08:00 – 09:15
Registration and Exhibition
Registration and opening of the Impact Investing exhibition which showcases all the latest innovations in impact investing.

09:15 – 09:25
Welcome
Introduction by the conference chair, Karen Shackleton.


09:25 – 09:45
Keynote
Impact investing: a strategy for the future
The Global Impact Investing Network discusses the latest trends and data with regard to the pandemic to set the scene for the conference.


09:45 – 10:25
Panel
What capital will be required through the recovery phase to support social enterprises
How can asset owners and fund managers coalesce to identify opportunities which have not been previously considered to really move the dial? Our panel investigates some interesting ideas around bringing people together to think differently.


10:25 – 11:00
Round Table Discussion
Brainstorming ideas following what you have just heard
Following on from the panel discussion in previous session, this session challenges the audience to identify new ideas that can help deliver change. How can pension funds achieve impact in a ‘new world’? Should they do more? Are there still barriers to overcome to encourage the uptake in impact investment?

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee

11:30 – 12:10
Panel
Assessing impact outcomes and reporting
Impact investing provides the opportunity for investors to deliver investment returns while making a positive contribution to society. Measuring and reporting of both the financial and non-financial elements of impact investment are an essential part of the process. Our panel discusses the hows and whys of impact measurement, and the challenges that investors face when reporting on the success – or otherwise – of their impact commitments.


12:10 – 12:30
Presentation
The role of impact strategies in a pension fund’s investment strategy statement
An investment committee may choose to invest in impact strategies and suitable investment vehicles may be available in the market. However, consultants can often be the catalyst for the decision to commit funds. Do consultants have access to sufficient research when assessing these investment opportunities? How are they incorporating non-financial factors into their recommendations?


12:30 – 12:50
Presentation
How do you monitor and access impact investment and what happens if it all goes wrong
When investors commit to an impact strategy, how can they tell if their expectations are being met? And what can be done to keep those investments on track? We will look at this in terms of a ‘performance review’ and what can be expected from fund managers.

12:50 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 14:10
Presentation
The Impact Investing Institute
Developments in impact investment in the UK


14:10 – 14:30
Presentation
Social impact and the outcomes of the pandemic


14:30 – 14:50
Presentation
Environmental impact


14:50 – 15:30
Panel
Achieving environmental benefit through impact
Our panel investigates the options available to investors looking to enable change through impact investment.

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee

16:00 – 16:40
Round Table Discussion
What do members want?
Should allocation decisions be purely financial and are the investments reflective of the member expectations? What would the ultimate beneficiaries of the pension schemes – the future pensioners – like to see from their investments?


16:20 – 16:40
Presentation
Building an Impact Strategy
Our speaker takes us through the detail of what’s involved when setting up an impact strategy.


16:40 – 17:20
Panel
Introducing impact into an investment strategy
One of the challenges for investors looking to invest for the first time in impact strategies is the question of how to do it in practice. We’ve heard from some great speakers and learned a great deal about different aspects of impact investing. This panel brings it all together and looks at how pension funds can build impact in to their investment strategies.

17:20 – 17:40
Pensions for Purpose Awards Presentation and Conference Close


17:40 – 19:00
Drinks in the exhibition area


19:00
Dinner at Natural Kitchen