The leading global event for ESG in private markets

The Responsible Investment Forum series brings together the most sophisticated institutional investors, fund managers, expert advisors, and highly recognized thought leaders. Providing an opportunity to discuss developing sustainable investment strategies that can enhance returns.

The European event, now in it’s 15th year, is the flagship bringing together thought leaders from Europe and across the world. The speaker roster is a who’s who of sustainability leaders across private markets and it’s where the latest initiatives are discussed and announced.

Don’t miss your chance to connect with industry leaders, fund managers, and visionary thought leaders at this unique event.


2024 Key Themes

  • The continued evolution of the sustainability function within European private equity
  • EDCI Annual Update: leveraging EDCI Insights for value creation
  • ICI initiative update: advancing decarbonisation pathways at both fund and portfolio company levels
  • The integration of ESG into value creation plans
  • Investor perspectives on the significance of sustainability on investment decisions
  • Portfolio company perspectives on sustainability and ESG performance improvement
  • SFDR Update: how does the regulation work in practice?
  • Allocator insights on impact: guidance on what LPs should look for and how funds can make themselves investable
  • Sustainability and climate integration in private credit
  • How to practically approach biodiversity as an investor
  • Navigating complex supply chains in private equity
  • Assessing AI’s impacts on sustainability and the sustainability role

What can you expect at the event?

Event content with value

Across a packed two-day content led agenda, hear from an esteemed line-up of 100+ responsible investment and ESG professionals who will share their insights and expertise on the key trends and themes impacting the industry. Learn how they’ve addressed challenges in their organisation and leave equipped with best practice to take your business forward.

Build a valuable network

Connect with your peers throughout the forum during a range of networking breaks, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, an evening drinks receptions and invite-only breakfasts.

Meet institutional investors

Advance your fundraising by building new relationships with leading investors who are looking to increase their exposure. Previous attendees include AlpInvest, AP6, AustralianSuper, Guys and St Thomas Foundation, Hamilton Lane, Railpen and many more.

Interested in sponsoring Responsible Investment Forum?

Shake hands with prominent global institutional investors, fund managers, consultants, and highly recognised associations to build effective ESG strategies focused on value creation and ROI.

3 global opportunities to:

• Raise your visibility as a figurehead in a crowded ESG market and align your brand with PEI’s global and diverse event portfolio.

• Differentiate your brand and stand out from your competitors by collaborating as a thought leader across leading global ESG events in private equity, infrastructure, and private debt.

• Raise your reputation as an expert in ESG amongst existing and future clients.

• Get ahead of ESG and impact fund regulations and be the go to provider in industry developments setting you apart from your competitors.

Get in touch with us today and let us put your company at the forefront of the industry.

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Testimonials from attendees

Alan Kao

Ramboll

Fantastic to see the progress on climate, diversity, human rights being made by so many investors!

Bill McGilivray

Ogier

The best conference I’ve attended in a very long time. Great content and speakers and very enthusiastic attendees make the 2 days well worthwhile.

Marina Johnson

Actis

Fantastic opportunity to meet with peers, to connect and challenge each other. Very well organised and run.

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2024 Agenda

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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2024 - Tuesday 19th

18:00 - 08:00

Responsible Investment Forum Pre-Event Welcome Reception (invitation-only for LPs and GPs)

Aarthi Paul

Begin your networking early at the opening reception taking place at an iconic London location. Enjoy spectacular views of London and expand your network with the brightest leaders in sustainability while indulging in pre-function appetizers, aperitifs, & cocktails.
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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2024 - Day One - Wednesday 20th

07:30 - 08:45

Breakfast in a private room for GPs and LPs

Erika Blanckaert, Matt Schey

Hosted by Key ESG

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Erika Blanckaert

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Invest Europe

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Matt Schey

Senior Director, External Affairs and Sustainable Investing, Institutional Limited Partners Association

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Plenary
08:45 - 09:00

Chairpersons opening remarks

Christopher Springham

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

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Christopher Springham

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

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09:00 - 09:25

Keynote Discussion: General Atlantic partnership with Actis – how sustainability and infrastructure is at the centre of a landmark transaction for private markets

Gabriel Caillaux, Shami Nissan

Keynote Discussion: General Atlantic partnership with Actis – how sustainable infrastructure is at the centre of a landmark transaction for private markets

 

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Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President, Managing Director, Head of Climate, General Atlantic

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Shami Nissan

Partner, Head of Sustainability, Actis

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09:25 - 10:00

The continued evolution of the sustainability function within European private equity

Michael Marshall, Alan Kao
  • Comparing sustainability team designs: eg inhouse vs. external consultants
  • Strategies for ESG leaders to effectively engage with portfolio companies, deal partners, and value creation teams
  • To what extent are sustainability heads involved in due diligence processes and throughout the entire investment lifecycle?
  • How is AI going to impact the role of sustainability heads? And how is it already being used?

Moderator: Alan Kao, Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll
Michael Marshall
, Director of Investment Risk and Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

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Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen

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Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

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10:00 - 10:40

EDCI Annual Update: leveraging EDCI Insights for value creation

Greg Fischer, Ben Morley, Katharina Neureiter
  • Presenting the latest discoveries from the EDCI and a deep dive into the data
  • Understanding how LPs utilise the data in practice: navigating uniform metric standards while prioritising materiality in benchmarking
  • Insights into the correlation between sustainability efforts and financial performance in private markets
  • Analysis of findings from the newly introduced net-zero metric: exploring its interaction with the PMDR and NZIF
  • Assessing measurable outcomes within individual portfolio companies after three years of implementation: what progress have GPs observed?

Moderator: Greg Fischer, Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group

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Greg Fischer

Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group

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Ben Morley

Partner and Associate Director, BCG

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Katharina Neureiter

Co-Head, Global Sustainability, The Carlyle Group

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Networking
10:40 - 11:10

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:10 - 11:50

ICI initiative update: Advancing decarbonisation pathways at both fund and portfolio company levels

Mark Fischel, Serge Younes, Natasha Buckley
  • To what extent are firms engaging with SBTI’s to validate decarbonisation strategies? Considering why some firms do not plan to set targets
  • Practical steps for enhancing data collection, quality, and transparency in implementation efforts
  • Exploring the complexities of scope 3 emissions and their status within private markets
  • Case studies and guidance to drive emissions reduction through supplier engagement

Mark Fischel, Carbon Product Lead, Novata
Serge Younes
, Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial
Natasha Buckley
, Principal, ESG, HarbourVest Partners

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Mark Fischel

Carbon Product Lead, Novata

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Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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Natasha Buckley

Vice President, ESG, HarbourVest Partners

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11:50 - 12:25

The integration of ESG into value creation plans

Jennifer Flood, Adinah Shackelton
  • Balancing the long-term positive impact from ESG initiatives when the benefits may be realised by subsequent owners
  • Exploring avenues beyond mere energy conservation to identify tangible benefits derived from comprehensive ESG practices
  • Moving beyond anecdotes: how do you demonstrate value & measure outcomes?
  • Highlighting case studies where ESG implementation has increased exit valuations and overall returns
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Jennifer Flood

Sustainability, Head of North America, Investindustrial

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Adinah Shackelton

Head of ESG, Permira

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12:25 - 13:00

Investor perspectives on the significance of sustainability on investment decisions

Karin Bouwmeester , Maaike van der Schoot, Jonathan Hirschtritt, Anna Grgic
  • To what extent is ESG impacting investment decisions?
  • How are LPs integrating the EDCI within their wider data requests?
  • LP views on the effectiveness of ESG strategies in driving long-term value and mitigating risks
  • What are the new areas LPs are asking managers about?
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Karin Bouwmeester

ESG Lead Private Equity

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Maaike van der Schoot

Head of Responsible Investment, AlpInvest Partners

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Jonathan Hirschtritt

Managing Director - Sustainability, GCM Grosvenor

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Anna Grgic

ESG Integration Manager, AP6

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13:00 - 13:20

Biodiversity Case Study: how a leading fund manager is approaching this emerging topic

Networking
13:20 - 14:15

Lunch

Track A - Impact Investing
14:15 - 15:00

Evolution of the impact investing market: opportunities, trends and challenges

Julie Wallace
  • As ‘impact hushing’ increases, is the impact label a good thing for fundraising at present?
  • Is the pool of impact-orientated capital growing?
  • Which themes and sectors within the impact market present the best return potential?

Julie Wallace, Head of Impact, LeapFrog Investments

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Julie Wallace

Head of Impact, LeapFrog Investments

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15:00 - 15:45

Allocator insights on impact: guidance on what LPs should look for and how funds can make themselves investable

  • Diligence strategies for LPs when assessing new investment opportunities
  • What are the key factors for LPs when evaluating impact funds?
  • How to assess emerging impact funds without track records
  • Views on investing in pure impact funds vs. generalists with an impact strategy
15:45 - 16:30

Impact measurement and management: Best practices in quantifying and reporting impact

Nora Schulte, Marc Williams

·       What are the principles and reporting norms that are emerging for impact funds?

·       To what extent are funds differentiating between the different ‘shades’ of impact across their portfolio?

·       Which impact methodologies and measurements are generalist funds picking up and using?

Nora Schulte, Chief Impact & Client Relations Officer, GENUI

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Nora Schulte

Chief Impact & Client Relations Officer, GENUI

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Marc Williams

Principal, ESG and Impact, Blue Earth Capital

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Track B - Portfolio Companies/Value
14:15 - 15:00

Portfolio company perspectives on sustainability and ESG performance improvement

Emma Bickerstaffe
  • How are portfolio companies balancing the expectations of their PE sponsors with their other stakeholders?
  • Investigating the collaborative strategies employed by portfolio companies in partnership with their investors.
  • What are the key ESG focus areas to improve performance and create real business value?

Moderator: Emma Bickerstaffe, Managing Director – London, Holtara, powered by Apex Group

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Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, Holtara, powered by Apex Group

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15:00 - 15:45

How sustainability can be used to drive value creation within portfolio companies

Viviana Occhionorelli, Elena Mariotti, François-Xavier Oliveau
  • Implementing effective ESG integration across portfolios
  • Evaluating ESG risks and opportunities: how is ESG influencing the investment thesis?
  • To what extent can technology and data providers help portfolio companies with their value creation plans?
  • Getting buy-in from all key stakeholders on the approach to ESG

Viviana Occhionorelli, Head of ESG & Partner, Astorg
Elena Mariotti
, Managing Director – Head of Sustainability Stewardship, Cerberus Capital Management
Francois-Xavier Oliveau
, Partner, Transformation – Head of ESG, Initiative & Finance

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Viviana Occhionorelli

Head of ESG & Partner, Astorg

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Elena Mariotti

Managing Director, Cerberus

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François-Xavier Oliveau

Partner, Transformation - Head of ESG, Initiative & Finance

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15:45 - 16:30

Driving DE&I in portfolio companies as part of value creation

  • What initiatives can help increase diverse representation at portfolio companies?
  • Setting realistic targets for driving change on DE&I that fit withing growth expectations
  • Working with management teams when your own house may not be in order

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Track C - Regulation
14:15 - 15:00

SFDR Update: how does the regulation work in practice?

Patricia Volhard, Laura Callaghan
  • How to define ‘harm’ as it relates to the Principal Adverse Impact (PAI) indicators within your investment approach
  • Examples of E or S characteristics pursued by Article 8 funds: Is there a market standard?
  • Outlining some of the challenges with taxonomy reporting for LPs
  • To what extent can tech be used to enhance SFDR compliance

Patricia Volhard, Partner, Debevoise& Plimpton
Laura Callaghan
, Associate Director of ESG Services, Novata

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Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

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Laura Callaghan

Associate Director of ESG Services, Novata

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15:00 - 15:45

How regulation can drive value creation: practical tips for ESG professionals

Clare Murray, Sophia Walwyn-James
  • Using reporting and disclosure requirements to your advantage
  • Building a track record and credibility using data
  • Engaging effectively with investors and portfolio companies

Clare Murray, Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity
Sophia Walwyn-James
, ESG & Sustainability Director, 3i Group

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Clare Murray

Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity

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Sophia Walwyn-James

ESG & Sustainability Director, 3i Group

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15:45 - 16:30

Private Markets ESG Regulatory Landscape: A Global Update

Rhys Davies
  • How can global investors reduce the burden of regulations and frameworks that lack interoperability?
  • Which regulations and frameworks naturally align with one another?
  • Comparing regulations in the US & Asia to Europe
  • Where next for the regulators?
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Rhys Davies

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Track D - Nature/Climate/Private Debt
14:15 - 15:00

Revolutionary approaches to Decarbonisation

  • What does best practice look like when decarbonising a portfolio company?
  • Addressing the financial shortfall in decarbonisation Initiatives
  • An exploration of emerging and innovative investment strategies
15:00 - 15:45

How to practically approach biodiversity as an investor

Marie-Anne Vincent, Jovana Stopic, Mona Huys
  • Why aren’t LPs pushing harder on biodiversity?
  • To what extent is biodiversity a potential distraction from decarbonisation?
  • How to assess biodiversity risks and opportunities in the diligence process

Jovana Stopic, ESG Director, IK Partners
Marie-Anne Vincent, Head of Finance, AXA Climate
Mona Huys
, Sustainable Investment Specialist, Mercer Alternatives

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Marie-Anne Vincent

Head of Finance, AXA Climate

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Jovana Stopic

ESG Director, IK Partners

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Mona Huys

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15:45 - 16:30

Sustainability and climate integration in private credit

Isabelle Mitchell, Vlad Mitroi
  • Can private credit ever do more than private equity, or must they always follow?
  • How investors and managers have collaborated to enhance transparency in private credit
  • What tools can private credit investors use to understand where their portfolio stands in terms of decarbonisation status and climate risk?
  • What’s next?
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Isabelle Mitchell

Associate Director, Permira Credit

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Vlad Mitroi

Head of ESG, Chenavari Investment Managers

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Networking
16:30 - 16:50

Coffee & networking

16:50 - 17:45

Working Group Series A - Practical tips for using AI in day-to-day work

This session closed door session (GP and LP only, no service providers) allows for an interactive roundtable discussion with designated facilitators.

Working Group A
Practical tips for using AI in day-to-day work
Working Group B
Building a coherent plan for biodiversity


Working Group C

Working with portfolio companies

 

 

Working Group E
Building a long-term vision for ESG data

Working Group F
Using ESG in fundraising: LPs and GPs discuss what works

 

Working Group G
Managing a Crisis

 

16:50 - 17:45

Working Group Series B - Building a coherent plan for biodiversity

16:50 - 17:45

Working Group Series C - Working with portfolio companies

16:50 - 17:45

Working Group E - Greenwashing: Trends in litigation and best practices to protect your portfolio

Miriam Wrobel

Facilitator: Miriam Wrobel, Global Head of ESG & Sustainability, FTI Consulting

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Miriam Wrobel

Global Head of ESG & Sustainability, FTI Consulting

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16:50 - 17:45

Working Group F - Driving Portfolio-wide Decarbonization: Overcoming the Data Challenge

Jayde Alexander
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Jayde Alexander

Account Director for Financial Services, Watershed

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16:50 - 17:45

Working Group G - Shifting engagement focus from regulation compliance to value-add opportunity

Andrew Mather

Facilitator: Andrew Mather, Director, Ramboll

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Andrew Mather

Director, Ramboll

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Networking
17:45 - 19:45

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2024 - Day Two - Thursday 21st

08:00 - 08:50

GPs Breakfast Roundtable

08:00 - 08:50

LP Breakfast Roundtable hosted by ILPA

Plenary
08:55 - 09:00

Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:40

Oxford style debate: This house believes that setting science-based targets for an entire portfolio is not practical

Two sides will take the stage with structured arguments and the opportunity for rebuttals and audience exchange. The audience will vote before and after the debate to see if the participants manage to move the audience.

09:40 - 10:15

Sustainable Markets Initiative Update

·       Recent Achievements and Milestones

·       Key Focus Areas and Initiatives

10:15 - 10:50

Navigating complex supply chains in private equity

Ana Alvarez Grullón, Cornelia Gomez

·       What questions are investors asking managers on supply chains?

·       How is increased scrutiny impacting how managers approach this issue?

·       Strategies for enhancing transparency and accountability across the supply chain

·       The role of technology and data analytics in assessing and managing supply chain risks

Ana Alvarez Grullón, Managing Director – Head of ESG & Sustainability, Keensight Capital

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Ana Alvarez Grullón

Managing Director - Head of ESG & Sustainability, Keensight Capital

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Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

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Networking
10:50 - 11:20

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:20 - 12:00

Assessing AI’s impacts on sustainability and the sustainability role

Chandini Jain
  • Examples of how AI is being used during ESG assessments during due diligence
  • Leveraging AI across the whole investment cycle
  • Considering some of the possible negative uses of AI for example how it could be used to help with greenwashing
  • What are the most material impacts from AI on sustainability? What will generative AI help most with in future years?

Moderator: Chandini Jain, Founder & CEO, Auquan

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Chandini Jain

Founder & CEO, Auquan

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12:00 - 12:30

AI Case Study: how a leading fund manager is integrating Responsible AI

Sylvain Forté

Sylvain Forté, CEO & Co-founder, SESAMm

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Sylvain Forté

Co-founder & CEO, SESAMm

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12:30 - 13:15

ESG Value Creation Excellence Stories

Angus MacDonald

4 short presentations on how ESG initiatives or technologies can be used to drive returns within PE investments within different areas of sustainability. The audience will have the chance to quiz the presenters, and vote on the most impressive story. During the lunchbreak presenters will be available for further questions over informal roundtables

Angus MacDonald, Chief Hospitality Officer, Phoenix Capital Partners

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Angus MacDonald

Chief Hospitality Officer, Phoenix Capital Partners

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Networking
13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

Plenary
14:00 - 15:00

ESG Value Creation workshop: sharing best practices for improving ESG to drive value at portfolio companies

15:00 - 15:30

Regulatory workshop: sustainability regulation for private markets

Simon Witney

Led by Travers Smith, their ESG & Impact experts will lead an interactive workshop where they will discuss the latest developments in regulation and practical approaches to them.

Simon Witney, Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

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Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

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2024 Speakers

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Jayde Alexander

Account Director for Financial Services, Watershed

Ana Alvarez Grullón

Managing Director - Head of ESG & Sustainability, Keensight Capital

Peter Bachmann

Managing Director, Gresham House

Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, Holtara, powered by Apex Group

Eric Bloom

COO & Head of Client Solutions, Re:Co

Karin Bouwmeester

ESG Lead Private Equity, PGGM Investments

Jill Brosig

Senior Managing Director, Chief Impact Officer, Harrison Street

Natasha Buckley

Principal, ESG, HarbourVest Partners

Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President, Managing Director, Head of Climate, General Atlantic

Laura Callaghan

Associate Director of ESG Services, Novata

Daniel D'Ambrosio

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Rhys Davies

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Zara de Belder

Associate Director, ESG Transactions & Sustainable Finance, Anthesis

Mark Fischel

Carbon Product Lead, Novata

Greg Fischer

Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group

Jennifer Flood

Sustainability, Head of North America, Investindustrial

Alicia Forry

Head of ESG, Alternative Investments, Direct Lending, Investec

Sylvain Forté

Co-founder & CEO, SESAMm

Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

Anna Grgic

ESG Integration Manager, AP6

Jonathan Hirschtritt

Managing Director - Sustainability, GCM Grosvenor

Mona Huys

Sustainable Investment Specialist Mercer AlternativesHuys Sustainable Investment Specialist, Mercer Alternatives

Chandini Jain

Founder & CEO, Auquan

Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

Souvanane Keothammavong

Head of Sustainability, Mekong Timber Plantations Co., Ltd.

Angus MacDonald

Chief Hospitality Officer, Phoenix Capital Partners

Elena Mariotti

Managing Director, Cerberus

Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen

Andrew Mather

Director, Ramboll

Isabelle Mitchell

Associate Director, Permira Credit

Vlad Mitroi

Head of ESG, Chenavari Investment Managers

Ben Morley

Partner and Associate Director, BCG

Clare Murray

Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity

Katharina Neureiter

Co-Head, Global Sustainability, The Carlyle Group

Shami Nissan

Partner, Head of Sustainability, Actis

Viviana Occhionorelli

Head of ESG & Partner, Astorg

François-Xavier Oliveau

Partner, Transformation - Head of ESG, Initiative & Finance

Jo Saleeba

Global Head of Sustainability & Impact, New Forests

Nora Schulte

Chief Impact & Client Relations Officer, GENUI

Adinah Shackelton

Head of ESG, Permira

Chris Shaw

Technical Director, ESG Advisory and Mandatory Reporting, Anthesis

Christopher Springham

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

Jovana Stopic

ESG Director, IK Partners

Maaike van der Schoot

Head of Responsible Investment, AlpInvest Partners

Marie-Anne Vincent

Head of Finance, AXA Climate

Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Julie Wallace

Head of Impact, LeapFrog Investments

Sophia Walwyn-James

ESG & Sustainability Director, 3i Group

Marc Williams

Principal, ESG and Impact, Blue Earth Capital

Jennifer Wilson

CEO and Founder, Re:Co

Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

Miriam Wrobel

Global Head of ESG & Sustainability, FTI Consulting

Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Shake hands with prominent global institutional investors, fund managers, consultants, and highly recognised associations to build effective ESG strategies focused on value creation and ROI.
  • Stand tall from your competitors by showcasing your company’s mature ESG track record and generate strategic value when growing and implementing environmental and sustainability initiatives.
  • Discover brand opportunities to position your sustainable funds to aid capital raising to a global ESG community.

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In its 15th year, the forum is a firmly established event in the industry’s calendar. Join 600+ attendees this November to connect with institutional investors, fund managers, specialist responsible investment and impact managers, and the wider ESG community for two days of learning and networking. This is a must-attend event for those with an interest in ESG in private markets.

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Engage in discussions with investors and your peers on issues shaping the global investment landscape by putting your questions to the expert speakers. Leave with insights relevant to your strategies.

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Utilise the event networking app ahead of and during the event. View the attendee list in advance and book in meetings with investors and fund managers to ensure efficient networking at the event.

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Network during interactive workshops, drinks receptions, invite-only breakfasts, closed door working groups, and more. Build new relationships or re-connect with existing contacts to advance your fundraising.

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Achmea Investment Management
African Development Bank
Alpha Associates
Anthesis Group
AP6
Argentum
ATP
BBVA
Big Issue Invest
BlackRock
Blackstone
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Campbell Lutyens & Co
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Dai-ichi Life International (Europe)
Derigo
EcoVadis
eFront
EQT Partners
EBRD
Fondaction
Glenmede
Golding Capital Partners
Greenstone
IMAS Foundation
INDEFI
Julius Baer
KKR Credit Advisors
Marcena Capital
MJ Hudson
Morgan Stanley
NN Investment Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners
Novo Holdings
Pension Protection Fund
Phoenix
PwC
Ramboll
RepRisk
Royal Brompton Hospital Charity
Siemens
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Universities Superannuation Scheme
USS
Virgin Management
Wimmer Family Office
Wimmer Financial
World Bank Group Pensions

Testimonials from attendees

Alan Kao

Ramboll

Fantastic to see the progress on climate, diversity, human rights being made by so many investors!

Bill McGilivray

Ogier

The best conference I’ve attended in a very long time. Great content and speakers and very enthusiastic attendees make the 2 days well worthwhile.

Marina Johnson

Actis

Fantastic opportunity to meet with peers, to connect and challenge each other. Very well organised and run.

Pre-Event Resources

Institutional Investors at the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2024

The Responsible Investment Forum: Europe provides a leading platform for leading institutional investors and allocators investing in responsible investment in private equity to gather.

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for institutional investors to attend the event. Check out the benefits of joining the conference, who among your peers attends and find out how to apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team below.

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What to expect at the forum?

Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.

Gain expert insights

Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations within ESG and responsible investment.

Explore opportunities

Discover remarkable investment opportunities in emerging sectors and discuss climate change within a portfolio, regulatory changes, the growth in impact and what it means for ESG, value creation and much more.

Meet with the best and brightest funds

Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest fund managers and alternative asset professionals with an interest in ESG and responsible investment.

Apply for a complimentary institutional investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.

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