Responsible investments 2014

Responsible investments are well on their way from a niche market to a more or less integral and natural part of an increasing number of fund managers and asset owners in the Nordic. The larger institutions here in Sweden are more and more engaged, and even most of the smaller and midsized companies begin to show interest.

We rally some of the most important experts in the field of responsible and sustainable investments internationally, to provide a view of the rapid development but also raise the sights and capture future opportunities.

PROGRAMME OCTOBER 16th

12.30 Registration and coffee. 

13-13.05 Welcome and introduction to the conference

13.05 How can we measure and evaluate the performance of responsible and sustainable investments?
What does current academic research and investor experience say about responsible investing and reduced risk and positive alpha?
Andreas GF Hoepner, Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre of Henley Business School. 

13.35 How can asset managers integrate ESG factors into portfolio analysis?
Esther Gilmore, director at Generation Investment Management.
Juliana Hansveden, Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Markets and Asia, International Focus Equities at Nordea.

How can asset owners evaluate analysts / asset managers sustainability analysis?  
Omar M Cordes, Partner & CEO, Ownership Capital

14.45-15.10 Coffee break. The speakers will take time to discuss and interact with the audience.

15.10  More than equities - sustainability makes sense in all asset classes
Sustainability analysis has so far gained its strongest foothold among equity investors but is growing in importance in all asset classes; fixed income, venture capital investments, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and land. We take a closer look at two of them, green bonds and the private equity sector.

Green Bonds:
Asbjörn Torvanger, Senior Research Fellow at CICERO - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo.
Lindsay Smart, Head of UK and US Markets, Vigeo.

Private equity:
Graeme Ardus, Head of ESG at Triton Partners.
Therese Lennehag, Investor Relations & Responsible Investment Director at EQT Partners.

15.55 What are the greatest ESG risks and opportunities today?
Companies and investors are exposed to a long line of environmental, social and governance risks today, as taxes, stranded assets, subcontractor control, corruption and climate costs. We hightlight the two most controversial right now; taxes and stranded assets.

Taxes:
Helena Mueller, Sustainability Expert, Responsible investments and ESG at KPMG Advisory

Stranded assets:
Christine Törklep Meisingset, Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainability Research at Storebrand.
Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher at Carbon Tracker Initiative.

16.30 "What do we see that companies do not see?"
Experienced ESG analysts give their view:
Stephane Voisin, Head of Sustainability Research & ESG Investment at KeplerCheuvreux.
Andrew Howard, Equity Analyst at Didas Research.
Julie Hudson, MD, SRI & Sustainability, Equity Research at UBS Investment Bank.

17.00 Summary and conclusions

17.10 Mingle and drinks

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Deltagaravgift:
3450 kr exkl. moms per deltagare, ordinarie pris.
1995 kr exkl. moms per deltagare gäller för prenumeranter på Veckans Affärer.

Avbokning ska ske skriftligen senast 10 dagar innan genomförande, i annat fall debiteras hela avgiften. Bokningen kan naturligtvis överlåtas på annan deltagare från samma företag, vänligen meddela namnändringen till Katarina Justin.

 
   
16 okt

Pelarsalen, Stockholm City Conference Center, Drottninggatan 71 B, Stockholm 13:00-17:00. Registrering från 12.30


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