Proving the value of ESG in private equity

The longest running Private Equity forum focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes will return virtually in November, co-hosted with PRI. Whilst ESG has grown due to increased demands from institutional investors, GPs are increasingly seeing how its implementation can add tangible value to their investments.

The event platform will provide extensive opportunities to network virtually. Connect with your peers through one-to-one meetings, group discussions, build relationships and compare best practices.

Register to be a part of the must-attend event for alternative asset professionals with an interest in ESG and responsible investment.

 

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Essential market insight

Hear from representatives from Triton Partners, Stepstone Group, Nest Pensions and many more addressing ESG within alternative assets. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

6 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 5 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event so you can set up your meetings ahead of time and 5 months after to continue making connections.

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Responsible Investment Special

Keynote speech: A climate scientist's perspective

Dr. Emily Shuckburgh OBE, Director, Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge

Climate strategy has been a key topic at the PEI Responsible Investment Forum for a number of year’s now, but 2019 was the year that the debate moved. With the World Economic Forum dominated by discussions on climate, wildfires in Australia and COP 26 taking place later in the year in Glasgow, this looks set to continue in 2020.

The theme of this year’s forum will be how private equity can react to the climate emergency with a number of sessions dedicated to climate including our keynote speaker.

“I am looking forward to sharing my views on the climate emergency with an audience of private equity executives as they look to shape the industry’s response.”

Connect with responsible investment and ESG professionals

Abris Capital Partners
ADM Capital
Antin Infrastructure Partners
AP6
AP7
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd
Church Commissioners
Cinven
Denham Capital
EMK Capital
EBRD
EIF
Global Sustain Group
Greystar Europe Holdings Limited
Heptagon Capital
IK Investment Partners
Intermediate Capital Group
Investindustrial
JP Morgan
M&G Investment Management
Marwitz Family Office
MassMutual
NextEnergy Capital
Nordea Asset Management
Nordic Capital
Norvester Equity
Octopus Investments Ltd
Proterra Investment Partners
RBS International
Star Capital Partners
Wates Foundation
Wimmer Family Office

Speakers include

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Testimonials from 2019

Anna Follér, Sustainability Manager

AP6

As an investor in private equity only, the PEI Responsible Investment Forum is our number one go to event for learning, sharing and networking around ESG.

Clara Camara, Legal Counsel

Crest Capital Partners

As a first-time attendee, it was very useful to understand the urgency of being more demanding with ourselves and with portfolio companies. It was great to lear…

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Rick Walters, Director, Infrastructure

GRESB

This conference boldly showed where ESG and investing is heading. The streams on asset classes were particularly illuminating. Thank you.

Confirmed sponsors in 2020

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One click access to responsible investment expertise from the safety of your workspace

Essential market insight

Hear from industry leaders including; Triton Partners, Stepstone Group, Nest and many more on how they are addressing ESG within alternative assets. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

 Global audience for new opportunities

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience. Bringing new faces, different perspectives and increasing your opportunities to connect.

 6 months access to the community

Continue conversations with other attendees and access the discussion forums 5 months after the event. The platform will be open 4 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings during the event and 5 months after to allow you continue making connections.

Hear from leading investors and managers

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for the next year.

Access 16 hours of interactive content from 80 speakers across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 5 months

Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with your peers through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 6 months access to the platform and the operating partner community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Connect with responsible investment professionals

Connect with investors and fund managers focused on ESG through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange meetings with responsible investment and ESG professionals.

Find the people you want to meet

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new contact with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Share strategies and discuss the state of the industry with your peers in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees. Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining the conversation and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

6 months access to the community

You will have 6 months of access to the platform. Login 4 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meetings with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will be available 5 months after the event.

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For more information on the agenda in 2020 please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th

Pre-event networking sessions
15:00 - 15:15

Virtual event platform walk-through

Before the start of the event, this session will help to give you a brief overview of the Pathable platform to ensure you are comfortable with its use. The session will be interactive so you will have an opportunity to ask us questions on anything you are not sure about when it comes to the technical side of things.

15:15 - 17:00

Pre-conference interactive roundtables & workshops

In these interactive roundtables you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss the relevant topic with other industry members. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers, they will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants.

Please be prepared to contribute with questions and input on how you are engaging with topics under discussion. There is a maximum of 10-15 participants per interactive workshop and you must register ahead of the time to ensure you secure a seat.

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 11th

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
09:45 - 09:50

Chair's Introduction

Alison Hampton
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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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09:50 - 10:00

PRI Update

Fiona Reynolds
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Fiona Reynolds

CEO, PRI Association

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10:00 - 10:15

Keynote speech: A climate scientists’ perspective on where we are at

Dr Emily Shuckburgh
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Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Director, Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge

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10:15 - 10:45

Nearing the point of no return: Can the urgency of covid-19 speed up the global response to climate change?

Cornelia Gomez, Graeme Ardus, Suzanne Tavill

Panel Session

  • How are funds implementing the recommendations from the FSB Taskforce?
  • Finding climate related opportunities and managing risks in your portfolio
  • To what extent is COP 25 and climate risk mapping relevant to mid-market PE funds? Are LP expectations realistic?
  • What can be learnt from the past few months to avoid ignoring the climate emergency?
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Cornelia Gomez

ESG Director, PAI Partners

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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

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Suzanne Tavill

Partner & Global Head of ESG, StepStone Group

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10:45 - 10:50

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
10:50 - 11:15

Investor perspectives: What do investors want from fund managers on climate?

Maaike van der Schoot, Diandra Soobiah

Panel Session

  • To what extent are climate issues impacting strategic asset allocation?
  • Are investors looking into ESG at specific portfolio companies? And considering systemic risks across markets and asset classes?
  • How do LPs ensure clarity when data is not readily available?
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Maaike van der Schoot

Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest Partners

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Diandra Soobiah

Head of Responsible Investment, Nest Corporation

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11:15 - 11:30

ERM Survey Findings

Alastair McNair Scott
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Alastair McNair Scott

Senior Partner, ERM

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11:30 - 12:00

Virtual Networking & Meet the Speakers

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
12:00 - 12:30

Data & ESG: How to drive meaningful data in private markets

Dr Heiko Bailer, Helen Hopkins, Alison Humphrey

Panel Session

  • Working towards standardisation of reporting
  • What can PE learn from public companies on utilising data?
  • Making data useful and relevant to performance
Dr Heiko Bailer, RepRisk

Dr Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments, RepRisk

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Helen Hopkins

Responsible Investor Advisor, USS Investment Management

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Alison Humphrey

Director, ESG, TPG Global

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12:30 - 12:35

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
12:35 - 13:05

How and why are more private equity funds launching impact strategies?

David Helgerson, Paula Langton, Maggie Loo, Carmela Mondino

Panel Session

  • Defining what we mean by impact
  • Is there a trade-off between impact and returns?
  • How can PE Firms build something around impact that makes sense?
  • To what extent is the impact team separate from the rest of the fund?
David Helgerson, Hamilton Lane

David Helgerson

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

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Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

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Maggie Loo

Partner - Client & Strategy Development, Bridges Fund Management

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Carmela Mondino

Associate, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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13:05 - 14:00

Lunch break including 1:1 meetings and meet the speakers

Stream A: Networking discussions on SDGs & Covid-19
14:00 - 14:40

Applying the SDGs at the fund manager level

Sonal Dalal, Silva Deželan, Eimear Palmer, Angela Willetts
  • Making the investment case for SDGs
  • How have firms used SDGs to improve performance of portfolio companies?
  • Why SDGs are relevant to institutional investors
  • Examples of successful SDG engagement in private equity

 

Sonal Dalal, SASB

Sonal Dalal

Director-Civil Society and NGO Outreach, SASB

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Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

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Eimear Palmer

Responsible Investing Officer, ICG

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Angela Willetts

Managing Director - Co-Chair of Responsible Investment Committee, Capital Dynamics

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14:45 - 15:30

The role of private equity in the COVID-19 crisis

Natasha Buckley
  • ESG challenges that COVID-19 brings to PE-backed companies and businesses more generally
  • Examples of stakeholder management and positive investment trends
  • Learnings from the past few months for PE moving forward
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Natasha Buckley

Vice-President & Head of ESG, HarbourVest Partners

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Stream B: Impact Investment
14:00 - 14:10

IFC Impact Investment Update

Neil Gregory
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Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC

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14:10 - 14:40

Should ESG & impact be measured at the portfolio level?

Joanna Tirbakh, Candice Brenet, Viviana Occhionorelli, Dr Serge Younes
  • How to set strategic goals and expectations
  • What metrics should investors use?
  • Managing impact performance
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Joanna Tirbakh

Senior Consultant, INDEFI

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Candice Brenet

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Digital Transformation, Ardian

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Viviana Occhionorelli

ESG Director, Astorg

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Dr Serge Younes

Senior Vice President - Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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14:45 - 15:30

How to drive private markets towards impact investment

Pia Irell, Ritu Kumar, Antoine Mallard
  • What impact strategies are best positioned for success?
  • What are the obstacles? Are there enough commercial projects to put money to work?
  • To what extent is the investor base different in expectations to traditional investors in PE funds?
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Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact

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Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility

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Antoine Mallard

Co-Founder & CEO, Ai.VEN Partners

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15:30 - 16:00

Virtual Networking & Meet the Speakers

16:00 - 16:00

Close of Day

Agenda

Day 3 - Thursday 12th

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
09:30 - 09:45

Virtual networking and welcome back

09:45 - 10:15

Sustainable investing from an institutional investor perspective with a focus on climate

Emmanuel Parmentier, Stephen Barrie
  • Comparing the approach of listed vs. unlisted investors: What can they learn from each other
  • What demands are investors making on climate to the funds they invest in?
  • Analysing asset owners ESG investment practices
  • Consideration of upcoming regulations and European initiatives
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Emmanuel Parmentier

Partner, INDEFI

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Stephen Barrie

Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement, Church of England Pensions Board

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10:15 - 10:20

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
10:20 - 10:40

Portfolio wide case study: Integrating an ESG strategy across an entire portfolio

Alan Kao, Carmela Mondino
  • Identifying opportunities across a portfolio of investments
  • Leverage portfolio company boards to implement ESG initiatives
  • Encouraging management teams to learn from each other

Alan Kao, Principal, Ramboll
in conversation with
Carmela Mondino, Senior Operating Associate, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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Alan Kao

Principal, Ramboll

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Carmela Mondino

Associate, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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10:40 - 10:45

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
10:45 - 11:00

AP6 Case Study: How ESG is incorporated across all investment decisions

Anna Follér, Ellinor Schrewelius
  • To what extent is ESG impacting the funds AP6 invest into?
  • How closely does the ESG professional work with the investment team?
  • Best practice on ESG from fund managers

Anna Follér, Sustainability Manager, AP6
in conversation with
Ellinor Schrewelius, Investment Director, AP6

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Anna Follér

AP6

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Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

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11:00 - 11:05

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
11:05 - 11:25

Innovations in ESG: Carbon footprinting your portfolio

Emma Watson
  • Identify how to collect, measure and analyse data across complete carbon portfolio
  • Understand how to overcome the data availability issue
  • Case study of successful portfolio carbon footprinting tool

Emma Watson, Senior Consultant, Carbon Intelligence

Emma Watson, Carbon Intelligence

Emma Watson

Senior Consultant, Carbon Intelligence

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11:25 - 11:55

Virtual Networking & Meet the Speakers

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
11:55 - 12:05

Thought provoking presentation

Christopher Springham

Making yourself heard in the boardroom

  • How to sell green improvements to the investment team
  • Making ESG a part of businesses long term growth plans
  • Case studies highlighting tangible savings from ESG improvements

Christopher Springham, Formerly VP – Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

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Christopher Springham

VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

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12:05 - 12:10

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
12:10 - 12:35

Private Equity & Responsible Capitalism: Is PE doing enough?

Monika Nachyla, Delilah Rothenberg, Nino Tronchetti Provera, Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Panel Session

  • The role of PE in building back better post covid-19
  • Is the pay level for managers appropriate relative to value added?
  • To what extent should ESG managers concern themselves with capital structures and level of debt?
  • Are success metrics in private equity compatible with ESG?
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Monika Nachyla

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

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Delilah Rothenberg

Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

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Nino Tronchetti Provera

Founder and Managing Partner, Ambienta

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Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner & Group CEO, NextEnergy Capital

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12:35 - 12:40

Stretch Break

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
12:40 - 13:00

Networking Session: Diversity Birds of a Feather Meeting

Shami Nissan, Camilla Richards

During this session you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss how to address diversity within your organisations and portfolio. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader who will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants.

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Shami Nissan

Head, Responsible Investment, Actis

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Camilla Richards

Head of Investor Relations, Atomico

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13:00 - 14:00

Virtual Networking & Meet the Speakers

Interactive breakout sessions on other asset classes
14:00 - 14:30

Why ESG is finally growing in importance in private debt

Sabrina Fox, Maya Hennerkes, Kristina Matthews, Alvar de Wolff

Networking Session

In these interactive roundtables you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss the relevant topic with other industry members. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers, they will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants.

  • Exerting influence on ESG issues as a debt investor
  • The role of ESG in assessing risk pre-deal
  • Case studies of successful ESG implementation in a credit portfolio

Facilitator: Sabrina Fox, Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

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Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

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Maya Hennerkes

Sector Lead Financial Intermediaries, EBRD

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Alvar de Wolff

Head of ESG & Responsible Investing, Bregal Investments

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14:30 - 14:35

Stretch Break

Interactive breakout sessions on other asset classes
14:35 - 15:05

Making the business case for ESG in real estate

Ada Arevalo, Alexander Dexne, Roxana Isaiu

Networking Session

In these interactive roundtables you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss the relevant topic with other industry members. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers, they will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants

  • Aligning sustainability and investment strategies across the portfolio
  • ESG performance improvements: from risk reduction to value creation
  • How can real estate have a positive impact and avoid displacement of marginalised people
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Ada Arevalo

Chief Impact Officer, Alliant Strategic Investments

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Alexander Dexne

CFO, alstria office

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Roxana Isaiu

Director - Real Estate, GRESB

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15:05 - 15:10

Stretch Break

Interactive breakout sessions on other asset classes
15:10 - 15:40

Why ESG in infrastructure is here to stay and how managers can act across their portfolio

Simon Whistler, Peter Dickson

Networking Session

In these interactive roundtables you will be placed in a zoom-style call to discuss the relevant topic with other industry members. The sessions will be hosted by a virtual workshop leader and one-two speakers, they will help kick off the discussion and then it will turn into a more free-flowing discussion with other participants

  • Addressing some of the unique challenges involved with ESG in infrastructure
  • Investing in climate resilient infrastructure
  • To what extent is infrastructure being incorporated within due diligence?
  • How can ESG be used as part of wider value creation strategy

Facilitator : Simon Whistler, Senior Specialist, UNPRI

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, UNPRI

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Peter Dickson

Partner, Glennmont Partners

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15:40 - 15:40

Close of Conference

Confirmed speakers for 2020

For more information on speaking opportunities in 2020 please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

 

Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

Graeme Ardus joined Triton in May 2013 as Head of Environment, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG). Graeme previously held industrial roles as a Global Director of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) and Sustainability at Amcor,… Read full bio

Ada Arevalo

Chief Impact Officer, Alliant Strategic Investments

Ada Arevalo is the Chief Impact Officer at Alliant Strategic Investments, a national private equity firm focused on the preservation & social impact of affordable housing. In this capacity, Ms. Arevalo leads the firm’s business development strate… Read full bio

Mike Azlen

Found and CEO, Carbon Cap Management

Michael Azlen is a senior investment professional with 25 years of industry experience including the founding, growth and sale of a regulated investment management business. Michael is now focused on research and investment strategies that will have… Read full bio
Dr Heiko Bailer, RepRisk

Dr Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments, RepRisk

Dr. Heiko Bailer joined RepRisk in 2019 and is responsible for building RepRisk’s quantitative investment business. As a former hedge fund manager, he is an expert in quantitative trading strategies. Prior to joining RepRisk, Heiko co-founded the Swi… Read full bio

Stephen Barrie

Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement, Church of England Pensions Board

Stephen Barrie is Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board (£2.8 Bn AUM), where he works across the Board’s investment stewardship activities. He previously served as Secretary to the Ethical Investment Advisor… Read full bio

Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

Adam is Head of ESG & Sustainability based in the Firm’s London office. Adam has worked as an ESG and sustainability specialist >27 years (including 12 years in private equity). Prior to joining the Investment Team at Coller Capital in 2016, A… Read full bio

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner & Group CEO, NextEnergy Capital

Founded NextEnergy Capital Group in 2007. Over 25 years of experience in the European Power & Energy sector, Banking and Finance industries. Michael has an extensive expertise in principal investing across the energy sector, with a particular focus o… Read full bio

Candice Brenet

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Digital Transformation, Ardian

Candice Brenet has been in charge of developing and implementing the firm’s Corporate & Investment Responsibility program since 2009, for the whole range of activities of Ardian. She is also in charge of Digital Transformation for the PE portfoli… Read full bio

Natasha Buckley

Vice-President & Head of ESG, HarbourVest Partners

Natasha Buckley joined HarbourVest in 2019 and is responsible for sustaining the Firm’s ESG strategy and partnering with our general partners, limited partners, and the Firm’s employees to embrace sustainable investing. Natasha joined HarbourVest fro… Read full bio
Sonal Dalal, SASB

Sonal Dalal

Director-Civil Society and NGO Outreach, SASB

Sonal Pandya Dalal brings over two decades of experience in driving ESG/Sustainability initiatives and designing effective public-private sector partnerships. Ms. Dalal manages SASB’s strategic relationships with UN bodies, trade associations, and re… Read full bio

Alvar de Wolff

Head of ESG & Responsible Investing, Bregal Investments

Alvar joined Bregal Investments in December 2016 as Director ESG & Responsible Investing. Bregal Investments is a global private equity platform investing through six direct Bregal funds and a fund-of-funds in Europe and North America, with offic… Read full bio
Alexander Dexne, alstria office

Alexander Dexne

CFO, alstria office

Alexander Dexne has been CFO of alstria since June 2007. Mr. Dexne has extensive knowledge and experience in finance and as CFO across sectors. • Prior to joining alstria, Alexander Dexne was CFO of MediGene AG and General Manager Finance at Olympus… Read full bio

Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Prior to joining Stafford Silva worked for Robeco where she was responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different private equity programs. Before this role Silva oversaw the Responsible Investing Program at Rab… Read full bio

Peter Dickson

Partner, Glennmont Partners

As Founding Partner and Director of Glennmont Partners, Peter is responsible for the technical aspects of all investments. He oversees many of the investments and plays a significant part in the management of the portfolio, through construction and o… Read full bio

Catharina Dyvik

Program Manager, SYSTEMIQ

Catharina joined SYSTEMIQ in September 2017, co-leads SYSTEMIQ’s sustainable finance advisory practice with project experience including structuring and fundraising for largescale renewable energy blended finance vehicles for emerging markets, as wel… Read full bio

Anna Follér

AP6

Anna Follér joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2014 as sustainability manager. Anna’s work includes supporting the investment organisation in integrating ESG factors into the investment and ownership processes as well as refining… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transparency, improving disclosure standards, and educating market participants on the importance of lender protections in documentation. Most recently, Sab… Read full bio

Cornelia Gomez

ESG Director, PAI Partners

Cornelia joined PAI in 2017 and is PAI’s Head of ESG & Sustainability. With her team, she acts as a CSR expert and key intermediary between Investors, Deal Teams and portfolio companies to enable transformation and value creation for the portfoli… Read full bio

Bethany Gorham

Vice President, Energy Impact Partners

Ms. Gorham is a Vice President at Energy Impact Partners. In this role, she oversees capital markets and fundraising for EIP’s global family of funds across its North American, European, Infrastructure and Credit platforms. Additionally, Ms. Gorham c… Read full bio

Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC

Neil Gregory is Chief Thought Leadership Officer of the International Finance Corporation, the private investment arm of the World Bank Group. He has held a range of senior strategy and management roles at IFC, including research, business planning,… Read full bio

Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

Alison is the founder of Alma Verde Advisors, which she set up to provide consultancy and training services to private equity and other investors on responsible investment strategies. She is also an independent advisor at Sancroft, the sustainability… Read full bio
David Helgerson, Hamilton Lane

David Helgerson

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

Dave is a Managing Director focused on both direct equity and direct credit investments, and serves as a member of the Investment Committee. In this capacity, he is responsible for the direction and oversight of the firm’s direct equity and credit in… Read full bio

Maya Hennerkes

Sector Lead Financial Intermediaries, EBRD

Maya Hennerkes leads the ESG work of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes the integration of environmental and social risks and opportunities including climate… Read full bio

Helen Hopkins

Responsible Investor Advisor, USS Investment Management

Helen Hopkins is Senior Responsible Investment Analyst at USS Investment Management, the asset manager for Universities Superannuation Scheme. Helen joined USS in 2007. USS is one of the largest pension funds in the U.K., with nearly 460,000 members… Read full bio

Jane Hughes

Professor of Practice, Simmons University

Jane Elizabeth Hughes is Professor of Practice at Simmons University School of Business in Boston. She is also a former Director of Social Finance, a pioneer in the impact investing market, and has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank a… Read full bio

Roxana Isaiu

Director - Real Estate, GRESB

Roxana Isaiu is Director Real Estate for GRESB. Roxana holds an Msc in Corporate Finance and is responsible for the development and implementation of the ESG standards, as well as the benchmarking methodology for the real estate sector. Since joining… Read full bio

Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact

Pia joined Trill Impact in 2019 as the Impact Partner, responsible for Impact and ESG matters throughout the investment cycle. Prior to Trill Impact, Pia has more than 14 years of experience in the Private Equity industry, of which eight years as the… Read full bio

Alan Kao

Principal, Ramboll

Alan Kao is a Principal and Global Service Line Leader for Compliance, Strategy, and Transaction Services (CST) at Ramboll. The CST service line provides a broad range of environmental and social risk services related to the acquisition, operation, g… Read full bio

Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Paula joined Campbell Lutyens in 2006 and co-heads the firm’s fund placement activities in Europe as well as leading Campbell Lutyens’ sustainability strategy. Paula has over 16 years of fund placement experience. She has led well over 30 fundraising… Read full bio

Ana Lei Ortiz

Managing Director - Relationship Management Europe, Hamilton Lane

Ana is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s London office, where she leads the Relationship Management Team in London and is responsible for all aspects of European client relations including portfolio construction and strategic… Read full bio

Maggie Loo

Partner - Client & Strategy Development, Bridges Fund Management

Maggie looks after client relationships for our platform of funds and has been involved with or led the raising of the firm’s eight most recent funds. These have included successive funds in existing strategies as well as the development of new strat… Read full bio

Antoine Mallard

Co-Founder & CEO, Ai.VEN Partners

Antoine Mallard is the CEO and Co-Founder of AiVEN Partners, a finance-first impact fund focusing in deeptech along three main verticals namely health, education and the environment. AiVEN is part of an ecosystem that includes The Robot of the Year,… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director at Brightwood Capital Advisors where she leads business development and fundraising strategy. The engagement originally commenced in February 2014 in a Consulting role and led to Ms. Matthews joining Brightwoo… Read full bio

Alastair McNair Scott

Senior Partner, ERM

Alastair McNair Scott is a Senior Partner at ERM with over twenty-five years of experience in undertaking EHS due diligence and supporting companies achieve their sustainable development goals. Alastair currently leads ERM’s M&A advisory team in… Read full bio

Carmela Mondino

Associate, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

Carmela Mondino is part of the Industry Value Creation business unit's ESG & Sustainability team, based in Zug. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Total, adidas and Lonza. She holds a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the… Read full bio

Monika Nachyla

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

Monika is a Partner at Abris, bringing 24 years of international, C-suite experience in finance, private equity, banking, investor relations, management, strategy and development. She is a member of the Abris Management Committee. Her areas of respon… Read full bio

Shami Nissan

Head, Responsible Investment, Actis

With over 18 years’ experience in responsible investment, primarily serving the private equity, banking and development finance sectors, Shami was drawn to Actis by its leadership in responsible investing, the firm’s diverse culture and the opportuni… Read full bio

Viviana Occhionorelli

ESG Director, Astorg Partners

Viviana joined Astorg in 2018 and is a member of the Corporate Functions Team. Before that she worked as Global Sustainability Manager at Barco and as European Environmental Manager at Sony Electronics. Viviana has an expertise in circular economy, e… Read full bio

Eimear Palmer

Responsible Investing Officer, ICG

Eimear joined in 2018 as ICG’s Responsible Investing Officer and is responsible for further integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across all fund strategies. She works closely with ICG’s business and investment teams as well… Read full bio

Emmanuel Parmentier

Partner, INDEFI

Emmanuel is the founder and leader of INDEFI’s ESG advisory practice for financial investors (private equity firms, asset managers and institutional investors). He has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting. Emmanuel graduated from Ecole Centr… Read full bio

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also chairs Northleaf’s ESG and Bus… Read full bio

Fiona Reynolds

CEO, PRI Association

Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a U.N. supported organisation, with more than 2,200 signatories who collectively represent over US $82 trillion in Assets Under Management. The PRI is the major… Read full bio

Camilla Richards

Head of Investor Relations, Atomico

Camilla Richards is Partner and Head of Investor Relations at Atomico based in London. She oversees fundraising and the firm’s relationships with its investors globally. Before joining Atomico, Camilla spent six years at Apollo Management where she w… Read full bio

Delilah Rothenberg

Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

Delilah Rothenberg is Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project to co-create investment structures focused on mainstream markets with risk-adjusted returns that share more economics with workers, have stronger… Read full bio

Maaike van der Schoot

Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest Partners

Maaike van der Schoot is AlpInvest Partner’s Responsible Investment Officer and oversees the development and implementation of the Responsible Investment policy. She joined AlpInvest Partners in 2002. Prior to her current role, she was an investment… Read full bio

Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

Ellinor Schrewelius joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2018 as an Investment Director. Ellinor’s work includes sourcing, investing in and managing European and US buyout fund investments. Prior to joining AP6, Ellinor spent three… Read full bio

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Director, Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge

Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin Colleg… Read full bio

Diandra Soobiah

Head of Responsible Investment, Nest Corporation

Diandra Soobiah is responsible for the delivery and implementation of Nest’s Responsible Investment approach. She ensures Nest’s investment approach factors in material environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. Diandra makes sure… Read full bio

Christopher Springham

VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

Christopher Springham has been working for more than 30 years in media, energy and aerospace sectors. Formerly with Mobil Oil in senior international roles and Rolls-Royce plc as Director, Media Relations. He Joined LM Wind Power in 2010 as VP Commun… Read full bio

Suzanne Tavill

Partner & Global Head of ESG, StepStone Group

Ms. Tavill is the global head of responsible investing, leading all ESG initiatives across all businesses and investment strategies at StepStone Group, a global private markets specialist overseeing more than $280B of private capital allocations, inc… Read full bio

Joanna Tirbakh

Senior Consultant, INDEFI

Joanna is project manager at INDEFI and is dedicated to private asset managers. She has nine years of experience in sustainable finance and ESG consulting and previously worked as extra-financial analyst at EthiFinance, a CSR rating agency. Joanna ho… Read full bio

Nino Tronchetti Provera

Founder and Managing Partner, Ambienta

Nino is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ambienta. Previously, Nino was a consultant at McKinsey & Co where he established the environmental practice. In 1997, Nino founded Cam Tecnologie to develop clean technologies and products. From 2002 t… Read full bio
Emma Watson, Carbon Intelligence

Emma Watson

Senior Consultant, Carbon Intelligence

Emma is responsible for Carbon Intelligence’s Strategy services, overseeing science-based targets, net zero, and “6 Dimensions” strategy products. Emma is the technical lead on science-based targets, and recently has expanded focus to include net zer… Read full bio

Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, UNPRI

Simon joined the PRI in June 2018, and leads the organisation’s infrastructure workstream. He works with the infrastructure investor community to support their understanding and implementation of responsible investment within the asset class. This ha… Read full bio

Angela Willetts

Managing Director - Co-Chair of Responsible Investment Committee, Capital Dynamics

Angela is a Managing Director and Co-Chair of Responsible Investment Committee. She has over 30 years of experience evaluating, selecting, and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, Angela was at the West Midla… Read full bio

Dr Serge Younes

Senior Vice President - Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

Serge Younes joined Investindustrial in 2018 as the Head of Sustainability. Previously, he worked at Accenture Strategy as a Strategy & Sustainability Director acting as the global lead for cross-industry "Clean Technologies Solutions“ and leadin… Read full bio
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Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities please fill in the enquiry form or contact Christopher Wagland, chris.w@peimedia.com +44 (0) 0207 566 5475.

2020 Confirmed Sponsors

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Event FAQ

Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

1.

What time zone is the event held in?

All times show on the event website are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
2.

What if I have a question or any problems during the event?

    • Members of our team will be available for the duration of the event to answer any of your questions and help in any way we can.
    • To get in touch with us:

    • Go to the menu bar within the platform, select ‘People’, filter by ‘PEI Media’ and select a member of staff on the Event Operations Team. Then send a message by clicking their profile and they will respond as soon as possible.
    • If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com
3.

What equipment do I need?

All you need is your computer and an internet connection to experience the Responsible Investment Forum. We recommend that you access the event from a desktop or laptop computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. We also recommend you enable your webcam while at the Forum. You will not be visible during the main sessions, but this will make interacting with other delegates easier when you take part in roundtable discussions, networking sessions and one-to-one video meetings.
4.

How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 4 weeks prior to the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique to you and cannot be shared with anyone else.
5.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We have a dedicated “Virtual experience” page to help you navigate the platform. The advantage of having access a few weeks before is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event.
6.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 5 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.
7.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation. You will be able to:
  • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
  • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
  • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
  • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are
    interested in
  • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they have given
8.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own personal agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.

9.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has inbuilt video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.
10.

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computers timezone. For example, if you are based in London, a meeting you set for 12 pm from your account will show to a recipient in Paris as 1 pm, reducing the human error impact of incorrectly guessing timezones. It is worth noting that event timings will be running on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is CET+1. The platform will note the timezone abbreviation next to most timings to avoid confusion.