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Agenda

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9.20 Chair’s welcome remarks

9.20 - 9.50 ESG and impact investing on the global stage and in the UK

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.

 

Session chair:

Jonathan Maguire, co-founder, Ethical Compass

 

Keynote speaker:

Elizabeth Corley, chair, Impact Investing Institute

10.00 - 10.50 Impact investing and ESG: investors, risk and impact appetite

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:

Simon Bond, fund manager, director of RI portfolio management, Columbia Threadneedle

Dr. Arthur Krebbers, head of sustainable finance, corporates, Natwest Markets

Kirsty Garrett, director, corporate dcm, Lloyds Banking Group

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee and networking break via zoom

Delegates will be offered to join a Zoom chat to network and meet each other. Feel free to make yourself a cup of coffee and share your thoughts on the previous two sessions.

11.20 - 12.00 Harnessing capital by the means of ESG

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.

 

Session chair:

Shamez Alibhai, head of community housing, Man GPM

 

Speakers:

Joseph Holmes, executive director, Resources, West Berkshire Council

Patrick Minjauw, deputy treasurer, Clarion Housing Group

Henrietta Podd, head of debt capital markets, Allia C&C

12.10 - 13.00 Building resilience: impact investing’s place in the built environment, regeneration and place making

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

 

Speakers:

Robert Evans, joint managing partner, Argent

Pete Gladwell, head of public sector partnerships, Legal & General

Juliette Morgan, head of sustainable developments, British Land

13.00 - 14.00 Lunchtime networking break

From 13.00 - 13.30 delegates will be offered to join a Zoom chat to network and and share thoughts on the previous two sessions.

14.00 - 14.40 ESG and Impact investing: the story so far

In this session we will look at the work of the Government Inclusive Economy Unit and hear how impact investment can support environment and communities. What is the role of local and central government in bringing the ESG and impact investment movement to the UK? The regulator of Social Housing will share their views on what ESG means for public services and what the risks and rewards are. Can impact metrics help to make an evidence-based case to central and local government?

 

We will also look at what the pension rules are and pension funds’ plans for investments as pension funds are now obligated to meet certain ESG criteria.

 

Session chair:

Jonathan Maguire, co-founder, Ethical Compass

 

Speakers:

Will Perry, director of strategy, Regulator of Social Housing

Vanessa Morphet, head of investment models, Government Inclusive Economy Unit

Jennifer Wong, vice president – senior credit officer, Moody’s Public Sector Europe

14.55 – 15.35 Measure for measure: can we standardise impact metrics in a diverse sector?

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?

 

Session chair:

Henrietta Podd, head of debt capital markets, Allia C&C

 

Speakers:

Simon Chisholm, chief investment officer, Resonance

Sarah Forster, chief executive officer, The Good Economy

Austen Reid, director UK, Ritterwald

15.35 – 16.00 Coffee and networking break via zoom

Delegates will be offered to join a Zoom chat to network and meet each other. Feel free to make yourself a cup of coffee and join in the conversation. Please introduce yourself and share your thoughts on the previous two sessions.

16.00 - 16.40 Profit for purpose: does equity have a place in a traditionally not-for-profit sector?

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?

 

Session chair:

Sarah Williams, editor, Social Housing

 

Speakers:

Shamez Alibhai, head of community housing, Man GPM

Peter Denton, chief executive officer, Hyde Group

Scott Greenhalgh, chair, Bridges Evergreen Holdings

16.50 - 17.30 ‘Building back better’ through ESG and social impact

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.

 

Session chair:

Jonathan Maguire, co-founder, Ethical Compass

 

Speakers:

Jamie Broderick, board member, Impact Investing Institute

Anna Shiel, head of origination, senior investment director, Big Society Capital

Paul Stanworth, former chief executive officer, Legal & General Capital

17.30 Close of Conference

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