Proving the value of ESG in private equity

The longest running Private Equity forum focused on bringing together fund managers with institutional investors to discuss ESG issues and market trends across alternative asset classes will return in June 2020. Whilst ESG has grown due to increased demands from institutional investors, GPs are increasingly seeing how implementing ESG can add tangible value.

Register for the perfect opportunity to discuss the state of the industry with your peers and to be a part of a must-attend event for alternative asset professionals with an interest in ESG and responsible investment.

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What to expect at the 11th annual forum

More investors

ESG continues to rise up the agenda, leading to an increased focus on investing in other asset classes including real estate and infrastructure

Climate risk

The growing importance of managing climate risk within business in a year that has seen public awareness grow

Impact focus

Focus on impact investment and measuring impact within PE investments

Agenda highlights in 2020

How to drive meaningful data in private markets?

To what extent are investment teams finally taking ESG more seriously?

Private equity and responsible capitalism

LP perspectives on ESG: industry benchmarking

How can private equity firms build something around impact that makes sense?

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

“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.”

Keynote speech: A climate scientist’s perspective

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.

Who will you meet at the forum?

300+

Attendees

80+

Institutional Investors

150+

Fund & Asset Managers

Testimonials

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.

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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.

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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 11th

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
08:30 - 08:45

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45 - 08:55

Chair's Introduction

Alison Hampton
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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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08:55 - 09:05

PRI Update

Fiona Reynolds
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Fiona Reynolds

CEO, PRI Association

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09:05 - 09:30

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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09:30 - 10:10

Nearing the point of no return: How private equity should react to the climate emergency

Graeme Ardus
  • Implications of COP 25 on private markets
  • 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?
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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Capital Partners

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10:10 - 10:50

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

Tim Clare, Diandra Soobiah, Maaike van der Schoot
  • 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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Tim Clare

Director, Anthesis

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Diandra Soobiah

Head of Responsible Investment, Nest Corporation

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Maaike van der Schoot

Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest Partners

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10:50 - 11:05

ERM Survey Findings

11:05 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
11:45 - 12:20

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

Helen Hopkins, Alison Humphrey, Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon
  • Working towards standardisation of reporting
  • What can PE learn from public companies on utilising data?
  • Making data useful and relevant to performance
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Helen Hopkins

Responsible Investor Advisor, USS Investment Management

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Alison Humphrey

Director of Environmental Social Governance, TPG

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing, RepRisk

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12:20 - 13:00

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

Carmela Mondino, Maggie Loo
  • 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?
  • Lessons learned when moving into impact investing
  • To what extent is the impact team separate from the rest of the fund?
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Carmela Mondino

Associate, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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Maggie Loo

Partner - Client & Strategy Development, Bridges Fund Management

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Stream A: Regulation, Climate, SDGs
14:00 - 14:40

Regulatory changes in the EU and impact on investments

  • Update on sustainable initiatives in the EU
  • How will the new EU disclosure regulation affect private equity?
  • What impact might the upcoming EU taxonomy regulation have?

 

14:40 - 15:20

Fiduciary duty in the 21st Century

James Arnell, Jeff Pentland
  • Do private equity funds have a fiduciary duty to take ESG issues into account?
  • How might a redefinition of fiduciary duty impact valuation methodologies?
  • Defining fiduciary duty and putting it into context
  • Outlining why the fiduciary duties of loyalty and prudence require the incorporation of ESG issues
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James Arnell

Partner, Charter House

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Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Stream B: Other Asset Classes
14:00 - 14:40

Why ESG is finally growing in importance in private debt

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

Director - CSR, Bregal Partners

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14:40 - 15:20

Making the business case for ESG in real estate

Ada Arevalo, Roxana Isaiu
  • 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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Roxana Isaiu

Director - Real Estate, GRESB

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Steam C: Impact Investment
14:00 - 14:05

Impact Investment Chairperson Address

Neil Gregory
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Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC

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14:05 - 14:40

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

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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14:40 - 15:20

The role of Impact Investing in combating climate change

Mike Azlen, Bethany Gorham, Milos Maricic
  • Why climate change is the opportunity of the century
  • Ways to engage the private sector with climate change initiatives
  • How impact investing can help in discovering pioneering technologies
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Mike Azlen

Found and CEO, Carbon Cap Management

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Bethany Gorham

Vice President, Energy Impact Partners

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Milos Maricic

Founder, Altruist League

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15:20 - 15:45

Coffee & networking

Stream A: Regulation, Climate, SDGs
15:45 - 16:20

Applying the SDGs at the fund manager level

Jeff Cohen, 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
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Jeff Cohen

SASB: Institutional Product Strategist – Head of Private Investments Initiatives, CAIA

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Silva Deželan

Director Sustainability - Private Equity, Robeco

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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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16:20 - 17:00

Practical examples of climate risk strategy in action

Cornelia Gomez

Case study session showing how leading GPs have taken action to address climate risk and opportunities within their portfolio of investments. The audience will have the opportunity to question them on their decisions

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Cornelia Gomez

ESG Director, PAI Partners

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Stream B: Other Asset Classes
15:45 - 16:20

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

Peter Dickson, Simon Whistler
  • 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?
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Peter Dickson

Partner, Glennmont Partners

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Simon Whistler

Senior Specialist, UNPRI

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16:20 - 17:00

Addressing ESG concerns with technologies involved in the energy transition – a focus on the wind sector

Adam Black, Christopher Springham
  • Outlining the environmental issues involved (blades, batteries, switch gear, brakes, wind farms etc)
  • Social issues linked to labour policies, economic displacement etc
  • Managing complex supply chains
  • Are there circular economy opportunities linked to this area?
  • To what extend are these technologies also contributing to climate change (e.g. SF6)?
  • Impacts on wildlife and habitats

Adam Black, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
in conversation with
Christopher Springham
. VP, Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power

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Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

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Christopher Springham

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

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Stream C: Impact Investment
15:45 - 16:20

Is blended finance a model to bring institutional investment into emerging markets?

Jane Hughes
  • How can blended finance facilitate risk-adjusted returns for commercial investors in high-impact deals?
  • Working with DFIs, foundations and other catalytic sources of capital throughout the course of an investment
  • Overcoming concerns around liquidity and likely complications in investments
  • Lessons from social and development impact bonds
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Jane Hughes

Professor of Practice, Simmons University

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16:20 - 17:00

Should ESG & impact be measured at the portfolio level?

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

Moderated by: Joanna Tirbakh, Project Manager, IDNEFI

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Joanna Tirbakh

Senior Consultant, INDEFI

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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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PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
17:00 - 17:05

Event Joins Back Together

17:05 - 17:45

ESG Due Diligence: Deal or No Deal

Highlighting the growing role of ESG in due diligence, this session will feature GPs presenting a case study on a potential investment where there are some underlying ESG concerns. Moderated by an investment committee and voted on by the audience on whether the fund should invest

 

17:45 - 19:00

Networking Drinks Reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Friday 12th

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
08:00 - 09:15

Invitation only LP & GP Breakfast Briefings

09:20 - 09:40

Fiduciary Duty Speech & Q&A

09:40 - 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 - 10:40

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 - 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
, Director – Investment, AP6

 

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Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund

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Ellinor Schrewelius

Investment Director, AP6

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2020
11:30 - 11:40

Perspectives on ESG: Industry benchmarking

The PEI Research & Analytics team surveyed investors in the asset class to capture investor sentiment, relationships with GPs, and performance predictions. Following a brief presentation of the survey’s findings, the panellists will share and discuss their observations and predictions for investments in private markets

11:40 - 12:15

Private equity & responsible capitalism: Is private equity doing enough?

Ana Lei Ortiz, Monika Nachyla, Delilah Rothenberg, Nino Tronchetti Provera
  • Is the pay level for managers appropriate relative to value added?
  • What is private equity doing to prepare for a radically different political environment?
  • Are success metrics in private equity compatible with ESG?
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Ana Lei Ortiz

Managing Director - Relationship Management Europe, Hamilton Lane

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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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12:15 - 13:00

Diversity Initiatives Case Studies: Who is leading the way?

Shami Nissan, Camilla Richards

This unique session will feature 3 case study presentations highlighting how private equity firms have addressed diversity/Crucially initiatives will be addressing all forms of diversity. The audience will be given the opportunity to question participants and vote on the best diversity case-study

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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 - 13:30

Close of Conference followed by Networking Lunch

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.

Download your copy of the 2020 agenda here.

Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Capital 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

James Arnell

Partner, Charter House

James Arnell joined Charterhouse in 1997.He previously spent four years as a consultant at Bain & Company. James is an honours graduate in Law from Downing College, Cambridge University and is a qualified Barrister. He is fluent in English, Frenc… 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

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

Candice Brenet

Head of Corporate & Investment Responsibility, Ardian

Managing Director, Head of CSR and Responsible Investment at ARDIAN, Candice Brenet is in charge of developing and implementing the firm’s ESG strategy since 2009 both at the firm level and at the investment level, for the whole range of activities o… Read full bio

Natasha Buckley

Vice-President, 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

Tim Clare

Director, Anthesis

Tim is a Director at Anthesis Group and leads its financial services ESG advisory practice. Tim has worked with private equity firms for over twenty years, his career mirroring their original focus on environmental liability issues such as contaminat… Read full bio

Jeff Cohen

SASB: Institutional Product Strategist – Head of Private Investments Initiatives, CAIA

Jeff Cohen is an Institutional Product Strategist at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). In his role, Jeff educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners facilitating dialogue on financially material industry sp… Read full bio

Alvar de Wolff

Director - CSR, Bregal Partners

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

Silva Deželan

Director Sustainability - Private Equity, Robeco

As a Sustainability Director at Robeco Private Equity Mrs. Deželan is responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different private equity programs. She is currently a member of the PRI Private Equity Advisory Comm… 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, and acts as co-lead of the secretariat of the Blended Finance Taskforce. The Taskforce, launched by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, is in the process of implementing an ambitious act… Read full bio

Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund

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

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 Responsible Investment Advisor at USS Investment Management, the fund manager for Universities Superannuation Scheme. She joined USS in 2007. USS is one of the largest pension funds in the U.K., with nearly 400,000 members and assets… 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

Partner, Trill Impact

Pia Irell, Impact Partner at Trill Impact Advisory AB Pia has more than 14 years of experience in the Private Equity industry, of which eight years at Altor Equity Partners and six years as a member of Gambro’s global leadership team, at that time a… 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

Milos Maricic

Founder, Altruist League

Milos Maricic is founder and chief strategist of the Altruist League, a Geneva-based incubator for global grassroots movements that protect the climate, combat inequality and empower women. A veteran of the International Red Cross movement with exper… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director at Brightwood Capital Advisors where she primarily focuses on business development and fundraising strategy. Her engagement commenced in February 2014 in a Consulting role which led to Ms. Matthews joining Bri… 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

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing, RepRisk

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over her tenure, she has established and led RepRisk’s globally distributed Client Relationship Management, Sales, and Marketing & Comm… 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

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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As the largest global event focused on ESG in private equity bringing together more than 300 senior GPs and LPs to discuss the state of the industry and discover how implementing ESG can add tangible value.

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Join your peers during the cocktail reception, invitation only LP and GP breakfasts, as well as Forum lunches to connect with potential partners in a more relaxed atmosphere.

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Structured networking sessions will be held during the day in the form of Oxford style debates, roundtable discussions and conference networking breaks to allow you to identify attendees with similar interests and goals.

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Seven highlights from the report

LP scrutiny of approaches to ESG is intensifying, with climate change a key concern. View the key takeaways from this year’s Responsible Investment report.                            Read more.

LPs take a stand on climate change 

Echoing the increasingly urgent public discussion around global warming and its impact, more investors are voicing their climate concerns, and goals, to their GPs. Read more.

Responsible Investment Full Report

In the annual responsible investment report, we detect a shift in the focus of the environmental debate to one of risk – and whether the underlying portfolio could be under threat.    Read more.