Sustainability summit 2020

Sustainability summit 2020

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:

Explore the pre-reading deck for an overview of the four gaps we will be covering. After the event we will shape the ideas discussed into an industry roadmap, which will be circulated on completion.

Please take a look at the background reading for more context on the topic, or see more of our work on sustainability.

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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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Margaret Franklin
President and CEO, CFA Institute 
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Ashby Monk
Executive Director, Stanford University
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Roger Urwin
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Anne Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Fidelity International
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Tim Hodgson 
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Marisa Hall
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Luba Nikulina 
Global Head of Research
Willis Towers Watson
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Herschel Pant
Consultant Relations Manager
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Russell Picot
HSBC Pension Scheme
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Lucy Thomas
Head of Investment Stewardship
Deirdre Cooper
Co-Head, Thematic
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Mike Hugman
Director, Climate Finance