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The Responsible Investment Forum brings together the most sophisticated institutional investors, fund managers, consultants and highly recognized associations to discuss effective ESG strategies that balances the world’s sustainability with enhanced returns on investments.

ESG issues are at the heart of all PEI’s editorial coverage, with our reporters consistently following and scrutinizing the ways in which managers in the US are adopting responsible investment practices and what LPs are looking for as they consider investing in private equity. PEI continues to prove itself as a thought-leader in this area, and is at the forefront of covering the growth of ESG in North American private equity.

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  • Building and enhancing your ESG program
  • Climate change
  • Human rights and DEI
  • ESG reporting
  • Impact Investing
  • Venture & ESG
  • Compliance best practices

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Cressey & Company
Endeavor Capital
Goldman Sachs
Insight Partners
Jasper Ridge Partners
Li Family Office
MSCI
New Jersey Division of Investment
Platinum Equity
Queensland Investment Corporation
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sands Capital
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Welton Investment Partners
World Bank Group
Zouk Capital

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The Responsible Investment Forum: San Francisco will take place on September 14 – 15, 2022 at the JW Mariott in San Francisco.

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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 14th

Registration and breakfast
08:30 - 09:30

Registration and welcome breakfast

Welcome and opening remarks
09:30 - 09:35

PEI welcome

Erin Wolfe

Speaker:
Erin Wolfe, Senior Conference Producer, PEI

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Erin Wolfe

Senior Conference Producer, PEI Media

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09:35 - 09:50

Chair's remarks

Speaker:
Michael Bridge, Director of ESG and Data Analytics, MiddleGround Capital

Plenary sessions
09:50 - 10:35

Building and enhancing your ESG program

Ryan Werffeli , Michael Altschuler, Daniel Ingram, Miguel Luina, Sanaz Raczynski
  • Constructing a diverse portfolio
  • Investor allocation and segment demands
  • ESG influences when sourcing deals
  • Setting DE&I goals
  • Addressing short- and long-term ESG risks
  • Consistent and comparable ESG data considerations
  • Identifying greenwashing

Moderator:
Ryan Werffeli, Chief Operating Officer, Malk Partners

Panelists:
Michael Altschuler, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Comvest Partners
Daniel Ingram, Senior Vice President, ESG Lead, Wilshire Associates
Miguel Luina, Managing Director, Fund Investments, Hamilton Lane
Sanaz Raczynski, Head of Sustainability, Kohlberg & Company

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Ryan Werffeli

Chief Operating Officer, Malk Partners

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Michael Altschuler

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Comvest Partners

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Daniel Ingram

Senior Vice President, ESG Lead, Wilshire Associates

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Miguel Luina

Managing Director, Fund Investments, Hamilton Lane

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Sanaz Raczynski

Head of Sustainability, Kohlberg & Company

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10:35 - 11:20

Climate change: portfolio strategy and steps to decarbonization

Ryan Miller , Alexandra Harbour, Osama Idrees, Laurel Peacock
  • Setting targets for PE firms and their portfolio companies
  • Consistent approaches for clarity and consistency
  • Creating an expedited reduction plan
  • Using standard metrics and customize reporting
  • Strategies to address the risk of climate change
  • Integrating technology and business models to produce impactful climate solutions

Moderator:
Ryan Miller, SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

Panelists:
Alexandra Harbour, Principal, Prelude Ventures
Osama Idrees, Investment Director, EDF Pulse Ventures
Laurel Peacock, Head of ESG, NGP

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Ryan Miller

SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

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Alexandra Harbour

Principal, Prelude Ventures

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Osama Idrees

Investment Director, EDF Pulse Ventures

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Laurel Peacock

Head of ESG, NGP

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Networking break
11:20 - 11:50

Networking break

Plenary session
11:50 - 12:35

Generating alpha with ESG data; real world examples

Nick Rhodes
  • How ESG data can improve financial returns
  • Positive financial returns due to the application of ESG data in the business cycle
  • Wealth of academic research demonstrating that ESG data can offer great alpha

Moderator:
Nick Rhodes, Co-Founder, ESG Base

Panelists:
Jonathan B. Berk, Professor of Finance, Stanford University
Jennifer Essigs, Director of ESG and Human Capital, AE Industrial Partners
Morgan Sheil, AVP ESG & Impact, Energy Impact Partner

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Nick Rhodes

Co-Founder, ESG Base

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12:35 - 13:20

Human rights: Addressing the next ESG issue – Human Capital Management

Michael Littenberg, Daniela Arias, CPA, Kathryn Mohan McDonald, Delilah Rothenberg
  • Understanding and identifying human rights issues
  • Raising the level of awareness
  • Effective due diligence on human rights issues within a portfolio company
  • Mitigating legal and reputational risks
  • Analyzing companies in the supply chain

Moderator:
Michael Littenberg, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Panelists:
Daniela Arias,
Advisory Senior Manager, ESG Services, Crowe
Kathryn Mohan McDonald, Co-Founder, Head of Investments & Sustainability, RadiantESG
Delilah Rothenberg, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

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Michael Littenberg

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Daniela Arias, CPA

Senior Manager - ESG Services, Crowe LLP

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Kathryn Mohan McDonald

Co-Founder, Head of Investments & Sustainability, RadiantESG Global Investors

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Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founding Partner and Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative (PDI)

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Networking lunch
13:20 - 14:20

Networking lunch

Breakout sessions
14:20 - 15:05

Track A: Next steps in ESG reporting

Bryce Klempner, Catherine Isabelle, Julia Jaskolska , Abrielle Rosenthal
  • Rules around climate disclosure
  • ESG data conversion project
  • Mitigating risk in portfolio management
  • Measuring and assessing ESG performance over time
  • Understanding the abundance of ESG frameworks

Moderator:
Bryce Klempner, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Panelists:
Catherine Isabelle,
Senior Director, Responsible Investment, PSP Investments
Julia Jaskolska, Co-Investments & ESG Lead, CalPERS
Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Director, Investor Relationships, IFRS
Abrielle Rosenthal, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, TowerBrook Capital Partners

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Bryce Klempner

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

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Catherine Isabelle

Senior Director, Responsible Investment, PSP Investments

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Julia Jaskolska

Co-Investments & ESG Lead, CalPERS Private Equity

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Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

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14:20 - 15:05

Track B: Investing with impact

Kunal Doshi, Kyle Flick, Christina Anzel, Justin Kulla, John Rogers
  • Defining and demonstrating impact investing
  • Understanding impact performance
  • LP commitments
  • Key elements of reporting
  • Identifying ‘impact washing’
  • Best practices for impact measurement and impact management

Panelists:
Christina Anzel,
Director of Investor Relations & ESG, True Green Capital
Kunal Doshi, Chief Investment Officer, Private Family Office
Kyle Flick, Director of ESG Methodology, Novata
Justin Kulla,
Partner of Impact Investing and Head of ESG, TZP Group
John Rogers, Partner, TPG’s The Rise Fund

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Kunal Doshi

Chief Investment Officer, Private Family Office

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Kyle Flick

Director of ESG Methodology, Novata

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Christina Anzel

Director of Investor Relations & ESG, True Green Capital Management

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Justin Kulla

Partner of Impact Investing and Head of ESG, TZP Group

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John Rogers

Partner, TPG's Rise Fund

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Breakout sessions
15:05 - 15:50

Track A: ESG in private credit

Michael Littenberg, Terry Ing, Matt Kaczmarek, Priya Prasad Bowe, CFA
  • ESG integration within the private debt strategy
  • Incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions
  • Managing ESG-related risks and opportunities
  • Transparency and accountability solutions

Moderator:
Michael Littenberg, Ropes & Gray

Panelists:
Terry Ing,
Portfolio Manager, KKR
Matt Kaczmarek,
Director, BlackRock
Priya Prasad Bowe, CFA
, Managing Director and Head of ESG, Oaktree Capital

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Michael Littenberg

Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Terry Ing

Managing Director, Co-Head of Sustainable Credit, KKR

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Matt Kaczmarek

Head of Credit Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

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Priya Prasad Bowe, CFA

Managing Director and Head of ESG, Oaktree Capital

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15:05 - 15:50

Track B: Venture & ESG: How they work in tandem

Peter Dunbar, Shaun Chaudhuri, Suzanne Tavill, Jon Zieger
  • Due diligence expectations
  • The role of DEI in the VC space
  • Diversifying investment solutions
  • Quantitative and qualitative metrics to track progress

Moderator:
Peter Dunbar, Head of Private Equity, UNPRI

Panelists:
Shaun Chaudhuri, Senior Associate, Westly Group
Suzanne Tavill, Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group
Jon Zieger, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Responsible Innovation Labs

 

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Peter Dunbar

Head of Private Equity, UNPRI

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Shaun Chaudhuri

Senior Associate, Westly Group

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Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

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Jon Zieger

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Responsible Innovation Labs

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Networking break
15:50 - 16:20

Networking break

Interactive masterclasses
16:20 - 17:00

1. Building an ESG strategy that aligns with your business strategy

Alan Kao
  • How can you integrate ESG into investment strategy?
  • How can you better integrate ESG risk and value opportunity into the diligence process?
  • How can you use ESG as a value creation lever within PortCos?

Speaker:
Alan Kao, Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

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Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

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16:20 - 17:00

2. Winning the talent war

Ellen Weinreb
  • Market factors driving hiring challenges and opportunities
  • Attracting exceptional ESG talent
  • Building a diverse pipeline of talent
  • Retaining and building your team
  • Core competencies

Speaker:
Ellen Weinreb, Founder, Weinreb Group

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Ellen Weinreb

Founder, Weinreb Group

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16:20 - 17:00

3. Building a carbon program – greenhouse gas protocol

Mike Galeski

Speaker:
Mike Galeski, Climate Solutions Consultant, Persefoni

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Mike Galeski

Climate Solutions Consultant, Persefoni

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Networking reception
17:00 - 18:00

Cocktail reception

18:00 - 18:00

End of Day 1

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 15th

Registration and breakfast
08:30 - 09:30

Networking breakfast

Welcome and opening remarks
09:30 - 09:40

Chair's remarks

Speaker:
Michael Bridge, Director of ESG and Data Analytics, MiddleGround Capital

Keynote
09:40 - 10:05

Opening keynote

Lawrence Aragon, Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo

Interviewer:
Lawrence Aragon, West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI

Interviewee:
Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, CalPERS

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Lawrence Aragon

West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

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Marlene D'Adamo

Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, CalPERS

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Plenary sessions
10:05 - 10:45

Avoiding Greenwashing: Global Trends and Practical Steps

Paul Barker, Elena Alschuler, Colin Etnire, Alan Kao
  • Insights for investors on how best to identify these managers through understanding language, looking for jumps in data, and clarifying the small details.
  • How to avoid greenwashing in marketing promotions and in disclosures.

Moderator:
Paul Barker, Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Panelists:
Elena Alschuler,
Vice President, Head of Americas Sustainability, LaSalle
Colin Etnire,
Head of ESG, BC Partners
Alan Kao,
Principal, Ramboll

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Paul Barker

Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Elena Alschuler

Vice President, Head of Americas Sustainability, LaSalle

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Colin Etnire

Head of ESG, BC Partners

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Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

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10:45 - 11:25

Integrating ESG in the venture capital space

Chase Wisnowski, Mike Hinkley, Sonia Lagourgue, Ramanan Raghavendran
  • Due diligence expectations
  • The role of DEI in the VC space
  • Diversifying investment solutions
  • Quantitative and qualitative metrics to track progress

Moderator:
Chase Wisnowski,
Vice President, Malk Partners

Panelists:
Mike Hinkley,
Senior Manager, ESG Lead, Insight Partner
Sonia Lagourgue,
Purpose & ESG Leadership, Georgian
Ramanan Raghavendran, Partner, Amasia

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Chase Wisnowski

Vice President, Malk Partners

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Mike Hinkley

Senior Manager, ESG Lead, Insight Partners

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Sonia Lagourgue

Purpose and ESG Leadership, Georgian

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Ramanan Raghavendran

Managing Partner, Amasia

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Networking break
11:25 - 11:55

Networking break

Plenary sessions
11:55 - 12:35

Diversity and equity as a business imperative

Winna Brown, Dörte Höppner, Jennifer Lin, Jon Samuels, John Stewart
  • The relationship between DEI and operating performance
  • Steps to increase gender and minority representation: recruitment and retention
  • Establishing and enhancing initiatives
  • Creating a culture that supports inclusion
  • Talent management priorities

Moderator:
Winna Brown, EY Americas Private Equity ESG Leader, Ernst & Young

Panelists:
Dörte Höppner,
Chief Sustainability Officer/Managing Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations, The Riverside Company
Jennifer Lin, Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors
Jon Samuels, Partner, Impact & Policy, Vistria
John Stewart, Founder, Middle Ground Capital

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Winna Brown

EY Americas Private Equity ESG Leader, Ernst & Young

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Dörte Höppner

Chief Sustainability Officer/Managing Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations, The Riverside Company

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Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

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Jon Samuels

Partner & Co-Head, Vistria

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John Stewart

Founder, Middle Ground Capital

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12:35 - 13:15

Governing and monitoring portfolio companies

Sofia Martos, Matt Handford, Tom Hodges, Kirk Hourdajian
  • KPIs with ESG-linked value creation
  • Effective ESG models to develop companies and bring change
  • Creating a robust framework for monitoring, engagement, and reporting
  • Leading by example via internal ESG policies and measures
  • ESG demands of portfolio companies

Moderator:
Sofia Martos, Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Panelists:
Matt Handford,
Principal, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young
Tom Hodges, 
Partner and Head of the Long-term Equity Strategy, Generation Investment Management
Kirk Hourdajian, Head of ESG and Impact, Vista Equity Partners

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Sofia Martos

Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Matt Handford

Principal, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

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Tom Hodges

Partner and Head of the Long-term Equity Strategy, Generation Investment Management

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Kirk Hourdajian Vista Equity Partners

Kirk Hourdajian

Head of ESG and Impact, Vista Equity Partners

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Lunch
13:15 - 14:15

Closing luncheon and end of conference

Elena Alschuler

Vice President, Head of Americas Sustainability, LaSalle

Elena Alschuler is Vice President, Head of Americas Sustainability for LaSalle, a position she assumed in 2021. Elena is a central leader for LaSalle’s North America sustainability initiatives. She works closely with the firm’s Portfolio Management t… Read full bio

Michael Altschuler

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Comvest Partners

Michael serves as Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, and is responsible for Comvest’s administrative operations and legal function. Prior to joining Comvest, Michael spent five years as the general counsel and corporate secretary for… Read full bio

Christina Anzel

Director of Investor Relations & ESG, True Green Capital Management

Christina Anzel is Director of Investor Relations & ESG at True Green Capital Management and is responsible for supporting TGC’s overall fundraising efforts and marketing strategy. Previously, she was a Managing Director, Head of IR and Product H… Read full bio
Lawrence Aragon, PEI

Lawrence Aragon

West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

Lawrence Aragon is an award-winning business journalist who writes about venture capital and private equity. As West Coast Bureau Chief, he is one of PEI’s senior editorial decision-makers and works closely with the Editorial Director US, the Group E… Read full bio

Paul Barker

Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Paul is a partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms, corporations, and project sponsors and lenders… Read full bio

Winna Brown

EY Americas Private Equity ESG Leader, Ernst & Young

Winna is focused on ensuring consistent global delivery of EY services to PE portfolio companies aligned with the investment, value creation and ESG strategies of these businesses. She works directly with Operating Partners as well as investee manage… Read full bio

Shaun Chaudhuri

Senior Associate, Westly Group

Shaun is a Senior Associate at the Westly Group, a sustainability focused venture firm that invests in startups focused on the digitization and sustainability of energy, mobility, buildings, industrial technology, and cybersecurity. Shaun also leads… Read full bio
Marlene D'Adamo

Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, CalPERS

Marlene Timberlake D'Adamo joined the CalPERS executive team in April 2016 as our chief compliance officer, responsible for all aspects of the Enterprise Compliance Division. She brings more than 25 years of finance and investment experience to her r… Read full bio

Kunal Doshi

Chief Investment Officer, Private Family Office

Kunal Doshi is currently the Chief Investment Officer at a private family office focused on tackling the climate crises. Formerly he worked at Capricorn Investment Group conducting diligence, evaluating investments, and supporting existing portfolio… Read full bio

Peter Dunbar

Head of Private Equity, UNPRI

Peter Dunbar is a Private Equity Senior Specialist within the PRI’s Investment Practices team. Peter has 20 years experience in the asset management industry, and before joining PRI, was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group f… Read full bio

Colin Etnire

Head of ESG, BC Partners

Colin Etnire joined BC Partners in New York in 2020. Previously, Colin spent 4 years at The Carlyle Group as an ESG analyst where he worked under the Chief Sustainability Officer to implement an ESG program across Carlyle’s $221 billion AUM platform.… Read full bio

Kyle Flick

Director of ESG Methodology, Novata

Kyle is a Director of ESG Methodology at Novata where he focuses on ESG in the private markets. His experience has spanned a variety of functions in sustainability and impact investing across the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Novata, Kyl… Read full bio

Mike Galeski

Climate Solutions Consultant, Persefoni

Mike serves as a Climate Solutions Consultant at Persefoni where he works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to calculate GHGP and PCAF aligned emissions inventories using Persefoni’s software. Mike joined Persefoni from the Capi… Read full bio

Matt Handford

Principal, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

Matt is a Principal based in Houston, Texas. He focuses on strategy and risk in relation to environmental, social and governance areas. He has significant experience working with private equity clients, developing and implementing programs targeted a… Read full bio

Alexandra Harbour

Principal, Prelude Ventures

Alex is a Principal at Prelude Ventures, a climate tech fund deploying $1.5B across the low-carbon economy. Prior to Prelude, Alex was a founding employee and investor at Powerhouse, an innovation firm and seed fund backing software-enabled technolog… Read full bio

Mike Hinkley

Senior Manager, ESG Lead, Insight Partners

Mike is a Senior Manager at Insight Partners and oversees the firm’s ESG integration, reporting, and engagement initiatives. Mike joined Insight in January 2022, and formerly spent 5 years as an ESG consultant advising private equity and venture capi… Read full bio

Tom Hodges

Partner and Head of the Long-term Equity Strategy, Generation Investment Management

Tom Hodges is a Partner and Head of the Long-term Equity Strategy at Generation Investment Management. Previously, Tom was a director at Providence Equity Partners, where he spent 11 years focused on late-stage growth equity and buyout/majority inves… Read full bio

Dörte Höppner

Chief Sustainability Officer/Managing Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations, The Riverside Company

Dörte Höppner is the Chief Sustainability Officer of The Riverside Company and heads up global ESG initiatives for the firm. In addition, she leads the firm’s European fund raising and investor relations activities. An economist by training, Dörte jo… Read full bio
Kirk Hourdajian Vista Equity Partners

Kirk Hourdajian

Head of ESG and Impact, Vista Equity Partners

Kirk joined Vista Equity Partners in 2020. He oversees Vista’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program, working with portfolio companies and deal teams to drive value creation initiatives that improve the environment, society and business.… Read full bio

Osama Idrees

Investment Director, EDF Pulse Ventures

Osama Idrees joined Électricité De France, a leading global renewable energy company, in 2018 and is currently an Investment Director with EDF Pulse Ventures, the CVC team of EDF. His role is to lead the US CVC activities, and partner with entreprene… Read full bio

Terry Ing

Managing Director, Co-Head of Sustainable Credit, KKR

Terry Ing (San Francisco) joined KKR in 2019. Mr. Ing is a portfolio manager for KKR's leveraged credit funds and a member of the US Leveraged Credit Investment Committee and KKR Credit Portfolio Management Committee. He is the Co-head of KKR US Leve… Read full bio

Daniel Ingram

Senior Vice President, ESG Lead, Wilshire Associates

Based in Santa Monica, California, Daniel helps advise institutional asset owners on how to protect and grow long-term capital by integrating Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into investment decisions. Daniel facilita… Read full bio

Catherine Isabelle

Senior Director, Responsible Investment, PSP Investments

Catherine Isabelle is Senior Director, Responsible Investment at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investment). In this role, Catherine leads a team of professionals responsible for the integration of environmental, social and governanc… Read full bio

Julia Jaskolska

Co-Investments & ESG Lead, CalPERS Private Equity

Julia Jaskólska (Co-Investments & ESG Lead at CalPERS Private Equity) is responsible for ESG efforts across CalPERS’ Private Equity Portfolio and works on evaluating Private Equity co-investments. In her ESG role she has been spearheading industr… Read full bio

Matt Kaczmarek

Head of Credit Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Matt Kaczmarek, Director, is global head of sustainable investing, including ESG integration and sustainable investing solutions, for the credit team at BlackRock. He is co-head of BlackRock’s Los Angeles office and also heads investment oversight, m… Read full bio

Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

Alan Kao is a Principal and Global Director for ESG Services at Ramboll. Alan helps corporate and financial sector clients develop ESG policies, programs, management systems, and strategies/roadmaps; identify ESG risks and opportunities during due di… Read full bio

Bryce Klempner

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Bryce Klempner joined HarbourVest in 2022 as a Managing Director to help direct the firm’s strategy and lead innovation of new investment products and solutions. He leads the firm’s structured products business and sits on its ESG Council. Bryce was… Read full bio

Justin Kulla

Partner of Impact Investing and Head of ESG, TZP Group

Justin Kulla joined TZP Group as a Partner of Impact Investing and Head of ESG in May 2020. Mr. Kulla began his career at Credit Suisse where he was an engineer working in New York, London and Zurich, and at Google where he worked in business develop… Read full bio

Sonia Lagourgue

Purpose and ESG Leadership, Georgian

Sonia Lagourgue specializes in the intersection of technology innovation and social impact. She has 12+ years of experience in startup ecosystems, social impact and sustainability, innovation strategy and implementation, and venture capital. In her r… Read full bio

Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer, Fundamental Advisors

Jennifer Lin is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chair of the DEI Committee of Fundamental, and a member of the Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2021, Ms. Lin was Director of Compliance and ESG Officer at Rhône Group, where she wa… Read full bio

Michael Littenberg

Partner, Ropes & Gray

Michael Littenberg advises a significant number of leading companies, managers and asset owners on ESG, CSR, Business and Human Rights and supply chain compliance matters. Michael has advised on these matters for more than 30 years and is widely view… Read full bio

Miguel Luina

Managing Director, Fund Investments, Hamilton Lane

Miguel is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, where he is responsible for due diligence of primary fund investment opportunities. Based in San Francisco, Miguel leads the firm’s efforts in venture, growth and technology investments. Prior to joinin… Read full bio

Sofia Martos

Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Sofia is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic private equity firms, corporations, and project sponso… Read full bio

Ryan Miller

SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

Ryan leads Persefoni's Financial Services division which includes strategy, product, development, sales and go-to-market functions. Prior to Persefoni, he spent seven years at Malk Partners, a boutique management consultancy that works exclusively wi… Read full bio

Kathryn Mohan McDonald

Co-Founder, Head of Investments & Sustainability, RadiantESG Global Investors

Kathryn is the co-founder of RadiantESG Global Investors, a female-owned, independent asset management firm focused on next generation ESG and impact investment opportunities for institutional and wealth management clients worldwide. She was previous… Read full bio

Laurel Peacock

Head of ESG, NGP

Ms. Peacock joined NGP in 2022 and serves as Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Ms. Peacock applies 15 years of sustainability and ESG experience to NGP and its portfolio companies, with key strengths in integrating ESG performance i… Read full bio

Priya Prasad Bowe, CFA

Managing Director and Head of ESG, Oaktree Capital

Ms. Prasad Bowe is the Head of ESG at Oaktree and focuses on the integration of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations into the investment process. She is also co-chair of Oaktree’s ESG Governance Committee. Previously, Ms. Prasa… Read full bio

Sanaz Raczynski

Head of Sustainability, Kohlberg & Company

Sanaz Raczynski is a Managing Director and Head of Sustainability at Kohlberg. Sanaz is an active participant on Kohlberg’s investment team, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. She sets the sustainability strategy and drives the implementation… Read full bio

Ramanan Raghavendran

Managing Partner, Amasia

Ramanan invests in climate and sustainability companies at Amasia, a thesis-driven global venture capital firm that he co-founded in 2013. He has been in the VC business for 30 years. He is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the… Read full bio

John Rogers

Partner, TPG's Rise Fund

John Rogers is a Partner with TPG’s Rise Fund, the world’s largest social impact fund. John developed the Rise Fund’s investment strategies in education and healthcare and led the fund’s investments in DreamBox Learning, InStride, Presence Learning,… Read full bio

Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

Ms. Rosenthal is Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and a Managing Director of TowerBrook, and co-Chair of the Responsible Ownership Committee and DE&I Committee. Prior to joining TowerBrook, Ms. Rosenthal was a corporate… Read full bio

Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founding Partner and Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative (PDI)

Delilah Rothenberg is a Co-Founding Partner and the Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative (PDI), a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization designed to support investors in aligning their investment governance, financial analysis, and… Read full bio

Jon Samuels

Partner & Co-Head, Vistria

Jon Samuels is a Partner and Co-Head of the Vistria Portfolio Resources Group, a Chicago-based next generation private investment firm that operates at the intersection of purpose and profit, with a focus on the healthcare, education and financial se… Read full bio

John Stewart

Founder, Middle Ground Capital

John Stewart is the Founder of the private equity firm, Middle Ground Capital. MiddleGround was formed in May 2018 by John and his two partners. John and his team have grown MiddleGround to over $1.6B of Assets Under Management and 43 employees in ju… Read full bio

Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

Ms. Tavill is the global head of responsible investing, which encompasses ESG and Impact across all asset classes and investment strategies. She is also a member of the private equity team. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Tavill was responsible for AMP Capit… Read full bio

Ellen Weinreb

Founder, Weinreb Group

Ellen has worked at the intersection of sustainability and human resources as a recruiter and consultant for 20+ years. A super connector, Ellen’s passion for sustainability and ESG was sparked while obtaining her MBA from Yale and interning at L.L.B… Read full bio

Ryan Werffeli

Chief Operating Officer, Malk Partners

Ryan Werffeli is the Chief Operating Officer of Malk Partners, a leading boutique consulting firm focused on ESG and Impact Advisory for the Private Markets. An early employee at Malk, Ryan has helped lead the firm as it scaled from 8 to 80 employees… Read full bio

Chase Wisnowski

Vice President, Malk Partners

Chase Wisnowski is a Vice President at Malk Partners, a leading boutique consulting firm focused on ESG and Impact Advisory for the Private Markets. Chase has worked with Malk for approximately four years, working on over 150 buyout ESG due diligence… Read full bio

Jon Zieger

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Responsible Innovation Labs

Jon Zieger is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Responsible Innovation Labs, a non-profit working to create standards of responsible practice in the tech industry. He was formerly general counsel and head of global policy at Stripe, the online pay… Read full bio