Main Auditorium - Sustainable & Social Investing Conference

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

How can we change the world through business and investment?

Speaker: Paul Robinson, Alquity

Paul Robinson is a serial social entrepreneur who believes business, done well, is the greatest source of potential positive change in the world. His keynote address will take you on a journey from his early insights, and how one game of football can change your life, through the story of One water and the building of a social enterprise that has given 4 million people clean drinking water to Alquity, his fund management business that is proving that how we deploy our capital shapes our societies – delivering great returns whilst also transforming lives. Paul has been involved in delivering over $25m of donations to help lift people out of poverty, all done via business, not charity. If you want to believe that capitalism can be a force for good, if you want to understand how your investments can make a difference, delivering financial and social, then come and be inspired.

Summary:

  • Why Paul does what he does – his experience in developing communities in Africa.
  • One Water – how a chat in a pub ended up giving 4m people clean drinking water
  • Alquity – how investment can be both responsible and profitable
  • ESG – what to ask your fund manager to see they are not greenwashing
  • You – what will you do to make the world a better place?

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

The Big Exchange

Speaker: Jill Jackson, Managing Director, The Big Exchange
Jill Jackson, CEO of The Big Exchange presents this new initiative to investors, explaining

  • What will The Big Exchange be when it launches?
  • What at the aims of the The Big Exchange?
  • Future plans - how will it evolve?
  • And how can you be part of it?

Ben Constable-Maxwell

Richard Stone

11:00 AM

Keynote Speech and Welcome

Speaker: Richard Stone, Chief Executive, The Share Centre and Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainability and Impact, M&G Investments (Co-sponsors of the Sustainable & Social Investing Conference 2019)

Andy Parsons

Ben Constable-Maxwell

Esmé van Herwijnen

David Harrison

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM

How to select investments that fit your criteria - and how to measure results, financial and other

Chaired by: Andy Parsons, The Share Centre
Panel: Ben Constable-Maxwell, M & G; David Harrison, Rathbones; Esmé van Herwijnen, Eden Tree
Selecting investments requires thought into how this may match one’s investment criteria in terms of their goals and needs. Investment criteria such as time frame, risk, and annualised return rates all are factors that need to be taken into account. But what does this look like from a sustainable or social investing perspective? Looking beneath the hood of how an investment shows environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) could help. Measuring specific ESG factors may include taking into account water and waste impact, social impact or carbon footprint – but how can investors measure the impact their selected investment has on people, planet and profit? Hear from industry experts on the 12th December on how to select investments and what measures their success.

Rodney Hobson

Stephen Clapham

Paul Robinson

Chantal Cooke

Danyal Sattar

12:25 PM - 1:15 PM

Do your investment choices really make a difference?

Chaired by: Rodney Hobson
Speakers: Stephen Clapham (Behind the Balance Sheet); Paul Robinson, Alquity; Chantal Cooke (Passion for the Planet); Danyal Sattar
details to follow

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Climate change and carbon as an emerging asset class

Speaker: Michael Azlen, Carbon Cap
The impact of climate change on our planet and people is now an existential threat. Recent record-breaking heatwaves and increased incidences of droughts and wildfires demonstrate that our climate is changing rapidly due to human generated greenhouse gas emissions. To stimulate a reduction in emissions, there must be a price on carbon reflecting the damages caused to society. ”Cap and Trade” Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) ensure that companies include the cost of carbon into their production cost. Carbon Cap has done ground breaking research into the largest and most liquid carbon markets. Carbon Cap is launching the World Carbon Fund which will be one of the first actively managed funds investing into multiple carbon markets. The Fund will be a liquid climate change impact fund achieving a reduction in emissions to impact climate change.

Gavin Oldham

Gervais Williams

Ben Constable-Maxwell

Alpesh Patel

George Latham

1:45 PM - 2:25 PM

The outlook for sustainable and social investing - and how private investors can participate

Panel: Gavin Oldham; Gervais Williams, Premier Miton Investors; Ben Constable-Maxwell, M&G; Alpesh Patel, CEO, Pipspredator.com; George Latham
The world of sustainable and social investing is growing fast. This growth comes as more focus has been put on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where UNPRI believes the SDGs will not only drive economic growth, but can also highlight macro and micro risks and opportunities through a globally agreed sustainability framework. Further, the growth of sustainable and social investing comes as retail investors are increasingly interested in ESG factors in their investments. But other than these developments – how does the outlook for sustainable investing look like? The OECD suggests that for sustainable investing to continue to surge, reform is needed in three main areas: 1) Better measurement, 2) Better regulation and 3) Better co-ordination. These types of goals will push sustainable investing forward – but what does this mean in practice and how can retail investors be encouraged to participated? Join industry experts at our Lunchtime Summit who will discuss the future of sustainable investing.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

How to build your own, multi-asset, sustainable portfolio

Speaker: Maria Municchi, Fund Manager, Sustainable Multi-Asset Fund, M&G Investments
Maria will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented to investors when managing a sustainable multi-asset portfolio.

In doing so she will explore both screening techniques used in the portfolio, engagements she has had with corporates and and how impact investing can also be an integral part of such multi-asset portfolios.

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

TerraCycle US Inc: High impact, dividend paying, company that profitably recycles hundreds of waste streams throughout the US

Speaker: Richard Perl, TerraCycle

That TerraCycle US, Inc. is the US leader in collecting and recycling hundreds of waste streams that otherwise end up in landfills, incinerators and oceans.

How TerraCycle engages brands, retailers, municipalities and retailers in the process of collecting scores of waste streams—including pens, toothbrushes, candy wrappers, juice pouches, cigarette butts, lipstick, contact lenses, child car seats and even dirty diapers.

Why Brands and end-users pay TerraCycle a sufficient price to cover the true cost of recycling (plus margin); its programs generate large public awareness and engagement, resulting in tangible benefits (ROI) to its clients.

That TerraCycle’s business is profitable and growing both organically and through acquisition.

How, over the past 18 months, over 900 investors have invested approximately $10 million into TerraCycle US Inc., that the $25 million capital raise is already 40% sold, that the proceeds will principally fund growth through acquiring companies that TerraCycle believes will thrive on its unique recycling eco-system.

That the capital raise is an SEC qualified offering, independent audits, third party fact checks, paid 2% dividend in 2019.


Eike Post

Yves Messy

Olga Kravchenko

Paul Miller

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Digital Impact Investment

Chaired by: Yves Messy, Solutions Architect, R3
Panel: Eike Post, Ethical Capital; Paul Miller, CEO, Bethnal Green Ventures; Olga Kravchenko, CEO & Co-founder, Musemio
Participants are from various technology-related impact fields, and panel discussion will center on the state of technology-enabled impact reporting, in the context of social impact investing and sustainable finance.

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