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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

ESG and Investors

Investors are critical to helping accelerate the responsible business agenda. But what do investors really want? Learn how your company can improve its disclosure and engagement on ESG information?

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Keynote: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are a blueprint for national development. However, companies and investors are increasingly investing in new products, portfolios and partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs. Hear how leading corporates and investors are re-shaping strategies and investments around the SDGs.

JP Morgan Marilyn Ceci Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds JP Morgan

BNP Paribas Hervé P. Duteil Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas BNP Paribas

Moderator: BNP Paribas Susan McPherson Founder and CEO McPherson Strategies

08:30 - 09:00
ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?

Office of New York City Comptroller Michael Garland Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Office of New York City Comptroller

The SASB Foundation Matthew Welch President The SASB Foundation

State Street Global Advisors Matthew DiGuiseppe Vice President, Head of Americas Asset Stewardship State Street Global Advisors

Ceres Mindy Lubber CEO and President Ceres

08:30 - 09:00
Ratings and Rankings Agency Keynote: Greater comparability and transparency

Investors have limited data sets around ESG and the data sets they have often come from third parties which can lack comparability. Hear from heads of rating and ranking agencies on how they’re striving for greater comparability and transparency in their methods.

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

Robeco Sam Daniel Wild Co-CEO Robeco Sam

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Getting the right data: What do investors want?

Data needs to be financially material, robust and comparable to be useful for investors. What data to investors want? What does this mean to the data that you collect and manage as a sustainability practitioner?

Moderator: TD Bank Rachel Guthrie Head of ESG Reporting & Impact Measurement TD Bank

American Electric Power Sandra Nessing Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power

ING Anne van Riel Head of Sustainable Finance Americas ING

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

American Century Investments Guillaume L. Mascotto V.P., Head of ESG & Investment Stewardship American Century Investments

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology

In this deep-dive session understand what information ranking and ratings agencies are capturing, how it’s impacting investment decisions and how you can stand out from the crowd. Also, there’s opportunities to discuss ideas on how to simplify and address inconsistencies in the differing approaches.

Moodys Swami Venkataraman Senior Vice President Environmental, Social and Governance Moody’s

RobecoSAM Robert Dornau Director, Senior Manager Sustainabillity Services RobecoSAM

Sustainalytics Eric Fernald Director of Issuer Relations Sustainalytics

S&P Global Ratings Bruno Bastit Senior Governance & Sustainable Finance Specialist S&P Global Ratings

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

08:30 - 09:00
TCFDs: Monetising your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Moderator: CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

Citi Hui Wen Chan Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Center for ESG Research Jane Thostrup Lead Research Center for ESG Research

08:30 - 09:00
ESG Data: What should we really be measuring?

Measurement of ESG data isn’t an exact science. The amount of data sets available coupled with different information requests and an increased need to be transparent leads to headaches. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge and understand what ESG data is material – should we only be focusing on ESG issues that are financially material?

Moderator: South Pole Hanna Värttö Head of Investments and Climate Change South Pole

Anthem Hakon Mattson Director of Sustainability Anthem

Citi Davida Heller Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Breckinridge Capital Advisors Robert Fernandez Director of ESG Research Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Calstrs Brian Rice Portfolio Manager Calstrs

08:30 - 09:00
Communicate rigorous and accurate ESG data

What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?

  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • Tailor your communications to meet different internal and external requirements

Hannon Armstrong Amanda Cimaglia Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations & ESG Reporting Hannon Armstrong

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