Lunch & Learn

Mainstreaming sustainability-themed investment products

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 From 12:00 to 14:00 (CET) PwC Geneva - Room Mont-Fort-Saleina
Impact and Transparency

Are ESG products transparent enough and understood by investors? The asset management industry is under pressure to shift capital to green companies. Are sustainable/climate funds delivering on their promises? Is there a risk that ESG products make us feel better as investors and pension savers but actually do little to the planet and to improve human well-being? How to enhance trust and transparency to help investors make informed decision? A panel of experts will tackle these questions and propose ideas on how ESG regulation can accelerate the transition to a greener economy.

Speakers:

Yongfu Ouyang

Chief Institutional Investment Facilitation - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Mr. Yongfu Ouyang leads UNCTAD’s programme facilitating long-term investment by institutional investors in the SDGs, especially in developing economies, especially by advocating for standard harmonization, quality reporting and market transparency.

Angélique Chatton

Responsable RSE / durabilité - Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

Mrs. Angélique Chatton joined the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in 2016. She led the review of the Bank's CSR strategy and organisation. She has been Head of CSR since 2020.

Alexandre Pahud

Chairman of the Board - AVENA Fondation BCV 2ème pilier

Mr. Alexandre Pahud is a member of the board of several pension institutions. He collaborates since 2003 with Terre des hommes, most recently as Head of institutional administration.

Angela de Wolff

Founding Partner - Conser Invest

Angela de Wolff has been active in the financial sector for 28 years, focusing on RI. In 2007, she created Conser, a firm specialized on sustainable investment and ESG verification. She is a member of the board of the Banque Cantonale de Genève and former president of Sustainable Finance Geneva.