Institutional investors such as pension funds have been focusing on sustainability for years, but many feel they have little to show for their efforts. Results are elusive and practical issues remain, both in developed countries and in emerging markets such as China. How can institutional investors effect real, significant change? During Climate Week experts from across the institutional spectrum tackle the most pressing questions.
ESG, sustainable and responsible investing are themes that continue to sit high on the agenda for institutional investors.
As the demand rises from members, trustees and society as a whole to see ESG as a consideration when pension funds allocate their assets, so too does the uncertainty surrounding how asset owners can select and implement an effective ESG approach.
IPE’s ESG seminars will tackle questions surrounding the measurement and implementation of ESG across different asset classes, the role of ESG data in risk/return analysis and the use of sustainability as a performance driver.
Hosted by IPE. This session will be in English.
By: André de Vos, Editor in Chief Print and Events, Pensioen Pro
Keynote presentation: The shift to China: a macro-economic view
The global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia and in particular China, while China in turn is becoming ever more economically active in Europe. How does this shift impact institutional investors? We discuss what is happening from a macroeconomic perspective, what role the US dollar will play, and perhaps most importantly, how the shift may impact governance in financial markets.
Speaker: Peter Ho, Professorial Research Fellow at London School of Economics and
Presentation: Chinese Fixed Income
Chinese fixed income markets are rapidly changing. We review the latest developments relevant to pension funds.
Speaker: Vanessa Chan, Asian fixed income investment director at Fidelity
Presentation: Asian Equities
Shifting from GEM to Asian equities in a post-pandemic world.
Speaker: Alexander Davey, Global Capability Head for Active & Quantitative Equity
and Senior Investment Specialist | Asia & China Equity, HSBC Global Asset
Presentation: Sustainable China
China is known as the world’s biggest polluter – which makes it the place to be for sustainable investors who wish to make a difference.
Speaker: Robert Secker, Portfolio Specialist, T. Rowe Price
Closing Keynote: A new Asian Decade: a Business perspective
Speaker: Frans-Paul van der Putten, Coördinator and Senior Research Fellow,
Clingendael China Centre and China Platform for European Institutional Investors
Starting at 15:00, followed a drinks reception to celebrate the launch of Impact Investor, the new online weekly publication for the impact investing community.
Blended finance instruments such as guarantees and direct investment are proving effective for addressing climate change and sustainable development more broadly. But for impact investors, many questions remain. What are successful blended finance approaches? What are the opportunities for blended finance for climate action in developing countries and how can we scale up such initiatives? Our expert panel tackles these and related issues in an interactive session live from the Rotterdam Hilton.
Presented by: Maaike Veen, Editor in Chief, Impact Investor
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
With thanks to the launching sponsors:
12:00 – 13:00
(Virtual) registration & lunch
13:00 – 13:05
André de Vos, Editor in Chief Print & Events, Pensioen Pro
13:05 – 13:35
The planet isn't free
Speaker: Lars Hein, Professor Ecosystem Services & Environmental Change and Deputy
Chairman of the Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University
14:15 - 14:30
Equities & Real Assets (Action vs. Intent)
With a speaker from PGIM Fixed Income
With a speaker from Achmea Investment
With a speaker from Columbia Threadneedle
With a speaker from Amundi Asset
16:00 - 16:20
17:40 - 18:10
Moving from good intentions to desired effects
How can pension funds and their asset managers help make a carbon neutral economy a reality?
Speaker: Laura van Geest, Chairman of the Board, AFM
18:10 - 19:10
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