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This session will provide an overview into the scale of the impact investment market, who’s leading developments within ESG in the UK, and the state of play in Europe and beyond.
Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute
Our panel of experts spanning the spectrum of capital will set out what they look for in terms of risk, return and impact. Through detailed case studies and a panel discussion, we will discover what’s driving the focus on impact, the difference between ESG and impact investment, and delineating between investor types.
Session chair: Beth Collett, Head of the Debt Capital Markets, Addleshaw Goddard
Speakers: Maggie Loo, Partner, Bridges Fund Management
Simon Bond, Fund Manager, Director of RI Portfolio Management, Columbia Threadneedle
Dominic Brindley, Head of public sector and structured asset finance, RBS
In this session we will hear from the borrowing organisations as to what their borrowing need is, why they need to harness capital, and why receiving it through the means of ESG/Impact might be an opportunity.
Henrietta Podd, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Allia C&C
Patrick Minjauw, Deputy treasurer, Clarion Housing Group
In this session we will hear supply side case studies of how investment with purpose can make a tangible and long-term impact on communities and places, bringing infrastructure and regeneration to truly make places and people thrive.
Session chair: Catherine Raynsford, Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management, Hyde Group
Juliette Morgan, Head of Sustainable Developments, British Land
Robert Evans, Joint managing partner, Argent
Pete Gladwell, Head of private partnerships, Legal & General
What is the role of local and central government in bringing the ESG investment into the built environment and communities? How can impact metrics help to make an evidence-based case to central and local government? Regulatory view: does ESG mean financialisation of public services by the back door?
Speakers: Jonathan Walters, Deputy chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing
As investors seek to measure impact, there is a clear case for agreeing standardised metrics across the sector. What should these look like? How do we ensure no one is left behind and that the focus remains impact rather than box-ticking?
Speakers: Sarah Forster, Chief executive, The Good Economy
Austen Reid, Director UK, Ritterwald
In this session we will talk about the role of equity in the public sector. Can equity capital help achieve more in traditionally not for profit sectors? What type of structures allow the right balance of risk for the supply side? And are commercial organisations willing to provide the expensive additional services that come from dealing with vulnerable client groups?
Speakers: Peter Denton, Chief executive, Hyde Group
Scott Greenhalgh, Chair, Bridges Evergreen Holdings
Shamez Alibhai, Head of community housing, Man Group
In this closing panel discussion, a team of experts will discuss the role of ESG and impact investing in the ‘new normal’? How can impact investment and ESG help organisations collaborate in answering the COVID-19 call to action: homelessness, journey to 2050 zero carbon: building green, retrofitting, regeneration, ageing in place.
Jamie Broderick, Board member, Impact Investing Institute
Anna Shiel, Head of origination, senior investment director, Big Society Capital