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09:30 - 10:30

Breakout session: ESG in credit risk and ratings: from performance to prospect assessment


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Patrice Cochelin, Head of Analytical Governance, S&P Global Ratings
Ute Menke, Vice President, Head of Investor Engagement & Reporting, Bayer AG
Tina Radovic, Global Head of Credit Research, HSBC Global Asset Management
Joss Tantram, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Moderator: Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, PRI

Using as a case study a large multinational life sciences group, with operations in pharmaceutical, consumer health and crop sciences, this session will bring together credit analysts and corporate representatives to discuss how to balance static versus strategic ESG disclosure. It will also explore how to promote a more forward-looking approach to credit risk analysis through bondholder engagement and better issuer communication.

Patrice CochelinUte MenkeCarmen NuzzoTina RadovicJoss Tantram
10:45 - 11:45

Breakout session: The Inevitable Policy Response to climate change


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Jason Eis, Executive Director, Vivid Economics
Alex Griffiths, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Tanya Khotin, Founder, Khotin Impact Strategies
Eric Ling, Senior Engagement Manager, Vivid Economics
Julian Poulter, Head of Investor Relations, IPR & Co-Founder, Energy Transition Advisers
Moderator: Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI and COP26 High-level Champions Finance Co-Lead

This session will provide investors with an initial presentation of IPR’s newly-launched Policy Scenario reports and highlights. The focus will be on both macro and regional outlooks including energy and land use, providing signatories with opportunities for detailed review of IPR scenarios, value drivers and investment implications.

Sagarika ChatterjeeJason EisAlex GriffithsTanya KhotinEric LingJulian Poulter
12:00 - 12:20

Keynote interview


Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy & Administration, OECD

Fiona ReynoldsPascal Saint-Amans
12:30 - 13:30

Plenary session 5: Tax fairness: the role for investors


Alan McLean, Executive Vice President Taxation and Controller, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Paul Polman, CEO Unilever (2009-19), Vice-Chair UN Global Compact, and Co-Author Net Positive
Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI

Tax fairness has risen to the top of the agenda for policymakers as they grapple with the implications of the pandemic, including rising public debt and inequality. As dialogues on imminent tax reforms gather pace, this session will look at the implications for broader progress on key sustainability issues, and what these developments mean for companies with exposure to tax havens and their investors.

Alan McLeanPaul PolmanFiona ReynoldsFaith Ward
14:00 - 15:00

Plenary session 6: Leveraging sovereigns’ role in building sustainable economies


César Arias, Director of Public Credit and National Treasury of Colombia
Fayyaz Muneer, Deputy Director, Green Finance and Prudential Policy, HM Treasury
Peter van der Werf, Senior Manager Engagement, Director, Robeco
Anne van Praagh, Global Head of Sovereign and Sub-sovereign Risk, Moody's Investors Service
Moderator: Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, PRI

National net zero emissions and climate change targets are increasing. However, there is much less focus on the feasibility and credibility of the plans to achieve them. During this session government, investor and credit rating agency representatives will discuss the financial implications of the structural changes required to create a low-carbon enabling environment, and how to scale up engagement to create public-private sector partnerships.

César AriasFayyaz MuneerCarmen NuzzoPeter van der WerfAnne van Praagh
15:30 - 16:30

Plenary session 7: Raising the bar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: the investor perspective


David Hickey, Portfolio Manager & Responsible Investment Lead, Lothian Pension Fund
Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments
Fatima Vawda, Managing Director & CIO, 27four Investment Managers
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI

One year on from global Black Lives Matter protests, have investors made progress on pledges to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts? This session will highlight the importance of addressing DEI and showcase investor action on DEI, both internally and through their investment activities.

David HickeyMellody HobsonFiona ReynoldsFatima Vawda
17:00 - 18:00

Plenary session 8: Listed equity for the next 10 years


Hervé Guez, Global Head of Research and CIO of Equities & Fixed Income, Mirova
Carolina Minio-Paluello, Global Head of Product, Solutions & Quant, Schroders
John Quealy, Chief Investment Officer, Trillium Asset Management
Laura Starks, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Moderator: Michal Bartek, Senior Lead, Listed Equity, PRI

This session will explore how CIOs at leading listed equity managers view the future for how their organisations – and the investment industry as a whole – should be driving the agenda, and the influence ESG has on investment decision-making, reporting and product design.

Michal BartekHervé GuezCarolina Minio-PaluelloJohn QuealyLaura Starks

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