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

Mary Childs, Moderator
Co-host and Correspondent
Planet Money podcast, NPR

  • 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, CFA
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

Richard Brandweiner, CFA, Moderator
Chief Executive Officer
Pendal Australia

  • 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

Morgan Housel, Moderator
​Partner
Collaborative Fund