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REGISTRATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COUNTRY AND WELCOME BY CEO
Simon O'Connor
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    Simon O'Connor

    CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia

    Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has extensive international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not for profit sectors.
    Simon is the CEO of RIAA - an organisation with 200+ investor members who jointly manage over $9 trillion - where he has worked for the past 5 years to elevate sustainability issues as core investment risks and opportunities, and shift capital to support a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world.
    Simon is involved in a number of external committees and advisory groups including the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the New Zealand National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Australia Network Advisory Committee.

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OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Saker Nusseibeh will address the conference via video link)

Rethinking Purpose in Finance.

  • Saker Nusseibeh (Chief Executive Officer, Hermes)

    Saker Nusseibeh

    Chief Executive Officer, Hermes
Morning Tea
REDEFINING PERFORMANCE FOR THE FINANCE SECTOR
Pablo BerruttiNicolette BoeleRichard BrandweinerJane KernTalal Yassine

If finance is the engine for the 21st century economy - one that prioritises human well-being and operates within the social foundation and ecological ceiling of our planetary system - then what measures of performance should we celebrate to mark a job well done? What appropriate markers and incentives should we deploy to drive this newly defined performance?

  • Pablo Berrutti (Chair of RIAA Board & Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacifc, Colonial First State Global Asset Management)

    Pablo Berrutti

    Chair of RIAA Board & Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacifc, Colonial First State Global Asset Management
  • Nicolette Boele (Executive Manager Policy, Research & Certification, Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

    Nicolette Boele

    Executive Manager Policy, Research & Certification, Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Richard Brandweiner (Chief Executive Officer, Pendal)

    Richard Brandweiner

    Chief Executive Officer, Pendal
  • Jane Kern (Senior Corporate Affairs Consultant, Bank Australia)

    Jane Kern

    Senior Corporate Affairs Consultant, Bank Australia
  • Talal Yassine (Managing Director, Crescent Wealth)

    Talal Yassine

    Managing Director, Crescent Wealth
ETHICS & TRUST IN FINANCE
Paul Kofman

Rebuilding trust in finance through responsible investment.

  • Paul Kofman (Dean Faculty of Business and Economics, Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce, University of Melbourne)

    Paul Kofman

    Dean Faculty of Business and Economics, Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce, University of Melbourne
LUNCH
ESG TRENDS TO WATCH
Phineas GloverNatasha McKeanZoe WhittonGabriel Wilson-Otto

Leading analysts provide the insights into the next big issues for Australian investors. Presented by ESG Research Australia.

  • Phineas Glover (Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research in Australia, Credit Suisse Management (Australia) Pty Ltd)

    Phineas Glover

    Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research in Australia, Credit Suisse Management (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Natasha McKean (Investment Analyst, Maple-Brown Abbott)

    Natasha McKean

    Investment Analyst, Maple-Brown Abbott
  • Zoe Whitton (Head of Australian ESG Research, Citi Investment Research)

    Zoe Whitton

    Head of Australian ESG Research, Citi Investment Research
  • Gabriel Wilson-Otto (Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Sustain)

    Gabriel Wilson-Otto

    Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Sustain
HAVING AN IMPACT WITH CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
Iris DavilaLiza McDonaldAndrew NairnDaniel Smith

Corporate engagements are an ever greater part of responsible investment. How do we measure progress? What is working? This session explores leading approaches and insights from investors and companies. In conjunction with RIAA’s Corporate Engagement Working Group.

  • Iris Davila (Director, BlackRock)

    Iris Davila

    Director, BlackRock
  • Liza McDonald (Head of Responsible Investment, First State Super)

    Liza McDonald

    Head of Responsible Investment, First State Super
  • Andrew Nairn (Head of Investor Relations, Santos)

    Andrew Nairn

    Head of Investor Relations, Santos
  • Daniel Smith (General Manager, CGI Glass Lewis)

    Daniel Smith

    General Manager, CGI Glass Lewis
Afternoon Tea
CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE
Sue Cato

A conversation about how we can best affect change in corporate Australia today, and what the finance industry needs to consider to restore the faith of Australians.

  • Sue Cato (Partner, Cato and Clegg)

    Sue Cato

    Partner, Cato and Clegg
CROSSING THE THRESHOLDAN ESG LENS ON DIGITALISATION
Simon Carter

Digitalisation offers extraordinary benefits for human-kind, but it is a double-edged sword. As we pursue the opportunities we face numerous social and governance risks. How can investors lead on ‘sustainable digitalisation’?

  • Simon Carter (Director, Morphosis)

    Simon Carter

    Director, Morphosis
THE WAR ON WASTE
Nick EdgertonCraig ReucasselGayle Sloan

What progress are we making on waste in Australia and what is the role of investors to drive change?

  • Nick Edgerton (Lead Manager of the Worldwide Sustainability strategy, Stewart Investors)

    Nick Edgerton

    Lead Manager of the Worldwide Sustainability strategy, Stewart Investors
  • Craig Reucassel (Director, Giant Dwarf Pty Ltd)

    Craig Reucassel

    Director, Giant Dwarf Pty Ltd
  • Gayle Sloan (Chief Executive Officer, Waste Management Association Australia)

    Gayle Sloan

    Chief Executive Officer, Waste Management Association Australia
WRAP UP OF DAY 1
ARRIVAL (registration open)
Opening of Day 2
Simon O'Connor
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    Simon O'Connor

    CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia

    Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has extensive international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not for profit sectors.
    Simon is the CEO of RIAA - an organisation with 200+ investor members who jointly manage over $9 trillion - where he has worked for the past 5 years to elevate sustainability issues as core investment risks and opportunities, and shift capital to support a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world.
    Simon is involved in a number of external committees and advisory groups including the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the New Zealand National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Australia Network Advisory Committee.

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OPENING KEYNOTE
Piet Klop

The focus of responsible investment is moving from process to outcomes – what types of outcomes can a pension fund achieve?

  • Piet Klop (Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments)

    Piet Klop

    Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments
A ROADMAP TO RESTORING THE SOCIAL UTILITY OF FINANCE – SUSTAINABLE FINANCE ROADMAP
Jacki JohnsonSimon O'ConnorRosemary Bissett

A year of the Royal Commission has exposed the worst of finance, so how do we move forward to rebuild trust in finance and demonstrate capital’s utility to society?

See, hear and kick the tyres of the Sustainable Finance Roadmap for investment, banking and finance to support the solutions for our greatest national and global challenges.

  • Jacki Johnson (Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation Of IAG, IAG)

    Jacki Johnson

    Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation Of IAG, IAG
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    Simon O'Connor

    CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Rosemary Bissett (Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk, National Australia Bank)

    Rosemary Bissett

    Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk, National Australia Bank
Morning Tea
AIMING FOR 1.5 DEGREES
Kate MacKenzieAnna SkarbekSean Wright

How are we tracking on progress to 1.5C degrees, what do current climate change scenarios tell us, where are the greatest opportunities and how might methane emissions provide both a hurdle and opportunity?

  • Kate MacKenzie (Director, Policy, Finance & Decision Metrics, The Climate Institute)

    Kate MacKenzie

    Director, Policy, Finance & Decision Metrics, The Climate Institute
  • Anna Skarbek (Chief Executive Officer, Climate Works Australia)

    Anna Skarbek

    Chief Executive Officer, Climate Works Australia
  • Sean Wright (Senior Manager, EDF + Business, Environmental Defense Fund)

    Sean Wright

    Senior Manager, EDF + Business, Environmental Defense Fund
TAKING ON THE SCIENCE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO
Arisa KishigamiYoram LayaniArti PrasadBridget Boulle

Learn about leading approaches to climate-informed portfolios.

  • Arisa Kishigami (Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell)

    Arisa Kishigami

    Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell
  • Yoram Layani (Head of Cross Asset Solutions Sales for Asia ex Japan, BNP Paribas)

    Yoram Layani

    Head of Cross Asset Solutions Sales for Asia ex Japan, BNP Paribas
  • Arti Prasad (Senior Investment Strategist, New Zealand Superannuation Fund)

    Arti Prasad

    Senior Investment Strategist, New Zealand Superannuation Fund
  • Bridget Boulle (Head of Markets, Climate Bonds Initiative)

    Bridget Boulle

    Head of Markets, Climate Bonds Initiative
Lunch
INEQUALITY
Helga BirgdenMelinda Cilento

Inequality is emerging as a critical social and economic issue, but what role do responsible investors have to right this disequilibrium, if any?

  • Helga Birgden (Partner, Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment, Mercer Australia)

    Helga Birgden

    Partner, Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment, Mercer Australia
  • Melinda Cilento (CEO, CEDA)

    Melinda Cilento

    CEO, CEDA
ACHIEVING IMPACT AT SCALE – IS THERE A TRADE OFF?
Seb BeloeKylie CharltonStephen FitzgeraldSam RichardsJosephine Toral

We need capital at scale to tackle our societal challenges. How can we leverage this capital while preserving the integrity of impact investments?

  • Seb Beloe (Partner, Head of Research, WHEB Asset Management)

    Seb Beloe

    Partner, Head of Research, WHEB Asset Management
  • Kylie Charlton (Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments)

    Kylie Charlton

    Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments
  • Stephen Fitzgerald (Managing Partner, Affirmative Investment Management)

    Stephen Fitzgerald

    Managing Partner, Affirmative Investment Management
  • Sam Richards (Brightlight)

    Sam Richards

    Brightlight
  • Josephine Toral (Senior Investment Analyst, HESTA)

    Josephine Toral

    Senior Investment Analyst, HESTA
Afternoon Tea
THE GREAT DEBATE
Stephen FitzgeraldSusheela Peres da costaNick EdgertonGeraldine Barlow

That capital markets are failing to deliver for the real economy, society and environment and need reinventing.

  • Stephen Fitzgerald (Managing Partner, Affirmative Investment Management)

    Stephen Fitzgerald

    Managing Partner, Affirmative Investment Management
  • Susheela Peres da costa (Head of ESG Services, Regnan - Governance Research and Engagement)

    Susheela Peres da costa

    Head of ESG Services, Regnan - Governance Research and Engagement
  • Nick Edgerton (Lead Manager of the Worldwide Sustainability strategy, Stewart Investors)

    Nick Edgerton

    Lead Manager of the Worldwide Sustainability strategy, Stewart Investors
  • Geraldine Barlow (Executive General Manager Investments, Australian Unity Investments)

    Geraldine Barlow

    Executive General Manager Investments, Australian Unity Investments
WRAP UP DAY 2
Pablo Berrutti

The way forward for RI

  • Pablo Berrutti (Chair of RIAA Board & Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacifc, Colonial First State Global Asset Management)

    Pablo Berrutti

    Chair of RIAA Board & Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacifc, Colonial First State Global Asset Management
Networking Event