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African Heads of State and Asset Owners Forum
September 20, 2022
The African continent is undergoing a massive change. ESG projects are growing. The continental trade agreement is fostering cooperation and market formalization. However, for foreign investors, due diligence issues and capacity issues remain. Join us to meet with some of the continent’s heads of state to hear, for yourself, where investment opportunities lie. This event will be attended by asset owners, portfolio managers and analysts with interests in the continent and those with curiosity about how the potential growth and ESG compliance directly from policymakers.
8:25 AM | INTRODUCTION
Thomas Brigandi, CFA, Chair, CFA Society New York Board; Founder, CFA Society New York Asset Owner Series
8:30 AM | OPENING KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT
10:00 AM | NET ZERO-HOW ARE ASSET OWNERS RESPONDING?
Sofia Bartholdy, Net Zero Lead, Church Commissioners for England
Jake Barnett, Director, Sustainable Investment Stewardship, Wespath
11:00 AM | Break
11:15 AM | GLOBAL INVESTORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (GISD) ALLIANCE
Gavin Power, EVP, Chief, Sustainable Development and International Affairs, PIMCO
Richard Grottheim, CEO, AP7
12:30 PM | LUNCH
1:15 PM | LUNCHEON KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT ADDRESS
Introduced by Henrik Jeppesen, CFA, Co-Chair, Sustainable Investment Thought Leadership Group, Head of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker
Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner, Arrivato LLC
1:45 PM | WHAT ARE THE BEST LONG TERM ENERGY TRANSITION SOLUTIONS AND INVESTMENTS?
Introduced by: Melvin Escudero, CFA, Founder and CEO, El Dorado Asset Management and El Dorado Investments
Herman Bril, Managing Director & Head of Responsible Investment, PSP Investments
3:00 PM | BREAK
3:15 PM | MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS
Introduced by: Daniel Fridson, Senior Advisor, McCarvill Capital Partners
4:30 PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE
5:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
Deepika Sharma, CFA, Director – Manager Research Team in Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, BlackRock, Vice Chair – Board of Directors, CFA Society New York
5:00 PM | COCKTAIL RECEPTION
- Policymaker’s views of the continent’s projects
- Future plans