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SRI Services to support Good Money Week with upcoming event

Register now for the annual ‘SRI Services and Partners’ event, which takes place during Good Money Week each year.

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Financial services professionals are invited to attend the upcoming, all-day SRI Services and Partners event, which is part of the UK Sustainable Investment and Financial Association’s (USIF) Good Money Week.

The event will take the form of a Zoom conference, running on 6 October from 10am – 5.45pm.

Mark Manning, of the FCA, is keynote speaker this year. In addition, the event will include several presentations and five panel sessions with representatives from a range of large fund managers (see below for full agenda).

The conference aims to provide financial professionals with a greater understanding of Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) funds and why issues surrounding sustainable and responsible investing matters to investors.

Register here to attend the 6 October all day Zoom event

Agenda

10- 10:25 Introduction

  • Julia Dreblow to welcome guests and outline agenda

10:30 10.55

  • UKSIF – introduction to UKSIF and Good Money Week Update

11:00 – 11.30

  • Keynote speech by the FCA’s Mark Manning

11:30 – 11.40 Break

11.40 – 12.30 Fund Manager Panel 1

  • Diversity, inclusion and equality. Why do ‘people issues’ matter to companies, investors – and beyond?  What can we learn from recent events and what does ‘good’ look like?

12.35 – 1.15 Fund Manager Panel 2

  • Biodiversity and supply chain management. How can investors ensure they are not effectively responsible for habitat destruction? How do investors manage supply chain issues?

13:15 -14:20- Lunch Break

  • Pre-recorded interview with James Alexander, UKSIF CEO, and Professor Dasgupta, author of the government’s recent report into biodiversity loss.

14:20-15.00 – Fund Manager Panel 3

  • Climate change – the facts. A discussion of recent international developments, why ‘net zero’ and +1.5-2 degrees matter and what we can expect from COP26.

15.00 – 15:40 – Fund Manager Panel 4

  • Responding to the climate emergency.  Are investors responding with the ‘necessary urgency’?  What options are available to investors – large and small?  What ‘escalation options’ are available? What do ‘good’ and ‘bad’ look like?

15:40-16.00 – Break

16.00-16:40 – Fund Manager Panel 5

  • New ESG and Sustainability developments – what’s hot and what’s not? An exploration of new industry initiatives and developments aimed at addressing major ESG threats.

16.40 – 17.00  ‘An expert view on ‘What needs to happen’ in the investment world (and how to understand it when it does).’

17.00 – 17.45 Formal close and move to optional breakout room.

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