LEADING IMPACT INVESTING CONFERENCE FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
- We are halfway through the timeline of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To hit a homerun, investors need to incorporate more impact into their portfolios. Tangible impact has yet to be made to safeguard the well-being of future generations and the conservation of earth’s flora and fauna. How will institutional investors reach the SDGs, while dealing with stakeholders, biases, and measurement challenges?
With a variety of sessions tailored to the needs of the investors and directly tackling the most challenging topics in impact investing, Impact Summit Europe brings together financial players to learn from each other, apply the best practices for meaningful capital allocation, and become strong advocates for impact investing.
THE NEXT BIG IMPACT THEMES
Deep dive sessions on the most current themes in impact investing, such as the nature-based investment solutions, conservation & biodiversity.
IMPACT MEASUREMENT, TRANSPARENCY, & MANAGEMENT HURDLES
A series of educational workshops on setting impact goals, SFDR, EU taxonomy, and more.
UPLIFTING INNOVATIVE IMPACT SOLUTIONS
Sessions on innovative investment opportunities, including the transport sector, the sustainably built environment, and developing the next steps for resilient and clean energy solutions.
ELEVATING THE VOICE OF MARGINALISED GROUPS
Forming a deeper understanding of how impact can solve social dilemmas in developed and emerging markets while including marginalised voices in the conversation.
We are proudly collaborating with impact thought leaders as our agenda advisory board to identify current challenges, opportunities and forward-looking topics in the impact investing universe to build a beneficial & thought-provoking programme.
• Cyril Gouiffès, Head of Social Impact Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
• Marta Hervás Melgarejo, Investment Director, Arcano Partners
• Irina Ivan, Programme Manager for Innovation and Learning, Bernard van Leer Foundation
• Yvonne Janssen, Team Lead Sustainable Investment, PGB Pensioendienste
• Piet Klop, Head of Responsible Investments, PGGM Investments
• Daan Spaargaren, Senior Strategist Responsible Investment, Pensioenfonds van de Metalektro (PME)
• Gunnar Stork, Senior Director, the German Development Finance Institution (DEG)
• Vincent Triesschijn, Global Head ESG and Sustainable Investing, ABN AMRO Bank
• Paul van der Weijden, Senior Advisor Responsible Investments, a.s.r. vermogensbeheer
• Rebecca Wörner, Advisor Responsible Investment, Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek
PRE-SCREENED IMPACT STRATEGIES
WHO WILL ATTEND:
● Public and Corporate Pension Funds and their Fiduciary Managers,
● Insurance Companies,
● Sovereign Wealth Funds,
● Family Offices,
● Foundations and Endowments,
● Wealth Managers/Private Banks,
● Development Finance Institutions,
● Faith-based Organisations.
SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS & MEDIA PARTNERS
2 DAYS OF ENGAGEMENT, LEARNING & INSPIRATION
DYNAMIC & INSPIRING PROGRAMME
Designed directly with the input from institutional investors, the 2-day programme offers a variety of thought-provoking sessions: keynote speeches, thematic deep-dive panel discussions, practical in-depth workshops, and InvestorConnect meetings.
A networking space, in which asset owners are invited to share knowledge and best practices, co-create, learn from their impact pioneering peers and grow their global network.
An efficient system of pre-scheduled speed meetings is created especially for the asset owners to learn more about pre-screened institutional quality impact strategies, across all asset classes, impact themes & SDGs.
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY
OF IMPACT SPECIALISTS
Geographical distribution of our attendees
MEET YOUR IMPACT INVESTING PEERS!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS IS AVAILABLE FOR ASSET OWNERS & INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
Before joining PGGM Investments in July 2011, Piet was at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC and held senior positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the private sector. As a water resources expert, he worked at the World Bank and United Nations. Piet holds master’s degrees in Water Resources Management (Wageningen University, 1989) and Applied Environmental Economics (University of London, 1999).
Chair of the board
Ricardo Borges de Castro
Associate Director and Head of Europe in the World Programme,
European Policy Centre
With expertise in strategic foresight, planning and policymaking at national and European levels, Ricardo’s research interests focus mainly on geopolitics, the EU’s international role and the future of Europe, democratisation, transatlantic relations, global trends, and scenario building. He is also the editor of a new flagship publication: the yearly ‘EPC Outlook Paper.’
Besides his analytical work, Ricardo is also a regular commentator and contributor on global and European affairs in several media outlets including BBC World News, France24, Euronews, YLE, L’Express, Euractiv, CNN Portugal, SIC Notícias, Público and Expresso.
Before joining the EPC, Ricardo was foresight lead at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the European Commission’s in-house think tank under President Jean-Claude Juncker. Previously, Ricardo was Member of Cabinet and Personal Assistant to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, as well as spokesperson for ‘Europe and the World’ at the Commission’s Spokespersons’ Planning and Coordination Unit. In Portugal, Ricardo served in the Prime Minister’s Office as political adviser to the Prime Minister after spending four years in the Portuguese Parliament as policy advisor for foreign affairs, national defence and East Timor.
Ricardo is also an Associate Fellow, Global Fellowship Initiative, at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a Member of the OECD Government Foresight Community.
Ricardo holds a Master of Arts (MALD) from The Fletcher School and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College).
Besides Portugal, he has lived in the US, UK, Turkey, and lately in Belgium.
Team Lead Sustainable Investment,
With a versatile professional background, ranging from Philips, ACTIAM, Hivos, AVANS business school of applied sciences, IBERO university Mexico, and Pensioenfonds Rail & OV, in her career Yvonne has considered sustainability from different angles and in a variety of contexts/sectors; business, finance, NGO and higher education.
Her ambition is to lead Pensioenfonds PGB to a future-proof sustainable investment strategy mitigating the adverse impacts and maximizing the positive impacts on society while assuring sound pensions for its multi-sector beneficiaries and guaranteeing continuous engagement with and optimal transparency to its stakeholders.
Global Head of Responsible Investment,
Aegon Asset Management
Currently, Annette is leading the impact finance activities within Philips, which allows her to combine her financial expertise and leadership skills with her drive and passion to contribute to the sustainable development goals. Engagements in her current role include the set-up and investments into “impact first” investment funds as well as business development to bring innovative healthcare solutions and delivery models to market. Shaping and closure of the Transform Health Fund for Africa is one of the recent successes.
Annette is also part of the Philips Foundation team, establishing and driving the impact finance activities. Prior to this Annette initiated and developed the Ashoka Partnership Program for the Philips Foundation; engaging with social entrepreneurs to jointly address key challenges related to the delivery of quality care in underserved communities.
James W. Hourdequin
CEO and Managing Director,
The Lyme Timber Company
Head of the Responsible Investment team, Fiduciary Department
APG Asset Management
IMPACT SUMMIT EUROPE 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Impact Summit Europe 2022, Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, The Hague
OUR 2023 LOCATION:
GRAND HOTEL AMRÂTH KURHAUS
The Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus is an elegant and historical building from 1818 and an
exclusive seaside event venue.
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IMPACT FUND MANAGERS, CORPORATIONS & SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE WELCOME TO ENQUIRE ABOUT OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
IN THE COMPANY OF IMPACT PIONEERS
Assistant Secretary - General & Deputy Executive Director,
Before that, Ms. Bhatia served since 2014 as the Director for Development Partner Relations at the World Bank Group. Previously, she held the position of Director of Partnerships and Advisory Services Operations (2011–2014) and Global Head of Knowledge at the International Finance Corporation (2010-2011).
Ms. Bhatia also served as Head of IFC’s Latin America Advisory Operations. In addition to Latin America, she has worked in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and South and East Asia. Ms. Anita Bhatia brings extensive experience in the area of strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, and management. During her time at the IFC, she developed and expanded innovative partnerships with public and private sector partners to support its strategy in key areas, including fragile and conflict-affected states, gender equality, financial inclusion, support to women-owned businesses, and other priorities critical for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ms. Bhatia holds a BA in History from Calcutta University, an MA in Political Science from Yale University, and a Juris Doctor in Law from Georgetown University.
Sir Ronald Cohen
The Global Steering Group (GSG)
Deputy Executive Director,
Head of Responsible Investments,
Peace Builder, Three-time Nobel Prize Nominee
CEO & Co-founder,
Mobius Capital Partners
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, Certified B Corporation. She is a world-renowned futurist, active environmentalist, syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006); Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age (2014), and other books in 800 libraries, in 20 languages, including “Planetary Citizenship “co-authored by Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda. Ethical Markets is the publisher of Henderson’s forthcoming textbook, “Mapping the Global Green Transition: 2009-2020“.
She is the producer of the global TV series “Transforming Finance“ and the Ethical Markets TV series. She created in 2004 the EthicMark® Awards for Communications Uplifting the Human Spirit & Society, showcasing positive messages to raise the ethical bar on global advertising and in 2009 the annual Green Transition Scoreboard®.
She launched the EthicMarkGEMS®.com, the first global standard certifying only gems NOT mined from Mother Earth, to phase out unnecessary global gem mining, now chemically- identical gems are cheaply available worldwide and also co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®. Henderson served as a cabinet-level science policy advisor to the US Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Her over 400 articles appear in Harvard Business Review, New York Times, LeMonde Diplomatique, and journals in Japan, Britain, Venezuela, China, France, Australia. Honorary Member of the Club of Rome, Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society for Arts and of The World Academy of Art & Science, Henderson shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Argentinian Nobelist Pérez Esquivel. She has many honorary degrees.
Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn (Pfzw)
Seasoned all-around executive who is widely recognised as an authority on pensions. He has spent most of his career in the world of social partners where he is seen as influential. Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of running a pension fund. In his last role Peter was responsible for running PFZW, the second-largest pension fund in the Netherlands (2.9 million members and EUR 240 billion AUM) whose pension fund administration and asset management are outsourced to PGGM.
Experience in the 'polder', the world of social partners. Was busy at both sides of the table: in an employer’s organisation and the union. And of course, in paritarian organisations. These days Borgdorff is a non-executive board member of ANBO (organisation for elderly), Nibud (national institute for research and advice in household finance), Bartiméus (expertise centre, care, and cure of people with a visual deficit) He is chairman of the Advisory Board of Caceis NL. Peter has a role as lecturer, moderator, and program maker at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Specialties: Social partners; pensions; governance, board matters.
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance,
Ambassador, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and Chair, Director, Leader and Strategist,
Global Head of Sustainability and ESG,
Elsa assumed this role with over 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor for corporations, foundations, and non-profits. Most recently, she was enlisted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create and launch a platform to advance progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For many years, Elsa served as Director of Commitments for the Clinton Global Initiative, a role that afforded her comprehensive insight into best practices in sustainability, cross-sector partnership development, and corporate responsibility. Previously, she worked in Washington, D.C., delivering geopolitical and industry risk analysis to large international energy companies, and in Istanbul, Turkey, leading strategy and business operations for an education company.
Elsa attended Middlebury College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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