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Thursday, October 24th, 2024 | Convene, 101 Park Ave, New York

Helping private markets specialists deal with and define the shifting trends within ESG

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The Private Equity Wire US ESG Summit is a one-day retreat dedicated to exploring the future of sustainable investing, tailored for leaders across the private equity deal lifecycle.

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SUMMIT AGENDA

8:15 AM

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

PLENARY SESSION

CO-LOCATED WITH THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

9:00 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • What continues to keep impact investing outside the mainstream?
  • What are the longer term opportunities for financial return?
  • How is the world of impact measurement evolving?
  • How far are we from not branding impact as a separate asset class?

Next generation investing: Impact is more than just an asset class

PANEL 1

9:05 AM

US ESG SUMMIT AGENDA

9:45 AM

ESG SUMMIT WELCOME ADDRESS

New expectations: Unpacking the findings of our ESG investor survey

FIRESIDE CHAT

9:50 AM

    • What improvements have come about to counter ESG data opacity?
    • Where are the gaps when it comes to data collection and reporting?
    • Are portfolio companies growing more mature in disclosures?
    • What’s next for the world of ESG reporting?

    Data dive: Where are we on the ESG data collection journey?

    PANEL 2

    10:05 AM

    Speakers:

    • Jeff Cohen, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Oak Hill Advisors
    • Kim Erle, Global Head of ESG, H.I.G. Capital
    • Priya Prasad Bowed, Head of ESG, Oaktree

    The S in ESG: Making strides in measurement

    FIRESIDE CHAT

    10:45 AM

    Speaker:

    • Marianne Voss, Managing Director & Chief ESG Officer, Webster Equity Partners

    11:00 AM

    COFFEE BREAK

    Real value: ESG as a lever for return

    PANEL 3

    11:30 AM

    • What are the biggest opportunities for ESG-driven value creation
    • A look at some examples and success stories
    • Understanding the corelation between ESG performance and financial return
    • What remains the biggest challenge here?

    Speakers:

    • Angela Jhanji, Managing Director, EQT Partners
    • Kevin Smith, Director, Head of ESG, American Securities
    • Allison Spector, Head of ESG, One Rock Capital Partners

    Knowledge first: Spreading the ESG message further and wider

    FIRESIDE CHAT

    12:10 PM

    Regulatory focus: Where we are, and what comes next?

    PANEL 4

    12:25 PM

    • Have firms come to terms with SFDR?
    • How does the US regulatory landscape compare?
    • What more do we need to drive change?
    • What is the next big regulatory development on the horizon?

    Speaker:

    • Steve Hatfield, Co-Head of Sustainability, Carlyle Group
    • Judy Cotte, Managing Director & Head of ESG, Onex

    1:00 PM

    LUNCH

    • What are the trends emerging in the biodiversity space?
    • Where are the biggest opportunities for investors?
    • What remain the key challenges to overcome in the space?

    ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

    2:00 PM

    Roundtable A | Flavour of the week: Biodiversity

    Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 2 out of 4 sessions for the afternoon roundtables from the below:

    Speaker:

    • Will Relle, ESG Director, HarbourVest Partners

    Roundtable B | Middle ground: Aligning GP-LP frameworks

    • What are the most common ESG frameworks for institutional investors?
    • How do these differ across other LP types?
    • What are GPs doing to align with these frameworks?

    Roundtable C | Spotlight: Credit and ESG

    • How is ESG evolving in the rapidly expanding private credit market?
    • How does this compare with PE and other asset classes?
    • Where is the room for improvement?

    Roundtable D | Spotlight: Tech and ESG

    • At the firm level, a look at tech that can help monitor ESG performance
    • At the portfolio level, a look at climate tech and other innovative solutions
    • How do AI and ESG interact?

    The second iteration of the above roundtables.

    ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

    2:45 PM

    Roundtable A | Flavour of the week: Biodiversity

    Roundtable B | Middle ground: Aligning GP-LP frameworks

    Roundtable C | Spotlight: Credit and ESG

    Roundtable D | Spotlight: Tech and ESG

    • Will Relle, ESG Director, HarbourVest Partners

    3:30 PM

    COFFEE BREAK

    FIRESIDE CHAT

    4:00 PM

    Renewables: Asset performance in private vs public markets

    • Why there’s still a big PE opportunity despite dwindling public valuations
    • Getting LP backing to invest in renewables
    • Sub-sectors that show potential
    • Where renewables intersect with the world of ESG

    Speaker:

    • Alfredo Marti, Co-Founder, Sandbrook Capital

    FIRESIDE CHAT

    4:15 PM

    Net zero: Tracking progress in decarbonisation

    • Understanding the stigma around ESG and sustainability
    • Navigating ESG investing in an era of polarisation
    • Identifying institutions with an ESG-focused ethos
    • Mapping ESG sentiment across domestic and international jurisdictions

    ESG and politics: A much-needed separation

    PANEL 5

    4:30 PM

    5:00 PM

    NETWORKING RECEPTION

    Connect with peers from around the industry over a glass of wine

    6:00 PM

    EVENT CLOSES

    All Summits and Webinars are CPD accredited, so you can learn, network and develop new skills.

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    Priya Prasad Bowed

    Head of ESG at Oaktree Capital Management

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    Head of ESG & Sustainability at Oak Hill Advisors

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    Jeff Cohen

    Global Head of ESG at

    H.I.G. Capital

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    Kim Erle

    Co-Head of Sustainability at Carlyle Group

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    Steve Hatfield

    Managing Director at EQT Partners

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    Angela Jhanji

    Alfredo Marti

    Co-Founder at Sandbrook Capital

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    Will Relle

    ESG Director at HarbourVest Partners

    Allison Spector

    Kevin Smith

    Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners

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    Director, Head of ESG at American Securities

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    Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kimmeridge


    Ben Dell

    MD & Head of Sustainable Investing Group at Wafra

    Avantika Saisekar

    Director, ESG Engagement at New Mountain Capital

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    Pamela Kauppila

    Managing Director & Chief ESG Officer at Webster Equity Partners

    Marianne Voss

    Judy Cotte

    Managing Director & Head of ESG at Onex

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