ESG and Sustainable Investments: The Digital Series

May 25th 2021
Zoom Webinars

Institutional Investor is pleased to introduce a five-part digital series spread over the coming six months, offering Europe's leading investment officials a platform to showcase their best ESG investment ideas and interact with their peers and clients. The series will bring together ESG focused investment professionals drawn from Europe’s most sophisticated pension funds to participate in interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions - all on a digital platform. 

Register Your Interest

Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives. Once registered, a member of the Institutional Investor team will be in touch to confirm attendance. Due to capacity restraints, all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


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Series Narrative

How Not to Waste A Crisis: ESG in A Post COVID World

Thursday, 29th October 2020


Jacqueline van Voorthuizen, Head of SRI, PGB Pensioendiensten, Netherlands

Gavin Smith, Managing Director, Head of Equity Research , QMA, United States

Setting Rules For And Measuring Effective Engagement

Thursday, 26th November 2020


Louise Aagaard Jensen, ESG Analyst, PKA, Denmark
Yu Shimizu, Portfolio Manager, SPARX Asset Management, Japan

Managing the Multi-Faceted Challenges of Impact Investing

Wednesday, 9th December 2020


Aaron Pinnock, Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners for England, United Kingdom
Rosie Rankin, Product Specialist - Positive Change, Baillie Gifford, United Kingdom

Managing ESG Risk Across A Diversified Portfolio of Return Seeking Fixed Income Instruments

Tuesday, 26th January 2020


Daan Spaargaren, Responsible Investment Strategist, PME (Pensioenfonds Metalelektro), the Netherlands

Terry Heymann, Chief Financial Officer, World Gold Council, London

Influencing Long-Term Private Market Allocations

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021


Anne-Charlotte Hormgard, Senior Asset Manager, AP3, Sweden

Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment, Schroders, United Kingdom

Striving for A Truly Holistic Adoption of ESG Across Institutions

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021


Niina Arkko, Responsible Investment Analyst, Ilmarinen, Finland

Carlo Funk, Head of ESG Investment Strategy, State Street Global Advisors, United Kingdom

Managing and Mitigating Climate Risk Within Investment Portfolios

Tuesday, 27th April 2021


Patrick Uelfeti, Deputy CIO, Publica, Switzerland

Marianne Harper Gow, Director - Governance & Sustainability Specialist, Baillie Gifford, United Kingdom

Implications of the Relentless Growth of Green Bonds

Tuesday, 25th May 2021

With the green bond market having grown further and faster than many expected, what are the dynamic at play for asset owners?

Quant and ESG – Can Systematic Approaches Capture Qualitative Factors?

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

The asset management industry loves to put a number on everything. However there are qualitative factors at play in ESG which don’t always lend themselves to this approach.

ESG alpha – what is it, and where can asset owners find it?

Tuesday, 28th September 2021

The move to ESG across investors from around the world has created a momentum effect for some investments. It does, however, require asset owners to take a view on the likelihood of a company improving their ESG score when they may not currently meet desired standards. How much of ESG investing should be about chasing alpha?

Many thanks for the opportunity to attend! It was my first meeting and I had a very good impression, so I will respectfully postpone further feedback until I have attended future episodes... Looking forward to the next call!

Asset Allocator Participant, Norway

Episode Structure

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Asset Owner, such as a CIO, CEO, or Strategist pertaining to the episode's theme. 

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Portfolio Manager from the partnering asset management firm pertaining to the episode's theme.

30 minutes

Attendees will be divided into smaller groups to discuss specific topics in further detail. Breakout discussions will led by representatives of the partnering asset management firm.

Agenda: Episode 7
  • Tuesday April 27

For Asset Owners interested in participating, please contact:

Sara Hegan

Head of Investor Relations
+44 207 303 1727

For Asset Managers interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact: 

Stefanie Sables

Head of Sales, UK & EMEA
+44 207 303 1712