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.
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
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.
Save time building your network
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.
Global Investor Forum
The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting
Emerging Markets Forum
Scaling emerging market investment in a post-pandemic world
Social Infrastructure Forum
Investing in assets which provide essential services
Energy Transition Forum
The future of energy
Digital Infrastructure Forum
Building the inclusive digital economy of the future
Infrastructure Debt Forum
From pandemic-resilience towards sustainable growth
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.
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Day 1 - Monday 18th
Introduction from Infrastructure Investor
Welcome from the chair
State of ESG: Where are we now?
PRI & GRESB joint presentation referencing GRESB results as well as latest work of the PRI in infrastructure
Keynote Speech: what to expect from Glasgow and how will it impact private markets
Net-zero asset owners: how investors are aligning themselves with the Paris agreement
- What is the net zero asset managers alliance?
- How are asset owners getting to net zero? Is capital allocation being impacted?
- How are LPs assessing managers on commitment to net zero?
- Priorities for the next five years asset owners
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
Coffee & networking
How investors and managers can work with management teams to drive the sustainability agenda
- Engaging management teams with other competing priorities
- Incentivising management of assets with sustainability based KPIs
- Making data useful for investors and value creation
- How to show the value of ESG work to other stakeholders
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 global managers
- The importance on collaboraton to develop joint taxonomies and standards
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
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
Coffee & networking
Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost centre to a value driver
- Getting buy-in from the investment team, how are the heads of ESG working with the deal partners?
- Working with assets to create value through ESG
- Justifying significant effort and investment in long-term issues
- Examples of work on ESG adding to multiple paid at exit
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.
- Energy Transition
- Impact Investing
- Practical approaches for diversity
- Circular Economy
- The just transition
- Human rights/modern slavery
Closing comments from the chair
All three forums convene in the Ballroom for the opening keynote of the Global Summit
Followed by Q&A with the audience