May 23: Seminar The Evolving Landscape of ESG & Impact Investing

Seminar The Evolving Landscape of ESG & Impact Investing
May 23, 2017, from 10am – 5pm
ROSARIUM, Amsterdam

ESG and Impact Investing have moved to mainstream. What is ESG and Impact Investing and what are the most recent trends & developments in this field? How to measure and compare ESG Factors and Impact Investing? How to integrate a consistent, standardised and reproducible ESG and Impact Investing policy into your investment portfolio?

Please mark your calendars and come join us at our Seminar on ESG & Impact Investing in Amsterdam on May 23, 2017 from 10am until 5pm, followed by a networking reception. Top speakers will share their views with you via various breakout sessions that can be chosen from.

The seminar will be moderated by Thijs Jochems (Managing Partner, KeyQ Advisors).


9:00: Coffee & Registration

10:00 Welcome & Introduction
Thijs Jochems (Managing Partner, KeyQ Advisors)

10:15: Opportunities across the investment chain
Don Gerritsen 
(Senior Manager, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) and Carmen Nuzzo (Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) 

10:45: Panel Discussion
What Are the Most Recent Trends & Developments in ESG and Impact Investing?
Jesper Kirstein (CEO, Kirstein), Steven Evers (Co-Founder and CEO, Triple Jump), Yvonne Bakkum (Director, FMO Investment Management) and Els Ankum-Griffioen (Senior Manager Business Development & Investor Relations, Triodos Investment Management)

11:30 Lunch

Breakout session 1 (12:30 – 13:00 & 13:00 – 13:30)
A: How to mitigate risks in equity portfolios by integrating ESG criteria in
fundamental research?
Marc Bindschädler
(Senior Portfolio Advisor, Vontobel)
B: How to Invest Responsibly in Credit
Joshua Kendall
(ESG Analyst, Insight Investment, BNY Mellon)
C: A voice for investors - Vanguard’s approach to investment stewardship
Glenn Booraem
(Investment Stewardship Officer, Vanguard)
D: Integrating impact into an institutional portfolio         
Sophie Robé
(CEO and Founder, Phenix Capital)

Breakout session 2 (13:30 – 14:00 & 14:00 – 14:30)
E: Climate Change Risk and Opportunity - Accelerating the energy transition
in partnership with our clients
Natalie Beinisch
(Engagement Manager, Aegon Asset Management)
F: Making an impact with your whole portfolio
Mamadou-Abou Sarr
(Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management)
G: Sustainable Finance & Green Evaluations
Michael Wilkins
(Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings) and Martina Macpherson (Head of Sustainability Products, S&P Global Dow Jones Indices)
H: The Joy of Impact Measurement
Piet Klop
(Senior Advisor, PGGM Investments)

14:30: Coffee Break

Breakout session 3 (15:00 – 15:30 & 15:30 – 16:00)
I: Integrating ESG: financial decision or cultural change?
Jacco Maters
(CEO/CIO, Delta Lloyd Asset Management)
J: Integrating ESG into Index Investing: Smart Beta Meets Sustainable Investing
John Jarrett
(Associate Director, ESG Research, FTSE Russell)
K: Performing for the Future - ESG’s place in investment portfolios. Today and
David Furey
(Vice President, State Street Global Advisors)
L: Green Bonds - funding the biggest challenge of our generation
Viktor Stunnenberg
(Lead Portfolio Manager Green Bonds, Achmea Investment Management)

Breakout session 4 (16:00 – 16:30 & 16:30 – 17:00)
M: Effective Stewardship: delivering value for clients
Paul Lee
(Head of Corporate Governance, Aberdeen Asset Management)
N: SRI Portfolios - How to manage and measure
Bob Homan
(CIO, ING Investment Office)
O: Sustainable Investing - Putting your money to work for purpose and performance
Coen Brouwer
(Director, BlackRock)
P: Positioning for Positive Impact
Nando van Kleeff
(Senior Advisor Responsible Investment & Governance, MN)

17:00: Summary & Conclusion

17:10: Drinks & Networking Reception


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