Agenda

ESG & Climate Risk Summit 2022 agenda

2022 Agenda, May 11

All timings in BST

11:0011:00

Risk.net welcome

09:00 - 09:05

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

11:0011:45

Meeting regulatory expectations and requirements

00:00 - 00:05

11:0011:45

Carbon disclosure: improving disclosure and meeting requirements whilst gaining meaningful insights

11:00 - 11:45

  • Which measurements really matter when it comes to carbon polluting?
  • How to improve disclosure
  • Scopes 1 and 2 – how far will disclosures go, and finding the value in Scope 3?
  • Rate of reporting – a call for increasing how often companies disclose ESG figures
  • TCFD reporting – with more institutions and governing bodies joining in support, what comes next?
Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Nicole Carter

Deputy head of ESG strategy and head of Benelux

AQR Capital

Anita McBain

Managing Director at Citi Research, Heading EMEA ESG Research

Citi Research

Anita McBain is a Managing Director at Citi Research, heading EMEA ESG Research. She joined Citi from M&G Investments where she was Head of Responsible Investment & ESG across equities and fixed income. Prior to M&G, Anita led Sustainability Research for an Impact fund focused on mitigating climate change, tackling deforestation and delivering alignment to the SDGs. Anita holds an MSt from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc from City University, London.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

Lois Guthrie

Senior Technical Advisor

IFRS Foundation

12:3016:00

Delivering on client aspirations

11:30 - 12:15

12:3013:15

Defining Net Zero and creating no carbon credibility: from science to investment strategy

12:30 - 13:15

  • Leadership: the impact board members with climate experience and incentives can have 
  • Planning: setting and delivering on science-based targets with milestones along the way
  • More than divestment: how investing in and engaging with the net zero laggards can speed up the process
  • Asset allocation: looking beyond equities at green derivatives and bonds
Krista Tukianen

Head of Market Intelligence

Climate Bonds Initiative

Christian Kjaer

Head of liquid markets

ATP

Christian Kjær is Senior Vice President and ATP’s Head of Liquid Markets, an in-house risk-balanced multi-asset investment team with overall responsibility for the liquid part of ATP’s investment portfolio. He is a member of the investment committee, the committee for social responsibility and the corporate governance forum within ATP. Christian has previously held responsibility for global equities, inflation and volatility in ATP which he joined in 2015 as Portfolio Manager.

 

Prior to joining ATP Christian was Head of Inflation Trading in Nordea Markets. Before that he held positions in the Insurance and Pension Solutions Group at Credit Suisse, the Institutional Solutions group at Nordea Markets and Mckinsey & Company

 

Christian holds a M.Sc in Economics and a Ph.D in Economics (Game Theory) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark

 

In his spare time, Christian enjoys hanging out with his family and loves taking his race bike for a spin in the countryside

 

Eric Lonergan

macro fund manager

M&G

Corinne Sawers

ESG & Climate Principal

KKR & Co. Inc.

Nell Mackenzie

Investing reporter

Risk.net

Nell Mackenzie covers investors – from asset managers to hedge funds and everything in between. She has previously written about technology and business at the BBC and about banks at Financial News. Mackenzie earned a graduate diploma in financial journalism from City University in London.

14:0014:45

Going beyond carbon: the other aspects of ESG reporting that reveal the impact of investment portfolios

14:00 - 14:45

Panel debate

  • Which are the most meaningful aspects to measure? Diversity at the top, human rights, water stress levels and more
  • How to improve reporting of lesser tracked metrics
Sarah Hughes

Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing

American Century Investments

Bruno Bertocci

Former chair of the ESG technical committee

CFA Institute

Jesus Martinez

Senior portfolio manager

Aegon Asset Management

Jesus Martinez, PhD, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined Aegon Asset Management in 2010. Jesús focuses on European sovereign portfolios, with a special focus on sustainability and ESG matters. He has been in the industry since 2008, when he joined Caja España fondos as portfolio manager. Jesús holds a Master’s degree in Derivatives from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (Madrid) and a PhD in Business Economics from Rey Juan Carlos I University (Madrid). Jesús is a CFA charter holder.

Anita McBain

Managing Director at Citi Research, Heading EMEA ESG Research

Citi Research

Anita McBain is a Managing Director at Citi Research, heading EMEA ESG Research. She joined Citi from M&G Investments where she was Head of Responsible Investment & ESG across equities and fixed income. Prior to M&G, Anita led Sustainability Research for an Impact fund focused on mitigating climate change, tackling deforestation and delivering alignment to the SDGs. Anita holds an MSt from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc from City University, London.

Raj Singh

Former Chief Risk Officer at SwissRE and Non-executive Director

AIB

15:1516:00

What are client expectations when it comes to ensuring portfolios are helping, not hurting?

12:15 - 13:00

  • Net zero: what’s the right approach? how to ensure portfolios are not contributing to climate change
    • Divesting from heavy polluters
    • Investing in heavy polluters to influence company decisions from within
    • Investing in climate solutions
  • Urgency: understanding the climate risks and how they impact financial risks, who is winning and how to get ahead
  • What is holding back efforts to achieve full visibility and informed decision making?
Raj Singh

Former Chief Risk Officer at SwissRE and Non-executive Director

AIB

Mili Fomicov

Researcher

Imperial College London (Centre for Climate Finance and Investment)

 

Mili Fomicov is a researcher at the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial College, she was a Director and Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Strategies team at BlackRock. Previously, Mili was a Portfolio Manager on J.P. Morgan's CIO team, and managed US and Japan equity funds at Barclays. She started her career at AllianceBernstein in the US. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she received an MBA in Finance, Economics, Econometrics and Statistics

Peter Mennie

Global head of ESG integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics

Manulife Investment Management

Peter Mennie is global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics at Manulife Investment Management. In these roles, he leads Manulife Investment Management’s team of dedicated ESG research and integration analysts to advance the firm’s ESG agenda. The team works with portfolio management teams on progressing ESG integration processes and conducting ESG engagement with investee companies; works with Manulife Investment Management’s sales and product teams on ESG strategy and marketing; and represents Manulife Investment Management on various industry groups and collaborative initiatives. Mennie provides global risk leadership for all asset classes, and ensures a consistent global approach to monitoring and managing investment risk and portfolio structure.

He also serves as the chief operating officer of Manulife Investment Management Europe. Mennie has held numerous positions within Manulife Investment Management, including as a senior portfolio manager. Prior to that, he has held a number of fund management positions focusing on various regional markets at Manulife Investment Management. Mennie is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the UK and of the CFA Institute, and holds an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals designation, a recognised qualification of the CFA Institute.

Jesus Martinez

Senior portfolio manager

Aegon Asset Management

Jesus Martinez, PhD, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined Aegon Asset Management in 2010. Jesús focuses on European sovereign portfolios, with a special focus on sustainability and ESG matters. He has been in the industry since 2008, when he joined Caja España fondos as portfolio manager. Jesús holds a Master’s degree in Derivatives from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (Madrid) and a PhD in Business Economics from Rey Juan Carlos I University (Madrid). Jesús is a CFA charter holder.

16:1517:00

Aligning risk appetite with climate risk

11:00 - 11:45

16:1517:00

Climate risk modelling: minimizing the impact of climate risk and aligning risk appetite through scenario analysis

16:15 - 17:00

  • Climate risk methodology: buy or develop in-house?
  • Data: understanding the sources and comparisons
  • Research: how to calculate climate VaR and other climate related metrics
Ben Carr

Analytics and Capital Modelling Director

Aviva

Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Fred Isleib

Director of ESG Research and Integration

Manulife Investment Management

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.