Summit Welcome & Host Introduction
10:00 AM  to  10:05 AM

 

 

Speakers:
Dylan Emery. Director of Research. Bonhill Media UK Ltd..
Tom Wilkerson. Conference Producer. Bonhill Media UK Ltd..
KEYNOTE: What are the most important ESG factors that impact investment decisions?
10:05 AM  to  10:40 AM

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  • What effects have political climate control initiatives had on decision making? 

  • How social factors will become easier to quantify with the upcoming regulations and guidelines 

  • Do we still need to raise awareness of ESG data and reporting benefits? 

  • Is ESG data comparability and reliability still the biggest challenge? If not, what is? 

 

Speaker:
Martina Macpherson. President. Network for Sustainable Financial Markets.
FIRESIDE CHAT – Embedding gender equity into Asset Managers governance and strategy
10:45 AM  to  11:15 AM

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  • When discussing ESG, should social aspects be more prominent in governance conversations? 

  • Does achieving diversity targets rely on changing systemic issues? 

  • How do we change looking at DEI from a benchmark and value to an outcome? 

  • What are the biggest challenges to an industry culture change? 

 

 

Speakers:
Sophie Dupre-Echeverria. CRCO. GIB AM.
Leanne Mair. Managing Director & Founder. Benefactum Consulting.
Stephanie Niven. Portfolio Manager. Ninety One.
PANEL DISCUSSION: The evolving roles and talents of the Asset Manager
11:20 AM  to  12:00 PM

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  • Is there a demand for skillsets, traits and inclination to actively engage with the management of portfolio companies? 

  • How do we boost the talent pipeline to meet industry’s current and future needs? 

  • With a lot of focus on ESG, will new roles depend on skills in stewardship and engagement? 

  • Can asset managers do more to communicate great stories, successes and internal role models that inspire others? 

 

Speakers:
Upasna Bhadhal. Founder | People, Culture, DEI Consultancy. Career Collective.
Fatima Hadj. Chairwoman of the Structured Finance Advisory Board. Principles for Responsible Investment.
Roxana Mohammadian-Molina. Chief Strategy Officer. Blend Network.
C-SUITE INTERVIEW – DEI advocates from a leadership perspective
12:05 PM  to  12:25 PM

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  • Where can leaders do better to promote EDI? 

  • How can actions translate your passion for equality 

  • Educating your stakeholders will empower leaders of the future 

  • Does the impact diversity have on the bottom line really matter? 

Speakers:
Cheryl Cole. Award-winning and Innovative Journalist. DiversityQ.
Jayne Styles. Ambassador Programme Co-Lead. Diversity Project.
Morning Session round-up
12:25 PM  to  12:30 PM

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Speakers:
Dylan Emery. Director of Research. Bonhill Media UK Ltd..
Tom Wilkerson. Conference Producer. Bonhill Media UK Ltd..
ROUNDTABLE SESSION – How can men be better allies for intersectional diversity
2:00 PM  to  3:00 PM
  • Has the Asset Management industry done enough to support its talent? 

  • When will firms realise the positive impacts of having diverse teams? 

  • How can men go beyond mentoring and sponsoring in their workplace of all intersectional groups? 

  • Where can firms still take advantage of initiatives from different industries? 

Speakers:
Upasna Bhadhal. Founder | People, Culture, DEI Consultancy. Career Collective.
Mark Hale. Chief Executive Officer and CIO. Prytania Asset Management.
Ann Roughead. Chairman. Handelsbanken ACD.
Alex Struc. Founder and CEO. GOALSFIRST.