Investing for impact and competitive returns - approaches for institutional investors

Date: Tuesday 23 September, 2014
13:30 – 17:00 EDT
Hilton Montréal Bonaventure


Hear from institutional investors who have made investments generating environmental and social benefits with attractive financial returns in an interactive half day of panels and workshops with speakers from all over the world.

The event is free to attend for PRI in Person attendees, please book your spot when registering for the event. Go to or contact for more information.

This event has been developed in partnership with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and is sponsored by KPMG and Developing World Markets. 



13:30 Welcome by Michael Lohmeier, Managing Director, Investment Management, Wespath Investment Management
13:40 Overview of the market by James Gifford, Senior Fellow, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University and Senior Advisor, TAU Investments
14:00 Panel: Investing for impact and competitive returns – Examples from institutional investors
  • Luther Ragin, CEO, GIIN (moderator)
  • Adrian Bertrand, ESG Manager, GEPF
  • Rekha Unnithan, Director RI and Impact Investing, TIAA CREF and Chair of PIIF Steering Committee
  • Johanna Köb, Responsible Investment Analyst, Zurich Insurance Group
  • Andrew Whiley, Head of Communications, PIRC
15:00 Networking break
15:30 Roundtable discussions: How investors can go about making investments that generate positive impact and competitive returns 
16:45 Summary of roundtable discussions by Berit Lindholdt Lauridsen, Operations Officer – Climate Finance IFC
17:00 Networking drinks


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