WEBINARS: Responsible Investor Series focusing on European Sustainable Investment Policy

14-28 February 2018 | Webinar

Responsible Investor is presenting a series of three webinars focused on European sustainable investment policy in the context of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) and the stated objectives of EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.

This is a crucial time for EU policy on ESG. Responsible Investor will be asking how this will affect you… and your clients?

With Europe looking at investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green financing incentives, ‘the HLEG-effect’ will be far-reaching.

The series will feature senior figures from the EU, leading market participants and expert analysts including UNEP FI’s Elodie Feller.

Feb 14, 3pm CET
Mandates are the anchors of the investment chain and the European Commission is proposing to integrate sustainability into the duties of asset managers. This presents a pivotal moment for ESG and we will drill down into all the implications. What would a pan-European set of investor duties mean in practice – and is it even possible?
Eleni Choidas, European Policy Officer, ShareAction
Elodie Feller,
Programme Lead, Investment, UNEP Finance Initiative
Moderator: Daniel Brooksbank, Editor, Responsible Investor


Feb 20, 3pm CET
The most controversial idea that has been floated is for banks to get lower capital charges if they invest in green projects and companies. This throws up a lot of questions, not least the role of securitisation and the broader implications for responsible investment.
Raymond Frenken, Head of Communications & CSR, European Banking Federation
Sini Matikainen, Policy Analyst at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
Alberto Postigo, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investor Service
Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor


Feb 28, 3pm CET
There is also a plan to create a common language and classification system for sustainable investments. This ‘taxonomy’ will impact the investment landscape and could foster the construction of green portfolios: but what will it look like and who will oversee it?
Eila Kreiva, Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank
Wang Yao, Professor and Director General, International Institute of Green Finance, Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Sustainability & Corporate Governance, APG
Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor