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Closing the gaps | 2020 sustainability summit

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For our 2020 sustainability summit we choose to step back and try to take in the bigger picture. The Institute believes there are four clear gaps that must be closed if we are to be successful in investing sustainably: skills, data, collaboration and purpose. During two deep-dive sessions we will explore these, inviting ideas from attendees as to which actions we can take. Join us to drive change in the investment industry for the benefit of all stakeholders, including wider society and the planet.  

The summit will be split into two parts:

  • Day 1:1 December, 8am to 10am (GMT) - A live virtual session to discuss the skills and the data gaps. This session will feature insights from working group members and other leading investment professionals, and will consider closing the skills and data gaps in pursuing sustainability
  • Day 2:2 December, 8am to 10am (GMT) - A live virtual session to discuss closing the collaboration and the purpose gaps. This session will also feature insights from leading investment experts and will end with by encouraging all involved to agree and prioritise the actions investment organisations need to take.
  • Joining instructions for both sessions will be added to this webpage and emailed to registered attendees closer to the time.  

    After the event we will shape the ideas discussed into an industry roadmap, which will be circulated on completion. 


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    1st December
    Live session 8am - 10am
    The skills gap with Roger Urwin 
    The data gap with Marisa Hall 
    Industry roadmap | part 1, with Tim Hodgson

    2nd December 
    Live session 8am - 10am
    The collaboration gap with Marisa Hall
    The purpose gap with Roger Urwin 
    Industry roadmap | part 2, with an industry expert 

    Confirmed speakers

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    Roger Urwin
    Thinking Ahead Institute
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    Marisa Hall
    Thinking Ahead Institute
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    Tim Hodgson 
    Thinking Ahead Institute
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