Morning Sessions


09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 09:40
Chair’s Opening Remarks

Summit Chair
Dawn Turner
Independent Adviser & NED

09:40 – 10:20
Opening Keynote: Re-educating earthlings: why education is key to saving our planet
In this keynote session Mattea focuses on the role that education can have in reconnecting adults and children to nature. The founder of Re-educating earthlings, and self-publisher of three picture books, will take us on a thought-provoking tour of the problems and challenges that we are facing in saving our planet and the role that investors can play in delivering a better future for everyone.

Mattea Pauc
Re-educating Earthlings

10:20 – 10:40
Presentation: Real estate and the UK life sciences sector
Scientific advancements, demographic trends and the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of the life sciences sector globally. The research, development and manufacturing of often life-saving therapies provides a clear social impact. The UK life sciences market is the largest in Europe. However, the sector in the UK faces a critical challenge – an undersupply of best-in-class life science facilities and real estate. There is strong demand for space. How can we facilitate the growth of the sector in the UK? Join us to hear more about our UK Life Sciences real estate capabilities where we will assess the investment case, demystify life sciences and highlight the positive social impact of the sector.

Zachary Gauge
Head of Research & Strategy Europe ex DACH

10:40 – 11:10
Panel: The power of pensions – investment for the social good
The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis. Too much demand, not enough supply, people being priced out of their local communities and struggling to find properties that are suitable for their families. How can institutional investors help turn the tide and improve the quality and quantity of the nation’s housing stock while delivering solid returns for investors.

Dawn Turner
Independent Adviser & NED

Jill Davys
Director, Global Assets

Jeremy Hughes
Senior Pensions Secretary
Local Government Association


11:10 – 11:40


11:40 – 12:00
Presentation: Sustainable outcomes: what can you really target?
Latest regulation and industry discussion is coming to recognise the difference between ESG and Sustainable. Too often “ESG” outcomes have been marketed or reported by asset managers as Sustainable Outcomes. This presentation will outline the importance of the difference between the two and what having Sustainable Outcomes might mean for product development across asset classes.

Sam Tripuraneni
Head of Sustainable Outcomes
Aviva Investors

12:00 – 12:40
Panel: Impact and RI Question Time
Live from the heart of London Zoo, we bring you the impact and responsible investment Question Time. A highly interactive session – modelled on the format of the successful BBC programme – that will discuss what’s hot and what’s not in the sphere of Pension Scheme Investing through an impact and ESG lens.

Are we taking net zero and climate change seriously enough? What does impact investment really mean? Are asset managers stepping up the plate to develop solutions that work for pension schemes? And do schemes have the knowledge and tools at their disposal to invest wisely for their members? We’ll be discussing all this and more! Submit topics in advance, use Slido on the day, or just stick your hand up the old-fashioned way to get involved.

Darren Philp
Founder and Managing Director
Shula PR and Policy

Nico Aspinall
Independent Consultant

Caroline Hopper
Lead Consultant

Karen Shackleton
Chair & Founder
Pensions for Purpose

12:40 – 13:00
Presentation: Timberland investments – natural climate solutions and natural options
Timberland is at the forefront of growing institutional investor interest in natural climate solutions that can provide attractive returns, portfolio diversification and ESG benefits including high quality carbon sequestration and carbon credits. Sustainable timberland investing offers a range of value creation options and climate solutions at scale that can support investors’ net zero and financial goals.

Eric Cooperström
Managing Director, Impact Investing and Natural Climate Solutions
Manulife Investment Management


13:00 – 14:00

Afternoon Sessions


14:00 – 14:40
Keynote: Biodiversity & finance – an introduction
Biodiversity is currently declining faster than at any other time in human history, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the future of the planet. The finance sector has a key role to play in mitigating this crisis, and in this presentation by the Zoological Society of London we will look at how financial institutions can take the first steps to integrate nature into decision making. Topics include looking at the current drivers of biodiversity loss, highlighting how responsible investors can manage biodiversity risk in portfolios and thinking about how impact investors can finance nature-positive projects.

Fergus Campbell
Sustainable Finance Adviser
Zoological Society of London

14:40 – 14:50
Lightning Session: The societal case for co-living
The presentation will focus on the positive impact large-scale co-living buildings can have on the individuals that live in them, the surrounding local community, and the wider society, and why investors should be investing the sector.

Chris Saunders
COLIV Investment Director
DTZ Investors

14:50 – 15:10
Fireside chat: How the unprecedented events of today are reshaping the investment landscape for health and wellbeing for tomorrow
Meeting the health and wellbeing needs across the world has come under extraordinary pressure over the last five years. De-globalisation and COVID recovery present significant challenges and opportunities, and rapid developments in science mean we are innovating faster than ever. These trends, among others, are rapidly shaping the investment landscape for tomorrow. In this fireside chat we’ll be discussing what this all means, and the opportunities for global equity investors who take a thematic approach.

Dawn Turner
Independent Adviser & NED

Duncan Goodwin
Senior Investment Manager – Global Equity
Premier Miton Investors

15:10 – 15:20
Lightning Session: DEATH – the unspoken truths
There isn’t just an economic cost when we die, the bereavement sector has a significant environmental impact. What opportunities are there to improve sustainability and reduce carbon emissions?

Mike Kew
Darwin Alternatives


15:20 – 15:50


15:50 – 16:30
Panel: Investing for people, for impact and for the planet
In our final panel we look at how impact and responsible investment can create a win-win for society and in delivering great returns for schemes and their members. What should we be aiming for as schemes? How do we define success and how do we know when we have been successful?

Dawn Turner
Independent Adviser & NED

Andy Cheseldine
Capital Cranfield and Chair of the Smart Pension Master Trust

Oliver Cupit
Sustainable Business and Finance Programme Manager
Zoological Society of London

Gustave Loriot
Responsible Investment Manager
London CIV

Danyal Sattar
Big Issue Invest

16:30 – 17:10
Closing Keynote: Dr. Gabrielle Walker
Writer, broadcaster and strategist Gabrielle considers the inter-connected scientific, technological, economic and also political aspects of climate change. She looks at how areas including sustainability, the circular economy and energy affect investment, reputation and long-term risk. Having witnessed and studied climate change first hand she remains optimistic about human endeavours to reverse or reduce the damage done with planning, collaboration and innovation.

17:10 – 17:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks

Summit Chair
Dawn Turner
Independent Adviser & NED


17:15 – 18:30
Drinks Reception and Zoo Tours