PRI-Forum-Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: KfW Bankengruppe, Palmengartenstr. 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt

The PRI Forums, a new series of regional one-day events exploring the latest responsible investment trends and practices from around the world, will be coming to Frankfurt on 20 November.

The PRI Forum Frankfurt will cover a wide spectrum of the PRI’s latest work – from SDG alignment to ESG issues to investment practices. Designed to inform and to facilitate discussion, the Forum will provide a valuable update on the PRI’s work and an opportunity for knowledge-sharing between key stakeholders in the responsible investment community.

Investor action on climate change – identified by PRI’s signatories as their highest priority ESG issue – will have a strong focus, with coverage of both TCFD and the Inevitable Policy Response. We’ll also be sharing PRI thinking, tools and guides, including new research on ESG integration in fixed income, and the latest updates on the EU Taxonomy.

Representatives from the PRI including Martin Skancke, Board Chair and Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer will be joined by PRI signatories from Germany, Austria and Switzerland sharing their experiences.

If you have any questions, please contact events@unpri.org.

Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in this event we have had to close registration. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please register below.

 

WAITLIST REGISTRATION 

 

The PRI would like to thank KfW Bankengruppe  for hosting this event. 

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Draft agenda*

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome from the PRI

Martin Skancke
, Board Chair, PRI
09:35 Opening Remarks & KfW perspective on the SDGs

Dr. Frank Czichowski,
Treasurer, KfW
09:50 SDGs: how can investors align their portfolios?
This session will explore the role of institutional investors in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. The PRI’s conceptual framework has three pillars on how investors can contribute to the SDGs through: understanding, measuring and changing outcomes (both positive and negative). 

Christopher Greenwald
, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Research and Stewardship, UBS Asset Management 
Florian Sommer
, Head of ESG Strategy, Portfolio Management, Union Investment
Moderated by: Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, PRI
10:30 The EU Taxonomy: state of play
The session will cover the latest political and technical Taxonomy developments and include time for audience Q&A.

Nathan Fabian,
Chief Responsible Investment Officer, PRI
Alyssa Heath
, Head of EU & UK Policy, PRI
11:05 Break
11:25 TCFD: Managing risks, positioning for new opportunities
Is TCFD only about reporting? As a disclosure framework, reporting is clearly a part of it. Yet, the Taskforce’s recommendations were originally designed to help asset owners assess the resilience of their investment strategies in a world where countries are successful in achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as for asset managers to help determine which companies would be likely to transform their business models to be profitable in a low and, eventually, zero carbon world. This panel will review the progress and the challenges with TCFD implementation.

Martin Skancke
, Board Chair, PRI and Member, TCFD
Jean-Francois Coppenolle, Senior Manager, Capital Markets, Aviva Investors
Moderated by: Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI
12:10 Climate Change: Preparing for an inevitable policy response
As teenagers march on parliaments, the pressure for climate-related policy increases from all angles – environmental, social and economic. Against this backdrop, this session will cover The Inevitable Policy Response and the UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Thomas Kansy,
Principal, Vivid Economics
Thomas Liesch, Lead Climate Integration, Corporate Responsibility, Allianz SE
Martin Skancke, Board Chair, PRI
Moderated by: Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI
13:00 Lunch
14:00 PRI Tools & Guides – helping signatories to meet Principles 1&2
The session will cover how signatories can best make use of PRI tools & guides, reporting & assessment data and process as well as the PRI Academy. Attendees will get a clear overview of the tools at their disposal to meet the PRI’s principles – especially Principle I. We will also include a number of examples how these tools have been applied in practice.

Toby Belsom
, Director of Investment Practices, PRI
14:30  ESG Integration in Fixed Income
Investors are developing more systematic ESG incorporation across asset classes and fixed income is no exception. This practical session will compare and contrast approaches to integrating material ESG factors in investment research, security valuation and portfolio construction in corporate and sovereign bonds. It will also explore the role of engagement with issuers as a critical part of the integration process.

Michaela Attermeyer, Chair of the Board, VBV – Vorsorgekasse AG
Thomas Hoefer, Co-Head Credit Fixed Income EMEA, DWS
Max Schieler,
Executive Director, Senior SI Country Analyst, RobecoSAM
Moderated by: Anna Georgieva, Manager, Investment Practices, PRI
15:30 Break
15:50 Active Ownership 2.0: Moving to Outcomes
This session will present a vision for the next evolution in stewardship; a future where stewardship focuses on achieving real-world outcomes on critical systemic issues, using enhanced collaboration between investors as the key tool to achieve them. Following a presentation from the PRI, attendees will have a chance to discuss the topics raised in a short workshop session.

Paul Chandler
, Director of Stewardship, PRI
16:20 Closing remarks

Dustin Neuneyer,
Head of Germany and Austria, PRI

*agenda subject to change.