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Virtual ESG Asset Owners Summit 2020 — CFA Society Washington, DC

Tuesday, May 5 - Thursday, May 21

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Overview

A virtual Asset Owner Series™ event from CFA Society Washington, DC

You asked, and we listened! CFA Society Washington, DC is proud to announce the *Virtual* ESG Asset Owners Summit 2020. Join us to hear from asset owners, asset managers, thought leaders and researchers across the globe leading the charge on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

You will hear from 20+ speakers on the goals, challenges, and roadblocks impacting ESG. You will gain new perspectives, develop insight into unique challenges that exist in today’s financial markets, and connect with ESG stakeholders around the world, including the UK, France, and Japan.

The Virtual ESG Asset Owners Summit will occur during the month of May and will be composed of five (5) virtual, interactive webcasts. Each webcast will feature one keynote address from a major industry leader, followed by a multi-speaker panel session. Registration includes all five webcasts in the virtual summit. We look forward to “seeing you” at the Virtual ESG Summit!

Note

This is a five-day event. Registration includes all five webinars. The event will span from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST each day.

May 5

11:30 AM | INTRODUCTION

Matthew D. Malone, CFA, CFA Society Washington, DC Board Chairman and Managing Director, Real Estate, FS Investments


11:35 AM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI

Q&A portion will be moderated by Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM, Director of Financial Markets, Planet Tracker


12:00 PM | ESG GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PANEL

Panelists:

Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Frédéric Samama, Head of Responsible Investment, Amundi Asset Management Paris


Moderator:

Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

May 7

11:30 AM | INTRODUCTION


11:35 AM | KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Hiro Mizuno, Former Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Fund (GPIF)

Interviewed by Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times


12:00 PM | ASSET MANAGERS PANEL

Panelists:

Libby Bernick, Head of Sustainability, Morningstar
Marc Siegel, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
Nathalie Wallace, Global Head ESG Investment Strategy, State Street Global Advisors
Lisa Woll, Chief Executive Officer, US SIF


Moderator:

Robert L. Greene, President & CEO, National Association of Investment Companies

May 13

11:30 AM | INTRODUCTION


11:35 AM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS

George Serafeim, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


12:00 PM | ASSET OWNERS PANEL

Panelists:

Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Geeta Aiyer, CFA, Founder and President, Boston Common Asset Management
Michael Davis, Head of Defined Contribution Plan Specialists, T. Rowe Price
Andrew C. Palmer, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, State of Maryland Retirement and Pensions System


Moderator:

Hank H. Kim, Esq., Executive Director and Counsel, NCPERS

May 19

11:30 AM | INTRODUCTION


11:35 AM | FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SEC COMMISSIONER HESTER M. PEIRCE

Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Interviewed by Matthew D. Malone, CFA, CFA Society Washington, DC Board Chairman and Managing Director, Real Estate, FS Investments


12:00 PM | MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK PANEL

Panellists:

Dia Martin, CFA, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Finance Team, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Diane Damskey, Head of Secretariat, Impact Principles, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Fiona Stewart, CFA, Global Lead Insurance and Pensions, The World Bank Group


Moderator:

M. Nicolas J. Firzli, Director-General, World Pensions Council, Advisory Board Member, World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility

May 21

11:30 AM | INTRODUCTION


11:35 AM | CLOSING KEYNOTE

John Streur, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calvert Research and Management


12:00 PM | THE FUTURE OF ESG PANEL

Panelists:

Catherine Banat, Managing Director, US Responsible Investing, RBC GAM-US
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Sonja Gibbs, CFA, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance
Thomas Kuh, PhD, Head of Indexes, TruValue Labs


Moderator:

Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM, Director of Financial Markets, Planet Tracker


1:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Matthew D. Malone, CFA, CFA Society Washington, DC Board Chairman and Managing Director, Real Estate, FS Investments

Additional Details

Who should attend?

  • Asset Owners
  • Asset Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Investment Professionals
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Wealth ManagersAnalysts
  • ResearchersMembers of mission-driven organizations
  • Others who share a common interest in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing

Sponsors

  • FactSet
  • Calvert
  • Terra Alpha Investments