Generating Alpha

ESG as a Core Driver of Institutional Portfolio Performance

CO-CHAIR: Mariela Vargova

FEBRUARY 6, 2020
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.

Time February 6, 2020
7:40-8:40 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
8:45-9:15 Keynote Presentation
ESG and Alpha: Perspectives from a Sovereign Investor Fund
Presenter:
Winston Ma, Investor, Attorney, Author, and Adjunct Professor & Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation
9:15-9:50 Armchair Chat
ESG and Alpha: Causation Versus Correlation as an Obstacle to Full Integration:
Moderator:
Panelists:
9:50-10:30 Panel Discussion
Due Diligence: Outlook for ESG
Moderator:
Panelists:
10:30-11:10 Interview
Generating Alpha: Public Versus Private Equity
Interviewer:
Interviewees:
11:10-11:40 Networking Break
11:40-12:20 Panel Discussion
Intergenerational Sustainability: A Look at a Core Value Shift and Its Impact
Moderator:
Panelists: Sonia Ruiz, Consultant, Manager Research, RVK, Inc.
12:20-1:00 Presentation
Portfolio Construction: How to Build an Equity Portfolio with ESG Values
Presenter:
1:00-2:00 Networking Luncheon
2:00-2:40 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of ESG and Activism: What Boards Need to Know About ESG Risk
Moderator:
Panelists:
2:40-3:20 Interview
Integration of ESG into Passive Investments: A Case Story
Interviewee:
Interviewer:
3:20-4:00 Panel Discussion
More than Financial Returns: The Business Roundtable and Related Debate
Moderator:
Panelists:
4:00-4:30 Networking Break
4:30-4:55 Panel Discussion
Connecting ESG Factors to Financial Performance: Identifying the Impact
Moderator:
Panelists: Jeff Cohen, Institutional Product Strategist, SASB
4:55-5:35

Panel Discussion
So Over Data: When Does it Not Matter
Moderator:
Panelists:

5:35-6:00

Closing Keynote
Risk Versus Performance: Outlook for ESG
Presenter

6:00-6:05 Closing Remarks
6:05 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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