DAY ONE: 13 July 2021

9:00 am

Event opens

Open networking session – grab a drink and connect with fellow attendees in an open-format informal networking session
9:30 am

Welcome from edie

Speaker

9:35 am

Welcome from the chair

Speaker

  • Richard Howitt

    Richard Howitt
    Strategic advisor on corporate responsibility and former CEO - IIRC

9:40 am

Speed networking – connect with attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session

10:00 am

ESG AND THE NEW NORMAL OF MODERN FINANCE

10:00 am

Keynote: How to realise the full potential of ESG+

  • Why ESG today isn’t enough and how it needs to evolve for more comprehensive disclosure
  • How more financially relevant ESG can enable stakeholders to better understand the full value and impact of a business
  • Understanding the “New Normal” of FESG+ and how it can position business and finance for whatever comes next

Speaker

10:15 am

Q&A

10:25 am

Panel: The New Era of ESG Leadership in Finance: Unlocking opportunities and meeting the demands of modern climate reality

  • Increasing awareness of investor relevant reporting: What are the real, financially material ESG indicators, and how to incorporate these into your investment strategy?  
  • What are the best risk assessment tools available today, and how to effectively integrate them into your ESG strategy?  
  • Can we considerable streamline ESG reporting and confidently navigate through a variety of frameworks?  
  • How to improve the overall ESG strategy to and facilitate long-term sustainable growth? 

Speakers

  • Jason Channell

    Jason Channell
    Managing director, head of sustainable finance - Citi

  • Marisa Drew

    Marisa Drew
    Chief Sustainability Officer & Global head sustainability strategy, advisory and finance - Credit Suisse

  • Chuka Umunna

    Chuka Umunna
    Managing Director & Head of EMEA ESG - JP Morgan

11:10 am

Q&A

11:20 am

Take a break – refuel and refresh ahead of the next session 

11:30 am

Panel: Impact Investing – Exploring the new wave of growth trends that generate real socio-environmental value

  • Tracking the progress: How effective was impact investing in achieving its’ goals to date, and what are the remaining roadblocks?  
  • What are the top impact indicators enabling value-based investing?  
  • How technical innovation is helping to create a more inclusive market for impact investing?  
  • How to make impact investing more accessible to private investors?  

Speakers

  • Amy Clarke

    Amy Clarke
    Chief impact officer and co-founder - Tribe Impact Capital

  • Dean Hand

    Dean Hand
    Research director - Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

  • Matt McLuckie

    Matt McLuckie
    Managing Partner - Posaidon Earth

  • Teni Ekundare

    Teni Ekundare
    Head of investor outreach - FAIRR Initiative

12:15 pm

Q&A

12:25 pm

Virtual booth tour – discover innovative solutions by walking our virtual exhibition floor

12:35 pm

Take a break – refuel and refresh ahead of the next session

1:05 pm

GREEN FINANCE AND TCFD

1:05 pm

Presentation and Q&A: Insights into the Green Bonds market

  • Exploring recent diversification on the Green Bonds marker  
  • The changing attitude among bankers, corporates and local authorities  
  • Comparing Green Bonds to the global core benchmark: how is the sector changing to meet the demand?   

Speaker

  • Ryan Jude

    Ryan Jude
    Associate - Green Finance Institute

1:20 pm

Q&A

1:25 pm

Panel: Enabling Sustainable Investing – Aligning the financial markets to the Paris Agreement: Is the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) enough?

  • The latest with TCFD: everything you need to know about the key changes 
  • What are the benefits of enhanced reporting for corporates and investors?  
  • Exploring best practices and TCFD implementation mechanisms: What are the different approaches smaller and larger funds could implement to ensure a comprehensive approach to TCFD?  

Speakers

2:10 pm

Q&A

2:20 pm

Take a break – refuel and refresh ahead of the next session

2:30 pm

Introduction and Welcome

Speaker

2:35 pm

WORKSHOP

14:35 Virtual workshop: Aligning your investment portfolio with the ever-evolving climate risks? 

  • Achieving Net-Zero targets: What are the top priorities for the finance industry?  
  • Best practices around TCFD - what makes for a successful implementation 

Workshop will be chaired, and discussions will include 2-3 people as active workshop discussion members 

3:35 pm

Conclusions and learnings from the workshop and jam board

Speaker

3:45 pm

Close of day one