Agenda

2019 Agenda

8:30 a.m.

Registration opens

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Mission: Doing good and doing well: The business case for ESG, impact and sustainable investing

BRINGING ESG, SUSTAINABLE AND IMPACT INVESTING TO THE FOREFRONT

9:10 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Global trends in ESG/impact investing

5-minute break

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Identifiying and aligning portfolios to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

● What are the UN’s SDGs and why do they matter?● Investing opportunities, and challenges, created by the SDGs.● How leading asset managers are aligning ESG, impact and sustainable investing strategies to sustainable development goals.

10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Morning Break & Speed Networking

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: An institutional approach to ESG investing 

● Institutional investors are incorporating ESG into alternative portfolios.● Institututional investors such as pension funds and endowments and foundations are increasing their percentage of assets in ESG/impact strategies. What can we learn from this?

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Communication strategies around the value of ESG and IMPACT investing

● What do clients – and potential clients – want to know about your sustainable investing strategy?● Strategies that will lead to more meaningful and effective client engagement on ESG issues.● Looking ahead: How will ESG-focused conversations with clients evolve over the next five years?

ADVISER PANEL: Discussion of communications strategies that are effective with new and existing clients.

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategy, selection and setting benchmarks

● Identifying ESG, sustainable and impact investing strategies that are right for your clients.● Developing a due diligence strategy that will help you discover great managers.● Setting benchmarks that will lead to optimal investment outlooks.● Measurement/qualifications.

12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT PANEL: Top ESG/impact investing fund managers

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking lunch

THE FUTURE OF ESG, IMPACT AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ESG and politics

● How the outcome of the 2020 presidential election will affect sustainable investing.

2:40 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

PRESENTATION/PANEL

3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Focus on ESG integration

● Best practices for integrating ESG, impact and sustainable investing across a variety of investing strategies.● How ESG integration is becoming mainstream and what it means for financial advisers and their clients.

4:05 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

FORUM ROUND-UP: Next steps for advancement of ESG/impact investing

● Key takeaways from this year’s forum.● What topics would you like to hear about at EIF 2020?● Tweet your pledge: Making your pledge for change.○ Given the content and insights shared, attendees are asked to pledge what they will implement and/or take back to their businesses.

4:20 p.m.

Conference concludes

*This is the event draft agenda. Sessions and timings are subject to change in the lead up to the event.

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