Morningstar Sustainable Investing Summit 2023 Agenda

August 1, 2023

Morningstar Announces Agenda for Morningstar Sustainable Investing Summit 2023

The Morningstar Sustainable Investing Summit, will take place on 11th–12th October 2023 in Amsterdam. The agenda will feature Ivo Mulder, Head, Climate Finance Unit, UNEP, Rob Bauer, Professor of Finance, Maastricht University, Hortense Bioy, Global Director of Sustainability Research, Morningstar, and Azadeh Sabour, Senior Vice President, Climate Solutions, Morningstar Sustainalytics.

AMSTERDAM, 01 August 2023 – Morningstar Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) and leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the agenda for the Morningstar Sustainable Investing Summit to be held on 11th-12th October 2023 at Felix Meritis, Amsterdam.

Taking place in between PRI in Person and COP28, this summit will bring together Morningstar experts, industry practitioners, market participants and academia. The summit will explore all areas of climate finance, reducing emissions and the evolving role of engagement and stewardship to support the transition to net zero.

“As sustainable investment and climate finance face a new frontier on disclosure, carbon reduction and energy transition, this conference provides a unique forum to provide clarity with insights from analysts, experts and asset owners,” said Kunal Kapoor, CEO, Morningstar

Speakers include:

  • Rob Bauer, Professor of Finance and Chair of Institutional Investors, Maastricht University
  • Kunal Kapoor, CEO, Morningstar
  • Hortense Bioy, Global Director of Sustainability Research, Morningstar
  • Ron Bundy, President, Morningstar Sustainalytics & Morningstar Indexes
  • Thomas Kuh, Head of ESG Strategy, Morningstar Indexes
  • Ivo Mulder, Head, Climate Finance, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Steven Maijoor, Executive Director, De Nederlandsche Bank NV
  • Azadeh Sabour, Senior Vice President, Climate Solutions, Morningstar Sustainalytics

Topics include:

What Should We Care About in Sustainable Investing? As ESG and sustainable investing have continued to evolve, investors are looking for direction on critical issues. Practitioners across the investing and corporate spectrum will discuss how to navigate the current sustainable investing landscape as well as what the future holds.

An Outlook to COP28 Ivo Mulder, Head, Climate Finance, UN Environment Programme, will delve into the critical aspects of sustainable investing and discuss innovative strategies to drive positive change.

Is Real Progress Being Made Towards Achieving Net-Zero Emissions? Despite companies making net-zero commitments, understanding whether they are prepared to deliver the transition can be challenging. This thought-provoking panel discussion will explore the role high-emitting industries play on the path to decarbonization, how investors are approaching assessing transition risk, the tools available to advance net-zero strategies and whether real progress is being made to achieve net-zero.

Assessing the Market Impact of Sustainability Finance Regulations Hortense Bioy, Global Director of Sustainability Research will discuss the impact of UK and European sustainable disclosure regulations on fund flows, asset allocation, and portfolio construction, whilst outlining missing pieces and future developments to meet the desired outcomes set out by the regulators.

Investment Stewardship - Driving Accountability in Sustainability With investors and regulators increasingly wary of greenwashing, accountability is key. This panel examines the ways investment leaders from different areas of the market are ensuring that sustainability rhetoric is matched by strategic action.

For the full agenda, speaker biographies, and further information about the event, please click here. Conference updates will be available on Twitter through the hashtag #MSIS.

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About Morningstar, Inc.

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment insights in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers and owners, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, debt securities, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with approximately with approximately $264 billion in assets under advisement and management as of June 30, 2023. The Company operates through wholly- or majority-owned subsidiaries in 32 countries. For more information, visit Follow Morningstar on Twitter @MorningstarInc.

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