Finance for a Sustainable Future 2020 Conference

When: Jan 16th, 2020 - Jan 17th, 2020
Time: 08:30 AM - 06:15 PM
Finance for a Sustainable Future 2020 Conference

Price: FREE

Where: London

Following the success of the first edition, the second Finance for a Sustainable Future Conference will take place on 16 and 17 January 2020 in London. It will bring together 30 finance students and professionals from across Europe for two days of lectures from industry experts on sustainable finance, impact investing, ESG, environmental sustainability and social sustainability.

The conference offers the participants a unique opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in this growing area of finance, critically analyse the latest approaches and discover what lies behind the buzzwords. With a diverse group of speakers and participants, the Finance for a Sustainable Future Conference also provides a platform for discussion and exchanging perspectives between young finance talents.

AGENDA

 

DAY 0: 15 JANUARY 2020

19:00                 Welcome Dinner (Optional)

 

DAY 1: 16 JANUARY 2020

08:30 – 09:15     Arrival and Registration

09:15 – 10:15     Introductory Keynote

                            Will Martindale, Director of Policy and Research, UN PRI

10:15 – 10:30     Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00     Sustainability: An opportunity and a threat for companies across all industries

                            Richard Perkins, Associate Professor of Environmental Geography, LSE

12.00 – 13:00     Lunch

13.00 – 14:30     The landscape of sustainable finance: From impact investing to venture capital

                            Josue Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy

                            Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD

14:30 – 14:45     Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:45     Translating sustainability into finance: Data reporting, availability and reliability

                            Neil McIndoe, Head of Environmental Finance, Trucost

15:45 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30     Panel Discussion: Being a sustainability leader within a financial organisation

                            Rob Lake, Founder, Authentic Investor

                            Lydia Hascott, Head of Enterpreneurship, Finance Innovation Lab

                            Adrian Rimmer, Senior Advisor on Green Finance, London Stock Exchange Group

                            Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, Hermes Investment Management

20:00                  Networking Drinks for participants, speakers and guests

                            Hack & Hop pub, London EC4Y 8BH

 

DAY 2: 17 JANUARY 2020

09:15 – 10:15     ESG investing in public markets

                            Andrea Carzana, Fund Manager, ESG European Equity

                            Michael Hamblett, Analyst, Responsible Investment, Columbia Threadneedle

10:15 – 10:30     Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00     Corporate governance and financial performance

                            Christina Rehnberg, Senior Associate, KKS Advisors

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch

13:00 – 14:20     Sustainable venture capital and private equity

                            Jim Totty, Managing Partner, Earth Capital

14:20 – 14:30     Coffee Break

14.30 – 15.30     Low carbon corporate venture capital

                            Tom Whitehouse, CEO, Leif Capital

15:30 – 16:20     Green bonds markets

                            Patrick Seifert, Head of Primary Markets, LBBW

16:30 – 17:30     Panel discussion: Sustainable finance careers

                            Usman Ali, Partner, Mobius Capital Partners

                            Snorre Gjerde, Analyst, NBIM

                            Jenna Nicholas, CEO, Impact Experience

17:30 – 18:15     Graduation and Closing Remarks

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