Mainstreaming Impact Investing in the Pension Fund Industry
Regulation plays an immutable role in facilitating mainstream involvement of pension funds in the impact economy. Clarity on the legality is often a key barrier faced, while legal incentives accelerate mainstream adoption. We will hear of existing regulations in Denmark, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Nigeria and Ghana and hear practical strategies.
Ameenah Gurib-FakimAmbassador for the SIDS, World Diplomatic Academy; 6th President of Mauritius - Council of Women World Leaders
The 6th President of Mauritius (2015-2018), she is a distinguished figure in sustainable development. With a background in chemistry, she held a professorship at the University of Mauritius. Her academic journey includes a PhD from the University of Exeter. She is renowned for her prolific writing, with numerous books, chapters, and scientific articles to her name. She's been honored with awards such as the L'Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science and the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science. Her presence at our event on October 3, 2023, adds profound insights to discussions on impact investing and pension funds.
Oguche AgudahCEO - Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria
Oguche Agudah is CEO of the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp). His leadership guides Nigeria's $30 billion pension industry towards positive national development. With a background including roles at Standard Chartered Bank and OurCrowd, he possesses a wealth of experience in the financial sector. He's a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria, and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. His recent nomination to the Nigerian National Advisory board (NAB) for Impact Investments underscores his commitment to driving sustainable change. Oguche Agudah's insights and experience will enrich our event discussions on impact investing and pension funds.
Seamus Finn O.M.I.Chief of Faith Consistent Investing - Oblate International Pastoral (OIP) Investment Trust
Seamus Finn, OMI, serves as the Partnership Spiritual Director, leading efforts to enhance spiritual enrichment and promote the understanding of Oblate identity and mission for Partners, friends, and affiliated institutions. He holds the role of Chief of Faith Consistent Investing for the OIP Investment Trust. He remains a consultant to the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation office within his congregation. An internationally recognized figure in faith consistent and socially responsible investing, he has actively participated in Vatican-sponsored events on responsible investing and corporate social responsibility. As Chair of the Board of ICCR, he engages corporations in various important matters.
Cathie WoodCEO and CIO - ARK Investment Management LLC
Grégoire HaenniCIO - the Pension Fund of the State of Geneva (CPEG)
Morten ElkjaerVice President for Financial Sector and Business Development - IFU Denmark
Investing for SDG impact and commercial return in emerging markets, developing countries. Focus on financial intermediaries with a strategy to promote access for finance for micro and small enterprises, and financial inclusion; fund investments; larger public good infrastructure projects (blending private and public finance). Work on developing new instruments that promote SDG impact through the market including countries/markets in fragile situations, gender equality, micro and small enterprises.
Esther BadiolaSenior Climate Adviser - European Investment Bank
Archiduc Imre de Habsbourg-LorraineFounding Partner, CEO - Aliter Invest
L’archiduc Imre est le fondateur d’Aliter Invest, une société spécialisée dans les fonds de placement éthiques à dimension chrétienne. Il est actuellement président de la Fraternité européenne, un réseau rassemblant des Chrétiens de toute l’Europe qui promeut une Europe unie et fraternelle. Il se décrit comme un européen passionné et engagé, souhaitant contribuer à ce que l’Europe redécouvre son identité philosophique, culturelle et spirituelle.