ESG and Sustainable Investments: The Digital Series

29th Oct 2020 - 23rd Feb 2021
Zoom Webinars

Institutional Investor is pleased to introduce a five-part digital series spread over the coming six months, offering Europe's leading investment officials a platform to showcase their best ESG investment ideas and interact with their peers and clients. The series will bring together 40 ESG focused investment professionals drawn from Europe’s most sophisticated pension funds to participate in interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions - all on a digital platform. 

Register Your Interest

Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives. Once registered, a member of the Institutional Investor team will be in touch to confirm attendance. Due to capacity restraints, all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


Session Details
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Series Narrative

How Not to Waste A Crisis: ESG in A Post COVID World

Thursday, 29th October 2020


Joost Notenboom, Senior Advisor Responsible Investments, ASR, Netherlands

Gavin Smith, Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, QMA, United States

Setting Rules For And Measuring Effective Engagement

Thursday, 26th November 2020


Louise Aagaard Jensen, ESG Analyst, PKA, Denmark
Yu Shimizu, Portfolio Manager, SPARX Asset Management, Japan

Passive Investments With Active Engagement

Wednesday, 9th December 2020


Aaron Pinnock, Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners for England, United Kingdom
Rosie Rankin, Product Specialist - Positive Change, Baillie Gifford, United Kingdom

Managing ESG Risk Across A Diversified Portfolio of Return Seeking Fixed Income Instruments

Tuesday, 26th January 2020

Influencing Long-Term Private Market Allocations

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021

Episode Structure

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Asset Owner, such as a CIO, CEO, or Strategist pertaining to the episode's theme. 

15 minutes

Institutional Investor will conduct an interview with a senior Portfolio Manager from the partnering asset management firm pertaining to the episode's theme.

30 minutes

Attendees will be divided into smaller groups to discuss specific topics in further detail. Breakout discussions will led by representatives of the partnering asset management firm.

Agenda: Episode 1
  • Thursday October 29
  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM GMT

    Measuring Impact: How Far Do We Have to Go?

    Joost Notenboom, Senior Advisor Responsible Investments, ASR, Netherlands

  • 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM GMT

    What Can ESG Specialists Learn From Quants About Creating Cost Effective Alternatives To Pure Index Portfolios?

    Gavin Smith, Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, QMA, United States

  • 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM GMT

    Digital Peer Group Discussions

  • 12:55 PM - 1:00 PM GMT

    Group Discussion Feedback

    Alex Beveridge, Director, Institutional Investor, United Kingdom


For Asset Owners interested in participating, please contact:

Sara Hegan

Head of Investor Relations
+44 207 303 1727

For Asset Managers interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact: 

Stefanie Sables

Head of Sales, UK & EMEA
+44 207 303 1712