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We are only weeks away from the 2021 Pension Bridge Virtual ESG Summit. The event, which will take place February 23rd through February 25th, will bring together the largest, most sophisticated investors, consultants and managers in the world to discuss the most pressing ESG issues impacting our industry today. Former Bloomberg Anchor Mark Barton will Chair the event.
ESG considerations have never been in the spotlight more when it comes to making investment decisions thus the time is now to understand how this important movement is evolving. It is imperative that investors understand why ESG makes sense for their portfolio and what it means for returns.
The Summit will kickoff with Keynote Speeches from two of the industry’s largest names:
Anne Simpson Managing Investment Director of Board Governance and Sustainability California Public Employees' Retirement System
Claudia Kruse Managing Director of Global Responsible Investment and Governance APG Asset Management
These Keynote Speeches will give a framework to the entire conference while showcasing how the largest pensions are positioning themselves moving forward.
Other big names speaking at this year’s Summit include:
Partner & Head of Emerging Manager Research Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting
Investment Director California State Teachers' Retirement System
Head of Impact Investing Research Cambridge Associates
Kate Murtagh Chief Compliance Officer & MD, Sustainable Investment Harvard Management Group
Rodney June Chief Investment Officer Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System
Mika Malone CAIA, Managing Principle, Consultant Meketa Investment Group
Anna Totdahl Investment Officer, ESG and Sustainability Oregon State Treasury
Andrew Junkin Chief Investment Officer Rhode Island Employees' Retirement System
Andrew Collins Director, ESG Investing San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Herman Bril Director United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Topics that will be discussed at the 2021 ESG Summit:
Diversity and Inclusion:The role of investors and managers in driving change
Impact Investing:Can it be institutionalized and what structures work best?
Climate Change:Understanding how and when these issues will impact your portfolios
Corporate Governance:The evolving role of investors in holding firms to account
How are US investors starting to roll out ESG programs and why is there still hesitation?
What lessons can North American institutions learn from their European counterparts?
The awkward questions to ask when assessing manager ESG credentials
Investing in Global and Emerging Markets through an ESG lens
Taking place for the first time in a virtual environment, the Pension Bridge ESG Summit will use new technology to ensure you can participate in all aspects of the event, with dynamic Q&A sessions, interactive audience polls, as well as having dedicated time during one-on-one meetings to speak with other organizations that work in similar strategies or across similar remits.
Once again, we will provide a controlled attendance structure with over 350 institutional investors and consultants expected, and only a maximum of 100 manager firms permitted. Access is free to LPs.