This session looks at how sustainability policies under President Biden combined with the ongoing EU policies means 2021 marks a new frontier for the progression of sustainability. This discussion examines what that means for investors in terms of both opportunities and risk.
Sarah Bratton Hughes is the head of sustainability, North America. Her responsibilities include leading the sustainability strategy and ESG integration in North America. She joined Schroders in 2011 and is based in New York.
Previously, she was an investment director at Schroders which involved supporting and representing the Schroders’ sustainability team as well as the Schroders US small cap and US small and mid cap investment capabilities to clients and prospective clients. She was also responsible for ESG integration in North America. Prior to joining Schroders, she was with JP Morgan from 2007-2011. Bratton-Hughs has a BA in Economics and a BSc in Business Management both from St. Francis College.
Matt Patsky is chief executive of Trillium Asset Management, an investment firm devoted exclusively to social and responsible investing. There, he serves as a portfolio manager on Trillium’s sustainable opportunities strategy and the Trillium ESG global equity strategy. He has three decades of experience in investment research and investment management. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 as a technology analyst. In 1989, while covering emerging growth companies for Lehman, he began to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into his research, becoming the first sell side analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As director of equity research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built the firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, resource optimisation, and organic and natural products. Before joining Trillium, he worked at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as director of research, chair of the investment committee, and portfolio manager for the green solutions strategy and the Winslow green solutions fund.
Matt has served on the boards of Environmental League of Massachusetts, Shared Interest, Pro Mujer, US SIF, and Root Capital. He is also a member of the Social Venture Circle (SVC) and is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Patsky lives with his husband Jun Untalan in Boston. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Torben Möger Pedersen is chair of the board at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Danish Society for Education and Business (DSEB) as well as Gefion Gymnasium and vice chair at Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). He holds a number of other board and investment committee memberships including Arbejdernes Landsbank, Insurance & Pension Denmark, Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund III K/S, Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund IV K/S, Copenhagen Infrastructure New Markets Fund I K/S, Danish Agribusiness Fund, Danish Climate Investment Fund, Danish SDG Investment Fund, SDG High Level Advisory Board, and Board Leadership Society in Denmark. In November 2019, the Danish Government appointed Moger Pedersen chair of the climate partnership for the financial sector and in 2020 he was appointed chair of Danmarks Genopretningsfond.
Möger Pedersen is a B-Team leader and member of the Steering Committee of Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. In addition, Torben Möger Pedersen is a member of OECDs Working Group on Long-Term Investments, the Private Sector Advisory Group within the UN’s Green Climate Fund, the Global Agenda Council on Investments and The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders under the auspices of World Economic Forum and member of the advisory board in OECD’s Centre on Green Finance and Investment.
Möger Pedersen holds a Master of Science in Economics from Copenhagen University and has completed executive management programs from Babson College, INSEAD Fontainebleau, INSEAD Singapore and Wharton Business School.
He was in 2018 appointed adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School Department of Finance and Department of Economics.
Fiona Reynolds is the chief executive of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the UN supported organisation, with more than 3,500 signatories which collectively represent over $100 trillion in assets under management. She is responsible for the PRI’s global operations.
Appointed at the beginning of 2013, Reynolds has 25 years' experience in the financial services and pension sector. She joined the PRI from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent seven years as the chief executive.
She serves on the board of the UN Global Compact, she chaired of the Financial Services Commission into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (The Liechtenstein initiative) and is now a member of the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Global Steering Committee. Reynolds is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the advisory board for the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road, the global steering committee for the Investor Agenda on Climate Action and the steering committee for Climate Action 100+. She is also on the investment committee for Laudes foundation and the advisory board for BASF and the advisory council of Bloomberg Green.
She was named by Barron’s magazine of one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally and has twice been named by the Australian Financial Review (AFR) as of one of Australia’s 100 women of influence for her work in financial services and responsible investment.
How climate change could impact investment returns over the next 30 years – UK
How climate change could impact investment returns over the next 30 years – US
How climate change could impact investment returns over the next 30 years – Global
Sustainable investment report Q4 2020: Looking ahead from a transformative year – UK
Sustainable Investment Report Q4 2020: Looking ahead from a transformative year – USA
Sustainable Investment Report Q4 2020: Looking ahead from a transformative year – Global