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  • Edinburgh Conference 2016

    19 April 2016


    The Royal Society of Edinburgh

    The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association is coming to Edinburgh to hold its 3rd annual one-day conference to debate and discuss the latest cutting edge issues facing investment and finance in the UK.

    We will cover a range of environmental, social and company governance finance issues which might include climate, tax responsibility and human rights with speakers from the worlds of finance, academia, policy and business.

    The event will include a full day of seminars and discussion panels, followed by a drinks reception.


    The agenda


     This event is available to both UKSIF members and non-UKSIF members.


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    Confirmed speakers are:

    Chris Arnold, Creative Partner, Creative Orchestra
    Sarah Boyack, Scottish Labour Party, list candidate for the Lothian region
    Alan Brett, Head of Corporate Governance Ratings Research, MSCI
    Meg Brown, Director, UK Business Development. Impax Investment Management
    Ray Dhirani, ‎Corporate Change Manager: Sustainable Finance and Corporate Risk at World Wildlife Fund
    Naomi English,  Head of ESG Products EMEA and APAC, MSCI
    Murdo Fraser, Scottish Conservative Party, candidate for Mid-Scotland and Fife constituency
    Sarah GilzeanAssociate, HBJ Gateley
    Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Corporate Governance Manager, Royal London Asset Management
    Ulrika Hasselgren, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable & Responsible Investment, ISS
    Sudip Hazra,Head of SRI Research, Sustainability Research, Kepler Cheuvreux
    Simon Howard, Chief Executive, UKSIF
    Heather Lang, Director of Advisory Services, Sustainalytics
    San Lie, Head of Research, Morningstar Benelux
    Ben MacPherson, SNP, candidate for Edinburgh Northern & Leith constituency
    James Magness, Head of Investor Research, CDP
    Paul Marsland, Deputy Director, High Pay Centre
    Debbie McIlwraith,Solicitor, Turcan Connell
    Neil McIndoe, Head of Environmental Finance, Trucost
    Fergus Moffatt, Programme Director and Head of Public Policy, UKSIF
    Scott Murray, Managing Director, Virtuo Wealth Management
    Julian Parrott, Partner, Ethical Futures
    Justin Sloggett, Senior Manager, Listed Equity and Hedge Funds, PRI
    Lisa Stonestreet, Programme Director, UKSIF
    Stephen Tong, Director, Senior Equity Product Specialist, HSBC Global Asset Management
    Chris Varco, Senior Investment Director, Mission Related Investments, Cambridge Associates
    Andy Wightman, Scottish Green Party, list candidate for the Lothian region
    Helen Wildsmith, Strategic Adviser – Investor Initiatives, CDP
    Clare Wood, Global Head of Investment Assurance, First State Investments
    Amanda Young, Head of Responsible Investment, Standard Life Investments

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