Tuesday, March 5, 2024
1:00 PM - | Registration Opens
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Opening Keynote: 2050 and Beyond: Insights & Predictions for the Future of Sustainable Investing
ESG considerations and Sustainable Finance factors are on pace to play a more prominent role in investment decisions, as shareholders and investors alike continue to increase their engagement in aligning profit, people, and planet. What other pillars will emerge to prop up the trends and decisions in investing? This keynote will provide predictions on Net Zero commitments, the outlook of carbon exit strategies, and the trends and troubles that will define the future of impact investing and sustainable development.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Evolution of Impact Investing - New Trends in Investing with Intentionality
Impact investing increases to expand and evolve as investors become more engaged and intentional with their investments. What trends should be highlighted from the past year, and which trends are more troubling? How do they measure the impact of newer smaller funds? This panel will offer their expert insights on the current opportunities and challenges in impact investing.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | Spotlight Session 1
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Networking Break
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM | Divest and Diversify: Carbon Reduction & Biodiversity: The New Portfolio Power Pair
This panel will explore the intersection of carbon reduction and biodiversity, and how it plays into a diversified portfolio. Experts will delve into the current trends in transition pathways, debate divest strategies, and discuss how to capitalize on emerging opportunities in biodiversity, while still considering the ESG implications of these investments.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Spotlight Session 2
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM | Bottom Line Balancing Act: Profit, People, Planet…and Portfolio Performance
Sustainable finance principles are now an integral part of profitable portfolio considerations. This panel will skip the why, and deep dive into how you should be diversifying your sustainable investments for optimal performance. What asset classes are outperforming within the ESG umbrellas? How are these performance metrics being measured, as different assets have different transparency levels? How are LPs and GPs reallocating assets to balance risk and return?
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM | Networking Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | VIP Dinner
*The above agenda is subject to change.
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Registration Open
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote: Regulation Roadmap: Navigating the Shifting Sustainability Standards
Regulation, compliance, and sustainability standards are evolving rapidly, and investors are struggling to keep ahead of the changes. This expert keynote will provide updates on ISSD and CSSB standards, discuss transparency challenges, and the impact these changes will have on investments.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Spotlight Session 3
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | That’s Innovation! Exploring New & Innovative Finance Strategies
This panel will demonstrate that sustainable investing is anything but stagnant! Join us as these experts explore innovative finance strategies, including community and sustainability bonds, green venture capital, and emerging diversity-focused funds, and offer examples on how inventors are mobilizing capital to make the maximum impact - on their world and their returns!.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Spotlight Session 4
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Networking Break
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Spotlight Session 5
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM | Feeling the Heat: Climate-Risk Mitigation Strategies for Real Asset Investments
Physical assets are especially vulnerable to environmental risks, and the need for risk mitigation strategies in real assets is more critical than ever. This panel will discuss strategies for retro-fitting and future-proofing real estate, financing capital for green infrastructure, and case studies in successful transition risk mitigation.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Networking Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Spotlight Session 6
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | It Takes a Village: Perspectives on Fiduciary Duties and ESG Integration
This panel will delve into how allocators and fund managers collaborate to integrate ESG considerations into their funds. What criteria are allocators using to evaluate asset managers commitments to sustainable finance? How are LPs and GPs balancing the differences in their fiduciary duties, and as well as pressures from stakeholders and proxy voters?
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Spotlight Session 7
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM | Diligence Across the Board: Best Practices for Diverse Leadership
As stakeholders demand more governance transparency and ethical leadership, companies are increasing their DEI budget allocations. How are LPs and GPs implementing these initiatives in their investment committees, and what metrics are they using to measure the results? This panel will offer actionable strategies on evaluating inclusion practices for decision makers, advocating for board diversity, and best practices for ensuring Boards and Investment Committees are indeed trusted, ethical, and diverse, without risking returns.
4:30 PM - | CAiP ESG & Sustainable Finance Concludes
*The above agenda is subject to change.