DAY TWO: 14 JULY 2021

DAY TWO: 14 July 2021

9:30 am

Event opens

9:39 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?  


  • 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
  • Rachael Everard Rachael Everard
    Head of sustainability – Rolls-Royce
  • 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

  • Defining the rules and thresholds for what qualifies as environmentally sustainable  
  • Eliminating confusion: Benchmarking sustainable investment through the application of EU Taxonomy  


11:45 am


11:55 am


12:10 pm


12:20 pm

Take a break

1:00 pm


1:05 pm

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

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
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 effective integrating of ESG standards into your investment process  
  • Environmental, Social & Governance elements: Finding the key to balance them out   
  • ESG risks: What is particularly relevant to the modern reality?  
3:15 pm

Close of day two

DAY ONE: 13 JULY 2021