructure Forum attendees

ESG & Sustainability Forum
14:00 - 14:40

The implications of COP-26 on investing in emerging markets

Catharina Dyvik, Tariye Gbadegesin, Adriana Guerrero, Nicola Mustetea, Shami Nissan
  • Defining what is meant by the just transition
  • Managing societal issues when investing in EM
  • Examples of successful EM investments which had a positive impact

Moderator: Catharina Dyvik, Director Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ

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Catharina Dyvik

Director Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ

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Tariye Gbadegesin

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ARM-Harith Infrastructure

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Adriana Guerrero

Partner, Alcazar Energy

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Nicola Mustetea

Manager, Climate Change, CDC Group

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Shami Nissan

Head of Sustainability, Actis

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14:40 - 15:00

What is the FAST-Infra initiative?

Brett Orlando
  • Background to how it has developed
  • Why it could be a game changer for investors
  • How to get involved

 

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Brett Orlando

Founder & Director, Net Zero Capital Advisory

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15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking

ESG & Sustainability Forum
15:30 - 16:15

Biodiversity and Infrastructure: managing risk and adding value

Martin Bresson, Matthias Kopp, Sam Lissner, Christian Wertli
  • Assessing the implications of COP-15 for investors
  • Outlining why the issue is so important from a risk perspective
  • Case studies of where addressing biodiversity has added value

Moderator: Martin Bresson, Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

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Martin Bresson

Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

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Matthias Kopp

Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF Germany

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Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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Christian Wertli

Head of Infrastructure Solutions, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

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16:15 - 17:00

Investor and Manager Scenario Session: Deal or No Deal

Anders Klinkby, Daniel Egli, Recep Kendircioglu

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.

Facilitator: Anders Klinkby, Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Daniel Egli

Head of Project Acquisition / Investment, IKAV

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Recep Kendircioglu

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Manulife

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17:00 - 17:45

Networking roundtables discussion

Martin Bresson, Felix Heon, Anders Klinkby, Kendall Uggla, Virginie Vitiello, Simon Whistler
  • Biodiversity – Simon Whistler (UNPRI)
  • Emerging Markets – Virginie Vitiello (STOA Infra & Energy)
  • Deal or No Deal – Anders Klinkby (Klinkby Enge)
  • ICI Initiative – Felix Heon (Antin Infrastructure Partners)
  • ESG & Fundraising – Kendall Uggla (Q-Energy) 
  • EU Taxonomy & SFDR – Martin Bresson (Invest Europe)
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Martin Bresson

Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

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Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

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Kendall Uggla

Head, ESG & Manager, Investor Relations, Q-Energy

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Virginie Vitiello

Environmental and Social Head, STOA Infra & Energy

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Simon Whistler

Infrastructure Lead, PRI

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17:45 - 17:55

Closing comments from the chair

18:00 - 20:00

Gala Reception

James Armstrong

Managing Partner, Bluefield Partners

James is a founder of Bluefield Partners and is one of the two managing partners. Bluefield listed the Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) on the London Stock Exchange in July 2013, the first solar focused fund to be listed on the exchange. He is a di… Read full bio
Jemima Atkins, Allianz Global Investors

Jemima Atkins

Infrastructure Investments, Allianz Capital Partners

Jemima Atkins is an investment professional within the Infrastructure Direct Investments team at Allianz Capital Partners, based in London. She is particularly focused on infrastructure investments in the energy, utilities and transport sectors, incl… Read full bio

Joss Blamire

Infrastructure Director, GRESB

Joss Blamire is the Director of Infrastructure at GRESB. GRESB’s mission is to assess and benchmark the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and other related performance, including for infrastructure assets, providing standardised and validate… Read full bio

Martin Bresson

Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

Martin is Invest Europe's Public Affairs Director. He is head of Invest Europe’s existing team of five experienced public affairs staff who represent the interests of the association’s 650 private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and long-term… Read full bio

Peter Brodehser

Head of Infrastructure Investments, Talanx Group – Ampega Asset Management

Peter Brodehser joined the Infrastructure Investments team at Talanx Group - Ampega Asset Management in September 2014, tasked with building its debt and equity investment portfolio. Peter is a seasoned alternative investment executive with about 20… Read full bio

Gwen Colin

ESG Director, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Gwen Colin, newly appointed ESG Director of Vauban IP, she is in charge of overseeing the ESG methodology evolution and its alignment with Vauban IP long term strategy. Gwen was previously a consultant for PE/Infra funds looking to develop their sust… Read full bio

Claire Curtin

Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund

Claire 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. She is responsible for contributing to the management of long-term risks, and to the… Read full bio
Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Dr. Silva Dezelan is Stafford’s ESG Director and a member of the Executive Management Board. Prior to joining Stafford Silva worked for Robeco where she was responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different pri… Read full bio

Catharina Dyvik

Director Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ

Catharina is leading sustainable finance work at SYSTEMIQ. Previously she was at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for six years in various roles and geographies prior to joining SYSTEMIQ and the management team of the Blend… Read full bio

Daniel Egli

Head of Project Acquisition / Investment, IKAV

Daniel is IKAV’s head of project acquisition / investment. Before joining IKAV, he spent six years at HSH Nordbank’s renewable energy project finance department, where he financed projects in several countries with an installed capacity in excess of… Read full bio

Tariye Gbadegesin

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ARM-Harith Infrastructure

An investment professional with over 20 years’ experience in finance, principal investments, and infrastructure, Tariye has mobilized over US$3 billion of capital for infrastructure projects in Africa. ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Ltd (“ARMHI… Read full bio

Rhianydd Griffith

Senior Vice President, Federated Hermes Infrastructure

Rhianydd has over 12 years of financial services experience. She joined the Federated Hermes Infrastructure investment team in 2014 and provides senior input across Investment Origination, Execution, Asset Management and Sustainability. Rhianydd sits… Read full bio

Adriana Guerrero

Partner, Alcazar Energy

Adriana is a Partner at Alcazar Energy. She formed part of the founding team of AEP-I in 2014. Adriana was responsible for the design and implementation of Alcazar Energy's business strategy and its organisational and operational model. Adriana has o… 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. Whilst advising and working with a variety of clients, Chris has recently become COO of Regenerate Asset Management, a… Read full bio

Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Felix Heon is Sustainability Director at Antin Infrastructure Partners, where he leads the development and implementation of the firm’s sustainability strategy. As part of his role, Felix works alongside the wider Antin team, ensuring that ESG matter… Read full bio

Michael Hoverman

Managing Director and Head, Global Partners Group, CIM Group

Michael Hoverman is a Managing Director and Head of the Global Partners Group, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael oversees the Global Partners group at CIM, which is responsible for building strong relationships with CIM’s institutional par… Read full bio

Recep Kendircioglu

Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Manulife

Recep Kendircioglu leads the Infrastructure Group at Manulife. Recep and his team manage over $10 billion in infrastructure equity investments which includes John Hancock Infrastructure Fund I and Manulife Infrastructure Fund II. Prior to joining the… Read full bio

Pierre Klemas

Managing Director - Sustainability, Ardian

Pierre is responsible for ESG and impact management integration within Ardian’s Infrastructure investments and is referent for climate action within Ardian’s portfolio. With nearly 20 years’ experience, his career has evolved from acoustics and safet… Read full bio

Anders Klinkby

Managing Partner, Klinkby Enge

Anders Klinkby is CEO & Senior Partner at Klinkby Enge, an independent advisory firm specialized in ESG Due Diligence, ESG data for private assets and consulting on sustainable investing. Before founding Klinkby Enge, Anders Klinkby was CEO of Da… Read full bio

Matthias Kopp

Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF Germany

Matthias Kopp heads up the sustainable Finance team at WWF Germany as Director Sustainable Finance. Prior to joining WWF Germany in 2005 he worked in PwCs Management Consulting Services arm with regulated markets in the energy sector, risk management… Read full bio

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Investment Director, Vantage Infrastructure

Anne-Noëlle joined Vantage Infrastructure in 2014. Based in London, Anne-Noëlle focuses on the asset management and transaction execution of European equity infrastructure investments. She is a director on the boards of South East Water, Phoenix Natu… Read full bio

Sam Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner has more than a decade of private equity experience and leads Ridgewood’s ESG and Sustainability program. In addition to being Principal of Ridgewood Infrastructure, Sam is also a Managing Director and serves on the Investment Committee o… Read full bio

Annachiara Marcandalli

Partner & European Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Cambridge Associates

Annachiara joined Cambridge Associates in 2000 and has more than 20 years of investment and impact experience. Annachiara is the lead investor for clients with assets from $350m to $4bn. Several of these clients are pursuing ambitious ESG integration… Read full bio

Kate McKeon

Head of Sustainability, InfraRed Capital Partners

Kate joined the InfraRed team in 2016. Kate is responsible for the development and implementation of InfraRed’s sustainability strategy and programme. Kate works closely with the Investments, Asset Management and Portfolio Management teams to evaluat… Read full bio

Nicola Mustetea

Manager, Climate Change, CDC Group

Nicola Mustetea joined CDC as Climate Change Manager in 2019 and has been focussed on developing and implementing CDC’s climate change strategy. Previously, Nicola led teams on impact investing and green finance at the Department for International De… Read full bio

Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

Mary is the Head of Responsible Investment for Macquarie Asset Management (MAM). Supported by a global team of experienced sustainability professionals, Mary sets and guides implementation of best practices globally across MAM’s investment lifecycle,… Read full bio

Shami Nissan

Head of Sustainability, Actis

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, sustainability and impact, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver measurable soc… Read full bio

Brett Orlando

Founder & Director, Net Zero Capital Advisory

Brett Orlando is a leading finance professional in the energy transition. His 20+ years international experience spans investment banking, strategic advisory, non-profit and government. He is Founder and CEO of Net Zero Capital Advisory, an independe… Read full bio

Aurelien Reynolds

Associate, GRESB

Aurelien Reynolds is an infrastructure Associate and product manager for EU Regulations at GRESB, a global ESG benchmark for Real Assets. He has contributed to the development of the CFAS AOS ESG-SDG Infrastructure Investment Framework, and has been… 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 portfolio manager of the NatWest Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure equity mandate. She is Cha… Read full bio

Amarik Ubhi

Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, Mercer

Amarik Ubhi is Global Head of Infrastructure in Mercer's Alternatives group. He is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of infrastructure investment opportunities, and also the construction of infrastructure portfolio… Read full bio

Kendall Uggla

Head, ESG & Manager, Investor Relations, Q-Energy

Kendall Uggla is the Head of ESG and Manager of Investor Relations at Q-Energy. Kendall leads the firms development and implementation of its ESG strategy as well as works alongside Q-Energy’s wider team to ensure that ESG factors are considered thro… Read full bio

Virginie Vitiello

Environmental and Social Head, STOA Infra & Energy

Virginie Vitiello is the Environmental and Social Head of STOA, the investment company set up four years ago by CDC and AFD, to invest in equity and quasi-equity in infrastructure and energy projects in emerging and developing countries. At STOA, Vir… Read full bio

Christian Wertli

Head of Infrastructure Solutions, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Christian Wertli was appointed Head Infrastructure Solutions, Public Sector Solutions as per 1 August 2020. The Swiss Re Public Sector Solutions team is dedicated helping governments, government agencies as well as international organisations at all… Read full bio

Simon Whistler

Infrastructure Lead, PRI

Simon joined the PRI in June 2018, and leads the organisation’s work on real assets. He works with real assets investors to support their understanding and integration of responsible investment in their investment processes. His most recent work has… Read full bio