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ESG incorporation in sovereign debt is beginning to gather momentum, but many sovereign investors are still struggling to acquire robust data – and to use it effectively when they do.
The ESG and Impact universe has proliferated in recent years. As asset owners increasingly commit to reaching net zero emissions and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, managers have raced to provide investment products that offer ‘ESG’ or ‘Impact’.
In this webinar, experts from Carbon Intelligence will discuss how to select the right net zero commitment for your firm and offer recommendations for navigating the key questions when defining your net zero target.
In this webinar, with market leaders in ESG, we explore the critical issues for ESG and the growing popularity of debt that rewards borrowers for meeting ESG targets.
ESG incorporation in sovereign debt is beginning to gather momentum, but many sovereign investors are still struggling to acquire robust data – and to use it effectively when they do.
In recent years, the money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially. As banks and investors pivot towards ESG, companies are, in turn, increasing their focus on best practice in the sustainable debt markets. Increasingly reliable data and more sophisticated analytics tools are helping to fuel this trend as financiers step up their benchmarking activities in the bond and loan markets. With new challenges and opportunities in sustainable finance occurring because of commitments and pledges from COP26, lenders and investors from major financial institutions will play a pivotal role. Growth in ESG assets shows no signs of abating, and as more investors use ESG criteria to drive decisions, are you ready to take action in 2022? Featuring: Noel Hughes - Partner - Finance, Vinson & Elkins Caitlin Snelson - Senior Associate Finance, Vinson & Elkins Michaela Seimen - Executive Director, Sustainable Debt Strategist, UBS Will Prentis, Investment Analyst, Wellington Management Moderated by Tony Hay, Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor
The demand for sustainable investments is booming. As such, ESG derivatives play a growing role in the ecosystem as investors seek capital-efficient tools that enable the development of sustainable portfolios. Join CME Group, and Responsible Investor, for a live webinar and Q&A session discussing the latest developments in sustainable investing and capital efficient tools that support the market. CME Group will provide an update on the performance and liquidity of their market-leading ESG investment solutions across equity and commodity markets, including E-mini S&P 500 ESG futures and CBL Voluntary Carbon Offset futures. A panel of industry experts will discuss opportunities and challenges in the ecosystem, including the impacts of recent regulatory initiatives, and share how ESG investments plays a role their portfolio allocation decisions. Lastly, the panel will provide their outlook on what to expect in sustainable investing in 2022. Instructions on joining this online event will be provided following registration. Featuring: Owain Johnson, MD Research and Product Development – CME Group Paul Woolman, Senior Director, Equity and Alternative Index products – CME Group Despina Xanthopoulou, Director, Business Development and Sustainability – Lynx Asset Management Jason Nelson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Parametric
Sustainable investing (SI) fund labels have gained significant prominence in recent years as tools to provide transparency and drive capital towards the sustainability transition. Belgium’s Towards Sustainability label, Germany and France’s SRI and Greenfin labels are just some examples from a long list that continues to proliferate. At the same time, the labels form a highly divergent and fragmented landscape, potentially causing major drawbacks for both investors and the SI agenda at large. A recent publication by Qontigo’s sustainable investment team examines the criteria used in the 12 most important frameworks setting standards for SI products in Europe, where most of the effort has been concentrated to date. The study provides a like-for-like comparison of exclusionary criteria and portfolio-construction techniques as applied in each individual label. On February 24, 2022, we are bringing together a panel representing regulatory and standard-setting authorities and investment management experts to discuss the following topics: -What are the existing labels’ aims? Which criteria are aligned with each other and where do they diverge? -Is it feasible to design a financial product that aligns with all labels? What are the implications for the scalability of SI products? -What are the pros and cons of attempting to limit the number of labels to the bare minimum through standardization, as opposed to encouraging divergence on the grounds that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to SI? -What does this all mean for the ultimate goal of transitioning to a more sustainable economy? Featuring: Markus Zellmann Regulatory Advisor/Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse Group Tom Van den Berghe Director Sustainable Finance, Febelfin Guy Janssens Head of the Investment Specialists, BNP Paribas Fortis NV Moderated by: Anna Georgieva Associate Principal, Sustainable Investment, Qontigo
Executives from RepRisk discuss their methodology addressing the challenges surrounding the reliability, timeliness, coverage, and transparency of ESG data, and also talk about Jupyter notebooks and their use cases.
Join Dr. Maximilian Horster, Head of ISS ESG, and Bonnie Saynay, Global Head of ESG Investor Research & Data Strategy, as they discuss likely areas of focus for ESG investing in 2022 and how institutions can prepare for the challenges ahead.

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