The fight against climate change is expected to generate USD 1 trillion in investment opportunities each year for the foreseeable future, according to the International Energy Agency. As opportunities grow, so do the physical and legal risks of inaction.

The result is that more and more investors are seeking out ESG investing, but the real challenge lies in successfully identifying—and aligning capital allocation with—climate "winners.”

Join us to hear leading practitioners debate on topics including:

  • Unique challenges faced by Australia's investment community
  • The ways that capital markets are evolving to support a low-carbon, sustainable economy
  • The growing range of metrics, tools, frameworks, and index-based strategies available for integrating ESG considerations into a portfolio
SPEAKERS VIEW ALL
Sarah Barker

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Pablo Berutti

Colonial First State

Nicolette Boele

Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Kate Bromley

QIC

Bláthnaid Byrne

AGL Energy

LOCATION
S&P Global, Level 45, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Restaurant Hubert – Theatre Royal, Basement 15 Bligh Street, Sydney, Australia

2:30 – 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION

 

3:00 – 3:10 PM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

Stuart Magrath, Senior Director & Head of Channel Management, Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

3:10 – 3:30 PM

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: KEY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

Lauren Smart, Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

3:30 – 4:15 PM

CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT’S YOUR EXPOSURE?

 

Moderator: Lauren Smart, Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·        Kelly Christodoulou, ESG Investment Manager, AustralianSuper

·        Arti Prasad, Responsible Investment Specialist, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

·        Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison Lawyers

·        Kim Farrant, Manager Corporate Responsibility and Responsible Investment, VicSuper

 

4:15 – 5:00 PM

CAPITAL ALLOCATION: WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY?

 

Moderator: Daphne van der Oord, Head of Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·        Hannah Skeates, Senior Director, Strategy & ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

·        Bláthnaid Byrne, Group Treasurer, AGL Energy

·        Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, First State Super

 

5:00 – 5:10 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Stuart Magrath, Senior Director & Head of Channel Management, Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

5:10 – 6:15 PM

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

2:00 – 2:30 PM

REGISTRATION

 

2:30 – 2:40 PM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

Stuart Magrath, Senior Director & Head of Channel Management, Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

2:40 – 3:00 PM

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: KEY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

Lauren Smart, Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

3:00 – 3:45 PM

CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT’S YOUR EXPOSURE?

 

Moderator: Lauren Smart, Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·        Kate Bromley, Head of Responsible Investment, QIC

·        Nicolette Boele, Executive Manager Policy, Research & Certification, Responsible Investment Association Australasia

·        Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, First State Super

·        Maged Girgis, Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers

 

3:45 – 4:30 PM

CAPITAL ALLOCATION: WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY?

 

Moderator: Daphne van der Oord, Head of Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·        Hannah Skeates, Senior Director, Strategy & ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

·        Pablo Berutti, Head of Responsible Investment, Asia Pacific, Colonial First State

·        Lucy Thomas, Global Head of Sustainable Investment, CFA, Willis Towers Watson

·        David Jenkins, Director of Sustainable Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, National Australia Bank

·        Paul Chandler, Head of Environmental Issues, PRI

 

4:30 – 4:40 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Stuart Magrath, Senior Director & Head of Channel Management, Australia & New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

4:40 – 5:30 PM

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

Sarah Barker

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Pablo Berutti

Colonial First State

Nicolette Boele

Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Kate Bromley

QIC

Bláthnaid Byrne

AGL Energy

Paul Chandler

PRI

Kelly Christodoulou

AustralianSuper

Kim Farrant

VicSuper

Maged Girgis

Minter Ellison Lawyers

David Jenkins

National Australia Bank

Liza McDonald

First State Super

Arti Prasad

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Lucy Thomas

Willis Towers Watson

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