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Wed, 18 May


Online panel discussion

Sustainable finance | A trade-off?

Risk plays a central role for investments with a long time horizon. Many empirical studies show the advantages of ESG integration on the risks characteristics of individual asset classes. What do asset management experts say on sustainable finance?

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Sustainable finance | A trade-off?
Sustainable finance | A trade-off?

Time & Location

18 May 2022, 17:00 – 18:30 BST

Online panel discussion

About the Conference

ESG assets surpassed $35 trillion in 2020 up from $30.6 trillion in 2018 and $22.8 trillion in 2016 reaching a third of current total global assets under management, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Association. ESG assets crossing the $35 trillion mark is in-line with BI’s base-case scenario.

Risk plays a central role for investments with a long time horizon. Many empirical studies show the advantages of ESG integration on the risks characteristics of individual asset classes.

· How does regulation emerging across the US, the EU, the UK, and Asia look like? Does it help global asset managers understand the requirements across jurisdictions?

· How do Asset managers across Europe navigate a path through challenges, and build a sustainable business model for a new era of ESG-focused investment?

· Is there a trade-off between growing value for investors and for society?

This event is moderated by Alex G Lee - co-organizer at #tiiqutalks 

Initial questions to be discussed with subject-matter experts: 

1. Current status of sustainable finance 

2. Financial resilience of ESG-minded companies: is there any strong evidence? 

3. Will strong ESG performance leads to better risk-adjusted financial performance (financial alpha)? 

4. Role of sustainable finance in accelerating the shift to a low carbon economy 

5. What are the investment-grade ESG/Sustainability metrics? 

6. Should sustainable finance be regulated more? 7. Does sustainable finance really need a unified sustainability accounting standard (e.g., International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standard)? 

8. Investment through active ownership: will it perform stakeholder capitalism?

Ernesto D.R. Santibañez Gonzalez PhD 

Ernesto is an Associate Professor, University of Talca, Chile Visiting Professor, Fundacao Getúlio Vargas, EAESP, SP, Brazil Executive Director Circular Economy and Sustainability 4.0 Initiative (CES4.0) Member of the Board of Directors (Counsellor) – National Forestry Society of Chile  His passion is to address and solve problems at the interface of climate change and sustainability that arise in many different fields, such as supply chain, energy efficiency, low carbon economy, carbon capture and storage, smart city, smart manufacturing, sustainable and resilience supply chain, sustainable operations management and sustainable finance. The integration of disruptive technology, business processes and operations research methods play a key role to understand and solve those complex problems. Ernesto's  current research is characterized by integrating mathematical models, big data, blockchain and internet technology to understand, model and provide practical solutions to companies and organizations that need to address climate change and sustainability problems. His experience in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management and Operations Research with a PhD in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in a joint program with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) gives him a good understanding of how to integrate information technology with quantitative methods to solve real-life problems.

The University of Talca has its origins in 1981, after the efforts of various actors to form a university in the region and after the merger of the old headquarters of the University of Chile and the State Technical University. To date, it has become one of the main national benchmarks for public higher education of excellence and non-profit.

Geilan Malet-Bates

Chair of The Green FinTech Forum

The Green FinTech Forum (GFTF) is intended to be a collaborative and active global community for anyone involved or interested in projects and businesses that contribute to making not only the global financial system more inclusive but also the global economy greener.

Joyce Johnson-Miller 

Joyce currently serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer for Pacific Gate Capital a value-oriented fund that invests in U.S. private credit managers. Joyce has been an active investor in the global debt and equity marketplaces for more than 35 years managing over $ 10.0 billion in global investments. Joyce possesses a solid understanding of business and financial operations, mergers and acquisitions and has a proven successful track record of creating and growing shareholder value. She has served on 27 boards in her career in many capacities including Chairman, Lead Director and Audit Committee Chairman. Joyce currently serves on the private corporate boards of Kymera International and Omaha National Insurance Company. She also serves on publicly traded boards and chairs the Audit Committee for SportsTek and NewLake Capital Partners. Joyce’s prior investment experience includes senior management positions at Citibank, ING, Relativity Capital (a women and minority-owned firm) and Cerberus Capital Management, a $45.0 billion investment firm. While employed at Cerberus, Joyce founded JJM, LLC a $300.0 million private equity fund that successfully invested in women and minority-owned companies. Joyce is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She is committed to serving the community as a member of the boards of Hope Chicago, the Chicago Counsel for Global Affairs,  Chicago Sinfonietta and is Chairman Emeritus of the DuSable Museum. Ms Johnson-Miller received her BS in Finance from the University of Denver.

Pacific Gate Capital Management, LLC is a value-oriented investment manager focused on U.S. private credit investments. We invest in various U.S. private debt assets through our unique Multi-Separately Managed Account (SMA) structure that enables us to provide highly customized and diversified investment portfolios tailored to investors’ unique risk-return profiles. PGC was founded with the vision to provide investors with the highest quality alternative credit investment solutions that have historically been enjoyed by top-tier global institutional investors. We aim to be the number one cross-border alternative investment platform for global investors’ growing investment needs for U.S. private credit assets.

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