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RI opens up keynote presentation spot to the best reader submission idea at the RI Digital: USA 2020 conference on December 2-3.

Entries for ‘Speaker of the House’ competition must be in by November 20

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Responsible Investor is opening up a dedicated keynote presentation spot to the best reader submission idea at the RI Digital: USA 2020 conference taking place on December 2-3.

The 10 minute presentation and Q&A slot, titled Speaker of the House, will be given over to the best idea that we receive for blue-skies thinking on ESG and sustainable finance. 

Got a great idea and are interested in presenting?

Please write to chido@responsible-investor.com explaining the idea in no more than 200 words by November 20. 

We’re looking for presentations meeting the following requirements:

  • The topic should be of relevance to investors active in ESG and sustainable finance.
  • This is not a sales pitch – we want ideas or calls for action rather than product or service pitches. We would, however, consider pitches on academic research findings or a call for input on relevant research projects.
  • Brevity is key. The presentation can be no longer than 5 minutes – we will have a timer and cut you off if you run over!
  • 5 minutes Q&A with Hugh Wheelan, Co-founder and joint Managing Director at Responsible Investor.
  • Don’t shy away from controversial or left-field topics

The winner will join a stellar keynote roster at the conference, including Allison Herren Lee, Commissioner at The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bill McKibben Co-Founder of 350.org, and Dambisa Moyo, economist, best-selling author, and board member at Chevron and 3M – who in 2009 TIME Magazine named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World'.

The RI Digital: USA 2020 Keynote speakers join prominent US asset owner and city speakers already confirmed for the conference, including Henry Jones, President of CalPERS, Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Aeisha Mastagni Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance at CalSTRS, Mike McCauley Senior Officer, Investment Programs and Governance, Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) and Grant Ervin Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh.

The strapline for the RI Digital: USA 2020 conference is: How ESG is disrupting the US corporate and investment scene.

The focus on ESG and sustainability-driven policy globally – taxonomies, green deals, carbon taxes, sustainability/impact reporting – especially around climate change and energy transition, has never been more intense or more pertinent for companies and investors. And the US is no exception.

Surveys show that sustainability labelled investment funds are expected to account for half of all professionally managed assets in the US in the next five years. 

What makes RI Digital conferences different? We get to the point.

At the RI Digital: USA 2020 conference, you get the answers to the questions you have on what all this means for your day-to-day business.  

  • Our journalistically-focused events team puts together professional, and specialist, curated panels and panellists = sustainability drivers, policy, regulation, commercial and financial realities and sustainability outcomes.
  • The relevant business and finance questions are elaborated…and answered!

Check out the RI Digital: USA 2020 conference agenda now. The conference agenda includes plenary sessions on:

  • How will the advent of green and transition taxonomies globally affect investment management in the US domestically and overseas?
  • Who’s afraid of Big Tech? As antitrust regulators on both sides of the Atlantic scrutinise the sector, what do investors need to know about Big Tech’s approach to antitrust, privacy, political interference and freedom of speech?
  • Investing in the future of energy: How could action on clean energy targets across America through the 2020s change the fundamentals for the energy sector?Forecasting broad renewables roll-out to the grid and tech improvements in storage/batteries. Where is North American shale/natural gas headed?

Take a look at the agenda and register for the conference. It is free to attend.