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

Featured speakers from 2021 include:

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

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

Managing Partner perspectives: to what extent is ESG finally now top of the agenda?

  • How are investment teams working with sustainability leads on ESG initiatives such as the Sustainable Markets Initiative?
  • Valuing ESG work on the bottom line, is this getting easier?
  • How useful is ESG as part of fundraising?
  • Are sustainability leads getting carry in funds?
09:55 - 10:35

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

Ben Morley, Maaike van der Schoot, Abrielle Rosenthal, Matt Schey
  • 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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Maaike van der Schoot

Head of Responsible Investment, AlpInvest Partners

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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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10:35 - 11:05

Coffee & Networking

Plenary
11:05 - 11:45

Practical tips to decarbonise your portfolio now

Serge Younes, Natasha Buckley, Elizabeth Lewis
  • 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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Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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Natasha Buckley

Senior Manager - Private equity programme, UNPRI

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Elizabeth Lewis

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone

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11:45 - 12:20

Is greenwashing prevalent across private markets?

Cornelia Gomez
  • 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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Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

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12:20 - 12:55

Getting to net zero at a portfolio scale

Sarah Walker
  • 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: Sarah Walker, AVP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

AVP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

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12:55 - 13:15

Case study: Practical tips for moving to net zero in your portfolio

Matthew Cvijan
  • How are processes developing?
  • Where to next? Moving beyond the planning phase
  • Ensuring management teams are fully engaged
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Matthew Cvijan

Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

Stream A: Impact Investing
14:15 - 14:55

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

  • 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

 

14:55 - 15:30

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

Tom Timmerman, Clara Barby, Pia Irell, Suzanne Tavill
  • 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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Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact Advisory

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Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

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Stream B: Sustainable Markets Initiative Working Sessions
14:15 - 14:55

Sustainable Markets Initiative: how private equity is engaging

  • What is covered by the working groups?
  • Update on the asset owners and asset managers taskforce
  • Putting PE work into a wider context
  • How can you get involved?
14:55 - 15:30

Developing ESG metrics for private equity

Jennifer Wilson, Alison Hampton, Ellen de Kreij, Leela Ramnath
  • Why the SMI was not looking to create a new framework
  • 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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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Ellen de Kreij

Operating Advisor - Sustainability, Apax Partners

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Leela Ramnath

Senior Vice President, Head of ESG, Warburg Pincus

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

Infrastructure: how ESG is transforming the asset class

Felix Heon, Shami Nissan
  • 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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Felix Heon

Sustainability Director, Antin Infrastructure Partners

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Shami Nissan

Head of Sustainability, Actis

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14:55 - 15:30

Real Estate: leveraging ESG for value creation

Oliver Light, Adam Francis, Ben Sanderson
  • 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?

 

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Oliver Light

Real Estate Commercial Director

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Adam Francis

Vice President, Asset Management, QuadReal

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Ben Sanderson

Managing Director, 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

Josh Brunert , Dr. Silva Deželan, Matthieu Ducharme, 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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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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Matthieu Ducharme

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital

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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

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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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: Sustainable Markets Initiative Working Sessions
16:00 - 16:45

Integrating biodiversity at each stage of the investment cycle

Noëlla de Bermingham
  • Why should investors care about biodiversity?
  • What work is going on in France as well as Britain?
  • Working with portfolio companies on developing a biodiversity strategy

 

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Noëlla de Bermingham

Chief Sustainability Officer, Andera Partners

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16:45 - 17:30

Climate change and carbon pricing

  • How SMI work is complementary to other climate initiatives
  • Valuing carbon and costing it throughout the whole investment process
  • Creating a common framework for costing carbon
  • Next steps for the project

 

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

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

Natalia Baer, Nicole Downer, Jiří Król, Kristina Matthews, Carmen Nuzzo
  • 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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Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

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Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

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16:45 - 17:30

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

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
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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

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

Clodagh Connolly
  • 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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Clodagh Connolly

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

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10:35 - 11:10

Adding value through data at every stage of the investment process

Sylvain Forté, 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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Sylvain Forté

CEO, SESAMm

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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

Christy Cooke
  • 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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Christy Cooke

EMEA Lead, Private Capital ESG Solutions, EcoVadis

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12:10 - 12:45

ESG considerations when investing in energy over the next decade

Stan Miranda
  • What does the war in Ukraine for the future of energy investing?
  • Aligning energy security with the energy transition
  • To what extent is the current situation an opportunity for long term investors?
  • Views on investing in gas and other technologies such as nuclear
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Stan Miranda

Founder and Chairman, Partners 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 Corporate, 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

Phil Davis, 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
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Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

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Simon Whistler

Infrastructure Lead, UNPRI

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14:30 - 16:00

Regulatory Focus Sessions

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

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

Erika Blanckaert

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Invest Europe

Erika Blanckaert is Senior Public Affairs Manager 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 capital association. In addi… Read full bio

Anamica Broetz

Head of Coverage & IR | Private Equity & Impact Investing, DWS

Anamica Broetz is Head of Investor Relations for DWS Private Equity. She is responsible for coordinating the private equity platform’s global fundraising campaigns and leading investor relations for our diversified LP base, including sovereign wealth… 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

Senior Manager - Private equity programme, UNPRI

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

Clodagh Connolly

Global B4SI Director, Business for Societal Impact (B4SI)/ 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 ESG Solutions, 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 about 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. P… Read full bio

Matthew Cvijan

Associate 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

Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

Joined in 2005 - Managing Partner and Head of Investor Solutions, managing a number of strategic relationships of the firm. Nicole is also a member of the Management Committee. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where… Read full bio

Matthieu Ducharme

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital

Matthieu participates in all aspects of Northleaf’s private equity investment activities, with a focus on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of secondary investments. Prior to joining Northleaf in 2013, Matthieu was a partner at PEFOX, a priv… 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

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

bio - to follow.. SESAMm SESAMm is a leading company in alternative data and artificial intelligence, delivering global investment firms and corporations data-driven insight and investment analytics. With 6 offices including Paris, New York, London,… 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

Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

Cornelia Gomez is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) at General Atlantic and an Operating Principal. In her role, Cornelia oversees the firm’s strategy to advance ESG policies, procedures and value-creation initiatives fo… 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

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

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

Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact Advisory

Pia has more than 15 years of experience in the Private Equity industry, divided by Trill impact, Altor Equity Partners, and as a senior member of Gambro’s global leadership team, at the time a Private Equity owned company acquired and delisted by EQ… 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

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

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

Oliver is the Real Estate Commercial Director at Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture, with over eight years of experience delivering ESG services to real estate investors and large corporate occupiers. Oliver is responsible for developing and deli… 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

Luz Martinez

Sustainability Manager, ILX Fund

Luz Martinez is responsible for designing and implementing the sustainability strategy of ILX Fund. Prior to joining ILX Luz coordinated a portfolio on financial inclusion and impact investing at the KIT’s unit of Sustainable Economic Development, ad… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, 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

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

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

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

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

Shami Nissan

Head of Sustainability, Actis

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, sustainability and impact, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver measurable soc… Read full bio

Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

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

Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner, Indefi

Emmanuel Parmentier is a managing partner at INDEFI, based in Paris. He built and leads the ESG and sustainability advisory practice for financial investors worldwide. Emmanuel joined INDEFI in 2007 and has more than 15 years of experience providing… 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

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

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

Ben Sanderson

Managing Director, Aviva Investors

Bern joined Aviva Investors in January 2022, where he is responsible for the direct real estate business. He has over 20 years’ experience in UK, continental Europe, and global real estate investment. He was previously at Federated Hermes, most recen… 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

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

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 in both developed and developing markets. Prior to… 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

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

Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

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

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
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

Infrastructure Lead, 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

Tricia Winton

Senior Vice President & Global Head of ESG Corporate, 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

Tricia Winton

Senior Vice President & Global Head of ESG Corporate, 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

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

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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.

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Current attendee list

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