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African Heads of State and Asset Owners Forum

Tuesday, September 20

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Overview

The African continent is undergoing a massive change. ESG projects are growing. The continental trade agreement is fostering cooperation and market formalization. However, for foreign investors, due diligence issues and capacity issues remain. Join us to meet with some of the continent’s heads of state to hear, for yourself, where investment opportunities lie. This event will be attended by asset owners, portfolio managers and analysts with interests in the continent and those with curiosity about how the potential growth and ESG compliance directly from policymakers.

Agenda

8:25 AM | INTRODUCTION

Thomas Brigandi, CFA, Chair, CFA Society New York Board; Founder, CFA Society New York Asset Owner Series


8:30 AM | OPENING KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT


10:00 AM |  NET ZERO-HOW ARE ASSET OWNERS RESPONDING?

Panelists

Sofia Bartholdy, Net Zero Lead, Church Commissioners for England

Jake Barnett, Director, Sustainable Investment Stewardship, Wespath


11:00 AM | Break


11:15 AM | GLOBAL INVESTORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (GISD) ALLIANCE

Panelists

Gavin Power, EVP, Chief, Sustainable Development and International Affairs, PIMCO

Richard Grottheim, CEO, AP7


12:30 PM | LUNCH


1:15 PM | LUNCHEON KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT ADDRESS

Introduced by Henrik Jeppesen, CFA, Co-Chair, Sustainable Investment Thought Leadership Group, Head of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker

Interviewer

Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner, Arrivato LLC


1:45 PM | WHAT ARE THE BEST LONG TERM ENERGY TRANSITION SOLUTIONS AND INVESTMENTS?

Introduced by: Melvin Escudero, CFA, Founder and CEO, El Dorado Asset Management and El Dorado Investments

Panelists

Herman Bril, Managing Director & Head of Responsible Investment, PSP Investments


3:00 PM | BREAK


3:15 PM | MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS

Introduced by: Daniel Fridson, Senior Advisor, McCarvill Capital Partners


4:30 PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE


5:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Deepika Sharma, CFA, Director – Manager Research Team in Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, BlackRock, Vice Chair – Board of Directors, CFA Society New York


5:00 PM | COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Additional Details

Learning Outcomes

  • Policymaker’s views of the continent’s projects
  • Future plans

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