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.

Discussion topics:

  • 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.

Keynote speakers

Suzanne Tavill
Global Head of Responsible Investing; Managing Director, StepStone Group

 

Alison Fenton-Willock
SVP and Global Head of ESG, Blackstone

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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

ATL Partners

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

Intentional Endowments Network

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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Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Daniel Jacobs

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

2020 Agenda

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 4th

Breakfast & registration
07:45 - 09:00

LP think tank breakfast (invitation-only)

  • What are the top issues for LPs as it relates to responsible investment?
  • Collectively as an LP community what can we do? where can we play? What can we ask from our GPs to invest more responsibly as it relates to ESG?
  • What’s most important to you?
  • What can the LP community do collectively?
  • In what areas can we collaborate to effect change?

Panelist
Michael T. Cappucci, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company, Inc

07:45 - 09:00

Women’s networking breakfast (invitation-only)

Facilitator
Stephanie Campbell
, General Partner, The Artemis Fund

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome breakfast

Opening remarks
09:05 - 09:10

PEI welcome

Seth Kerker, Director Events – Americas, PEI

09:10 - 09:15

Chairperson's opening remarks

Chris Fowle

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, PRI

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Chris Fowle

Head of Americas , Principles for Responsible Investment

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General session
09:15 - 09:45

Opening keynote address

09:45 - 10:30

LP roundtable

Michael Cappucci, David Russell , Andrew Siwo
  • Is PE under threat and how do we think about its role and social impact and the economy? How does ESG play a role?
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Do LPs have control over the capital?
  • Flow of information between LPs and GPs
  • How to evaluate managers
  • Assessments and performance

Panelists
Michael T. Cappucci, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company, Inc.
David Russell, Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management Ltd
Andrew Siwo, Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions, New York State Common Retirement Fund

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Michael Cappucci

Senior Vice President for Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company (HMC)

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David Russell 

Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management Ltd 

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Andrew Siwo

Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions, New York State Common Retirement Fund

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10:30 - 10:45

Networking break

10:45 - 11:30

Impact investing

Ryan Miller , Megan Starr
  • Raising capital for impact: what assets owners are looking for and fund managers can provide
  • Aligning on industry standards (Impact Management Project, IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management, IRIS+ Metrics)
  • Clash between negative and positive impacts for multi-billion dollar managers

Moderator
Ryan Miller, Partner, Malk Partners

Panelist
Megan Starr, Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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Ryan Miller

Partner, Malk Partners

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Megan Starr

Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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11:30 - 12:15

ESG data

Dr. Philipp Aeby , Alison Humphrey, Adam Black, Jeff Cohen, Adam Heltzer
  • How well is that data output performing in comparison to peers
  • Are we able to benchmark fund manager performance?
  • Can we marry performance data with ESG performance data? Are we able to communicate the info to LPs
  • How to drive meaningful data

Moderator
Alison Humphrey,
Director of Environmental Social Governance, TPG

Panelists
Dr. Philipp Aeby, CEO, RepRisk
Adam Black
, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital
Jeff Cohen, Institutional Product Strategist, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Adam Heltzer, ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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Dr. Philipp Aeby

CEO, Reprisk

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Alison Humphrey

Director of Environmental Social Governance, TPG

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Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

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Jeff Cohen

CAIA, Institutional Product Strategist, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

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Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG and Sustainability, APS Advisory

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12:15 - 12:45

Keynote spotlight discussion

Alison Fenton-Willock, Isobel Markham

Alison Fenton-Willock, SVP and Global Head of ESG, Blackstone

Interviewed by: Isobel Markham, Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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Alison Fenton-Willock

SVP and Global Head of ESG, Blackstone

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Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

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Networking lunch
12:45 - 13:50

Networking lunch

Plenary session
13:50 - 14:35

Impact Investing: How to participate in this emerging investing opportunity

Dan A. Mistler, Alifia Doriwala, Jennifer Signori
  • LP, GP, and company perspectives on having a fund, committing capital, and managing investments related to impact
  • Understanding how to effectively measure and manage impact

Moderator
Dan Mistler
, ESG Specialist, Bridge House Advisors 

Panelists
Alifia Doriwala, Managing Director and Partner, RockCreek
Jennifer Signori, Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, Neuberger Berman

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Dan A. Mistler

ESG Specialist, Bridge House Advisors

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Alifia Doriwala

Managing Director and Partner, RockCreek

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Jennifer Signori

Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, Neuberger Berman

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Breakout sessions
14:35 - 15:20

Track A | Responsible investing for real estate investors: developing underserved areas

Ada Arevalo, Inna Khidekel
  • Affordable Housing
  • Fragmented sustainability standards
  • Sustainability Metrics: Translation and impact on property investment and management
  • Strategies for investing in sustainable REITs

Panelists
Ada T. Arevalo, VP, Fund Management, Avanath Capital Management
Inna Khidekel, Partner, Capital Markets, Bridge Investment Group
Anna Murray, Vice President of Sustainability, BentallGreenOak

 

 

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Ada Arevalo

Vice President of Fund Management, Avanath

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Inna Khidekel

Partner, Capital Markets, Bridge Investment Group

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14:35 - 15:20

Track B | ESG in private debt and responsible lending

Mike Hinkley, Greg Bowes, Brian Good
  • Applying an ESG strategy across different debt instruments
  • Conducting ESG diligence in credit with limited access to information, balancing rigor and flexibility for large portfolios
  • ESG-focused CLOs: market opportunities and additional scrutiny

Moderator
Mike Hinkley, Vice President, Malk Partners

Panelists
Greg Bowes, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Albright Capital
Brian Good, Senior Managing Director and Co-head of Tradable Credit, THL Credit

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Mike Hinkley

Vice President, Malk Partners

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Greg Bowes

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Albright Capital

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Brian Good

Senior Managing Director and Co-head of Tradable Credit, THL Credit

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14:35 - 15:20

Track C | Benchmarking infrastructure for ESG performance

Nick Cleary, Michael Underhill
  • Responsible Investment Strategies in Infrastructure
  • ESG and the long-term ownership of infrastructure assets
  • Developing a process to integrate ESG in investment decisions
  • Formulating an ESG policy and integrating it into the due diligence process
  • ESG issues over the investment’s lifespan
  • Supply Chain ESG Risks

Panelists
Nick Cleary, Partner, Vantage Infrastructure
Samuel J. Lissner, Vice President, Ridgewood Infrastructure
Michael D. Underhill, Chief Investment Officer, Capital Innovations, LLC

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Nick Cleary

Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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Michael Underhill

Chief Investment Officer, Capital Innovations, LLC

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Afternoon sessions
15:20 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:15

ESG policy: formation, implementation and integration

Alan Kao, Lee Coker, Sophie Flack, Bryn Gostin, Jeff Pentland, Leela Ramnath

Moderator:
Alan Kao, Global Service Line Leader – Compliance, Strategy & Transaction Services, Ramboll

Panelists:
Lee Coker, ESG Officer, Oak Hill Capital Funds
Sophie Flak, CSR and Digital Director, Eurazeo
Bryn Gostin, Senior Director, Head of Product Development & Strategy, Capital Dynamics
Jeff Pentland, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners
Leela Ramnath, Director of ESG, Warburg Pincus

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Alan Kao

Principal, Ramboll

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Lee Coker

ESG Officer, Oak Hill Capital Funds

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Sophie Flack

CSR and Digital Director, Eurazeo

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Bryn Gostin

Senior Director, Head of Product Development & Strategy, Capital Dynamics

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Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Leela Ramnath

Director of ESG, Warburg Pincus

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16:15 - 16:30

LAVCA awards presentation & case studies

16:30 - 17:00

Closing keynote address

17:00 - 17:10

Chairman's closing remarks

Chris Fowle

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, PRI

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Chris Fowle

Head of Americas , Principles for Responsible Investment

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17:10 - 18:10

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 5th

General session
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and breakfast

09:05 - 09:10

Chairperson's welcome

Chris Fowle

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, PRI

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Chris Fowle

Head of Americas , Principles for Responsible Investment

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09:10 - 09:40

Featured Spotlight Discussion

Suzanne Tavill

Suzanne Tavill, Global Head of Responsible Investing; Managing Director, StepStone Global

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Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investing; Managing Director, StepStone Group

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09:40 - 10:25

Corporate governance and board diversity

Beth Lowery
  • Diversity at the investment professional and portfolio board level
  • How should board members be focused on ESG and what does that mean?

Moderator
Beth Lowery, Managing Director, TPG

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Beth Lowery

Managing Director for Sustainability and ESG, TPG

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10:25 - 10:45

Networking break

Morning breakout series
10:50 - 11:35

Track A: Responsible agriculture investment strategies

Sanaz K. Raczynski

Defining and advancing responsible agricultural investments

Panelist
Sanaz Raczynski, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability, Nuveen

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Sanaz K. Raczynski

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability, Nuveen

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10:50 - 11:35

Track B: ESG challenges in healthcare

General session
11:40 - 12:25

How to invest in renewable energy responsibly

12:20 - 13:00

Climate change

Susan R. Kemball-Cook, Ph.D
  • Preparing climate-related financial disclosures and/or evaluating climate risks as part of pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Assessment of transition and physical climate risks to align with various reporting frameworks (CDP, TCFD)

Moderator
Susan R. Kemball-Cook, PhD
, Principal, Ramboll

Panelist
Emily Kreps, Global Director, Investor Initiatives, CDP

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Susan R. Kemball-Cook, Ph.D

Principal, Ramboll

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13:00 - 13:10

Chairman's closing remarks

Chris Fowle

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, PRI

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Chris Fowle

Head of Americas , Principles for Responsible Investment

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13:10 - 14:00

Networking lunch

2020 Speakers

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

Ada Arevalo

Vice President of Fund Management, Avanath

Ada Arevalo is currently the Vice President of Fund Management at Avanath. In this capacity she oversees all aspects of Capital Raising, Investor Relations, Impact Investing and Fund Performance. Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Fund Mana… Read full bio

Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

Adam has been an ESG specialist for over 27 years (12 years in private equity). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (FIEMA), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Chartered Member of IOSH (the Institution of… Read full bio

Dr. Philipp Aeby

CEO, Reprisk

Dr. Philipp Aeby is the CEO of RepRisk, which he co-founded in 2006. Prior to taking on this role, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner. He is an expert in business conduct risk management, with a special interest in m… Read full bio

Greg Bowes

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Albright Capital

Gregory Bowes, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of ACM, has over 30 years’ experience building businesses in the financial services and alternative asset management industry. With John Yonemoto and other senior members of the Investment Team, he has… Read full bio

Michael Cappucci

Senior Vice President for Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company (HMC)

Michael Cappucci is a Managing Director for Compliance and Sustainable Investing at Harvard Management Company (HMC). He joined HMC in 2012. Michael helps to manage HMC’s sustainable investment program, where he focuses on integrating ESG factors in… Read full bio

Nick Cleary

Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Nick joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in New York, Nick leads the North American Infrastructure Debt business, including investments origination, execution and portfolio management. He is a member of… Read full bio

Jeff Cohen

CAIA, Institutional Product Strategist, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

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

Lee Coker

ESG Officer, Oak Hill Capital Funds

Lee Coker serves as Oak Hill’s ESG Officer, leading the firm’s ESG diligence efforts and working with portfolio companies on ESG initiatives. Before working with the firm, Lee managed Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Green Returns initiative, partn… Read full bio

Alifia Doriwala

Managing Director and Partner, RockCreek

Alifia Doriwala. Alifia Doriwala is a Managing Director and Partner at RockCreek. She is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, co-CIO on multi asset class portfolios and is involved in portfolio management, asset allocation and investment deci… Read full bio

Alison Fenton-Willock

SVP and Global Head of ESG, Blackstone

Alison Fenton-Willock is a Senior Vice President and Blackstone’s Global Head of ESG. In this role, she leads the firm’s overall approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues that impact its investing activities. Ms. Fenton-Willock… Read full bio

Sophie Flack

CSR and Digital Director, Eurazeo

Sophie Flak joined Eurazeo in 2013 as CSR Director and a specialist in conducting substantial transformation and innovation programmes within corporates. Sophie has overall responsibility for defining and executing Eurazeo’s ambitions CSR strategy ac… Read full bio

Chris Fowle

Head of Americas , Principles for Responsible Investment

Chris joined the PRI in October 2016 as Americas Director, Signatory Relations to help manage 600 signatory relationships in North and South America. Previously he was Head of Investor Initiatives for CDP, the former Carbon Disclosure Project, in Nor… Read full bio

Brian Good

Senior Managing Director and Co-head of Tradable Credit, THL Credit

Mr. Good is a Senior Managing Director of THL Credit Advisors and the Co-Head and Senior Portfolio Manager for THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. From April 2004 through June 2012, Mr. Good was the Co-Head of the Alternative Credit Strategies Gro… Read full bio

Bryn Gostin

Senior Director, Head of Product Development & Strategy, Capital Dynamics

Bryn is a Senior Director on the Business Development team, where he is the Head of Product Development & Strategy and Co-Chair of Responsible Investment Committee. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, Bryn worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment… Read full bio

Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG and Sustainability, APS Advisory

Adam Heltzer is Partners Group's Head of ESG and Sustainability, as part of the Industry Value Creation business department, based in New York. He is responsible for overseeing the global integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) fac… Read full bio

Mike Hinkley

Vice President, Malk Partners

Mike is a Vice President at Malk Partners. Mike has led or assisted on ESG due diligence reviews for over 120 transactions spanning a wide array of industries, including technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, industrials, and more… Read full bio

Alison Humphrey

Director of Environmental Social Governance, TPG

As a member of TPG’s ESG team, Alison Humphrey works to develop and amplify sustainability and social impact efforts across portfolio companies to ensure positive, real-world results for investors, companies, and communities. Alison has a 10-year tra… Read full bio

Alan Kao

Principal, Ramboll

Alan Kao is a Principal and Global Service Line Leader for Compliance, Strategy, and Transaction Services (CST) at Ramboll. The CST service line provides a broad range of environmental and social risk services related to the acquisition, operation, g… Read full bio

Susan R. Kemball-Cook, Ph.D

Principal, Ramboll

Sue Kemball-Cook is a Principal in Ramboll’s Novato, CA Office. Her expertise includes climate change risk assessment and global and regional climate and air quality modeling. Sue leads Ramboll’s North America climate risk assessment team. Her recent… Read full bio

Inna Khidekel

Partner, Capital Markets, Bridge Investment Group

Inna Khidekel serves as a Partner in Capital Markets at Bridge Investment Group. In this capacity, Ms. Khidekel’s principal role is to expand Bridge’s business and product development efforts with institutional investors around the world. Ms. Khideke… Read full bio

Samuel J. Lissner

Vice President, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Sam Lissner leads Ridgewood Infrastructure’s ESG and sustainability initiatives related to the firm’s investments in water, power, energy and other infrastructure. Prior to joining Ridgewood in 2013, he focused on investments in distributed renewable… Read full bio

Beth Lowery

Managing Director for Sustainability and ESG, TPG

Beth Lowery is a Managing Director for Sustainability and ESG at TPG Global. She joined TPG as a Senior Advisor for Environment and Sustainability after a 20 year career with General Motors Company where she was a member of GM’s Senior Leadership Gro… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

Isobel is the Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor of Private Equity International's monthly print publication in January 2017… Read full bio

Ryan Miller

Partner, Malk Partners

Ryan is a Partner at Malk Partners where he leads Malk’s ESG transactional advisory practice. He specializes in the identification and quantification of ESG risks for a number of industries including natural resource extraction, industrial services,… Read full bio

Dan A. Mistler

ESG Specialist, Bridge House Advisors

Dan is an Environmental Business Advisor at Bridge House Advisors. Dan leads the firm's ESG and Impact service lines, focused specifically on private equity clients. Prior to joining Bridge House, Dan was a senior leader in ESG and Impact advisory bu… Read full bio

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also chairs Northleaf’s ESG and Bus… Read full bio

Sanaz K. Raczynski

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability, Nuveen

Sanaz is a managing director and head of sustainability for Nuveen Real Assets and Private Markets, which include investments across the farmland, timberland, agribusiness, commodities, private equity and private debt. She sets the sustainability str… Read full bio

Leela Ramnath

Director of ESG, Warburg Pincus

Leela Ramnath is Director of ESG at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, where she focuses on environmental, social, and governance issues at the firm and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, she led impact and partnerships… Read full bio

David Russell 

Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management Ltd 

David Russell heads the Responsible Investment (RI) Team of USS Investment Management, the fund manager for Universities Superannuation Scheme, where he has worked since 2001. USS is one of the largest pension funds in the United Kingdom, with assets… Read full bio

Jennifer Signori

Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, Neuberger Berman

Jennifer Signori, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2017. Jennifer is on the ESG and Impact Investing team, responsible for integrating environmental, social, and governance considerations across the investment platform and leading the develo… Read full bio

Andrew Siwo

Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Andrew Siwo is the Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions for New York State Common Retirement Fund. He is charged with providing leadership and oversight of sustainable investment efforts across the Fund’s $220 billion portfolio.… Read full bio

Megan Starr

Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr is a Principal and Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Starr was a Vice President within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division, where she helped build the Environmental, So… Read full bio

Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investing; Managing Director, StepStone Group

Ms. Tavill is the global head of responsible investing, leading all ESG initiatives across all businesses and investment strategies at StepStone Group, a global private markets specialist overseeing more than $280B of private capital allocations, inc… Read full bio

Michael Underhill

Chief Investment Officer, Capital Innovations, LLC

Michael is the author of the acclaimed Handbook of Infrastructure Investing, has published hundreds of papers on investing and finance. Recognized for his expertise as a polymath, he is frequently asked to speak on topics such as investment policy, p… Read full bio
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2020 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.

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