ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing

June 29 | The University Club, New York

Welcome to the ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing Forum


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Opening Remarks (Michael Salat, CleanTech IQ)

Keynote: Sid Vittal, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, Mercer Investments

    Why LPs are increasingly seeking ESG strategies, as well as effective frameworks and themes being applied in infrastructure investing.

    Sid Vittal, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, Mercer Investments

ESG in Fund Selection & Ongoing Communication With Managers

    Listen to our panel featuring leading LPs, fund selectors and fund managers as they debate and discuss the most important issues impacting their selection process as it relates to their ESG and responsible investing mandates, how they integrate ESG factors into their investment strategies as well as their general outlook for the future of ESG in private market investing.

    This panel will address the following questions:

    • What types of private market investment strategies, ESG themes and disclosures are in demand by asset owners?
    • How are LPs engaging with GPs on ESG disclosure across the investment lifecycle?
    • How does ESG integration in private markets differs from public company investing?
    • How are investors implementing ESG across the supply chain to manage investment risks?
    • How are investors working with project developers around environmental protection, safety and governance issues?
    • What types of data are they collecting on ESG-related outcomes of projects?

    Megan Bethke, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Private Equity, APG Asset Management
    Damien Mitchell, Partner, StepStone
    Bradford T. Nordholm, Senior Managing Director & Co-Head, Starwood Energy
    Lars Pace, Principal, Real Assets Team, Hamilton Lane
    Akhil Unni, Partner, Private Markets Investments, GCM Grosvenor
    Kristine Pelletier, Co-head of Impact Investing Committee, NEPC (moderator)

Coffee Break

Live Fund Manager Interview: Integrating ESG into the investment process

    This live consultant Q&A with Segal Marco Advisors will focus on how Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is integrating ESG into their investment process, whether they place greater emphasis on the E, S or G, how different approaches to implementation apply in different geographies and whether ESG is a long-term influence on investor behavior.

    Tim Barron, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Segal Marco Advisors
    Paul Mitchener, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Presentation: The Regulatory Environment for Infrastructure Investing & ESG

    This presentation will provide insight on the policy environment for the financing of new energy projects, traditional infrastructure and public private partnerships, particularly as it pertains to ESG, and how the new administration is impacting the types of projects that are expected to move forward.

    Douglas Fried, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
    Keith Martin, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Closing Remarks & UN PRI’s Infrastructure Plans

    Chris Fowle, Associate Director, Americas Principles for Responsible Investment
*Agenda is subject to change


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