ESG Conference Geneva 2024: Chasing Sustainability - Asset Owners’ Paradox

Event Details

Chasing Sustainability - Asset Owners’ Paradox

 

The flagship Annual ESG Investing Conference of CFA Society Switzerland focuses this year on the opportunities and challenges of ESG investing from the asset owners' perspective. Under the motto “Chasing Sustainability - Asset Owners’ Paradox”, the Conference features a great line-up of keynote speeches, expert panels and workshops led by industry practitioners, academia experts, asset owners, industry associations and policy makers on burning key topics, such as the integration of ESG considerations in the asset allocation for pension funds, achieving the real impact from engagement and active stewardship, transparent and pragmatic ESG investment reporting, newest academic research on ESG metrics, ratings and investment performance, as well as the current regulation and self-regulation initiatives in ESG investing in Switzerland.

The Conference underscores the imperative role of asset owners in shaping a more sustainable future through responsible investment practices and is a must-attend event for asset owners and investment professionals seeking to navigate the evolving landscape of sustainable investing. Due to the overwhelming positive feedback to our past ESG Investing Conferences, this year our ESG Conference welcomes you both in Zurich and Geneva.

CFA Society Switzerland members can register PL credits for their participation using the online tracking tool. (Note: you will need to log in with your CFA Institute ID to access it).

Agenda

Registration

To register and purchase tickets, members and guests must register and log in with a CFA Institute ID number.

Ticket price:

Members of CFA Society Switzerland: CHF 175 (Early bird CHF 125; valid until 04 April 2024).

CFA Candidates: CHF 275 (Early bird CHF 225; valid until 04 April 2024); If you are a Candidate Member of CFA Society Switzerland, please contact us for the discount code.

Non-members: CHF 275 (Early bird CHF 225; valid until 04 April 2024).

 

Terms and Conditions

Full refund - cancellation is made by the participant online and is possible up to 10 working days before the conference.

For media inquiries and press passes, please contact events@cfasocietyswitzerland.org.

 

Organising Committee

 

  • Dimitri Senik, CFA, PwC, Chair ESG Committee CFA Society Switzerland
  • Andrea Biscia, CFA, Decalia
  • Aurélie Madé, CFA, FRM, Partners Group
  • Claudia Zimmermann, CFA, C-Advisory
  • Dominique Bruggmann, CFA, EY
  • Ekaterina Chubarova, CFA, International Labour Organization
  • Margaret Gouthier, CAIA, CFA Society Switzerland
  • Melissa Spinoso, CFA, LGT Private Banking
  • Michael Haene, CFA, FRM, City of Zurich Pension Fund 
  • Rachel Whittaker, CFA, Robeco
  • Ralf Stark, CFA, Swiss Re
  • Sara Razmpa, CFA, Unigestion
  • Severin Scrugli, Bank J. Safra Sarasin 
  • Dr. Stephan Skaanes, CFA, FRM, PPCmetrics 
  • Zina Sanyoura, CFA, Blended Finance & Impact Investing Specialist

 

Speakers

Philipp Krüger

Philipp Krüger

Professor of Finance, University of Geneva

Claire Ahlborn

Claire Ahlborn

Engagement Specialist, Robeco

David Thomas

David Thomas

Portfolio Manager, Robeco

Dimitri Senik, CFA

Dimitri Senik, CFA

Leader of Investor Trust Services, PwC Switzerland

Aurélia Fäh

Aurélia Fäh

Senior Sustainability Expert, AMAS

Katja Brunner

Katja Brunner

Director Legal and Regulatory, Swiss Sustainable Finance

Martin Roth

Martin Roth

CEO, Manor Pension Fund and President, ASIP

Rachel Whittaker, CFA

Rachel Whittaker, CFA

Head of Sustainable Investing Research, Robeco

Angela de Wolff

Angela de Wolff

Managing Partner, Conser

Lars Kaiser, PhD

Lars Kaiser, PhD

Head Group Sustainability, VP Bank

Pascal Frei, CFA

Pascal Frei, CFA

Partner, PPCmetrics

Zina Sanyoura, CFA

Zina Sanyoura, CFA

Impact Investing & Development Finance Executive

Maria Cuevas

Maria Cuevas

Investor Relations Director & ESG Head, Novartis

Vicky Sins

Vicky Sins

Decarbonisation and Energy Transformation Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)

Matthias Narr

Matthias Narr

Head Engagement International, Ethos Foundation

Pierre Cardon, CFA

Pierre Cardon, CFA

Senior Strategist within the Banking Department, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Carlo Farina

Carlo Farina

Head Real Assets, CERN Pension Fund

Fiona Frick

Fiona Frick

Founding Partner, Circe Invest

Grégoire Haenni, PhD

Grégoire Haenni, PhD

CIO, Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève – CPEG

Jesica Andrews

Jesica Andrews

Head of Climate Accountability, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

ESG Conference 2024 Platinum Sponsor

ESG Conference 2024 Gold Sponsor

CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing

 

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Climate Risk, Valuation, and Investing Certificate

 

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