18 days until the event!

 

Overview

With the growing recognition that the financial and the social or environmental returns of an investment are not necessarily incompatible, responsible investing is steadily gaining momentum.

On 7 February 2018, ALFI will have the pleasure to welcome M. Don Gerritsen, Benelux Head of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). PRI is the leading network for investors demonstrating their commitment to responsible ownership and long-term, sustainable returns. At an exclusive ALFI member event, Don Gerritsen will show you how versatile responsible investment opportunities throughout the investment chain can be.

The seminar will cover three main topics:

  • What is responsible investing?
  • What is increasingly driving responsible investing?
  • How can investors – and asset managers – practice responsible investing?

About the PRI:
In early 2005, the then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan invited a group of the world’s largest institutional investors to join a process to develop the Principles for Responsible Investment. A 20-person investor group drawn from institutions in 12 countries was supported by a 70-person group of experts from the investment industry, intergovernmental organisations and civil society. The Principles were launched in April 2006 at the New York Stock Exchange. Since then the number of signatories has grown from 100 to over 1,800.
(source: www.unpri.org)

This seminar is reserved to ALFI members and participation is free of charge.

 

Agenda

16:00-16:30

Registration

16:30-16:35

Welcome speech by ALFI

16:35-17:00

Responsible investment opportunities across the investment chain

17:00-17:40

Panel discussion: Transparency in Responsible Investing, practical experiences

17:40-17:45

Closing remarks

17:45-18:15

Closing drink

 

Speakers

Don Gerritsen
Don Gerritsen, Head of Benelux, Principles for Responsible Investment

The PRI is the largest investor initiative in the world. I oversee its practices in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Specialties:
• Responsible investment strategy & policy design
• ESG integration
• Active ownership (stewardship) of investments: AGMs, engagement, (proxy)voting
• Responsible investment at portfolio level and in debt & equity
• Impact investing
• Stakeholder engagement, such as stakeholder dialogues
• Strategic partnerships & alliances

Hertz,Christian
Christian Hertz, Legal Director, Luxembourg Investment Solutions

Christian is a director and head of legal at Luxembourg Investment Solutions S.A., the leading third-party AIFM in Luxembourg. Before joining LIS in 2016, Christian worked 14 years as a private practice lawyer in leading law firms, including 5 years as M&A lawyer with De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris, and 9 years as fund lawyer with Linklaters in Luxembourg. He also worked in London and Hong-Kong. Christian is a member of several industry committees and a regular speaker at industry events. He notably co-chairs the Responsible Investing Committee of ALFI.

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Molitor,Corinne
Corinne Molitor, Chairperson, ALFI Responsible Investing Technical Committee

Corinne has been working over 20 years in the Luxembourg financial sector, a.o. as Head of Business Development for institutional clients of Banque de Luxembourg. She developed a strong interest for impact investment funds and is a founding member of EIIL-European Impact Investment Luxembourg.
From 2013 to 2016, Corinne was based in Bangkok with her family, working as a freelance consultant for renewable energy and impact investment projects in South-East Asia.
Since October 2016, Corinne is a Director of Innpact, a private consulting company fostering innovative and sustainable impact investment initiatives. She co-chairs the ALFI Responsible investing committee and sits on the Board of ADA Asbl, an NGO specialized in microfinance and inclusive finance.
Corinne holds a Master in Business management and Economics and a Bachelor in Law from Universités de Strasbourg, France as well as a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD, Singapore.

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Pierre Oberlé
Pierre Oberlé, Senior Business Development Manager, ALFI

Pierre Oberlé graduated with an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, USA in 2007. He also graduated with a Master’s degree in French-American business from the University of Caen, France and a Maîtrise in Economics from the University of Strasbourg, France.

He joined the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in 2007 as Business Development Officer. In 2010 he became Business Development Manager. On this occasion, he was appointed as Secretary of the Executive Committee, of the Strategic Advisory Board and of the Management Committee.

In 2015 he was promoted Senior Business Development Manager.
His main role is to contribute to the development of the Luxembourg investment fund industry by attracting new players to Luxembourg, developing new activities, opening new markets for the distribution of Luxembourg funds and by strengthening the relations with other key financial centers.

Vankalas,Sachin
Sachin Vankalas, Director of Operations & Sustainability, LuxFLAG

Sachin Vankalas is a seasoned finance professional, with over a decade of professional experience in Asset Management and in particular in Impact and Responsible Investing. At present, in his role as the Director of Operations and Sustainability at Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG), Sachin primarily works with Investment funds active in Responsible / Sustainable Investing themes which include Microfinance, Climate, ESG, Impact Finance, etc. Prior to joining LuxFLAG, Sachin worked as an Investment Officer for a Swiss Asset Management firm in Zurich and before as a Rating Analyst in an International Rating Agency.  Sachin completed executive education programs in Finance and Sustainability from Harvard University & NYU Stern  and holds a MS in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance. Sachin is a member of the ALFI Technical Committee and Working Groups on Responsible Investing and seats on the Boards of multiple organisation active in Sustainable Finance.

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