Innovations for a Sustainable Financial System


As part of our 10-year Anniversary Series, the PRI, NYSSA and SASB are coordinating a panel discussion on innovative approaches to addressing systemic risks.

The event will bring together leaders and experts from the financial industry with the aim to highlight the material, systemic and ESG risks to capital markets. The discussion will also look at how innovative solutions are being developed to address these issues, such as the Financial Stability Board’s task force and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. We will then hear from financial analysts who will present their advanced approaches to integrating ESG factors into their distinct investment strategies.

An agenda for the event can be found below. Please contact John Du if you have any questions.


1:00pmWelcoming Remarks
Hugh Lawson, Head of ESG, Goldman Sachs
Keynote Address
Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI
1:20pmIntroduction to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board: What is it and why is it important to analysts and investors?
Dan Hanson, Board Member, SASB
1:30pmSystemic Risk, Transparency & Disclosure
After having grown responsible investment to a sizeable industry over the last 10 years, PRI aims to enhance the sustainability of the overall financial system by addressing the challenges towards creating a more sustainable capital markets both at a conceptual level and, with increasing importance, an operational level. To reflect on this fundamental challenge, we have invited NYSSA, as a cornerstone of security analysis, and SASB, as an organisation that provides the market standard for the disclosure of material sustainability information to investors, to share their thoughts on the evolution of the capital markets landscape with respect to transparency, disclosure and impact.
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI & Former CIO, NSWF Global
Dan Hanson, Board Member, SASB
Alex Urdea, Chair, NYSSA
2:30pmNetworking coffee break
2:45pmIntegrated Analysis 2.0: ESG integration in practice: Four case study perspectives
Moderator: Andreas Hoepner, Assoc. Professor of Finance, Henley Bus. School
Asset Owner: Manuel Lewin, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance
Fundamental Analysis: Eva Tiffany Zlotnicka, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Quant: Michelle Clayman, Founder & CIO, New Amsterdam Partners
Smart Beta: John Steur, CEO, Calvert Investments
4:00pmClosing Remarks
The PRI would like to thank NYSSA and SASB for collaborating on this event as well as Goldman Sachs Asset Management for hosting the event.  NYSSASASBGoldman Sachs




Goldman Sachs
200 West Street
    New York NY 10282
    United States


15 Apr 2016 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM (London Time)

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