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What was once thought of as a passing fad has grown into a standard throughout the investment community. The positive effects of ESG has influenced companies and investors alike into altering their policies and operations. Investors have experienced improved returns and lower risk as a result of ESG. This is a strategy that will undoubtedly continue to evolve and proliferate throughout the investment community.

This annual Report brings together U.S. and Canadian based institutional investment group representatives, to contribute through a series of white papers, interviews and roundtable debates on the emerging interest in ESG and sustainability focussed investing, at a time when awareness for and acceptance of the benefits ESG considerations bring to a portfolio are rapidly increasing.

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SECTION 1


TAKING THE FIRST STEPS

1.1 ROUNDTABLE: Do ESG performance return metrics outpace traditional investments?
- Confirmed: Craig Robbins, Director of Investments, Childrens Hospital of Minnesota

1.2 INTERVIEW: Working through the complexities of establishing an ESG policy to ensure all stakeholders are onboard
- Invited: Catherine Simard, Director, Investment Stewardship, Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ)

1.3 INTERVIEW: The metrics that determine what constitutes an ESG investment
- Invited: Christopher Rowe, Vice President, Investments, The Church Pension Group

SECTION 2


EXPANDING HORIZONS

2.2 INTERVIEW: Why and how are ESG investments delivering competitive returns relative to non-ESG investments?
- Confirmed: Meg Voorhees, Director of Research, Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

2.3 INTERVIEW: The different beneficial ways that asset managers can educate the investment community
- Invited: Emily Kreps, Global Director, Investor Initiatives, CDP

SECTION 3


STAKING A CLAIM IN INSTITUTIONAL PORTFOLIOS

3.1 INTERVIEW: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Resolving the data overload issue in identifying ESG assets
- Invited: Ajit Singh, Chief Investment Officer, Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund

3.2 INTERVIEW: How is the institutional investment community responding to the threat of climate change?

Confirmed: James Davis, Chief Investment Officer, OPTrust

3.3 INTERVIEW: What impact will economic turbulence have on asset selection?
- Confirmed: E Shepard Farrar, Chief, Investment Management, Inter-American Development Bank

3.4 INTERVIEW: Can ESG and traditional energy investments coexist in institutional portfolios?
- Confirmed: Anders Schelde, Chief Investment Officer, MP Pension

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By listening to those in the industry, we create a shortlist of individuals who most influence and inspire those around them and invite them to contribute to our reports and events by:

Contributing a thought piece on an issue raised in the market research

Participating in or moderating a roundtable with other industry leaders

Participating as an interviewer or interviewee

Producing a case study white paper written with a client or supplier

Taking part in a head to head debate with another respected industry professional.

Clear Path Analysis is always open to suggestions of suitable contributors for future topics.

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All our sponsorship packages are ‘tailor made’ to ensure complete success for our clients, so you can feel assured that your specific aims are being addressed. If you’re interested in any of the above benefits then please contact us below about sponsorship:

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All our sponsorship packages are ‘tailor made’ to ensure complete success for our clients, so you can feel assured that your specific aims are being addressed. If you’re interested in any of the above benefits then please contact us below about sponsorship:

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