Oct 5 Event in London: A Step Beyond Impact

Event Overview

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) will host an event that explores the intersection between efficiency and intentionality, and how the alignment of the two leads to effective investing. The event will take place from 17:30 – 20:30 BST at Edison Group, 280 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EE United Kingdom. Register here to attend the event. Check back for the detailed agenda. 

Detailed Description

Institutional investors are increasingly looking to understand the big picture, or “system-level,” context of their portfolio decisions. This is important because “system-level” events, such as economic crises, ecosystems under stress, and societies in turmoil can disrupt the best-laid plans of investors and cost them dearly. Even seemingly “local” issues are now having much greater impact than they once did as the world becomes increasingly interconnected.

The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) — a growing global platform bringing together asset owners, managers, and advisors to leverage market analysis, data, and tools to accelerate system-level investing—will host an event that explores the intersection between efficiency and intentionality, and how the alignment of the two leads to effective investing. This event will build on the findings from TIIP’s previously published Tipping Points 2016: Summary of 50 Asset Owners’ and Managers’ Approaches to Investing in Global Systems and will draw from its forthcoming publication Effective Investing for the Long Term: Intentionality at Systems Levels.

During the session, William Burckart, TIIP’s President, will examine this new thinking as it becomes a part of the investment industry. He will then be joined by Prof. Robert Eccles — Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, the Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)—and other leading investors to unpack the challenges and opportunities that asset managers face when attempting to bridge the divide between portfolio decision-making and system-level thinking. Additional panelists include Louise Dudley (Portfolio Manager, Hermes Global Equities), Chris Elsmark, (Managing Director, Thornburg Investment Management Ltd), and Ted Franks (Partner and Fund Manager, WHEB Asset Management).

Kieron Boyle, the Chief Executive Officer of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, will close the event and explore why asset owners are increasingly demanding the integration of impact and ESG factors and are extending this interest to influence system-level considerations.

Register here to attend the event. Check back for the detailed agenda.

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