1:45–3:15 p.m.

Investing in a Better World: The Role of Asset Owners in Encouraging Good Governance and Shaping Sustainable Business Practices

Dan Bienvenue, CFA
Interim Chief Operating Investment Officer and Managing Investment Director, Global Equity
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Hiro Mizuno
Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan

Deborah Ng, CFA
Director, Strategy, and Head of Responsible Investing
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Richard Brandweiner, CFA, Moderator
Chief Executive Officer
Pendal Australia

  • How are major asset owners approaching “solution-based” investment strategies, such as ESG, impact investing, and activist investing, and how have they built appropriate cultures and operational capabilities to support favored investment approaches?
  • What processes and principles must be established for asset owners to have a positive impact on companies they invest in? How are investment priorities established?
  • How do asset owners quantify their impact? What risks and trade-offs are associated with a more activist approach to investing?

Specialty Focus Area: Sustainable Investing