Sustainable Investment – Exploring best practices and future direction
We are delighted to announce an event to discuss the best practices and future direction on sustainable investment with; Alan Edington – Investment Manager, Responsible Investment at Walter Scott & Partners; Stewart Langdon – Partner, Leapfrog Investments; and Zach Stein, CEO and Co-founder of Carbon Collective.
The speakers are joining us to share their thoughts on how the investment community has responded to recent sustainable investment practices. They will also provide their outlook on the industry, assessing future trends but also discussing discrepancies between countries, particularly, the idea of sustainability from a western and eastern perspective.
Reaching suitable levels of sustainability requires a radical transformation that touches upon a multitude of socio-technical systems unbounded by national lines. The financial sector has seen an explosion in ESG practices in the hope of shifting well-cemented practices. Given the central position of the industry as a source of finance, it plays an important role in allowing organisations to survive and grow.
Paradigmatic shifts are required by portfolio managers as they adjust their time horizons and consider stakeholder implications whilst maintaining suitable growth for their clients. The stewardship role of investment managers has developed from one that aids their clients in capital appreciation to a multifaceted approach with ever-changing best practices.
During this webinar, Alan, Stewart and Zach will cover three main areas:
- How the financial sector has dealt with sustainability practices
- Sustainable investments’ current direction in terms of effectiveness, global coverage and uptake
- The role of firms and government in directing the sector’s future
About the Speakers
Alan Edington – Walter Scott. Investment Manager, Responsible Investment and a member of the Investment Management Committee. Before joining the firm in 2012, Alan worked at ManoCap, a private equity firm based in Sierra Leone, and as a lawyer at Slaughter and May.
Alan holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Financial Mathematics awarded jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Alan is a CFA charterholder.
Stewart Langdon – LeapFrog Investments. Stewart leads south Asian financial services investments and digital financial services across Asia and Africa, with a focus on deal sourcing and execution, including overseeing deal teams.
Stewart previously worked in corporate finance, investment banking and capital markets advisory as a vice president at Rothschild, specialising in the insurance, banking and telecom sectors across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Zach Stein – Co-founder of Carbon Collective. Their focus is providing investment advisory solely focused on solving climate change. Carbon Collective hopes to offer climate-forward portfolios with the same price and diversity as generic ones, allowing individual investors to decide where their capital goes.
Previously, Zach founded Osmo Sytems, a sensing technology-based company in the fishing industry and Urban Worm, which utilised worms to break down local organisations’ waste into raw materials. Zach also holds a BA in Psychology from Hamilton College.