ESG Conference - New Horizons in ESG Investing and Transparency

19 May 2022, 08:30 - 19:00

Kraftwerk

5 PL Credit(s)

Event Details

 

New Horizons in ESG Investing and Transparency

 

Just over a few years the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing has evolved from being a mere “niche” area occupied by enthusiasts into a widely-recognised, almost “mainstream” investment philosophy and become an integral element of a modern investment process. Investors have recognized the importance of considering ESG factors in the investment evaluation and risk management and are increasingly expecting investment managers to provide solutions. Climate and environmental impact has become a significant additional metric in evaluating performance of investments. While bringing obvious benefits to the environment, society, capital markets and investors, ESG Investing has also unveiled various challenges, such as variety of ESG frameworks and codes, lack of standardization and transparency, “jungle” of investment approaches and products, high complexity of metrics and impact measures, fears of “greenwashing” and a “wave” of new regulations. The investment industry – investment managers, asset owners and regulators – are all working hard to address those challenges by providing more transparency, security and effective investment solutions to investors, with various efforts being undertaken both an the global, regional and local level – Switzerland being no exception. It is a good time to take a moment and look at the current status of ESG Investing, needs of investors, capabilities of investment managers and various initiatives and standardization efforts and the future outlook.

 

Our Swiss ESG Investment Conference organised by CFA Society Switzerland is part of the series of events dedicated to ESG Investing as a commitment of CFA Institute to foster sustainability in investment management. This unique full-day event at Kraftwerk in Zurich features a line-up of renowned speakers representing investment managers, asset owners, financial regulators, industry associations, NGOs and academia. Join us to get inspiring insights on the “best practice” ESG investing approaches implemented by asset managers and asset owners, innovative ESG investment solutions, latest ESG investment research and surveys, standardization, regulatory and self-regulatory efforts, and to engage in exciting networking discussions. The conference is aimed at investment professionals, asset owners and all those interested in ESG Investing

 

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

 

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Agenda

Speakers

Arthur Arzoumanidis, CFA

Arthur Arzoumanidis, CFA

Product Owner - Client Solutions at RepRisk

Angela de Wolff

Angela de Wolff

Managing Partner – ESG independent verifier at Conser

Sabine Döbeli

Sabine Döbeli

CEO at Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

Benjamin Haltinner, CFA

Benjamin Haltinner, CFA

Vice President - Finance at RepRisk

Stephan Kellenberger

Stephan Kellenberger

Deputy Head of Sustainable Finance at World Wide Fund for Nature Switzerland (WWF)

Paul Moody

Paul Moody

Managing Director - Global Partnerships & Client Solutions at CFA Institute.

Prof. Markus Leippold

Prof. Markus Leippold

Professor of Financial Engineering - Department of Banking and Finance at University of Zurich (UZH)

Kenneth Robertson

Kenneth Robertson

Client Portfolio Manager at Robeco

Adrian Schatzmann

Adrian Schatzmann

CEO of the Asset Management Association Switzerland (AMAS)

Patrick Schirmann

Patrick Schirmann

Founder and CEO at Norsia

Markus Schmid

Markus Schmid

Technical Expert at Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

Dr. Stephan Skaanes, CFA

Dr. Stephan Skaanes, CFA

Partner and Member of the Executive Board of PPCmetrics

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Country Head of BlackRock Switzerland and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee

Dr. Jürg Tobler

Dr. Jürg Tobler

Head of Investments at the Pension Fund City of Zurich (ASIP)

Patrick Uelfeti, CFA

Patrick Uelfeti, CFA

Deputy Head of Asset Management at the Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA

Registration

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

A limited number of tickets are available for CFA Society members and guests (The member ticket price is CHF 150, non member CHF 300). Until 9 April Early Bird tickets are available for CHF 100 for members and CHF 200 for non-members.

 

Terms and Conditions

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

In the event of a postponement, participants can decide whether their tickets should be transferred to the new date or refunded in full.

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

 

Organising Committee

 

  • Dimitri Senik, CFA, PwC, Chair ESG Conference 2022
  • Aurelie Made, CFA, FRM, Partners Group
  • Dominique Bruggmann, CFA, EY
  • Ekaterina Chubarova, CFA, International Labour Organization
  • Markus Winkler, CFA, Baker McKenzie
  • Michael Haene, CFA, FRM, Pension Fund of the City of Zurich
  •  Severin Landert, Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group
  • Stephan Skaanes, CFA, CAIA, FRM, PPCmetrics AG
  • Claudia Zimmermann, CFA, C-Advisory
  • Melissa Spinoso, CFA, LGT Private Bank

 

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