Agenda

EUROPE SET THE COURSE FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

11:00 • Opening Remarks  

Olivier Guersent, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission


11:30 • At the Heart of the HLEG 
The High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance put together by the European Commission

Christian Thimann, Chairman of the HLEG, Director of the Research Fund and Senior Advisor to the Chairman, AXA .
Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, CEO of Novethic and member of the HLEG

12:00 • Investors Lunch (open only to premium pass)

Virginie Chapron du Jeu, Chief Financial Officer of the Caisse des Dépôts Group and Chairman of Novethic looks back over 10 years of responsible investment. 
 

 13:30  Welcoming Coffee

14:00 • ClimActs ! EUROPE’S MAJOR INVESTORS IN MOTION 
Make the most of the best European strategies is essential to mobilize a growing number of investors. The leaders of sustainable finance in Europe share their responsible investment strategies that have proved successful.

Netherlands: Invest in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Large Dutch pension funds are aligning on UN SDGs to seize the impact of their responsible investment strategies. An inclusive model that keeps Dutch citizens involved. 
José Meijer, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Pension funds ABP
Rudy Verstappen, Senior Project Manager Responsible Investment, VBDO 

Nordics: The dynamics of ethics 
In the Nordics countries the dominance of responsible investing has long been exclusion strategies. The practice is still used but it is now combined with other effective strategies.
Hilde Jervan, Chief Advisor at Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (Norway)
Ulrika Hasselgren, Managing Director and Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & ESG integration, Institutional Shareholder Services (Sweden)

United Kingdom: Shareholders fighting climate change
Shareholders engagement is the main influence tool for British responsible investors to shift companies’ position lines on climate.
Hugh Wheelan, Managing editor, Responsible Investor
Emma Howard Boyd,  Chair of the Environment Agency, UK Government

Germany: Lofty ambition
Despite some timid position in the European responsible investing landscape, Germany sets out its ambition to become a sustainable finance hub. One of the challenges: integrate ESG analysis into pension’s management.
Andreas Hallermeier, Sustainability manager and Assistant to the Chief investment officer​ Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Robert Hassler, Founder and CEO, oekom research

France: The positive role of the regulation
France starts measuring the impact of the article 173, the first-ever investor climate-reporting regulation in Europe: Preliminary lessons from the respondent institutions and areas of improvements.
Sophie Elkrief, Chief Investment Officer, MAIF
Dominique Blanc, Head of Research, Novethic

16:30  Networking Break

17:00 • WAKE-UP CALL, 15min to convince you!
Join in and share your thoughs by voting on your smartphone.

The impact of digital technology in the automotive and real estate sectors
Marissa Blankenship, ESG analyst
Henrike Kulmann, ESG analyst
Allianz Global Investors

The hidden value of natural capital
Robert-Alexandre PoujadeESG analyst
Delphine RiouESG analyst
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Opportunities and risks arising from the transition to a low carbon economy
Hamish Chamberlayne, Investment Manager, Head of SRI
Janus Henderson Investors

Materiality case-by-case, mitigate risks in the long-term
Tommy Bryson, Senior Investment Manager
Karen Mc Grath, Head of Sustainability
Kempen Capital Management


18:30 • THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE
The insurance sector accompanies major societal changes by integrating arising risks such as climate change. Among the first responsible investment contributors, insurers are mobilized to accelerate the transition to resilient and prosperous low-carbon economy.
François Garreau, Head of the sustainable development commission of The French Insurance Federation
Nick Robins, Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System at UNEP Inquiry

19:00 - 20:00 • Networking Cocktail
Let’s celebrate 10 years of commitment to responsible investment.
 

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