Calendar: Green themes feature at upcoming events

Green is a key theme at many of the upcoming events over the next few months. October sees the third ever GIIN Investor Forum take place, as well as the first ever edition of the Responsible Asset Owners Global Symposium.

Also on the agenda is the MIPIM UK Summit – the property conference – which has found itself a new home in the UK capital.

See below for our calendar of upcoming events across the European funds industry.


Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum
October 2 to 3 – Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The GIIN Investor forum is all about impact investing. This year’s five core themes are: integrating impact; product development; market development; climate and the environment; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Responsible Asset Owners Global Symposium
October 8 – Church House, London, UK

The first ever edition of RAOGlobal aims to assess how demand for more collective alignment and understanding can be met when it comes to responsible asset ownership.

October 14 to 15 – Old Billingsgate, London, UK

Bringing together some of the head honchos in the UK real estate industry, including both private and public sector professionals, MIPIM UK is the country’s only real estate summit covering all asset classes, according to the organisation. As well as taking a look at some of the biggest issues affecting the industry today, it offers the chance to gain industry insights, covering themes such as infrastructure, environment, economics, society, and more. A networker’s paradise, the conference offers attendees access to development projects and sources of capital for UK projects, MIPIM UK said.

0100 Conferences
October 16 – Hotel Grandium, Prague, Czech Republic

A one day event dedicated to the private equity and venture capital industry, it aims to bring together international and regional investors to discuss the latest trends and insights.

Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association Annual Conference & Exhibition
October 16 to 18 – Manchester Central, Manchester, UK

Taking a look at what is driving the future of the pensions industry, the conference will examine themes such as ESG, fintech, dashboard, and more over the course of three days.

Gaining the Edge New York 2010
November 4 to 5 – The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, US

According to organisers, the first four Gaining the Edge conferences sold out well in advance – and this one is expected to do the same. The event, which started life back in 2016, was created by consulting firm Agecroft Partners to “enhance investors’ knowledge” of the hedge fund industry, as well as improve the lives of children.

The conference is designed to incite “robust commentary and debate” amongst hedge fund employees, investors, and other industry heads about how to enhance the risk adjusted returns of a diversified hedge fund portfolio.

FundForum Global ESG & Impact
November 12 to 13 – Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Part of the global FundForum series, the event takes a look at all things environmental, social and governance (ESG) such as new investor opportunities in ESG and impact investing, and future trends in the industry. 

ALFI Switzerland Roadshow
November 13 – Kempinski Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland
November 14 – Marriott Hotel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

The Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry hits the road in November with two separate events held on consecutive days in Switzerland. According to the organisation, the conferences will be an opportunity to hear updates on the most recent developments in cross-border fund distribution as well as solutions in the alternative investments space.

Green Equities 2019
November 25 – Hilton London Tower Bridge, London, UK

The organisers, Environmental Finance, say the event will assess the risks and opportunities for investors, while considering perspectives from pension funds, insurers and asset managers. There will be dedicated streams for listed and private equity, as well as sessions on sustainability-themed indices.

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