Generating Alpha

ESG as a Core Driver of Institutional Portfolio Performance

FEBRUARY 13, 2019
EDELMAN
250 HUDSON ST
NEW YORK, NY

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Brian Chiappinelli

Co-Chair, President/Founder Impact Direct Advisors LTD

Time Description
8:00-8:45 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45-8:50 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:50-9:10 Opening Presentation
2018 Trendline: ESG, Portfolio Management, and the Future of Alpha
Presenter:
9:10-9:50 Panel Discussion
Alpha from Impact: Identifying Opportunities in ESG
Moderator:

Panelists:
Jared Landaw, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Barington Capital Group
9:50-10:30 Public Equity Panel
ESG Materiality: Towards Objective Definitions
Moderator:

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Gianna McCarthy Director, Corporate Governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund
10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:10 Topic Introduction
Defining Value: Extracting the Elements Driving Alpha Through ESG
Presenter:
11:10-11:40 Interview
Beyond Correlation: How Causation Drives the Alpha Conversation
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
11:40-12:20 Panel Discussion
Investing In Alternatives: Diversifying your Portfolio, Expanding your Returns, and Understanding your Risks
Moderator:

Panelists:
Jeffry Haber, Professor, Iona College LaPenta School of Business
12:20-1:20 Networking Luncheon
1:20-1:50 PM Presentation
Building Better Beta with ESG: A Contrarian’s Perspective

Presenter:
Jon Lukomnik, Former Executive Director, IRRC Institute
1:50-2:50 PM Panel Discussion
Capacity Constrained Markets: ESG As a Source of High Conviction
Moderator:

Panelists:
2:50-3:10 Panel Discussion
Your ESG Score: The Role of Social Responsibility in Creating Company Value
Moderator:

Panelists:
Kevin Eckerle, Director of Corporate Research & Engagement, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Eve Ellis, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley
3:10-3:40 Networking Break
3:40-4:20 Panel Discussion
The Limits of ESG Screening: Standardization and Building off of Established Platforms
Moderator:

Panelists:
4:20-5:00 Panel Discussion
Call to All Assets: Practical Hurdles to Actualizing Alpha
Moderator:

Panelists:
Olivia Engel, Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Active Quantitative Equities, State Street Global Advisors
5:00-5:20 Closing Presentation
Measurable Strategy: Governance Frameworks and the Future of Alpha
Presenter:
5:20 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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