Effectively integrating ESG to create sustainable value

The Responsible Investment Forum returns for its fifth year as a virtual event to bring together the most sophisticated institutional investors, fund managers, consultants and highly recognized 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:

  • Delivering social and environmental impact in the healthcare sector
  • Good sustainability reporting
  • Responsible investing for real estate investors
  • ESG in private debt
  • Sustainable infrastructure investing
  • Clean, renewable & sustainable energy
  • Emerging opportunities in impact investing
  • Environmental justice
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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.

Explore the virtual experience

Platform highlights:

  • Profile customization 
  • Create a personalized schedule by adding select sessions and face to face virtual meetings to “My Agenda”
  • Want to meet list
  • 1-on-1 networking meeting tools
  • Interactive panel sessions with Q&A and discussion boards
  • Automated reminders
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 12 months

2021 Keynote speaker

 

Angela Miller-May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, manages and directs the operations of the Fund’s investment portfolio, providing ongoing performance evaluation and due diligence.

Under her leadership, she has increased the investment of total assets with Minority, Women and Persons with Disabilities owned managers from 33% to 44%, positioning CTPF as a leader among U.S. pension plans in the encouragement of Diversity and Inclusion.

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A sample of who you can meet

2020 Attendees Included:

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC)
Altman Foundation
APG Asset Management
Aster Capital
Barings
Beamonte Investments
Calvert Impact Capital Inc
Capricorn Investment Group LLC
City National Rochdale
CPP Investment Board
Crimson Impact Investments
Ellevest
Empire Holdings LLC
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Evansco LLC
Ford Foundation
Gatewood Capital Partners
GIC Private Limited
IBEW Pension Benefit Fund
IDB Invest
Investure LLC
Korea Post
Manulife Investment Management
Mark Weisdorf Associates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments
Mubadala Investment Company
New York City Retirement Systems
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Nippon Life Global Investors
Nomura Funds Research And Technologies America Inc
Nuveen
Office Of The Comptroller Of The City Of New York
OPIC
PSP Investments
Rishon Capital Partners Llc
SBP Management
Sen Family Office
Shapolsky Family Office
State of New Jersey
State of New Jersey Division of Investments
Swiss Re
T5 Equity Partners LLC
The City of New York, Finance
The International Development Finance Corporation
The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
The Rockefeller University
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
USS Investment Management Ltd
Wafra
Wespath Investment Management
Willet Irving
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
World Bank Group Pensions

2020 Event testimonials

“I really enjoyed the conference. It was very encouraging to hear how GP’s are integrating ESG not only in their portfolios but in their firms as we…

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“Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. The Responsible Investment Forum is a powerful g…

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“It’s great to see PEI bring together a diverse and growing group of investment professionals interested and active in responsible and sustainable investment. T…

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As we navigate the current global health crisis, we continue to offer the private equity community a Forum to engage, learn, and network. The Responsible Investment Forum New York will deliver the same first class dynamic content and peer networking opportunities through our virtual platform.

Join us on March 3-4, 2021 for a virtual experience as we bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and associations to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy.

Explore the virtual experience

1-on-1 networking

Utilize the virtual meeting tools to schedule private face to face video meetings with institutional investors and fund managers

High quality content

Hear impactful discussions and keynote presentations and participate in interactive Q&A’s with speakers

A customized experience

Tailor your virtual experience by customizing your personal profile and agenda

On-demand access

Receive access to select sessions up to one year post-event anytime, anywhere

Virtual networking lounges

Visit sponsor networking lounges to meet privately with sponsors and to download sponsor resources

Early access to the platform

Access the platform two weeks prior to the event and begin networking with fellow event attendees and customizing your agenda/profile

Network and build key relationships

Network at any time throughout the two day virtual Responsible Investment Forum NY. Take advantage of our virtual meeting tools by sending a message or scheduling a face to face video meeting with Forum attendees.

  • Early access to the platform: Get a jumpstart on your virtual experience when the platform opens two weeks prior to the event (February 17th). Customize your own individual profile and personal agenda and begin browsing through fellow attendee and speaker profiles.
  • “Want to meet” list: Attendees can add fellow attendees to their “want to meet” list; once two people have both added each other to their individual lists a private, face to face 25 minute video meeting will be scheduled and added to both attendees’ personal agendas.
  • Search, send, and schedule features: Search attendee profiles, send fellow attendees a message, and schedule a private, face to face video meeting anytime during the conference. Use the built-in search function to filter the list of attendees based on selected criteria such as fund type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc.

Participate in live and interactive discussions

Through the integrated Zoom platform, participate in a wide range of impactful discussions in various formats that include invitation only think-tankssector focused breakout sessions and keynote fireside chats with industry leaders.

Platform highlights:

  • Live panel discussions with live audience Q&A
  • Create a personalized schedule by adding select sessions and face to face virtual meetings to your customized agenda “My Agenda”
  • Networking meeting tools
  • Interactive discussion boards
  • Automated reminders
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 12 months

Meet with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

Learn more about our event sponsors and partners in the virtual networking lounge. The virtual networking rooms can be accessed at anytime and there you can:

  • Live chat with sponsors
  • Easily request information
  • Access additional resources materials available

 

The virtual Responsible Investment Forum New York will connect you with the leaders in the private equity community providing a place to engage, learn, and network.

Network at any time throughout the two day virtual Forum. Take advantage of our virtual meeting tools by sending a private message or scheduling a 1-on-1 or group face to face video meeting with Forum attendees.

 

 

Ampfily your networking

Create a Want-to-Meet list

Two weeks leading up to the event, all attendees can add fellow attendees to your want to meet list. The auto scheduler meeting tool will match mutually interested attendees and setup a 1:1 video meeting.

Find the attendees you want to meet most by searching through criteria such as und type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc. You can prioritize your want to meet list based on who you want to meet most.

Search, send messages, and schedule meetings

Search attendee profiles, send fellow attendees a message, and schedule 1-on-1 or group meetings anytime during the conference. Meetings will take place as private, face to face video meetings.

Use the built-in search function to filter the list of attendees based on selected criteria such as fund type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc. Join your private meetings through your personalized agenda.

Network before and after the event

Begin filling out your profile and creating your personalized agenda 2 weeks prior to the event on February 17th.

Post event, receive access to select sessions and continue the conversation through the virtual platform for up to 12 months. Search and filter through the event attendees and send private messages.

2021 Preliminary agenda

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 3rd

Welcome remarks & think tanks
09:00 - 09:55

LP think tank (invitation-only)

Matthew D. Schey
  • How has Covid-19 impacted on your current investments, and what will be the long-term impact on your future investment strategy?
  • Are you evaluating mangers differently?
  • Compared to this time last year, are ESG considerations more/same/less important to your investment decisions?

Moderator:
Matthew D. Schey, Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

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Matthew D. Schey

Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

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09:00 - 09:55

GP think tank (Invitation-only)

09:55 - 10:10

PEI welcome & chairman’s opening remarks

Speaker:
Seth Kerker, Director of Events – Americas, PEI

Plenary sessions
10:15 - 10:50

Opening keynote fireside chat

Jordan Stutts

Moderator:
Jordan Stutts,
Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

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10:55 - 11:45

Keynote institutional investor roundtable discussion

Angela Miller May

Panelists:
Angela Miller-May,
Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

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Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

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Networking break
11:45 - 12:00

Networking break

Plenary afternoon sessions
12:05 - 12:55

Delivering social and environmental impact in the healthcare sector

  • In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, what do you consider to be the greatest ESG challenge facing the healthcare sector today?
  • What are your LPs and other stakeholders asking for in the case of funds dedicated to healthcare?
  • Emerging opportunities in healthcare
  • Impact investing in healthcare and measuring impact
13:00 - 13:50

Good sustainability reporting

Candice Richards

How you can improve sustainability reporting and disclosure on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues in an evolving landscape.

Panelists:
Candice Richards, Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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Candice Richards

Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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Networking break
13:50 - 14:05

Afternoon networking break

Plenary session
14:10 - 14:45

Spotlight discussion: impact investing with Apollo Global Management

Marc Becker, Lisa Hall, Joanna Reiss

Panelists:
Marc Becker, Senior Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management
Lisa Hall, Impact Chairperson, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management
Joanna Reiss, Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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Marc Becker

Senior Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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Lisa Hall

Impact Chairperson, Private Equity Apollo Global Management

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Joanna Reiss

Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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Breakout sessions
14:50 - 15:40

Track A | Responsible investing for real estate investors

David Natt, Arturo Sneider

Panelists:
David Natt,
Senior Vice President Asset Manager, Avanath Capital Management
Arturo Sneider, Partner, Primestor

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David Natt

Senior Vice President Asset Manager, Avanath Capital Management

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Arturo Sneider

Partner, Primestor

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14:50 - 15:40

Track B | ESG in private debt

Chase Jordan, Adam Heltzer, Kristina Matthews

A forward-looking conversation sourcing/screening and monitoring/engagement.

Moderator:
Chase Jordan, Vice President, Malk Partners

Panelists:
Adam Heltzer,
Head of ESG, Ares Capital Management
Kristina Matthews, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Chase Jordan

Vice President, Malk Partners

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Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG, Ares Capital Management

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Kristina Matthews

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

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14:50 - 15:40

Track C | Sustainable infrastructure investing

Dan Winters, Alfred Griffin, Samuel J. Lissner, Jim Pass
  • Laying the foundations for sustainable infrastructure investing
  • Sustainable and inclusive recovery
  • How can infra investors contribute to SDG outcomes?

Moderator:
Dan Winters, 
Head of Americas, GRESB

Panelists:
Alfred Griffin,
President, NY Green Bank
Samuel J. Lissner, Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure
Jim Pass, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

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Dan Winters

Head of Americas, GRESB

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Alfred Griffin

President, NY Green Bank

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Samuel J. Lissner

Principal, Ridgewood Infrastructure

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Jim Pass

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

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Afternoon sessions
15:40 - 15:50

Networking break

Plenary sessions
15:55 - 16:30

Environmental, social, and governance integration

Robert Jenkins, Michael Cappucci, Amy O'Brien

Effectively incorporating ESG factors into the investment underwriting process.

Moderator:
Robert Jenkins, Global Head of Research, Refinitiv

Panelists:
Michael Cappucci, Managing Director for Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company (HMC)
Amy O’Brien, Head of Responsible Investing, Nuveen

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Robert Jenkins

Global Head of Research, Refinitiv

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Michael Cappucci

Managing Director for Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company (HMC)

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Amy O'Brien

Head of Responsible Investing, Nuveen

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16:35 - 17:15

Clean, renewable & sustainable energy

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 4th

Welcome remarks & women's roundtable
09:00 - 09:55

Women's roundtable

How does investing with a gender lens impact our social and economic future?

09:55 - 10:00

PEI welcome

Speaker:
Seth Kerker, Director of Events – Americas, PEI

Plenary sessions
10:00 - 10:35

Opening keynote leadership discussion

10:40 - 11:30

Emerging opportunities in impact investing

Meg Lentz, Mark Berryman, Antonio Marquez, Megan Starr, Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM
  • Raising capital for impact
  • Understanding how to effectively measure and manage impact
  • Where in the market do you see the biggest potential opportunity – climate/carbon solutions, fintech/wealth inequality, education, healthcare, others?

Moderator:
Meg Lentz, Vice President, Malk Partners

Panelists:
Mark Berryman,
Managing Director, Impact Investing, Caprock
Antonio Marquez, Managing Partner & Founding Principal, Comunidad Partners
Megan Starr, Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group
Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP)

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Meg Lentz

Vice President, Malk Partners

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Mark Berryman

Managing Director, Impact Investing, Caprock

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Antonio Marquez

Managing Partner & Founding Principal, Comunidad Partners

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Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP)

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Networking break
11:30 - 11:45

Morning networking break

Morning breakout series
11:50 - 12:40

Track A | Responsible agriculture investment strategies

Matthew Hershenson

Panelists:
Matthew Hershenson, Head of Investor Relations, Paine Schwartz

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Matthew Hershenson

Head of Investor Relations, Paine Schwartz

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11:50 - 12:40

Track B | The impact of covid-19 on logistics and supply chain

Dean Alborough
  • Have we become too tight on logistics and supply chain?
  • Looking at how we move goods and services around the world, from a US perspective where there be a return to that globalization?
  • Managing ESG risk in the supply chains of private companies and assets

Panelists:
Dean Alborough, Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI)

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Dean Alborough

Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI)

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Plenary sessions
12:45 - 13:35

Driving diversity for better results

Diversity & inclusion are a business imperative.

13:40 - 14:30

Environmental justice

Dr. Michael K. Dorsey, Andrew Rodriguez

Has ESG proven effective so far in making an impact? And is ESG saving the planet for everybody?

Panelists:
Michael K. Dorsey,
CEO & Co-Founder, Around the Corner Capital (USA), Managing Director, IberSun (Spain) & LP Pahal Solar
Andrew Rodriguez, 
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Change Finance

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Dr. Michael K. Dorsey

CEO & Co-Founder, Around the Corner Capital (USA), Managing Director, IberSun (Spain) & LP Pahal Solar

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Andrew Rodriguez

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Change Finance

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2021 Speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2021 Forum?
Please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Dean Alborough

Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI)

Dean is the Head of ESG at Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R60 billion in assets under management. Dean is responsible for ensuring the implementation of all OMAI’s ESG… Read full bio

Marc Becker

Senior Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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Mark Berryman

Managing Director, Impact Investing, Caprock

Mark Berryman is a Managing Director of Impact and Sustainable Investing at Caprock. Mark leads Caprock’s impact and sustainable investment portfolio and supports the management of impact-focused foundation clients. Mark has 20 years of experience in… Read full bio

Michael Cappucci

Managing Director 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

Dr. Michael K. Dorsey

CEO & Co-Founder, Around the Corner Capital (USA), Managing Director, IberSun (Spain) & LP Pahal Solar

Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is a recognized expert on global energy, environment, finance and sustainability matters. In 1997, in Glasgow, Scotland, Dorsey was bestowed Rotary International’s highest honor, The Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service t… Read full bio

Alfred Griffin

President, NY Green Bank

Alfred Griffin is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions in support of the financing of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects, and brings 25 years of experience in banking and finance to NY Green Bank. As President… Read full bio

Lisa Hall

Impact Chairperson, Private Equity Apollo Global Management

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Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG, Ares Capital Management

Mr. Heltzer is a Managing Director and the Global Head of ESG leading the Firm's environmental, social and governance efforts, including ESG integration across the investment platform. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Heltzer was the Head of ESG an… Read full bio

Matthew Hershenson

Head of Investor Relations, Paine Schwartz

Matthew Hershenson is Head of Investor Relations at Paine Schwartz Partners. Mr. Hershenson joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2017. He was formerly a principal and founding member of Mercury Capital Advisors, a global private placement firm specializ… Read full bio

Robert Jenkins

Global Head of Research, Refinitiv

Bob has over 25 years experience in the Financial Services and Asset Management industries having served in numerous executive and investment management roles at Fidelity Investments in addition to time spent as a strategy consultant in the Asset Man… Read full bio

Chase Jordan

Vice President, Malk Partners

Chase Jordan is a Vice President in Malk’s ESG transactional advisory practice where he has led or assisted on over 250 platform transactions primarily in the professional services, healthcare, and technology industries. Chase also leads Malk’s Priva… Read full bio

Meg Lentz

Vice President, Malk Partners

Meg Lentz is a Vice President who works with both traditional investors and dedicated impact investors on ESG and Impact management engagements. Meg has worked with dozens of firms to develop right-sized ESG policies and procedures and has assisted w… Read full bio

Samuel J. Lissner

Principal, 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

Antonio Marquez

Managing Partner & Founding Principal, Comunidad Partners

Mr. Marquez is responsible for strategic planning, capital raising efforts, and is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is involved in business plan formation on new acquisitions, value-add strategy implementation, and cultural strategic e… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

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

Coming soon..

Angela Miller May

Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund, manages and directs the operations of the Fund's investment portfolio, providing ongoing performance evaluation and due diligence. Under her leadership, she has increased th… Read full bio

David Natt

Senior Vice President Asset Manager, Avanath Capital Management

David Natt is a Senior Vice President Asset Manager at Avanath Capital Management, LLC, responsible for overseeing its properties located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast sections of the United States and for building out Avanath’s ESG platform. Mr.… Read full bio

Amy O'Brien

Head of Responsible Investing, Nuveen

Amy leads a 20+ member team and is responsible for creating a holistic RI vision and unified framework across Nuveen and TIAA, partnering with internal stakeholders on implementation in day-to-day business activities. The framework establishes the fi… Read full bio

Jim Pass

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

James Pass joined Guggenheim Partners in 2009 and is responsible for the research, development and implementation of investment strategies for the Firm's efforts in the infrastructure arena, including both equity and debt opportunities. In this role,… Read full bio

Joanna Reiss

Partner and Co-lead of Impact, Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

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Candice Richards

Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

Coming soon..

Andrew Rodriguez

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Change Finance

Andrew Rodriguez is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Change Finance, one of the first fossil fuel free ETF issuers on Wall Street. Change Finance’s Enhanced ESG Methodology is applied across industries to better identify sustainability-related imp… Read full bio

Matthew D. Schey

Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

As Director, Strategic Projects for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Matt Schey directs a variety of strategic and operational initiatives which inform and enhance ILPA’s education, research, membership, and advocacy efforts. In… Read full bio

Arturo Sneider

Partner, Primestor

Mr. Sneider is founding partner/CEO of Primestor Development, Inc. His responsibilities include acquisitions, project inception and design, capital structuring and corporate management. With a strong focus in largely underserved communities, Primesto… Read full bio

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle’s cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm… Read full bio

Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

Jordan Stutts is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in New York. Since 2015, Jordan has covered trends in the funding and financing of infrastructure assets around the world. His stories range from the simple power-purchase agreement… Read full bio

Dan Winters

Head of Americas, GRESB

Mr. Winters furthers GRESB’s international scope and impact by engaging institutional investors throughout the Americas, establishing industry partnerships for ESG data, and expanding GRESB coverage among REITs, private equity firms and multinational… Read full bio

Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP)

Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM, Managing Director, is a senior portfolio manager and leads portfolio strategy for BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP) group within BlackRock Alternative Investors. Ms. Wittlin partners with large strategic clients t… Read full bio
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2021 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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