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TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL MARKETS

2015 could go down as the biggest year yet for responsible investment.

 

The attention focused on the industry has rapidly increased, member apathy has started a rapid decline, ESG and ethics are expanding across products, asset classes and rapidly into private wealth markets, whilst expectations of consumers are rising seeking both strong returns and a positive impact from their retirement savings.

 

It is increasingly the expectation of global asset owners and regulators that responsible investment is the benchmark of good investment practice and whilst the majority of Australians now expect their investments do no harm as a minimum. This comes at a time when we are seeing increasing textbook examples of how ESG factors are core to understanding company valuations.

 

This is a complex and changing world to navigate, where more capital is shifting into responsible investments than ever before, which is why you don’t want to miss this year’s Responsible Investment Conference:

  • Be informed about the latest developments in Responsible investing
  • Better understand the rise of the engaged consumer and how to meet their expectations
  • Get insights that will help you navigate the complexities of this rapidly changing market
  • Learn about key ESG and ethical issues and themes impacting ASX companies
  • Hear about the policies that are needed to shape long term, responsible financial markets
  • Find out where the opportunities lie for driving new business for those offering RI products and advice

 
If you’re a superfund or asset manager, in private wealth or financial planning, if you’re looking to invest as a not for profit or charity, if you invest ethically or look at ESG as core driver of value, then this year’s program will have plenty for you. Make sure you’re at this largest annual gathering of the Responsible Investment industry in our region this November in Sydney.

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KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Martin Skancke – Chair of PRI

Formerly heading up the Norwegian Government department responsible for the Norwegian Pension Fund, Martin will discuss the Pension Fund’s response to fossil fuel risks through divestment and active ownership, the role of policy in enabling long term investment, and where ethics sits for the modern fiduciary.

Adrian Orr – CEO of New Zealand Super Fund

Adrian will provide an insight into the NZ Super Fund’s view on long term investment, as a global asset owner taking a strong approach to responsible investment. He will also consider how funds are managing the rise of the engaged stakeholder as well as insights into the view on global inequality from the perspective of a large univeral owner, taken from Adrian’s participation in the Inclusive Capitalism initiative.

Jenny Mack – Director Superannuation Consumers Centre, Trustee of Sunsuper

Jenny will provide important insights into the rapidly rising engagement and expectations of consumers, members and clients, bringing her views from across trustee, consumer advocate, including her past heading up Choice.

Matthew Kiernan – CEO, Inflection Point Capital Management

A pioneer of the industry, Matthew will bring his global insights into the rapidly rising second wave of responsible investment, covering off on issues including the lead up towards COP21

Anastasia Cammaroto – Chief Information Officer, BT Financial Group

The race to get members better engaged is on, and BT FG is implementing cutting edge strategies, using latest technology, to do just that.

Geoffrey Cousins – President of the Australian Conservation Foundation & Non-Executive Director at Telstra

Geoff will bring his view from both the board room and the NGO to the important discussion of how NGOs, investors and businesses can collaborate effectively.

Plus many many more speakers!

DELEGATES ATTENDING FROM

Accord Financial Solutions

AMP Capital

Amundi Asset Management

Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Australian Council of Superannuation Investors

AGL Energy

ANZ Bank

August Investments

Ausbil Investment Management

Australian Conservation Foundation

Australian Ethical Investments

Australian Unity

AXA Investment Managers

Baker & McKenzie

Bank Australia

Baptist World Aid

Barclays

Bendigo Wealth

BNP Paribas Investment Partners

BT Financial Group

BT Investment Management

CAER

Cages Foundation

Canopy Private

Christian Super

CGI Glass Lewis

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Climate Investor One

Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Community Sector Banking

Cresent Wealth

CSIRO

Deakin University

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Environmental Health Trust

Ethical Investment Advisers

Ethical Investment Services

Ethinvest

Evans and Partners

EY

Ficaes

Fiducian Financial Services

Financial Services Council

First State Super

FTSE Russell

Future Fund

Future Super

Global Proxy Solicitation

Gold Leaf Financial Services

Grant Thornton Australia

Guidance Financial Services

Hermes Investment Management

HESTA

Hunter Hall

IGCC

IMH Squared

Impact Investment Australia

Impact Investment Group

Inflection Point Capital Management

Investa Property Group

ISS Australia

Ivesta Advisory

Justin Brand

JustInvest Financial Planning

Kinetic Super

KPMG

KPMG-Banarra

KTM Capital

LeapFrog Investments

Local Government Super

Maple-Brown Abbott

Market Forces

Martin Currie Australia

Mercer

MSCI

NAB Investment Management

Natixis Global Asset Management

New Forests Asset Management

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Newton Investment Management

NGS Super

Northern Trust Asset Management

Novo Wealth

Ord Minnett

Oxfam

Perpetual

QBE Management Services

PRI Association

QIC

Redpoint Investment Management

Regnan Governance Research & Engagement

Roe’s Financial Services

Russell Investments

Shadforth Financial Group

Stafford Capital Partners

StatePlus

Stewart Partners

Stewart Investors

SunSuper

Superannuation Consumers Centre

SuperRatings

Tas Ethical

Teachers Mutual Bank

The Nature Conservancy

The Sustainability Report

Thomson Reuters

Towers Watson

UBS Asset Management Australia

UCA Funds Management

Uniting Financial Services

University of NSW

University of Sydney

VFMC

Westpac

Wellington Management

Woolworths

WWF-Australia

TICKETS AND PROGRAM

SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

AEI Profile
Northern Trust Small

Gold Sponsors

FTSE Russell Profile
HH Conf Sponsor
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Exhibitors

Print
CAER Sponsor
Climate Investor Small
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UBS sponsor
UCA FM Sponsor

Carbon Offset Partner

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Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Please contact RIAA on info@responsibleinvestment.org or 02 8228 8100 for more information.

LOCATION

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DOCKSIDE

 

Dockside is ideally positioned within Cockle Bay Wharf, in Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct. Just a moment’s walk to the CBD, this venue features excellent natural light and space all with sparkling water views stretching over Darling Harbour.

 

Address:

Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf

Sydney NSW 2000

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