Responsible Investment Forum Europe 2018

12 - 13 June 2018

ERM is a Lead Sponsor at the Responsible Investment Forum Europe 2018

Now in its 9th year, the longest running Private Equity meeting focused on bringing together GPs and LPs to discuss ESG issues and market trends is back again. ESG is at the heart of the PEI brand as highlighted by the recent Responsible Investment Special in February. Many of the experts quoted in this unique supplement will be speaking at the event. Attracting over 250 delegates annually, this event is the largest event globally focused on ESG issues within private equity.

Whilst ESG has grown due to LPs demanding managers to adopt stricter ESG principles, GPs are increasingly seeing how implementing ESG can add value to their portfolio companies.

Learn more about the Responsible Investment Forum 2018

ERM at the event

ERM will be involved in the following sessions:

Chairperson's introductory remarks
Tuesday 12th June, 2pm
Presented by Alastair Scott, Partner

PRI/ERM Reporting and Monitoring Workshop
Wednesday 13th June, 9am-9.55am
ERM Speaker: Guy Roberts, Partner
PRI-ERM Private Equity Project: Developing Reporting Guidance

  • Making the case for reporting and monitoring ESG processes within the life of a fund
  • Giving a range of options depending on levels of ESG integration maturity
  • Ensuring a consistent and streamlined approach across the sector
  • Are we getting closer to standards of disclosure on ESG?

Streamed Workshop, Session 3
Wednesday 13th June, 3.35pm – 4.20pm
ERM Speaker: James Stacey, Partner
Stream A: Delivering on TCFD recommendations

  • Update on the progress of the FSB taskforce
  • Using scenario analysis
  • Moving beyond disclosure
  • How value can be added by developing a climate risk strategy

SDG Networking Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday 13th June, 5pm - 6pm
ERM Roundtable lead: Linden Edgell, Partner

SDGs: Unlocking the investment opportunity.  ERM will briefly introduce what makes the SDGs different to the Millennium Development Goals and other sustainability frameworks, followed by an example of how investors can assess current portfolios or new assets to understand their potential contribution to meeting the world’s most pressing needs.

ERM’s Speakers

Alastair Scott, Partner
Alastair McNair Scott is a Senior Partner at ERM with over twenty three years of experience in undertaking EHS due diligence and supporting companies achieve their sustainable development goals. Alastair currently leads ERM’s M&A advisory team in the UK and his relevant experience includes working on strategic policy and economic studies, impact assessments (including economic, regulatory, socio-economic and environmental impact assessments), environmental health and safety due diligence and management studies and working for government, private clients and bilateral and multilateral institutions. Since joining in 1996, Alastair has worked in ERM’s London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore offices resulting in his involvement in transactions across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas across a wide variety of sectors. 

Guy Roberts, Partner
Guy Roberts is an Associate Partner who assists clients to maximize the business value from Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability management. Guy has over 30 years’ experience and has worked for clients across a wide range of financial and industrial sectors including Banks, Private Equity Firms, pharmaceutical, chemical, power, mining, metal and general manufacturing companies. Guy has held various roles at ERM including leading the reporting practice in North America and more recently leading the M&A team, based in London. Guy led the ERM team that worked with PRI to develop the monitoring and reporting guideline.  

James Stacey, Partner
James Stacey is a Partner at ERM responsible for the Finance Sector, with 25 years sustainability M&A experience. James was previously Global Head of Sustainable Business at Standard Chartered plc, and Partner at ECP LLP, the private equity and infrastructure investor, where he was either a member of or reported to ExCom and spent over 10 years as a member of each of their Investment Committees. Previously James led KPMG’s UK sustainability consulting and Global environment transaction services practices. James began his career as an Environmental Engineer. James Chairs the General Partner Responsible Investment Group in London and was co-author of the G20 Financial Stability Board Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) Technical Supplement on Scenario Analysis (the ‘how to’ guidance produced by TCFD on evaluating commercial consequence to businesses associated with the low carbon energy transition).

Linden Edgell, Global Sustainability Director
Linden is the Global Sustainability Director and a Partner with ERM. She leads ERM’s corporate approach to sustainability and reporting, and the ERM Foundation, and is responsible for key elements of the company’s strategy focusing on ‘the business of sustainability’. She is involved in a number of initiatives focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Linden leads ERM’s engagements with key global organisations including the UN Global Compact, GRI and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She has been involved in many UN events, and has co-ordinated ERM’s engagement in various UNFCCC meetings and SDGs development and implementation.

Linden is a social scientist and has provided strategic and technical advice to a range of companies, multi-lateral institutions and governments for more than 25 years. Her work has primarily focused in Australia, Asia Pacific and across Africa. Linden is listed in the ‘Who’s who for Australian women’ for her work in professional and voluntary organisations. 


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