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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

Investor Focus

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?

09:30 - 10:00
Investor Keynote: Dichotomy of short-term & long-term value

Past finance models have rewarded companies that delivered quarterly growth and profits. Hear how companies and investors are changing strategies to reward more innovative, transformational, long-term strategies. How can we accelerate this approach across mainstream investors?

Hermes Saker Nusseibeh CEO Hermes

Alecta Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

Chair: ShareAction Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

08:30 - 09:00
Modern Slavery – The investor perspective

Investors will share how they are making investments and moving funds based on Modern Slavery risks. Most of the session will then be devoted to Q&A where investors will be asked; what are their expectations on companies with regards to Modern Slavery? What’s the level of importance in investment decisions and how companies can engage them better on Modern Slavery mitigation?

Nordea Sasja Beslik Head of Group Sustainable Finance Nordea

Moderator:  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

08:30 - 09:00
The investment process: How do investors analyse, compare and make investment decisions?

What do investors want? In this interactive session investors will share how they make their investment decisions and how corporates can improve their communications and disclosures.

BlackRock Ryan O’Keeffe Managing Director BlackRock

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING

Church Commissioners for England Edward Mason Head of Responsible Investment/span> Church Commissioners for England

PIMCO Niamh Whooley Senior Vice President, ESG Strategies PIMCO

Moderator: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Daryl Brewster CEO Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)

08:30 - 09:00
Building a new relationship with investors – responding to mutual expectations
  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?
  • Impact investment - Engaging Institutional Investors to think long-term
  • Examples of Successful Engagement and Sustainability Reporting [Case Studies]

M&G Prudential Ben Constable Maxwell Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing M&G Prudential

AXA Investment Managers Yo Takatsuki Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership AXA Investment Managers

Man Jason Mitchell Co-Head of Responsible Investment Man

08:30 - 09:00
TCFD Workshop

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Workshop sponsored by: EcoAct

In this 90-minute Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:

  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into your business
  • Monetising your climate impacts to transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of your climate risks

CDSB Nadine Robinson Technical Director CDSB


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