& Global SIFs

Global SIFs benefits from the support and partnership from individuals and organizations at SIFs around the world. We look forward to partnering with them to make sustainable investment happen in Africa in our generation.

2012 Spring Symposium and Global SIF CEO Summit
March 27-30, 2012 London


UKSIF, US SIF and Eurosif bring to you an international Spring Symposium from March 27-28 with the opportunity to discuss developments and emerging issues in sustainable and responsible investment on a multinational level. Investors will also have the chance to discuss different corporate engagement strategies between North America and Europe, meet leaders in ESG investment in Europe, as well as a special event with Chief Executive Officers of SRI organizations globally.

Members of the Global SIF Network will meet for its second directors’ summit over the course of two days, March 29-30. The meeting will focus on consensus-building for the organizations participating in the network, including governing frameworks, external partnerships, international policy work, etc.

Tuesday, March 27
08.30 – 11.00     Roundtable - Stranded assets, systemic risk and regulation - what next for the city?
Since the publication of 'Unburnable carbon' last year, there has been a growing debate around the potential for stranded assets, the systemic risk climate change may pose to markets, and the need for regulatory consideration of these issues.  This roundtable discusses what the implications of this agenda are for investors, and share ideas of what should be done next.
Speakers include: Nick Robins (HSBC), James Leaton (Carbon Tracker), Colin Bole (Simmons & Simmons), Mark Campanale, James Cameron (Climate Change Capital)
        Location: Simmons & Simmons, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9SS, London
        RSVP: James Leaton,
13.00 – 14.00    Networking Lunch: Hosted by EIRIS
        Location: TBD
15.00 – 17.00    Seminar: Cross-border Cooperation as the Keystone to Company Engagement?
Panelists offer up their experiences of working in collaboration with outside SRI partners, presenting case studies of when such collaboration has been effective and where it has raised problems when different ‘default’ styles come into play. The discussion will explore the benefits of overcoming the cultural barriers and embracing different approaches. 
Panelists include: Abigail Herron (The Co-operative Asset Management), Arisa Kishigami (FTSE Group), Julie Tanner (Christian Brothers), Olivia Watson (PRI)
        Moderator: Matt Crossman, Rathbone Greenbank
        Location: RCM, 155 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3AD, London

18.00        Networking Reception. Hosted by Next Generation Drinks. 
Location: New Moon, 88 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0DN


Networking Reception well hosted by Next Generation Drinks, London UK 27 March 2012

Wednesday, March 28
08.30 – 10.30    Roundtable: The 'Economics' of SRI Research
Participants will explore key questions regarding the value of SRI research, including global research standards and what the future of sustainable investment research will look like. In the ongoing turbulent markets, is sustainable investment theory truly gaining a stronghold or considered extra weight as managers seek to survive?
        Moderator: Mike Tyrrell, SRI Connect
        Location: Citi Group, 3 Hanover Square, W1S 1HD, London

11.30 – 13.00    Seminar: Beyond Prohibition: Showcasing the Work of Church Investors
The seminar will be an opportunity for Church investors to highlight the wide ranging work they do away from ethical restrictions.
Speakers include: Edward Mason (Church of England), Susan Seymour (Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust), Julie Tanner (Christian Brothers Investment Services) and Helen Wildsmith (CCLA)

                      Networking Lunch hosted by CCLA, 80 Cheapside, EC2V 6DZ, London
15.00 – 17.00    Meet the Global Sustainable and Responsible Investment Organisations
Chief executives of national and regional SRI organisations will be on-hand to deliberate developments or challenges expected in 2012 within the sustainable investment industry. Attending: Eugene Ellmen (SIO), Giuseppe Van der Helm (VBDO), Louise O'Halloran (RIAA), Francois Passant (Eurosif), Penny Shepherd (UKSIF), Tessa Tennant (ASrIA), Graham Sinclair (AfricaSIF) and Lisa Woll (US SIF)
Moderator: Matt Christensen, AXA Investment Managers and former Eurosif President
Location: Aviva Investors, No. 1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ, London

17.00 – 19.00    Reception with Global SIF Chief Executives.  Hosted by Aviva Investors


Hosted by AVIVA Investors, CEOs of the global SIFs speak at the with


GLOBAL SIFs CEO Summit 2012

Thursday, March 29

09.00 – 17.30    Global SIF Network Summit – Day 1
Location: Newton Investment Management, 160 Queen Victoria Street
18.00 – 20.00    Dinner: TBD

Friday, March 30

09.00 – 17.00    Global SIF Network Summit – Day 2
Location: Newton Investment Management, 160 Queen Victoria Street

Public Education
Friday 13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 13:45 SIF/RI Academy relationships
13:45 - 14:15 Future education directions
14:15 - 14:30 SIF Research Committee Report

17.00        Adjourn

Key Materials

1.     MOU – Penny and Lisa
2.     Education and Research – Eugene and Ian
3.     Policy/Rio+20 – Giuseppe and Francois
4.     Competitors assessment – Rebecca
5.     Website – Sylvia and Louise
6.     Press Release - Graham

Global SIF CEO Meetings

Regular telcon/Skype by with global SIFs to update on progress, share learnings and support work in regions. Facilitated by US SIF.

  • Global SIF Executive Meeting in-person London UK 29 - 30 March 2012
  • Global SIF Executive Teleconference Q1 2012 Thursday 1 March 2012 - 7:00 EST/ 12:00 BST/13:00 SAST-CEST/19:00 HKT/22:00 EDT
  • Global SIFExecutive Teleconference January 30 meeting at 7:00 EST/ 12:00 GMT/ 20:00 HKT/ 23:00 EDT
  • Global SIF Executive Teleconference Q4 2011 Friday, October 28 - 7:00 EST/ 12:00 BST/13:00 SAST-CEST/19:00 HKT/22:00 EDT