PRI Digital Forum:

Principles to Practice

February 2022

Our February Digital Forum will explore different aspects of how asset owners and asset managers transfer principles into practice. Topics covered will include stewardship across asset classes; transforming investment beliefs into action; getting started in responsible investment; and reviewing market trends.

All the sessions are designed to be of practical use to signatories. The series will help asset owners and asset managers build capacity and aid understanding around how to approach ESG issues within your business.

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Getting started in responsible investment
3 February 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT

This panel will explore steps signatories have taken to develop, implement and improve their approach to responsible investment. Covering practical responses to global challenges including the climate crisis and human rights, we hope that attendees will leave with some real actions they can implement in their own…

Venture capital: how should ESG be adapted for the asset class?
8 February 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT

Following the publication of the PRI’s discussion paper on responsible investment in venture capital in January, this session will explore why ESG in the asset class needs to develop further and how it can be appropriately tailored to early-stage companies.

Managing systemic issues through active ownership
10 February 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT

All PRI signatories have a duty to be active owners, yet conceptions of and actual practice related to active ownership vary significantly. By bringing together leading practitioners from a range of asset classes, this session will explore whether and how those gaps can be bridged, particularly when it comes to tackling systemic risks,…

Transforming responsible investment beliefs into action
15 February 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT

This session will examine the journey and main challenges asset owners face when moving from beliefs into action. It will focus on practical considerations including stakeholder education and management, implementation hurdles, and data challenges, among others. Participants will leave with empirical insight from peers…

Modelling uncertainty in credit risk
17 February 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT

This webinar, organised as part of the ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative, will explore the differences between forecasts and scenario analysis, in particular, how to consider different time horizons in credit risk assessments.

Market review: trends in ESG incorporation
24 February 2022 | 8:30am – 9:30am GMT

Analysing data drawn from a variety of sources, including the PRI Reporting Framework, Michal Bartek will host a session that explores key themes and trends in ESG incorporation across asset classes.

Featured Speakers

Toby Belsom
Director Investment Practices
PRI

Dorris Kirui
ESG Manager
Gothaer Asset Management

Rosmary Lozano
ESG senior associate
Credicorp Capital 

Maria Clara Rendon
Director
University Pension Plan Ontario

Peter Dunbar
Senior Specialist, Investment Practices
PRI

Dr Johannes Lenhard
Co-founder
VentureESG

Suzanne Tavill
Global Head of Responsible Investing
StepStone

Mary Nicholson
Head of Responsible Investment,
Managing Director
Macquarie Asset Management

Sarah Peasey
Director of European ESG Investing
Neuberger Berman

Trent Sparrow
Manager, Impact Investments
Wespath

Simon Whistler
Senior Specialist, Investment Practices
PRI

Randy Brown
Chief Investment Officer,
Sun Life & Head of Insurance Asset Management
SLC Management

Laura de Ornelas
Empowering Asset Owners Director
PRI

Alex Bernhardt
Global Head of Sustainability Research
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Marie Diron
Managing Director, Sovereign
Subsovereign Risk
Moody’s Investors Service

Alex Griffiths
Managing Director,
Head of EMEA Corporate Ratings
Fitch

Carmen Nuzzo
Head of Fixed Income
PRI

John Ploeg
Vice President, ESG Research
PGIM

Michal Bartek
Senior Lead, Listed Equity
PRI

Hortense Bioy, CFA
Global Director of Sustainability Research
Morningstar

Elchin Mammadov
ESG Research vice-president
MSCI

Jennifer O’Neill
Associate Partner,
Responsible Investment Team
AON