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2022 Agenda

8:20
Networking and registration
8.50
Chair’s opening remarks
9:00
Keynote Address
ESG as a value driver and delivering returns
9:20

Opening Debate
Will new ESG regulations work or will they result in even more box ticking?
  • Is SFDR putting too much pressure on private equity firms?
  • What do LPs actually want when it comes to ESG reporting?
  • Will new rules mis-proportionally impact smaller GPs?
10:00
Panel discussion
ESG in the due diligence process
  • Can you take ESG seriously without making it a priority during the due diligence process?
  • Thinking about ESG DD as risk management
  • How to diligence a target through an ESG lens
10:40
Networking and coffee break
11:00
What is next on the ESG agenda for LPs
11:40
Panel discussion
ESG talent and skill sets
  • Moving from dedicated personnel to firm-wide responsibility and behaviours
  • What skill sets do dedicated ESG personnel require?
  • Where to look: Which talent pools are best suited for ESG professionals?
  • Where do ESG personnel belong; deal teams, compliance, investor relations, communications or operations or across the business?
12:20
Expert interview
Focusing on the ‘S’ in ESG: Social value
  • Ensuring investments positively impact the societies and communities in which they operate
  • How to measure the S and the value created

12:40
Lunch break
13:40

Panel discussion
The ESG tech wave
  • Integrating new standards and frameworks into data collection systems
  • ESG reporting: how can technology help?
  • Making the unstructured structured: ESG data governance
  • Investment opportunities in ESG tech: creating efficiencies and increasing sustainability
14:20
Roundtables/Workshop:
  • Biodiversity: what’s on the horizon?
  • Measuring carbon: from carbon tax to carbon offsetting

15:20
Networking and coffee break
15:40
Case studies
ESG as a value creator
  • How has ESG led to better returns
  • ‘From source to sale’ an ESG journey: tracking how a GP used ESG to create value

Case Study 1: Summa Equity - Sortera
Reynir Indahl, Managing Partner, Summa Equity

Case Study 2: Ambienta - Nactarome
Fabio Ranghino, Principal and Head of Strategy and Sustainability, Ambienta

16:20
Panel Discussion
ESG and Fund Finance
17:00
Closing panel discussion: ESG at exit
  • Boosting returns by properly telling your ESG story
  • What do different buyers expect when it comes to ESG?
  • Communicating ESG efforts for IPO
17:30
Chair’s closing remarks
17:30
Drinks reception