InvestmentEurope's upcoming event to address growing demand for ESG in Zurich

InvestmentEurope's upcoming event to address growing demand for ESG in Zurich

Following the successful launch of Investment Europe's ESG roundtable in 2018 and increased level of interest received from our community of fund buyers, we are delighted to launch the Pan-European ESG Summit Zurich.

To be held on 13-14 June at the Dolder Grand in Zurich, the summit will be treating an audience of around 40 fund selectors from across Europe to a wide range of ESG topics and trends that are currently relevant for the industry. 

The event's opening address looks at how attitudes have changed towards ESG, the key trends across Europe, and regulatory initiatives supporting the adoption and growth of ESG.

The panel, which will be moderated by Jonathan Boyd, Editorial Director, InvestmentEurope,  will discuss how mandates are changing in response to the growing demand for exposure to ESG orientated investment vehicles.

Acadian AM, BLI - Banque de Luxembourg Investments, Invesco and SPARX are some of the leading asset management groups presenting at the event.

Thierry Feltgen, head of Product Management & Client Services at BLI - Banque de Luxembourg Investments, will address equity ESG concept, implementation of voting policy, development of the ESG approach in fixed income and BLI's approach within third party fund selection.

Asha Mehta, senior vice president, portfolio manager, director of Responsible Investing at Acadian Asset Management will focus on how quantitative approaches to ESG investing work and explore ways to overcome challenging market complexities and important investment signals to capture.

Thomas Kuh, head of Index of Truvalue Labs will discuss the growing interation of AI with ESG data is an important trend as investors seek to extract value and manage risks.

The future of sustainability will be addressed by Phil Davis, assistant director, Sustainability & Climate Change at PwC.

Sven Rump, CIO at Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management will also provide insight into their how their investment approach incorporates ESG, the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the investment strategy, how impact is traced and measured, and how fiduciary responsibilities are undertaken via stewardship, engagement and voting.

To know more about the programme and speakers, please click here.