Event Schedule

Registration, breakfast and networking
Welcome and opening remarks by Jonathan Stapleton, Editor-In-Chief, Professional Pensions
Morning Keynote: An introduction from FAIRR

Sofiane Belmiloud, Investor Outreach Manager, FAIRR

Measuring climate risk: Evolving models and benchmarks

Quality data about companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices is critical for effective investment analysis. Consistency and comparability in the availability of data across companies are essential elements of an effective data set. However, not all governments around the globe require companies to report on governance in the same way. Companies are left to determine for themselves which ESG factors to disclose to investors. Considering this, how can pension schemes make informed decisions? This session will consider:

  • Developments in climate risk models; measuring opportunity as well as risk
  • Integrating climate models into benchmarks and indexes
  • Cross asset class application: how can climate risk be considered in sovereign bonds
  • The transition pathway initiative and the role of investor stewardship

Fong Yee Chan Senior Product Manager, Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell

ESG Momentum: the best investment in town?

In a world of increasing ESG focus, a company’s direction of travel or “ESG momentum” is increasingly more important than their current ESG positioning. Whilst this has become an increasing focus of attention in the press, how can Trustees use this information to benefit their own portfolios. This session will consider:

  • What is ESG momentum?
  • Why is ESG momentum so important?
  • How can ESG momentum be a predictor of future returns?

Emily Forsyth-Davies, Associate Director, River and Mercantile Solutions

Closing remarks by Jonathan Stapleton

Please note: programme is subject to change