08.55-09.05

Opening remarks by Summit chair

09.05-09.50

Investor keynote interview

A leading investor will provide insight into their how their investment approach incorporates ESG, the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the investment strategy, how impact is traced and measured, and how fiduciary responsibilities are undertaken via stewardship, engagement and voting.

  • Moderator: Jonathan Boyd, Editorial Director, InvestmentEurope
  • Sven Rump, CIO, Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management 
  • Mussie Kidane, Head of Fund and Manager Selection, Banque Pictet & Cie

 

09.55-10.55

 

Current state of play - key trends driving the rise of ESG

An in-depth look at FNG's annual market study on the sustainable investment market and the four legislative packages resulting from the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. This presentation will also touch on a number of transparency and quality assurance tools being developed for the sustainable investment market.
  • Angela McClellan, Executive Director, FNG - Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen

 


10.30-11.00

The changing ESG environment in Japan

A deep look at the shifting and improving ESG landscape in Japan, including investment opportunities. The session will start by reviewing the history of Japan from its post-war high-growth era to present day through an ESG lens to better understand the issues the country faces. Next, Shimizu-san will explore the improvements made in corporate governance and the measures taken to overcome population decline, among the most serious sustainability issues facing Japanese society. The presentation will finish by looking at how SPARX participates in the investment opportunities created by this improvement with concrete examples of actual investment and engagement activities.

  • Yu Shimizu, Lead Portfolio Manager, SPARX Group

 

11.00-11.20

Coffee break & Networking

11.25-
11.55

The rise of AI technology in ESG data and portfolio construction

The growing interaction of AI with ESG data is an important trend as investors seek to extract value and manage risks. This session shines a light on how technology is transforming the ESG data ecosystem: constructing new investment insights on ESG issues from unstructured data, enhancing the quality of traditional ESG data, and developing innovative approaches for integrating AI with ESG to identify investment signals.

  • Thomas Kuh, Head of Index, Truvalue Labs

 

12.00-12.30

The future is bright - the future is sustainable

What still has to happen to shift ESG and socially responsible investing into the mainstream and how long will that take? What new opportunities will Europe's ESG initiatives create? What benefits on taxonomy, benchmarks and disclosures do we expect from the Commission's Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)?

  • Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC

12.30-12.35

Chairman's Closing Comments

12.35-13.30

Buffet lunch & networking

13.30

Close of Summit

Please note: programme is subject to change