Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2022

Event Summary

The 5th Annual Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, with official event partner UNEP FI, returned to an in-person format on the 26 April in the Hilton Bankside and streamed live online on the 4 & 5 May, welcomed 217 in-person attendees, 3,040 online registrations, 71 Speakers and 53 Partners.
Impact as a driver

It was clear from discussions that there has been a shift in the allocation of capital, but that there needs to be a changing paradigm – to ensure that impact is more central in decision-making.

Global Language

Our panelists raised the issue of the need for a global language to link ESG with the rest of the world, enabling collaboration and therefore driving the net zero agenda.

EU Green Deal

Despite the European Green Deal enabling an opportunity for Europe to accelerate strategic investments to decarbonise its economy, these commitments will require an increase in investment, estimated at 520 billion euros per year until 2030. ​

World Class Speakers

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2022 brought together leading investors, investment managers, banks, multi-laterals, policymakers, think-tanks, and NGOs from across Europe.

Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief Governance & Compliance Officer
Norges Bank Investment Management
Catherine Howarth
David Zellner
Chief Investment Officer
Wespath Benefits & Investments
Elina Kamentizer
Department Director, Operations Support & Climate
European Investment Bank
Morten Nilsson
Brightwell (formerly BT Pension Scheme Management)
Olivier Guersent
Director General
European Commission

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Meeting the UN SDGs - Collaborating for impactful, holistic responsible investment across borders and assets

David Atkins from Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) was interviewed live at Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2022. David Atkins shares his views on if the European Green Deal will set the tone for accelerating strategic investments, and how we can accommodate concerns of developing countries to ensure broad support for the global implementation of a green recovery.


David Atkins, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

UNEP FI Panel: Enabling the net-zero transition through sector engagement

The net-zero transition in the real economy requires investors to actively support decarbonisation efforts through engagement with companies and their stakeholders. To date, they have largely focused on engagement with publicly listed companies, using tools such as dialogue with companies or proxy voting.

Although these corporate engagement efforts have demonstrated much success in raising the business community’s climate ambitions, it becomes less effective when the business case for the requested action is impractical, uneconomic or uncertain – often the case for companies in hard-to-abate sectors.

What is needed is sector/value chain engagement that increases investors’ ability to support solutions across industries. It is often more efficient for both companies and investors and also helps investors identify the systemic economic, technological and/or regulatory hurdles that obstruct the decarbonisation process, which sets the foundation for policy engagement.

  • David H. Zellner, Chief Investment Officer, Wespath Benefits and Investments
  • Morten Nilsson, CEO, BT Pension Scheme Management
  • Joel Prohin, Head of Investment Management, Asset Management Division, Caisse des Depots
  • Kurt Morriesen, Head of INvestment Stewardship, LGIM
  • Paul Dickinson, Founder and Chair, CDP

2022 Partners

Headline Partner
Industry Partners
Strategic Partners
Supporting Partners
Institutional Partners

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