A unique event

Responsible Investment Live” will gather European asset owners to discuss and develop their understanding of suitable and sustainable ESG policies. Alongside other experts such as Research Professionals, Market Authorities, Regulators, Advisors/Law Firms and Asset Managers, the conference will address the current questions, challenges and ambitions to help finance a sustainable economy.

To accelerate the ESG momentum in Europe, investors must act at a cross-border level.


170 pan-European Institutional Investors and decision makers, leading the show


An exchange between investment leaders with cross-border experience and shared ambitions


High-level expert talks along with engaged and uncompromising debates


An event of the Paris Invest Week gathering 2,000+ international Institutional Investors and industry experts


Valdis Dombrovskis (tbc)
Executive Vice-President of European Commission
Claudia Kruse
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance at APG Asset Management
Jean-Claude Trichet
Former President of The European Central Bank
Caroline Herkströter
Norton Rose Fulbright Partner
Jean-Jacques Barbéris
Head of institutional and corporate clients coverage at Amundi Asset Management, Former Economic Advisor to the President of the French Republic
Berenike Wiener
Head of CSR and Sustainable Finance, Director at Evangelische Bank
Torben Möger Pedersen
CEO of PensionDanmark
Teresa Isele
Chief Executive Officer at  AP1
Benoît Leguet
Managing Director at I4CE, Member of the French Climate Change Committee
Deborah Ng
Director Strategy and Risk at OTPP
Floortje Nagelkerke
Partner Norton Rose Fulbright
Nathan Fabian
Chief Responsible Investment Officer at PRI
Imogen Garner
Partner Norton Rose Fulbright
Jan Erik Saugestad
CEO of Storebrand Asset Management
Kate Murtagh 
Managing Director for Sustainable Investing and Chief Compliance Officer of Harvard Management Company

Robin Nuttall
Expert Partner in the London office of McKinsey & Company
Michèle Lacroix
Head of Investment Risk and Sustainability at SCOR, member of TEG at the European Commission
Diego Liechti
Head of Investments at NEST Corporation
Neil Gregory
Chief Thought Leadership Officer of the International Finance Corporation
Stephane Makowski
Chief Investment Officer of Agrica
Joël Prohin
Head of Portfolio Management Division in Caisse des Dépôts
Jean-François Boulier
President of Af2i
Thomas A. Jesch
Managing Board Member of German Association of Institutional Investors (bii)

Institut de France
7 Octobre 2020


7 Oct 2020 
in Paris during the InvestWeek
8:00 AM: Registration & Welcome coffee
8:30 AM: Welcome
Jean-François Boulier, Af2i
8:35 AM: Keynote 1: Responsible Investments in the EU – where do we stand?
Valdis Dombrovskis, EU Commission
8:50 AM: Panel 1: European Institutional Investors discuss their ESG policies
(Intro: Platinum Sponsor)
Jean-Jacques Barberis, Amundi; Claudia Kruse, APG; Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark. Moderated by Joël Prohin, CDC
9:25 AM: Keynote 2: A monetary and European perspective on Responsible Investments 
Jean-Claude Trichet, former head of ECB, Member of the French Academy of Moral and Political Science.
9:40 AM: Panel 2: Towards «Net Zero» – Global Strategies
(Gold Sponsor tbc); Deborah Ng, OTPP; Berenike Wiener, Evangelische Bank; Jan Erik Saugestad, Storebrand
Moderated by Stephane Makowski, Groupe Agrica
10:15 AM: Keynote 3: Can Sustainable Investments deliver a superior long term Performance? 
Michèle Lacroix, Head of Group Investment Risk and Sustainability Group at SCOR, member of the TEG on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission, member of the Climate and Sustainable Finance at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers
10:30 AM: Coffee & Networking Break (Coffee break Sponsor)
11:00 AM: Panel 3: European ESG Regulation
Intro: The status of Europe ESG regulation in brief – main discrepancies among leading countries Floortje Nagelkerke, Norton Rose Fulbright
Panel: Caroline Herkströter, Norton Rose Fulbright (Silver Sponsor); Teresa Isele, AP1; Nathan Fabian, PRI.
Moderated by Thomas A. Jesch, bii
11:35 AM: Keynote 4: Making well-informed investment decisions : taking climate issues on board
Benoît Leguet, I4CE
11:50 AM: Panel 4: Leading European ESG Implementation – Opportunities & Barriers
Aberdeen Standard (Gold Sponsor); Robin Nuttall, McKinsey & Company.
Moderated by (tbc)

12:25 PM: Keynote 5: SDGs and ESG – Transfer Policies that work 
Claudia Kruse, APG

12:40 PM:
Panel 5: Asset Managers & Asset Owners : how can they cooperate on ESG issues?
Jean- Jacques Barberis, Amundi (Platinum Sponsor); Diego Liechti, NEST Corporation; Kate Murtagh, Harvard
Moderated by Imogen Garner, Norton Rose Fulbright

1:15 PM: Farewell 
Thomas A. Jesch, Bii
1:20 PM : Lunch Buffet Reception (Lunch Sponsor)
2:30 PM: Networking sessions : Potential networking sessions organized in the afternoon (at Institut de France) and the next day (in another location in central Paris) (Networking Sponsor)
4:00 PM: End of RIL 2020


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Partners' Publications

"Growing Impact - New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing" by International Finance Corporation

Growing Impact highlights the enormous potential of impact investing. The report also highlights the enormous potential to invest for impact in public equity markets. The publication includes trends in impact investing, survey results of investor practices, and 32 case stories from signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management on how they are implementing them.

“The Day After” the serie - “ESG Resilience During the Covid Crisis: Is Green the New Gold?” by Marie Brière and Jean-Jacques Barbéris

As serious economic consequences of the Covid-19 crisis are affecting businesses unevenly, companies integrating an ESG approach recognised by investors and ESG funds have been more resilient in the recent crisis period.