Effectively integrating ESG to create sustainable value

The Responsible Investment Forum returns to New York for its fourth year to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and associations to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy.

ESG issues are at the heart of all PEI’s editorial coverage, with our reporters consistently following and scrutinizing the ways in which managers in the US are adopting responsible investment practices and what LPs are looking for as they consider investing in private equity. PEI, partnering with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), continues to prove itself as a thought-leader in this area, and is at the forefront of covering the growth of ESG in North American private equity.

Highlights from last year’s Forum included:

  • Bridging the LP-GP divide on ESG
  • ESG reporting and metrics for success
  • Focusing on diversity at the fund level and portfolio level
  • Placing climate risk at the top of your agenda
  • Human capital as a driving force for value
  • ESG and the American Frontier
  • The ESG and impact investing dynamic
  • Engaging the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a strategic assessment tool
  • Value creation with ESG
  • LP expectations and focus in ESG due diligence

Bringing together the LPs, GPs and associations leading the way in responsible investment practices

Connect with
investors

Understand how LPs are benchmarking corporate governance and how it impacts the manager selection process.

Hear from corporate
governance leaders

Learn how to manage and monitor an ESG policy that aligns with your primary responsibility of delivering returns to investors.

Join the
discussion

Get involved in a community dedicated to creating more sustainable value, brought together over the past seven years by PEI and UN PRI.

2019 Keynote speakers

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A sample of who you could meet

2019 Attendees included:

Blackstone
Brookfield Asset Management
BSR
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
The Carlyle Group
Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation
City of Chicago
The City of New York, Finance
Dancap Family Investment Office
Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh
Ford Foundation
Hamilton Lane
Harvard Management Company
KKR
Klaff Family Investments
Neuberger Berman
New Mountain Capital
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Nuveen
NYC Mayor's Office of Pension & Investments
Oak Hill Capital Partners
Oaktree Capital Management
Office of the New York City Comptroller
OPTrust Private Markets
Oregon State Treasury
Partners Group
PSP Investments
The Rockefeller Foundation
Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2)
Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)
Segal Marco Advisors
Soros Fund Management
Spruceview Capital Partners
Star Mountain Capital
Super Investment Management
TPG
TowerBrook Capital Partners
UBS Global Wealth Management
United Nations Capital Development Fund
USS Investment Management
Wafra

What our attendees say

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Christopher Romano

The Responsible Investment Forum New York is a must-attend event for those interested in sustainability, which should be all private equity investors

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Georges Dyer

PEI’s Responsible Investment Forum brought together an impressive collection of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on considering ESG fa…

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Daniel Jacobs

If you are serious about integrating ESG into your investment strategy, you should attend this conference.

2019 Speakers

Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

John Adler

Chief Pension Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Pension & Investments

John Adler is Director of the Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments and Chief Pension Investment Advisor for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. He represents the Mayor and conducts research on all relevant pension fund investment issues, servin… Read full bio

Dr. Philipp Aeby

Chief Executive Officer, Reprisk

Dr. Philipp Aeby is CEO of RepRisk and previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner. Before joining RepRisk in 2006, he served in various managerial positions across Europe at Amgen, a global biopharmaceutical firm, an… Read full bio

Francesco Ambrogetti

Partnerships Development Specialist, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Francesco is Innovative Finance and Partnership advisor at Capital Development Fund of the UN (UNCDF). UNCDF’s mandate is to unlock public and private capital in the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He led the development of the first ETF on SDGs… Read full bio

Cate Ambrose

President and Executive Director, LAVCA

Cate Ambrose is President and Executive Director of LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America. LAVCA is a non-profit membership organization with over 190 member firms that control assets in excess of US$65b, directed at… Read full bio

Matthijs Baan

Co-Founder, Spring Associates

Mr Baan is Partner and Founder of Spring Associates and leads the sustainability and clean tech innovation practice of the firm. He serves corporates and private equity firms on ESG, sustainability and energy transition, with a special focus on susta… Read full bio

Tracy Harris

Partner and Head of ESG, StepStone Group

Ms. Harris is a Partner at StepStone Group, a global private equity specialist overseeing over US$250 billion of private capital allocations, including over US$46 billion of assets under management. StepStone offers customized private markets investm… Read full bio

Steve Klinsky

Founder and CEO, New Mountain Capital

Steve Klinsky is the Founder and CEO of New Mountain Capital, which currently manages over $20 billion of assets, including $17.5 billion of private equity assets. The firm emphasizes non-cyclical “defensive growth” and business building - rather tha… Read full bio

John R. Monsky

Partner, General Counsel & ESG Committee Chair, Oak Hill Capital Partners

John R. Monsky is a Partner and General Counsel of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been part of the firm since 1993. He serves as the Chair of the firm's ESG Committee. He also serves on the advisory board of Climate and Forest Capital and is an ac… Read full bio

Kurt Summers

70th Treasurer, City of Chicago

Kurt Summers is Chicago’s 70th Treasurer, having taken office in December 2014. A native son of Chicago, Treasurer Summers manages the city’s $8 billion investment portfolio and is responsible for maintaining records and accounts of the city’s financ… Read full bio
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Pre-Event Resources

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2019 Brochure

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2019 Agenda

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Previous attendee list

2019 Sponsors

The Responsible Investment Forum New York offers a unique opportunity for organizations to raise their profile by meeting with the largest gathering of investors, fund managers and organizations shaping the future of ESG in private equity.

For exclusive sponsorship packages, contact Tyler Mitchell at tyler.m@peimedia.com or call +1 646 795 3279.

Venue & hotel accommodations

Convene
730 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017

Hotel accommodations are available at the Grand Hyatt at 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Details for hotel accommodations will be posted shortly.