Navigating ESG: What to Demand and What to Avoid

Navigating ESG: What to Demand and What to Avoid

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As the interest in environmental, social, and governance investing continues to grow, this session offers a look at current themes in how ESG is integrated into traditional asset management. In particular, the panel will discuss how products have evolved across asset class and how firms are developing more substantive metrics to measure impact. Panelists will also review how managers are exploring compensation structures, performance incentives, and overall client engagement to better incorporate new ESG factors and lead the global sustainable investment market.

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Moderator

Hiromichi Mizuno
Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

 

Speakers

Wendy Cromwell
Vice Chair, Senior Managing Director, Partner, Director, Sustainable Investment and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management

 

Henry Fernandez
Chairman and CEO, MSCI Inc.

 

Lori Heinel
Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors

 

Scott Mather
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, PIMCO

 

Bonnie Wongtrakool
Global Head of ESG Investments and Portfolio Manager, Western Asset