ESG Zurich
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Thursday 20 June 2019, 08:00 - 11:40


Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
8:35 AM
9:00 AM
ESG integration for privately held assets requires a different approach from public markets. This session explores how best to overcome challenges around lack of public ESG data and how ESG can be successfully integrated into asset classes such as farmland, timber, commodities, real estate, impact strategies and private debt.
9:25 AM
Fixed income comprises just 20% of sustainable and responsible investments, suggesting substantial room for growth. Fulfilling the potential in the responsible fixed income space - including impact investing/green bonds - requires comprehensive and scalable research capable of generating competitive financial results from a large issuer universe. Examine how to fully exploit opportunities in today’s issuer universe, where ESG fixed-income research needs equal sophistication in both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
  • The Anthropocene: growth of human population, socio-economic and earth-system trends, increase in global consumption, ecological footprint
  • Public awareness: connectivity, public and politics, need for action
  • Planetary Boundaries: 9 global environmental challenges, identification of safe operating space for human activities
  • Environmental technologies: examples such as micro-irrigation, precision farming, water recycling, etc.
  • Environmental opportunities: ensure investment in safe operating space, fast growing environmental market, measurable environmental impact
10:30 AM
Climate change is a challenge that will impact the global economy at all levels
  •  The scale of extreme weather events, climate change mitigation and adaptation activity, and the economic transition to a greener economy are increasingly material and will all put pressure on fiscal deficits and hence on a country’s sovereign debt
  • Despite the size of the government debt market it is often overlooked as part of investors ESG/climate change processes, which have a greater focus on corporates
  • Explore how government bond investors can reduce climate risk through optimising exposure to physical risk, transition risk and resilience
10:55 AM
11:20 AM
11:40 AM

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

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