The leading global event for ESG in private markets

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 to London on 16-17 November, once again co-hosted with the PRI.

The key themes for this year will include addressing climate change within a portfolio, regulatory changes, the growth in impact and what it means for ESG, value creation and much more. Hear from the leading investors, managers and expert advisors on the latest ESG strategies.

Connect with your peers through interactive workshops, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with other responsible investment investors and fund managers.

Book now to be a part of the must-attend event for alternative asset professionals with an interest in ESG and responsible investment. There will be additional opportunities for those unable to travel to participate remotely.

What can you expect at the event?

Event content with value

The key themes for this year will span the E, S & G. Learn from industry experts and gain insight into addressing climate change, regulatory changes, human rights, appropriate governance, and much more.

Build a valuable network

Connect with industry participants in all aspects of responsible investment. Network in-person at interactive workshops, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from institutional investors who are looking to increase their exposure in the industry. Attendees from 2021 included representatives from AP6, Dai-ichi Life International, EBRD, Phoenix Group, World Bank Pension, and many more.

Key event themes for 2022

  • The role of ESG value creation: with ESG increasingly becoming a fundamental part of value creation strategy, this is a topic at the forefront of fund manager and investor minds to increase multiple at exit.
  • Climate: With businesses globally focused on climate and the event taking place at the same time as the COP 26 meetings in Glasgow, the topic will be front and centre with expert analysis from a mix of fund managers, investors, and external experts.
  • Impact investment: In our dedicated impact investment stream, hear from industry leaders creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can implement impact principles and methodologies into your portfolio to create greater value.

Connect with responsible investment professionals

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.

Download the 2022 agenda

The Responsible Investment Forum: Europe will take place on 16-17 November 2022.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum - Day 1 - Wednesday 16th

Plenary
08:30 - 08:40

Introduction from PEI and PRI

08:40 - 08:45

Chairpersons opening remarks

Christopher Springham
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Christopher Springham

Sustainability/ESG Advisor to Boards and Impact Investors

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08:45 - 09:15

Keynote interview: The long-term value creation case for ESG

Vindi Banga, Marc Lino

Vindi Banga, Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice
In conversation with
Marc Lino, Partner, Global ESG leader for Private Equity, Bain & Company

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Vindi Banga

Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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Marc Lino

Senior Partner, Global ESG Leader for Private Equity, Bain&Company

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09:15 - 09:55

Senior leaders’ discussion: to what extent is ESG now top of the agenda?

James Holley, Christoph Lueneburger, Maria Prieto, Natalie Sediako
  • How are investment teams working with sustainability leads on ESG initiatives?
  • Valuing ESG work on the bottom line, is this getting easier?
  • The war for talent in ESG: how leading funds are finding new sustainability leads from the corporate world
  • How useful is ESG as part of fundraising?
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James Holley

Partner, ESG Transaction Services, KPMG in the UK

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Christoph Lueneburger

Managing Director - TowerBrook

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Maria Prieto

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments Europe & Head of Sustainability Private Equity, Schroders Capital

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Natalie Sediako

Executive Director - LGT Capital Partners Ltd

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09:55 - 10:35

How are investors and managers working together on making data more useful for investment strategy?

Ben Morley, Heidi DuBois, Abrielle Rosenthal, Matt Schey, Maaike van der Schoot
  • Update on the ESG Data Convergence Initiative
  • Where is the market on regulation and metrics?
  • Practical guidance for managers around reporting
  • What are the implications from asset owners and regulators of being behind on data?
  • How can managers practically use the data they are tracking to drive progress on ESG value creation?

Moderator:
Ben Morley, Partner and Associate Director, BCG

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Ben Morley

Partner and Associate Director, BCG

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Heidi DuBois

Global Head of ESG, AEA Investors

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Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

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Matt Schey

Senior Director, Sustainable Investing & Strategic Projects, Institutional Limited Partners Association

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Maaike van der Schoot

Head of Responsible Investment, AlpInvest Partners

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10:35 - 11:05

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:05 - 11:45

Practical tips to decarbonise your portfolio now

Peter Rawlings, Natasha Buckley, Elizabeth Lewis, Morgan Sheil, Serge Younes
  • What does best practice look like when decarbonising a portfolio company?
  • Update on the ici: carbon footprinting, data collection, target setting and benchmarking
  • Is the industry getting too caught up in net-zero initiatives and forgetting about the here and now?
  • Integrating decarbonisation into the investment thesis
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Peter Rawlings

ERM, Partner, Finance Lead, EMEA, ERM

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Natasha Buckley

Vice President, ESG - HarbourVest Partners

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Elizabeth Lewis

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone

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Morgan Sheil

Associate Vice President, Impact and Sustainability, Energy Impact Partners

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Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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11:45 - 12:20

Is greenwashing prevalent across private markets?

Tomas Sys, Tanya Carmichael, Jill Cooper, Cornelia Gomez, Elly Thio
  • Defining greenwashing for private equity: why it is not always easy to agree on what constitutes greenwashing
  • How can investors spot greenwashing from managers?
  • To what extent can data and analytics be used to prove sustainable impact?
  • The role of regulation to overcome remaining challenges
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Tomas Sys

Principal, UK M&A and ESG Advisory Lead, Ramboll

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Tanya Carmichael

Advisor, Independent

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Jill Cooper

ESG Manager, Orion Resource Partners (USA)

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Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

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Elly Thio

Managing Director, EQT Future - EQT

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12:20 - 12:55

Getting to net zero at a portfolio scale

Tyler Harnish, Jennifer Flood, Katharina Neureiter
  • Leveraging digital technology to help accelerate to net-zero
  • What digital solutions are out there for fund managers?
  • Using climate data in the cloud
  • Case studies of successful ESG and digital integration

Facilitator: Tyler Harnish, Head of Net Zero Cloud Distribution, Salesforce

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Tyler Harnish

Head of Net Zero Cloud Distribution, Salesforce

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Jennifer Flood

Vice President, Investindustrial

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Katharina Neureiter

Head of ESG, EMEA & APAC - Carlyle

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12:55 - 13:15

Reconciling decarbonisation with growth

Matthew Cvijan, Vanessa Sheehan

    – The evolution of industry best practice for target setting
    – How methodologies and carbon data providers are enabling firms to set meaningful targets
    – Putting the foundations in place to build credible decarbonisation targets
    – Reconciling top-down decarbonisation pathways with bottom-up net zero alignment
    – How climate resilient businesses are born from focusing on carbon reduction commitments

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Matthew Cvijan

Commercial Director, Carbon Intelligence

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Vanessa Sheehan

Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

Stream A: Impact Investing - Chair: Christopher Springham, Formerly VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business
14:15 - 14:55

Debate: Is launching an impact strategy detrimental to wider sustainability efforts?

Emmanuel Parmentier, Anita Bhatia, Nathalia Millan, Olivia Prentice
  • Considering the reasons for launching a separate impact strategy vs. addressing sustainability throughout the fund
  • Are ESG and impact different enough to warrant separate strategies and teams?
  • The implications for ESG specialists on evolving approaches

 

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Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner, Indefi

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Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Investment Director, Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

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Nathalia Millan

Head of ESG for Private Equity - Tikehau Investment Management

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Olivia Prentice

Partner, Head of Impact, Bridges Fund Management

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14:55 - 15:30

Climate tech, natural capital and beyond: overview of leading climate impact investment strategies

Tom Timmerman, Clara Barby, Natasha Morris, Bhavika Vyas
  • What innovation is required in investment models to create scalable climate impact?
  • How are climate funds differentiating themselves in terms of investment thesis and asset selection?
  • What are the most promising technologies and innovations being pioneered?

Moderator: Tom Timmerman, Principal – ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

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Tom Timmerman

Principal | ESG & Sustainability

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Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

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Natasha Morris

Managing Director Responsibility and Impact, Adamantem Capital

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Bhavika Vyas

Managing Director, Head of Impact Investing, Stepstone Group

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Stream B: Private Equity - Chair: Nicolas Cottis, Partner, ESG Transaction Services, KPMG
14:15 - 14:55

Sustainable Markets Initiative: how private equity is engaging

Tania Carnegie, Jarlyth Gibson, Leela Ramnath, Chloë Sanders, Adinah Shackleton
    • – Background and purpose of SMI
    • – What is covered by the working groups?
    – Putting PE work into a wider context
Moderator: Tania Carnegie, Global Lead for Private Equity & Asset Management, KPMG
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Tania Carnegie

Global Lead for Private Equity & Asset Management - KPMG

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Jarlyth Gibson

Global Head of ESG - Advent International

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Leela Ramnath

Senior Vice President, Head of ESG, Warburg Pincus

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Chloë Sanders

Head of ESG - CVC Capital Partners

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Adinah Shackleton

Head of ESG, Permira

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14:55 - 15:30

Developing ESG metrics for private equity

Jennifer Wilson, Ellen de Kreij, Alison Hampton, Leela Ramnath, Kim Woehl
  • Update on initiatives around ESG metrics
  • The advantages of developing consistent metrics
  • What are the use cases within a PE context?
  •  What are the right metrics to measure for PE?

Moderator: Jennifer Wilson, CEO & Founder, Re:Co

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Jennifer Wilson

CEO & Founder, Re:Co

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Ellen de Kreij

Operating Advisor - Sustainability, Apax Partners

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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Leela Ramnath

Senior Vice President, Head of ESG, Warburg Pincus

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Kim Woehl

ESG Principal, Montagu Private Equity

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Stream C: Other Asset Classes
14:15 - 14:55

Infrastructure: how ESG is transforming the asset class

Anne Matusewicz, Anne Foster, Robin Grenfell, Felix Heon, James Magor
  • What the EU taxonomy and SFDR mean for infrastructure funds
  • How are investors working with fund managers on more challenging investments?
  • When and why are allocations being withdrawn due to ESG issues?
  • Considering the reasons for launching a separate impact strategy vs. addressing sustainability throughout the fund
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Anne Matusewicz

Director of ESG and Impact Strategy, Reporting21

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Anne Foster

Senior Director & Global Head of ESG - Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

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Robin Grenfell

Green Analytics, Macquarie Asset Management's Green Investment Group

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Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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James Magor

Director, Sustainability, Actis

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14:55 - 15:30

Real Estate: leveraging ESG for value creation

Oliver Light, Adam Francis, Charlie Jacques, Greta Talbot-Jones
  • How are funds going about engaging tenants on sustainability?
  • Case studies of where ESG performance has led to higher valuation or yields
  • How can funds plan a cost-efficient transition at the portfolio-level?

Moderator: Oliver Light, Real Estate Commercial Director, Carbon Intelligence 

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Oliver Light

Real Estate Commercial Director - Carbon Intelligence, Part of Accenture

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Adam Francis

Vice President, Asset Management, QuadReal

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Charlie Jacques

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment, Real Estate, Schroders capital

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Greta Talbot-Jones

Associate Director - Responsible Investment, Aviva Investors

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15:30 - 16:00

Coffee & Networking

Stream A: Impact Investing
16:00 - 16:45

The evolving role of impact in fund investors’ portfolios

Snehal Shah, Josh Brunert , Dr. Silva Deželan, Lydia Guett, Amarik Ubhi
  • What is the current state of the current LP universe allocating to impact?
  • How are pension funds integrating impact into their investment mandate?
  • What mechanisms are investors using to address ‘impact washing’?
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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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Josh Brunert

Global Head of ESG Product, Apex

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Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

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Lydia Guett

Sustainable and Impact Investing Specialist, Cambridge Associates

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Amarik Ubhi

Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, Mercer

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16:45 - 17:30

How to make your impact fund an easy allocation decision

Diane Mak, Dr Andreas Nilsson, Radhika Shroff, Tommy Stadlen
  • What are the innovations in structures and incentives needed to make impact fund more attractive to LPs?
  • Is the 10-year LP model appropriate in the impact investment context and what alternative structures make more sense?
  • What are leading impact managers doing to align with the needs to their LPs?
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Diane Mak

Director of Impact Measurement and Management, AllianzGI

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Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

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Radhika Shroff

Managing Director, Private Equity Impact Investing, Nuveen Real Assets

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Tommy Stadlen

Founding Partner, Giant Ventures

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Stream B: Private Equity
16:00 - 16:45

Integrating biodiversity at each stage of the investment cycle

Kerstin Pfliegner, Noëlla de Bermingham, Chloë Sanders
  • Why should investors care about biodiversity?
  • France Invest biodiversity work compared to other wider initiatives
  • Working with portfolio companies on developing a biodiversity strategy

 

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Kerstin Pfliegner

Partner Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM

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Noëlla de Bermingham

Chief Sustainability Officer, Andera Partners

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Chloë Sanders

Head of ESG - CVC Capital Partners

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16:45 - 17:30

Climate change and carbon pricing

Alison Hampton, Greg Fischer, Adinah Shackleton, Gavin Templeton
  • An overview of climate initiatives in the marketplace
  • Steps towards valuing carbon during the investment process
  • Creating a common framework for costing carbon
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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Greg Fischer

Partner and Director, Sustainable Finance and Investment, Boston Consulting Group

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Adinah Shackleton

Head of ESG, Permira

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Gavin Templeton

Partner, Pollination

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Stream C: Other Asset Classes
16:00 - 16:45

Private Debt: to what extent ESG now a leading issue for credit investors?

Natalia Baer, Jiří Król, Carmen Nuzzo, Stephanie Mata, Sonia Rocher
  • Comparing ESG approach for syndicated loans and direct lending
  • The rise of sustainability-linked loans: a tool to drive engagement or a marketing tool?
  • What are the likely future trends in ESG in credit?

Moderator: Natalia Baer, Head of Business Development, Private Markets, Persefoni

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Natalia Baer

Head of Business Development, Private Markets, Persefoni

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Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA

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Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

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Stephanie Mata

Managing Director of Investor Relations, Three Hills Capital Partners

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Sonia Rocher

Managing Director, BlackRock

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16:45 - 17:30

Venture Capital: is venture catching up with PE on its approach to ESG?

Emma Bickerstaffe , Peter Dunbar, Anna Grgic, Ben Robson
  • Defining ESG for VC: what are the priorities?
  • What have been the barriers to ESG adoption in venture and how can they be overcome?
  • Investment case studies highlighting best practice

Moderator: Emma Bickerstaffe, Director – ESG, MJ Hudson

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Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

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Peter Dunbar

Head of Private Equity, UNPRI

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Anna Grgic

ESG Integration Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)

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Ben Robson

General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer, Molten Ventures

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17:30 - 19:00

Close of day one of conference followed by cocktail reception, hosted by Bain & Co and Persefoni

Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum - Day 2 - Thursday 17th

08:00 - 08:50

Invitation only - LP & GP Breakfast Briefings

Invitation only

Plenary
08:55 - 09:00

Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:40

The push towards enhanced consideration of ESG factors is coming from all angles

Ruth Knox, Graeme Ardus , Erika Blanckaert, Anna Follér, Michael Marshall
  • Investor commitments and tighter scrutiny on ESG
  • How the regulatory agenda is pivoting to enforcement practices
  • To what extent are lenders challenging borrowers on ESG risk management due to commitments and regulatory obligations?
  • The danger of losing the license to operate

Moderator: Ruth Knox, Partner, ESG and Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

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Erika Blanckaert

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Invest Europe

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Anna Follér

Head of Sustainability, The Sixth National Pension Fund

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Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

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09:40 - 10:05

Fireside chat: Climate change strategy with Ares and Persefoni

Adam Heltzer, Ryan Miller
  • Managing investor pressure to set aggressive climate change goals
  • Pursuing portfolio decarbonization across multiple asset classes like private equity, private credit, real estate, secondaries
  • Investing in avoided emissions as part of a net zero strategy

Adam Heltzer, Head of ESG, Ares Management
in conversation with:
Ryan Miller, SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

 

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Adam Heltzer

Managing Director, Head of ESG, Ares Management

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Ryan Miller

SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

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10:05 - 10:35

Introduction to Business for Societal Impact (B4SI): A Social Impact Standard and how PE managers can apply

Mirja Weidner, Clodagh Connolly, Matt Sparkes
  • How to measure and manage investments for social impact using B4SI
  • Opportunities for education internally & communication externally when using the standard –
  • To what extent is the information provided useful in fundraising and value creation
  • Case studies of PE firms using the standard
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Mirja Weidner

ESG Director - Charterhouse Capital Partners

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Clodagh Connolly

Global B4SI Director, Business for Societal Impact, Business for Societal Impact/SLR

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Matt Sparkes

Chair - B4SI

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10:35 - 11:10

Adding value through data at every stage of the investment process

Anders Klinkby, Sylvain Forté, Manuela Fumarola, Kavita Jadeja, Afolabi Oliver
  • What providers are out there to simplify data collection and aggregation?
  • Working with data providers to make their offerings relevant to PE
  • Integrating ESG data with other areas of value creation
  • How to avoid data collection being more onerous than useful
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Anders Klinkby

Managing Director, Position Green Advisory

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Sylvain Forté

CEO, SESAMm

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Manuela Fumarola

Head of ESG, Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Kavita Jadeja

Director, Sustainability, EQT

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Afolabi Oliver

Director, Operational Due Diligence - ESG Officer, Aksia

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11:10 - 11:35

Coffee & Networking

Plenary
11:35 - 12:10

Moving beyond data to add tangible value at the portfolio level

Andrew Mather, Christy Cooke, Jérôme Kamm, Caroline Löfgren, Fabio Ranghino
  • Is PE too obsessed with data? Does it really drive value
  • Creating impact to add real value
  • Facilitating value creation with limited resources at the fund level
  •  Using case studies to demonstrate value to management teams
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Andrew Mather

Strategic Sustainability Consulting - Ramboll UK

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Christy Cooke

EMEA Lead, Private Capital, EcoVadis

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Jérôme Kamm

Investment Director – Direct Equity Investments, Hamilton Lane

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Caroline Löfgren

Chief Sustainability Officer - Hg

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Fabio Ranghino

Partner and Head of Strategy & Sustainability - Ambienta

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12:10 - 12:45

ESG considerations when investing in energy over the next decade

Shane Power , Stan Miranda, Saleh Panahi, Minal Patel, Shane Swords
  • How does the war in Ukraine impact energy investing today and in the future?
  • How should investors think about investing in fossil fuel-based companies vs renewables or other major positive contributors to the energy transition?
  • To what extent is the current investment opportunity set attractive for long term investors?
  • What are views on investing in newer technologies that could be critical to a successful energy transition (eg, hydrogen, carbon capture, nuclear)?
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Shane Power

Associate Director of Investments, NTR

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Stan Miranda

Founder and Chairman, Partners Capital

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Saleh Panahi

Managing Director – Private Equity, Blackstone

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Minal Patel

Junior Partner, Greencoat Capital

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Shane Swords

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations - NextEnergy Capital

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12:45 - 13:15

How should boards engage with portfolio companies on ESG

Maria Liby-Troein, Robert Sroka, Tricia Winton, Simon Witney
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion: working with portfolio companies to drive positive change
  • How to work with the portfolio on issues that the fund itself is still struggling to address internally
  • Engaging management teams in businesses with less obvious ESG issues
  • Case studies of successfully changing portfolio companies

Moderator: Maria Liby-Troein, Associate Partner, Bain & Company

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Maria Liby-Troein

Associate Partner, Bain & Company

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Robert Sroka

ESG Director, Abris Capital Partners

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Tricia Winton

Senior Vice President & Global Head of ESG, Bain Capital

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Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

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13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Why human rights are moving up the ESG agenda

Christopher Springham, Phil Davis, Kate McKeon, Simon Whistler
  • The importance of human rights in due diligence: has private equity been slow to take this seriously?
  • Tips for defining human rights for specific portfolio companies in different sectors
  • How are investor demands on human rights changing?
  • Debunking the myth that social issues cannot be measured

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

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Christopher Springham

Sustainability/ESG Advisor to Boards and Impact Investors

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Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

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Kate McKeon

Head of Sustainability, InfraRed Capital Partners

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Simon Whistler

Head of Real Assets, Principles for Responsible Investment

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14:30 - 15:30

Regulatory workshop: European sustainability regulation for private markets

Led by expert lawyers from Travers Smith, the room will be split into small group discussions to discuss the latest developments in ESG regulation and practical approaches to them. Although the Travers team will lead the discussions, this is very much your opportunity to raise some of the difficult questions that face ESG and compliance professionals charged with implementation of these new and complex rules, and to discuss them with your peers from other firms.

Hosted by Simon Witney, Tim Lewis, Danny Riding, Henriika Hara, Sarah-Jane Denton and John Buttanshaw

For information on speaking at the event, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

Speakers for 2022 include:

Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance, 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 Occupatio… Read full bio

Natalia Baer

Head of Business Development, Private Markets, Persefoni

Natalia Baer: Head of Business Development, Private Markets at Persefoni. Natalia leads client engagement and business development for Persefoni’s Private Markets strategy across GPs and LPs. She works with private equity, private credit, venture cap… Read full bio

Vindi Banga

Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Mr. Banga joined CD&R's London office in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever, where he served as executive board member and president of Global Foods, Home & Personal Care businesses. He was also responsible for Unilever's sustainability… Read full bio

Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

Clara is Senior Partner at Just Climate. Previously, Clara was Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project (IMP) and led the IFRS Foundation's project to establish the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), under the direction of t… Read full bio

Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Investment Director, Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

Anita is Investment Director at Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, working on the investment activities of the Charity's endowment and leads the development and implementation of the Charity's impact investing activities including portfolio construction,… Read full bio

Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

Emma Bickerstaffe leads the ESG & sustainability practice at MJ Hudson offering both software solutions and advisory services to private market fund managers and investors globally. Emma’s main focus is to help mangers comply with relevant regula… Read full bio

Erika Blanckaert

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Invest Europe

Erika Blanckaert is Senior Public Affairs Manager – Head of Sustainability at Invest Europe. She represents Invest Europe’s 650 members before political and regulatory stakeholders and guides the agenda-setting work of the world’s largest private cap… Read full bio

Josh Brunert

Global Head of ESG Product, Apex

Joshua Brunert is Global Head of ESG Product for the multinational financial services provider, Apex Group, leading the development and deployment of its ESG Ratings and Advisory services for private companies and their investors. Joshua, and his tea… Read full bio

Natasha Buckley

Vice President, 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

Tanya Carmichael

Advisor, Independent

Tanya holds 20+ years’ experience as a private equity investor, inspired by opportunities for impact. Holder of a BA (Honours), LL.B and the ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management, Tanya recently led a global investment team and $12B private equi… Read full bio

Tania Carnegie

Global Lead for Private Equity & Asset Management - KPMG

Tania is the Global Lead for ESG and impact investing services for KPMG’s Private Equity and Asset Management clients. She is a Partner in KPMG’s ESG and Climate Advisory Practice based in New York. She advises institutional investors on strategies t… Read full bio

Clodagh Connolly

Global B4SI Director, Business for Societal Impact, Business for Societal Impact/SLR

Clodagh has designed and implemented the global change programme for Business for Societal Impact (B4SI) and manages the B4SI Network of companies. Clodagh has expertise in strategy development, stakeholder engagement, and impact measurement across p… Read full bio

Christy Cooke

EMEA Lead, Private Capital, EcoVadis

Christy joined EcoVadis in April 2018 and currently leads the growth of EcoVadis’ private capital solutions in Europe, Middle East & Africa. He has over 10 years of experience working in the field of sustainability, with roles in both NGOs and th… Read full bio

Jill Cooper

ESG Manager, Orion Resource Partners (USA)

Ms. Cooper is an environmental attorney with over 30 years of experience working on sustainability and ESG matters. Her experience covers a wide array of industries including mining, energy, water, manufacturing, consumer products, and government. Pr… Read full bio

Nicolas Cottis

Partner, ESG Transaction Services, KPMG

Nicolas is a Partner at KPMG France where he leads the firm’s ESG Private Equity proposition across the investment lifecycle. He has more than 20 years of ESG and Sustainability due diligence experience which he acquired working in the transaction fi… Read full bio

Matthew Cvijan

Commercial Director, Carbon Intelligence

Matt leads our Financial Services proposition within private markets, working closely with our client base and providing industry insights into the latest trends in sustainability within Financial Services. Matt has over nine years of experience in s… Read full bio

Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

Phil joined Helios Investment Partners in August 2020 to take responsibility for Helios’ ESG activities across the investment lifecycle. He has 15 years of relevant professional experience, working in over 25 countries around the world. He was previo… Read full bio

Noëlla de Bermingham

Chief Sustainability Officer, Andera Partners

Noëlla de Bermingham started her career in the Sustainable Development Department of a major Hotel Group where she was in charge of projects, innovation and brand strategy. In 2014, Noëlla joined Private Equity sector as CSR Manager and then Deputy C… Read full bio

Ellen de Kreij

Operating Advisor - Sustainability, Apax Partners

Ellen de Kreij is responsible for the implementation of the Apax Partners Sustainability Programme and is a member of the Apax Operational Excellence team. Ellen joined Apax Partners in 2002 as Director of Deal Generation and became a Director in the… Read full bio
Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Dr. Silva Dezelan is Stafford’s ESG Director and a member of the Executive Management Board. Prior to joining Stafford Silva worked for Robeco where she was responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different pri… Read full bio

Heidi DuBois

Global Head of ESG, AEA Investors

Heidi is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) at AEA. In her role, Heidi oversees the creation and implementation of ESG policies and procedures across AEA’s portfolio companies as well as at the management company level. B… Read full bio

Peter Dunbar

Head of Private Equity, PRI

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

Greg Fischer

Partner and Director, Sustainable Finance and Investment, Boston Consulting Group

Greg is a Partner and Director in Boston Consulting Group’s London Office. He is a core member of the Social Impact practice and leads the Sustainable Investing topic for major private equity clients. Greg helped establish the ESG Data Convergence Pr… Read full bio

Jennifer Flood

Vice President, Investindustrial

Jennifer Flood, Sustainability Vice President. Jennifer joined Investindustrial’s Investor Relations team in 2014 and has been managing all ESG issues at both the Firm and portfolio company level since 2016. Jennifer majored in Business and has an MB… Read full bio

Anna Follér

Head of Sustainability, The Sixth National Pension Fund

Anna Follér is Head of Sustainability at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6). She joined AP6 in 2014. Anna is responsible for leading and developing the sustainability programme of AP6. She heads the sustainability team which supports the o… Read full bio

Sylvain Forté

CEO, SESAMm

Sylvain Forté, CEO and co-founder of SESAMm, created the company in 2014 based on his passion for artificial intelligence and finance after receiving a double degree in engineering from France and Germany. Today, SESAMm is a leading alternative data… Read full bio

Anne Foster

Senior Director & Global Head of ESG - Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Director with over 15 years’ experience across investment, financial advisory, asset management and investment banking focused on infrastructure and global energy Ms. Foster is responsible for leading the firm’s ESG and Sustainability activities Vice… Read full bio

Adam Francis

Vice President, Asset Management, QuadReal

Adam joined QuadReal in June 2021. As Vice President of Asset Management within QuadReal’s International Real Estate business, he leads asset management in Europe. He was formerly the Head of Asset Management of the UK and Ireland of The Collective,… Read full bio

Manuela Fumarola

Head of ESG, Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Manuela Fumarola joined abrdn in March 2021 as Head of ESG for the Global Private Equity business in order to institutionalise and enhance the boutique’s integration of ESG and increasing focus on sustainability. Prior to joining abrdn, Manuela worke… Read full bio

Jarlyth Gibson

Global Head of ESG - Advent International

Jarlyth Hancock Gibson joined Advent in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in various areas of the investment management business, ranging from developing a treasury function to managing a trading process to building a global compliance program… Read full bio

Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

Cornelia Gomez is the Global Head of ESG at General Atlantic. In this role, she oversees the firm’s strategy to advance environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts for its global operations and across its portfolio. Before joining General Atla… Read full bio

Robin Grenfell

Green Analytics, Macquarie Asset Management's Green Investment Group

Robin is in the Green Investment Group (GIG) Green Analytics Team, which forms part of the MAM Sustainability team. Robin joined Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) in 2018. Robin is an experienced environmental scientist, sustainable finance pr… Read full bio

Anna Grgic

ESG Integration Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)

Anna Grgic is part of the sustainability team at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) where she joined in 2019. In her role as ESG Integration Manager her focus is to work closely with the investment team and drive the development of the fun… Read full bio

Lydia Guett

Sustainable and Impact Investing Specialist, Cambridge Associates

Lydia is a Director in the Sustainable and Impact Investing Group at Cambridge Associates, working on the integration of ESG and Impact investment strategies into client portfolios, as well as ESG/Impact investment research. She works with Endowments… Read full bio

Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

Alison is the founder of Alma Verde Advisors, which provides strategic consultancy and training services to private equity, venture capital and other investors on how to incorporate responsible investment into their investment decision-making and own… Read full bio

Tyler Harnish

Head of Net Zero Cloud Distribution, Salesforce

Salesforce Role Responsible for leading global GTM, Growth and Business strategy for Net Zero Cloud Career Highlights 22+ Years in technology holding Senior Leadership positions in EMEA and AMER Extensive experience of working with and integrating ac… Read full bio

Adam Heltzer

Managing Director, Head of ESG, Ares Management

Mr. Heltzer is a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Environmental, Social and Governance Group, reporting to Ares' President and CEO, where he leads the Firm's environmental, social and governance efforts. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr.… Read full bio

Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Felix Heon is Sustainability Director at Antin Infrastructure Partners, where he leads the development and implementation of the firm’s sustainability strategy. As part of his role, Felix works alongside the wider Antin team, ensuring that ESG matter… Read full bio

James Holley

Partner, ESG Transaction Services, KPMG in the UK

James is a Partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, responsible for leading the ESG Transaction Services team and PE ESG strategy. James has a wealth of ESG experience from 20 years in the industry, both as a consultant and in-house Head of ESG for… Read full bio

Charlie Jacques

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment, Real Estate, Schroders capital

Charlie is the Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment, Real Estate for Schroders Capital. She is responsible for real estate sustainability and impact strategy and implementation oversight. She led the business' Net Zero Commitment in 2019 and… Read full bio

Kavita Jadeja

Director, Sustainability, EQT

Kavita joined EQT Partners in April 2022. She works closely with EQT’s investment advisors and with the portfolio companies to integrate sustainability across our investment cycle, from sourcing through exits to enable sustainable transformation. Pri… Read full bio

Jérôme Kamm

Investment Director – Direct Equity Investments, Hamilton Lane

Jérôme is a member of Hamilton Lane’s Direct Equity investment team, based in London. He works on the origination, evaluation and due diligence of direct equity opportunities, with a focus on Impact transactions, which he leads in EMEA. Prior to join… Read full bio

Anders Klinkby

Managing Director, Position Green Advisory

Anders Klinkby is Managing Director at Position Green. He is a trusted advisor for leading asset owners and asset managers within infrastructure, private equity and venture. Before joining Position Green Anders was co-founder and CEO at Klinkby Enge,… Read full bio

Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Ruth Knox is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms, corporations, and project spons… Read full bio

Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA

Jiří Krόl, Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, joined AIMA in April 2010. Jiří started his career at the Czech securities market regulator. He then moved to the European Commission’s Internal Market Directorate-General, where he was respon… Read full bio

Elizabeth Lewis

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone

Elizabeth Lewis is a Managing Director and Deputy Head of ESG, supporting Blackstone's corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Lewis was at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the privat… Read full bio

Maria Liby-Troein

Associate Partner, Bain & Company

Maria is an Associate Partner based in Bain & Company’s Stockholm office. She is a part of Bain & Company’s EMEA Private Equity team, where she focuses on supporting investors with investing behind themes related to the climate transition and… Read full bio

Oliver Light

Real Estate Commercial Director - Carbon Intelligence, Part of Accenture

Oliver Light Real Estate Director Oliver is the Real Estate Director at Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture, with over ten years of experience delivering ESG services to real estate investors and large corporate occupiers. Oliver sits on several r… Read full bio

Marc Lino

Senior Partner, Global ESG Leader for Private Equity, Bain&Company

Marc is a senior partner based in Bain&Company’s Amsterdam office. He leads global ESG efforts for our Private Equity practice. In this capacity, Marc works with our clients across the investing value chain – from fundraising and strategy through… Read full bio

Caroline Löfgren

Head of Responsible Investment, Hg

Caroline is head of Responsible Investing at Hg. Covering all Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) related topics, she is part of both the Client Services team and the Operations Innovation team. Caroline works actively with Hg’s deal team to imp… Read full bio

Christoph Lueneburger

Managing Director - TowerBrook

Christoph is a Managing Director of TowerBrook, where he leads the firm’s investments in German speaking Europe and co-chairs the Responsible Ownership Committee. Previously, Christoph was a partner at Egon Zehnder, where he led the firm’s private eq… Read full bio

James Magor

Director, Sustainability, Actis

James joined Actis in January 2016, where he works as a Director in the Sustainability team and sits on the firm’s Risk Committee. James has over 17 years of global sustainability experience in the private equity, banking, and development finance sec… Read full bio

Diane Mak

Director, Impact Measurement and Management, Allianz Global Investors

Diane Mak leads AllianzGI’s Impact Measurement & Management team. In her role, Diane oversees the development and implementation of the impact framework and approach for the due diligence, measurement and management of AllianzGI’s private market… Read full bio

Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

Michael Marshall is Head of Sustainable Ownership at RPMI Railpen (“Railpen”). As a member of Railpen’s Fiduciary Leadership Team, Michael is accountable for the integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors into the fi… Read full bio

Stephanie Mata

Managing Director of Investor Relations, Three Hills Capital Partners

Stephanie joined the company in November 2020 as a Managing Director of Investor Relations. Stephanie brings over 18 years of private equity fundraising experience, having worked on more than 20 primary fundraises aggregating over $11 billion of capi… Read full bio

Andrew Mather

Strategic Sustainability Consulting - Ramboll UK

Andy is a director in Ramboll’s Strategic Sustainability team, leading their sustainable finance consulting services. He is based in London advising Private Equity, investors and wider corporate clients on ESG and sustainability across the full lifec… Read full bio

Anne Matusewicz

Director of ESG and Impact Strategy, Reporting21

Anne is a Director of ESG & Impact Strategy at Reporting 21, working with North America and UK-based private markets investors to help them reach their sustainability goals. She drives ESG strategy across the investment lifecycle, informing ESG d… Read full bio

Kate McKeon

Head of Sustainability, InfraRed Capital Partners

Kate joined the InfraRed team in 2016. Kate is responsible for the development and implementation of InfraRed’s sustainability strategy and programme. Kate works closely with the Investments, Asset Management and Portfolio Management teams to evaluat… Read full bio

Nathalia Millan

Head of ESG for Private Equity - Tikehau Investment Management

Nathalia Millan joined Tikehau Capital in 2020 to reinforce the development of the Group’s sustainable investing strategy. Nathalia now serves as the Head of ESG for Private Equity and her role is to support the definition and deployment of the impac… Read full bio

Ryan Miller

SVP & GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

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

Stan Miranda

Founder and Chairman, Partners Capital

Stan founded Partners Capital in 2001. He was Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until June 2020, before taking on the role of Chairman. He held the Chief Investment Officer position until 2016. He is a member of the firm’s Global Investment Committee… Read full bio

Ben Morley

Partner and Associate Director, BCG

Ben Morley is a Partner and Associate Director in BCG’s Boston office, where he focuses on supporting private equity funds on ESG topics across the investment lifecycle. Ben is BCG’s private equity practice lead for ESG due diligence and ESG reportin… Read full bio

Natasha Morris

Managing Director Responsibility and Impact, Adamantem Capital

Natasha Morris is the Managing Director of Responsibility and Impact at Adamantem Capital. Natasha has worked across both the private sector and the social impact sector for over twenty years in both Australia and the UK. Before joining Adamantem Cap… Read full bio

Katharina Neureiter

Head of ESG, EMEA & APAC - Carlyle

Katharina is Head of ESG, EMEA & APAC. She focuses on developing ESG integration and sustainable investments strategies in Carlyle’s flagship funds and partners with portfolio companies to drive value through ESG initiatives. Prior to joining Car… Read full bio

Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

Dr Andreas Nilsson is Managing Director and Head of Impact at Golding Capital Partners and responsible for impact investments. He joined the Golding team in 2021 Prior to joining Golding, Mr Nilsson was Managing Partner of Sonanz, an Impact-focused f… Read full bio

Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

Carmen Nuzzo is responsible for the PRl's fixed income programme, including the sovereign, sub-sovereign, securitised products and private debt workstreams, as well as the ESG in credit risk and ratings initiative. Carmen works with investors, credit… Read full bio

Afolabi Oliver

Director, Operational Due Diligence - ESG Officer, Aksia

Afolabi Oliver Afolabi is a Director on the Operational Due Diligence team and has over 13 years of industry experience. His responsibilities include performing operational due diligence on European alternative investments, as well as performing ad-h… Read full bio

Saleh Panahi

Managing Director – Private Equity, Blackstone

Saleh Panahi is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group in London, where he focuses on investments in the Energy Transition, Industrials, Media & Telecommunications industries. Since joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Panahi has been involve… Read full bio

Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner, Indefi

Emmanuel Parmentier is a managing partner at Indefi since 2007. He has more than 15 years of experience providing strategic advice to asset managers and leads the ESG and sustainability advisory practice for financial investors worldwide. In recent y… Read full bio

Minal Patel

Junior Partner, Greencoat Capital

Minal joined Greencoat Capital in January 2019 and is responsible for managing the bioenergy, heat and Energy Transition business. She started her professional career in renewable energy investment in 2005. Prior to joining Greencoat Capital, Minal w… Read full bio

Kerstin Pfliegner

Partner Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM

Kerstin Pfliegner is a partner for corporate sustainability and climate change with ERM leading these advisory services in Central and Eastern Europe. As international expert for biodiversity and nature-based solutions, she drives ERM’s work on natur… Read full bio

Shane Power

Associate Director of Investments, NTR

Shane joined NTR in November 2022 and has 11 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors working across equity, debt and derivative transactions. Most recently Shane spent 5 years working at Goldman Sachs in its Investment Bank based… Read full bio

Olivia Prentice

Partner, Head of Impact, Bridges Fund Management

Olivia is responsible for Bridges’ impact strategy and impact management practice across all funds. Previously, Olivia was on secondment from Bridges to co-found the Impact Management Project (IMP), an ambitious sector-wide initiative to build market… Read full bio

Maria Prieto

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments Europe & Head of Sustainability Private Equity, Schroders Capital

Maria co-heads Schroders Capital’s Private Equity Investment activities in Europe. She is also Head of Sustainability & Impact for Private Equity. Prior to joining Schroders Capital in 2013, Maria Claudia worked for Capital Dynamics where she foc… Read full bio

Leela Ramnath

Senior Vice President, Head of ESG, Warburg Pincus

Leela Ramnath is Senior Vice President and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Warburg Pincus, where she leads global ESG strategy for the firm, collaborates with investment teams and portfolio companies to drive and optimize imple… Read full bio

Fabio Ranghino

Partner and Head of Strategy & Sustainability - Ambienta

Fabio is a Partner and Head of Strategy & Sustainability at Ambienta and is based in Milan. He has joined Ambienta in 2011 and since then has led the development of Ambienta’s approach to sutainability driven investment across asset classes build… Read full bio

Peter Rawlings

ERM, Partner, Finance Lead, EMEA, ERM

Peter is a Partner with ERM based out of the UK, and he leads ERM’s Finance Sector activities across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Peter is a sustainability and climate change expert who has worked globally supporting clients for over 25 years. Pet… Read full bio

Ben Robson

General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer, Molten Ventures

Ben Robson is General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer for publicly listed Venture Capital firm, Molten Ventures. Ben sits on the Group’s ESG Board Committee and chairs the firm’s ESG working group, which was established in 2020 to deliver on the… Read full bio

Sonia Rocher

Managing Director, BlackRock

Sonia Rocher is a Managing Director in BlackRock Private Credit Strategies. She is a Lead Portfolio Manager in European Private Debt. She joined BlackRock in 2015 as a founding member of the European Private Debt platform. She is also leading ESG eng… Read full bio

Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

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

Chloë Sanders

Head of ESG - CVC Capital Partners

Chloë Sanders is Head of ESG at CVC. Based in London, she joined CVC in 2010 having previously worked in Commercial Law and Technology at a private practice law firm. Chloë holds a Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the Cambridge… Read full bio

Matt Schey

Senior Director, Sustainable Investing & Strategic Projects, Institutional Limited Partners Association

Matt Schey is Senior Director of Sustainable Investing & Strategic Projects at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), where he leads the Association’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. He also manages ILPA’s Res… Read full bio

Natalie Sediako

Executive Director - LGT Capital Partners Ltd

Natalie Sediako is an executive director in the direct investments team of LGT Capital Partners and a co-portfolio manager of the firm’s Crown Impact strategy, a private equity impact offering focused predominantly on impact co-investments. Prior to… Read full bio

Adinah Shackleton

Head of ESG, Permira

Adinah is Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and is responsible for overseeing and further developing Permira’s ESG activities. Prior to joining Permira, Adinah spent eight years with a global sustainability consultancy, as a principal… Read full bio

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Snehal Shah is a reporter for New Private Markets, PEI Media’s sustainability-focused publication. She covers ESG, sustainability and impact investments including investors’ allocations and policies; managers’ investment strategies and ESG and divers… Read full bio

Vanessa Sheehan

Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence

Vanessa is an Associate Director at Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture and is the technical lead for Ci's financial services team. Vanessa supports the full spectrum of our financial services clients with footprinting their portfolios in line wit… Read full bio

Morgan Sheil

Associate Vice President, Impact and Sustainability, Energy Impact Partners

Morgan Sheil is an AVP of Impact and Sustainability at Energy Impact Partners. Morgan leads and supports LP Impact and sustainability, climate and ESG due diligence, and portfolio impact measurement. Prior to joining EIP Morgan worked at KKR as the c… Read full bio

Radhika Shroff

Managing Director, Private Equity Impact Investing, Nuveen Real Assets

Radhika is a managing director on the Private Equity Impact Team at Nuveen and is responsible for identifying, executing and managing direct private equity investments in key thematic impact sectors of climate and inclusive growth in both developed a… Read full bio

Matt Sparkes

Chair - B4SI

As Chair of Business for Societal Impact for four years, Matt has led a group of professionals in bringing this social impact framework to a market-leading position. In his day job, Matt leads Linklaters work on responsible business globally, ensurin… Read full bio

Christopher Springham

Sustainability/ESG Advisor to Boards and Impact Investors

Christopher Springham spent over a decade working at board level to build one of the world's most successful wind energy component manufacturers. LM Wind Power became the first global industrial business to achieve carbon neutrality in 2018. Together… Read full bio

Robert Sroka

ESG Director, Abris Capital Partners

Robert Sroka- ESG Director and Chief Ethics Officer for Central Europe at Abris Capital Partners. He is responsible for developing and overseeing a responsible investment policy and all ESG areas. He has 15 years of experience working on business eth… Read full bio

Tommy Stadlen

Founding Partner, Giant Ventures

Tommy Stadlen is a Founding Partner at Giant Ventures, the global venture capital firm backing purpose-driven technology founders. Tommy is Co-Founder of the Tailwind SPAC platform, which has launched three public companies with a combined market cap… Read full bio

Shane Swords

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations - NextEnergy Capital

Shane, with over 20 years’ experience, joined NextEnergy Capital in 2019. Shane and his team have just announced the first close for NextPower UK ESG (“NPUK ESG”) at £327 million, which is over 65% of NPUK ESG’s target of £500m. The fund has a hard c… Read full bio

Tomas Sys

Principal, UK M&A and ESG Advisory Lead, Ramboll

Tomas is a Principal and UK ESG and M&A Advisory Lead at Ramboll. Tomas helps financial sector and corporate clients to navigate and identify ESG risks and opportunities during due diligence process, assess means of incorporating ESG aspects into… Read full bio

Greta Talbot-Jones

Associate Director - Responsible Investment, Aviva Investors

Greta is responsible for ESG focussed product development within private markets, integrating climate and social criteria intothe investment process. She identifies new investment opportunities in the sustainability space for Real Assets. Previously… Read full bio

Gavin Templeton

Partner, Pollination

Gavin is an entrepreneurial leader in all areas of sustainability, recognised globally as an expert in the green economy and the low carbon transition. He has a proven track record of identifying concepts and developing them into innovative commercia… Read full bio

Elly Thio

Managing Director, EQT Future - EQT

Elly Thio is a Managing Director in EQT Partners' Future Fund, based in London. Prior to joining EQT, Elly worked at TPG Capital for 13 years, where her most recent role was as a Principal with TPG Rise Climate. Elly started her career as an investme… Read full bio

Tom Timmerman

Principal | ESG & Sustainability

Tom is a Principal at the ESG & Sustainability business unit of MJ Hudson. He is leading the newly set-up Carbon & Climate practice, a team of specialist consultants that supports private equity clients on topics such as value chain carbon em… Read full bio

Amarik Ubhi

Partner, Global Head of Infrastructure, Mercer

Amarik Ubhi is Global Head of Infrastructure in Mercer's Alternatives group. He is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of infrastructure investment opportunities, and also the construction of infrastructure portfolio… Read full bio

Maaike van der Schoot

Head of Responsible Investment, AlpInvest Partners

Maaike van der Schoot is AlpInvest Partner’s Head of Responsible Investment 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

Bhavika Vyas

Managing Director, Head of Impact Investing, Stepstone Group

Ms. Vyas is a member of the responsible investing team at StepStone, with a focus on impact investing. She is also involved in the Firm’s responsible investing initiative. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Vyas was a managing director at East Rock Capital, a m… Read full bio
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

AVP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

Sarah Walker is the VP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice at Salesforce. Her team’s remit is to build strategic partnerships with the Private Equity community, supporting and accelerating our partners’ portfolio companies and acquisitions to ach… Read full bio

Simon Whistler

Head of Real Assets, Principles for Responsible Investment

Simon joined the PRI in 2018 and leads the organisation’s work on real assets. He works with real assets investors to support their understanding and implementation of responsible investment, including on issues such as climate change, human rights,… Read full bio

Jennifer Wilson

CEO & Founder, Re:Co

Jennifer Wilson is an experienced executive who is passionate about helping companies find ways to drive business performance while improving their record on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. As the CEO of Re:Co, a market-leading S… Read full bio

Tricia Winton

Senior Vice President & Global Head of ESG, Bain Capital

Tricia Winton joined Bain Capital in 2020. She is a Senior Vice President and Global Head of ESG for the firm. Ms. Winton has over 25 years of experience building effective and successful businesses, focusing on value creation, organization performan… Read full bio

Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

Simon is a senior consultant at Travers Smith with over 25 years' experience in regulatory, transactional and fund formation disciplines. Having been a prolific writer and regular speaker on company law and corporate governance throughout his career,… Read full bio

Mirja Weidner

ESG Director - Charterhouse Capital Partners

Mirja Weidner joined Charterhouse in 2015. She is Charterhouse’s ESG Director.She previously worked in asset management and compliance related roles at international banks HSBC, WestLB and Wells Fargo.Mirja holds a BCom degree in Law from the Univers… Read full bio

Kim Woehl

ESG Principal, Montagu Private Equity

Kim joined Montagu in 2021. Based in London, she is responsible for advancing and implementing Montagu’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy and strategy. Prior to joining Montagu, Kim spent 9 years working in sustainability consultanci… Read full bio

Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

Serge is the Head of Sustainability at Investindustrial, responsible for Sustainability, Responsible Investing and sustainable growth. He leads a team of highly experienced sustainability experts to deliver tangible value and impact in the investment… Read full bio

Connect with global investors focused on the future of the market

Position your brand at events focused on the future of private markets. Host workshops, networking sessions and roundtables to meet your business goals with senior professionals. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

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

Network with the European responsible investment industry

In its 13th year, the forum is a firmly established event in the industry’s calendar. Join 300+ 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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The in-person networking experience

Meet investors with a focus on ESG

Network with active investors in responsible investment. Benefit from our expansive European investor community who will be in attendance throughout the forum.

Network in-person once again

Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build new connections at the forum

Past investors included AP6, Dai-ichi Life International, EBRD, Phoenix Group, World Bank Pension, and many more.

Connect with responsible investment professionals

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

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Past attendee list

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Past investor list

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Sponsorship brochure

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Investor brochure

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Agenda

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Sponsorship brochure

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Mini brochure

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Current attendee list

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Brochure