Sponsor

DWS is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 719bn* of assets under management (as of 30 June 2019). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep ESG focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients.

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the largest independent investment management firms in the world. We are a private firm whose sole business is investment management, and we serve as investment adviser for institutional clients in over 60 countries. Our most distinctive strength is our commitment to rigorous, proprietary research — the foundation upon which our investment approaches are built. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all sectors of the global securities markets.

Co-sponsors

AXA Investment Managers offers insurers over 20 years' experience designing and implementing sustainable, integrated insurance solutions – from asset allocation, through capital efficient investment strategies, to balance sheet management and regulatory reporting.

 AXA IM's deep understanding of the challenges that insurers face, combined with our expertise across traditional and alternative asset strategies, means that we are uniquely well placed to partner with insurers and help optimise their investment portfolios to meet their financial, accounting and regulatory objectives.

www.axa-im.com

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

  • We work with corporates and governments, helping them to align their strategies with climate science and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • We provide expert advice and assurance, giving investors and financial institutions the confidence that green finance will have genuinely green outcomes
  • We provide independent insight and support the development of low carbon technologies and solutions, building the foundations for the energy system of the future

We are an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.

Our broad product line supports clients' needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office. We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.

  • Asset owners use our research, data, benchmarks and multi-asset class risk management tools to determine whether the managers they hire are delivering appropriate risk-adjusted returns
  • Chief investment officers use our extensive, high-quality data to develop and test investment strategies. They also use our models and performance attribution tools to understand the drivers of return in their portfolios
  • Active managers rely on our factor models, data and portfolio construction and optimization tools to build portfolios and keep them aligned with their investment objectives
  • Passive managers use our index data, equity factor models and optimizer to construct their index funds and ETFs
  • Chief risk officers choose our risk management systems to understand, monitor and control risk in the portfolios they are safeguarding

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S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, employing over 45,000 people and serving more than 140 countries and markets. As a market leader in natural catastrophe modelling, analytics and the commercial application of earth sciences into the financial management of (re)insurance companies, we are helping clients to understand the implications of climate change on their risk exposures and financial performance. We recognise the complex interaction of capital, science and policy in insurance climate risk and, through initiatives such as the Willis Research Network, have been prime movers in fostering commercial and academic cooperation to improve climate resilience.

Marketing Partner

The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001. It is a multi-stakeholder organisation: its members are financial actors and other entities interested in the environmental and social effects of financial activity. FFS's mission is to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the policies and processes adopted by the investors.

Since 2012, FFS has been promoting the Italian Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week (or "Settimana SRI" www.settimanasri.it).

FFS is a Board member of Eurosif, an association committed to promoting sustainable finance across European markets.

http://www.finanzasostenibile.it

Founded in 2005, ORIC International is the leading operational risk consortium for the global (re)insurance and asset management sector. It is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates the anonymised and confidential exchange of operational risk intelligence between member firms, providing a diverse, high quality pool of quantitative and qualitative information on relevant operational risk exposures. ORIC International provides industry benchmarks, undertakes leading-edge research, sets trusted standards for operational risk and provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and best practices. It has over 40 members with accelerating growth globally.

Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF) is a non-profit organization, established on 3rd April 2007 with a view to contributing to the construction of sustainable society by promoting Sustainable Investment in Korea. Our missions are 1) to encourage ESG consideration in decision-making, 2) to assist active ownership by institutional investors, 3) to support a long term perspective in finance, 4) to introduce the international trends on sustainable finance to Korea market, and 5) to contribute for the integration and development of the global society through SRI movement. Currently 40 individual members and 10 corporate members are supporting KoSIF activities such as Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance, Engagement in law-makers and policy makers on CSR/SRI policy, Climate Change related Disclosure and so on.  It is partnering with the international organizations including CDP. IIRC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, IIRC etc. Also it is closely cooperating with many domestic organizations including CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, Renewable Energy Forum of Korea National Assembly, Korean Academy of Business Ethics, UNEP/FI Korea Representative, UNGC Korea Network, National Anti-corruption Forum etc.