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The Responsible Investor Digital Festival – June 15-19 – main website launches today

Thousands of sustainable finance professionals have already signed up for the free-to-air RI DigiFest

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The Responsible Investor Digital Festival: Summer 2020 (RI DigiFest) main website launches today for anyone that has already registered.

Thousands of sustainable finance professionals have already signed up for the free-to-air RI DigiFest, and if you haven’t yet, you can check out what’s on and quickly sign up here.

From today, signed up attendees will then get their access log-in to the main RI DigiFest site where they can update their profile, select sessions and then save them to calendars, visit the RI DigiFest Knowledge Zone, and check out peers you’d like to greet and meet at the event.

The Responsible Investor Digital Festival: Summer 2020 kicks off next week on Monday June 15th until June 19th, and we are absolutely delighted to be bringing you a knockout on-line conference.

The RI DigiFest has some great keynote interviews lined up: 

  • Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, Uber

  • Brune Poirson, French Secretary of State for the Ecological and Social Transition

  • Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services

  • Pavan Sukhdev, CEO Gist Impact 

  • Dr Ma Jun, Chairman of the China Green Finance Committee

  • Hiroshi Komori, Senior Director, Stewardship and ESG, GPIF ($1.6 trillion AUM) in Japan 

And we will open with an insightful keynote at 9.30am BST on June 15 by Masja Zandbergen, Head of Sustainability Integration at Robeco, the RI DigiFest lead sponsor, on the subject of: Four things we think we know about ESG and investment in the COVID-19 pandemic, but do we really?

Masja has recorded a short video introduction to that keynote:

In addition, we’ve got a wide-ranging set of high-level plenary discussions and deep-dive, themed panel sessions on the cutting edge of ESG issues.

Take a look at the agenda here.

But, that’s not all. 

We’ve gone the extra mile for this event with several features that will make it the biggest and best on-line gathering of professionals in sustainable finance.

The RI DigiFest Fringe 

This is a series of additional events to the main Festival (June 15-19) based around careers and values, thought-provoking sustainability presentations, mindfulness, music and fun! Heck, we’ve even got a pub quiz and a jazz concert in there!

The Knowledge Zone, a research hub where you can explore and download the latest sustainable finance research and thought-leadership from our sponsors.

Public chat forums and the possibility to set up in-conference meetings with other delegates, as well as virtual ‘stands’ where you can check in on what supporting organisations are presenting.

In short, it’s like a real conference without leaving your home/office/spare room/shed (delete as applicable) and without the CO2 for travel.

And the RI DigiFest is free, so feel free to pass on the link to peers and colleagues, and let’s create the biggest ever gathering of corporate and investment professionals for a sustainable finance future.