AGENDA 2021

Latest agenda for virtual conference “Impact Investing World Forum 2021” on March 22-23, 2021 (Online)

22nd March (Online)
09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: EBRD’s approach to impact in equity investments
Melek De-WintMelek De-Wint - Research & Evaluation Director , The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

Ilker Yoney, Co-Head, Private Equity at EBRD

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: Investor insights and archetypes – unlocking sustainable investing momentum among retail and HNW investors
Shaun ConwayShaun Conway - Founder & President , IXO

Eugenia Koh, Head, Sustainable Investing and Engagement Strategy, Private Bank and Wealth Management, STANDARD CHARTERED

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: An outlook on the EU’s impact financing activities in developing countries in 2021-2027.
Kay ParpliesKay Parplies - Head of Unit/ Senior Economist , European Commission

Kay Parplies, Head of Unit, European Commission

10:00 AM
KEYNOTE IV: The Imperative for Impact: The global context
Allison ClarkAllison Clark - Associate Director , MacArthur Foundation

Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Raphael BettiRaphael Betti - Head of Equity Risk Management , European Investment Fund (EIF)

10:50 AM
KEYNOTE V: CORPORATE TRENDS IN IMPACT / ESG

Emily Kreps, Global Director, Capital Markets, CDP

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE VI: The role of donor advised funds in promoting sustainable investing
Farrukh H Khan, Farrukh H Khan, - Chief Business Development Officer and member of management committee , ACUMEN

Mark Greer, Head of Private Clients, CAF

11:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: LATEST MARKET TRENDS IN IMPACT INVESTING SECTOR 2020-2021

Moderator:

  • Ahsan Zaman- Executive Director, WORLD MEDIA ONLINE
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  • Panelists:
  • Kay Parplies, Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Eugenia Koh, Head, Sustainable Investing and Engagement Strategy, Private Bank and Wealth Management, STANDARD CHARTERED

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM
Investing in Impact: Tapping into Emerging Growth Trends That Benefit Society
Karen E. WilsonKaren E. Wilson - Private Sector Finance , Development Co-Operation Directorate, OECD

Claire Hedley, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

01:15 PM
COVID-19 Response: A Case Study IMPACT INVESTING

Susan N. Dorsey, Senior Vice President - Finance, Administration & Impact Investing

01:30 PM
Investing for Impact: Lessons Learned from MacArthur Foundation’s Support for Affordable Housing Preservation

Allison Clark, Associate Director, Impact Investing, MacArthur Foundation

01:45 PM
Democratising Impact Investing - “What is now proved was once only imagined”

Nigel Kershaw, Chair, Big Issue

02:00 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Rodney SchwartzRodney Schwartz - CEO , ClearlySo

02:15 PM
Three Trends in Sustainable and Impact Investing

Vikram Gandhi, Senior Lecturer Of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

02:30 PM
Climate Risk, TCFD Reporting and Short-Circuiting the Tragedy of the Horizon
Darshita GilliesDarshita Gillies - CEO , MAANCH

Joseph Lake | Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Service

02:45 PM
Role of Results-Based Finance and Outcomes Funds for the Covid Recovery

Alasdair Maclay, Cheif Funds Office, GSG

03:00 PM
Transformational Investing: Small Companies are the Big Solution to Our Global Economy

Joan Trant, Managing Partner, TRILINC GLOBAL

03:15 PM
Impact of blended finance transactions

Harry Davies, Manager of Program Related Investments, Ceniarth LLC

23rd March (Online)
09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: Climate Change: Investing for the Future.

Michael Azlen, CAIA Founder and CEO Carbon Cap Management LLP

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: Building back better: achieving a global impact recovery
Michele GiddensMichele Giddens - Co-Founder and Partner , BRIDGES FUND MANAGEMENT

Cliff Prior, CEO, GSG

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: Multi-asset class portfolios to accelerate and expand impact capital
Mauricio RODRIGUESMauricio RODRIGUES - Co-Head, Impact Investing , BARCLAYS WEALTH

Laurie Spengler, Founder and President of Courageous Capital Advisors.

10:00 AM
KEYNOTE IV: impact investing in global health (from COVID-19 to superbugs)

Damiano de Felice, Ph.D.Director of Strategy, Access to Medicine Foundation

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Severin LuebkeSeverin Luebke - Lead for the Impact Programme , DFID (Department for International Development)

10:50 AM
KEYNOTE V: How can impact investing help advance biodiversity through investment
Tom BrittonTom Britton - Co-Founder , SYNDICATEROOM

Kostis Tselenis, Managing Partner, SWISS IMPACT OFFICE

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE V: Investor insights and archetypes: Unlocking sustainable investing momentum among affluent investors
Hannah SchiffHannah Schiff - Manager, Research , GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network)

  • Ilaria Calabresi, Sustainable Investing Lead EMEA, Asia and Latin America, JP. Morgan Private Bank

11:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN IMPACT INVESTING MARKET GLOBALLY
Nigel Kershaw OBENigel Kershaw OBE - Chair , The Big Issue Group

  • Moderator:
  •  Ahsan Zaman - Executive Director , WORLD MEDIA ONLINE
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  • Panelists:
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, GSG
  • Michael Azlen, CAIA Founder and CEO Carbon Cap Management LLP
  • Kostis Tselenis, Managing Partner, SWISS IMPACT OFFICE

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM
Innovative Finance for Gender Empowered Climate Resilience
Alexander BrunnerAlexander Brunner - Head of Impact Investments , LGT Bank (Zurich)

Robert Kraybill, Managing Director of Portfolio Management and Chief Investment Officer. IIX (Impact Investment Exchange)

01:15 PM
Why do we need impact investing in public markets?

Tim Crockford, Head of Equity Impact Solutions, Regnan, brought to you by J O Hambro Capital Management

01:30 PM
the future of food: growth & impact in asia

Stephanie Bilo, Chief Client & Investment Solutions Officer, responsAbility Investments AG

01:45 PM
How can investors help secure the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Andrew Grant, Head of Research, CARBON TRACKER

02:00 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

02:30 PM
Climate Solutions and Net Zero Bond Portfolio
Klaus-Michael ChristensenKlaus-Michael Christensen - President , Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA)

Samuel Mary, Vice President, ESG Research, PIMCO

02:45 PM
IMPACT FUNDS: THE UNSUNG HEROES OF IMPACT INVESTMENT
McKinsey & CompanyMcKinsey & Company - (Speaker TBC)

Rod Schwartz, CEO, ClearlySO

03:00 PM
WATER EQUITY

Dr. Paul O’Connell, Managing Director, Water Equity

03:15 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE - Scaling the Use of Technology in Global Impact Strategies

Suzanne Fallender, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation