DAY TWO: 14 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
9:35 am

Welcome from edie

9:40 am

Introduction from conference chair


  • Richard Howitt

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

9:45 am

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

10:00 am


10:00 am

Keynote: Harnessing global capital markets and the international financial architecture to drive the transition to Net-Zero


  • Steve Waygood

    Steve Waygood
    Chief responsible investment officer - Aviva Investors

10:15 am


10:25 am

Panel: Engagement vs. Divestment: How to structure a win-win engagement strategy?

  • Discussing proactive approaches to engage and promote positive change 
  • What are the costs of divestment, and benefits and risks of negative screening?  
  • A new wave of B2B sustainability collaboration – what are the challenges and opportunities of the investor and corporate sides?  
  • How is the engagement changing to meet the imperatives of sustainability finance?


  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson
    Managing director, Co-Head of sustainable investment and ESG - Lazard Asset Management

  • Nina Roth

    Nina Roth
    Director, responsible investment - BMO Global Asset Management

  • Leon Kamhi

    Leon Kamhi
    Head of responsibility - Federated Hermes International

11:10 am


11:20 am

Take a break

11:30 am

EU Taxonomy: Better understanding and application to drive real impact 

  • What are the expected benefits?
  • How does taxonomy sit within the wider policy landscape?
  • Exploring the key steps to assess alignment of your activities
  • What are the next steps?


  • Thibaud Lemercier

    Thibaud Lemercier
    Managing Consultant, Sustainable Finance and Climate Policy - ICF

11:45 am


11:55 am

Getting ahead of the curve: What is next and how can we integrate the lessons of sustainable finance into mainstream investing?


12:10 pm


12:20 pm

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

12:35 pm

Take a break

1:15 pm

Panel: Empowering Green Finance through Fintech and the Big Data

  • Exploring current trends and demand drivers around green financial products   
  • How are technologies changing our perception of data and helping us to ensure reliability?  
  • Why financial industry should adopt a technology-driven approach to ESG?  
  • What makes a good green product in a post-COVID climate?  


  • Sam Tripuraneni

    Sam Tripuraneni
    Director and lead sustainable product strategies for EMEA - BlackRock

  • Tim Mohin

    Tim Mohin
    Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer - Persefoni

2:00 pm


2:10 pm

Introduction & Welcome


2:15 pm


  • Virtual Workshop:  Building the momentum: ESG as the “new normal” for modern  finance  
    • Dos and don’ts of the effective integration of ESG standards into your investment process 
    • What are the best risk assessment tools available today, and how do you effectively integrate them to facilitate long-term sustainable growth? 
    • How are ESG parameters are being integrated with main-stream investment process?   



3:15 pm

Conclusions and learnings from the workshop and jam board


3:25 pm

Close of day two