Wednesday, 20 May 2020

8:00–10:45 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Coffee with Exhibitors

9:15–10:15 a.m.

What You Need to Know about the New China

Kerry Brown
Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Lau China Institute
King’s College London

  • How China is becoming the next superpower and leading influencer—based on its size and population, its manufacturing sector, GDP, and trade presence
  • What matters to China? A look at China’s displays of military prowess, its investments in cyber warfare, and its increasing financial clout
  • What are Xi Jinping’s goals and plans? Inside his plans to make China the most powerful country on Earth and to eradicate poverty for its citizens
  • A look at China’s ideology and foreign policy, and what they mean for the world
  • What would a world led by China and greatly affected by “Chinese values” look like?

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Investing with Impact: Policies, Stewardship, and Strategies for Making Money and Making a Difference

Katherine Collins
Head of Sustainable Investing
Putnam Investments

Michelle Edkins
Managing Director and Global Head of BlackRock Investment Stewardship
BlackRock

Mindy S. Lubber
CEO and President
Ceres

  • Making sustainability the bottom line by creating investor and corporate networks that drive solutions to the world’s biggest challenges while creating a model for profit
  • Supporting responsible long-term stock ownership through engagement focused on enhanced governance and sustainable business practices
  • Strategies for ESG integration by analysts and portfolio managers based on investment research, and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at a portfolio level

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

A Conversation with Michael Lewis: Observations on Wall Street and Politics 30 Years after Liar’s Poker

Michael Lewis

Financial Journalist and Best-Selling Author