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Digital Seminar: Alternative asset classes – does ESG trump them all?

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The digital platform will remain open until Friday, 15 October and all presentations and panel discussions have been recorded and are available on-demand until then.

Irish Funds are delighted to announce an upcoming digital seminar “Alternative asset classes – does ESG trump them all?” taking place on Thursday, 7 October @ 14:00.

This event will take place on a fully interactive online platform which facilitates 1-1 browser-based video networking alongside live and engaging content from leading industry experts. 

The agenda will include two panel discussions:

  • Panel Discussion 1: Alternative asset classes and the ESG mandate
  • Panel Discussion 2: ESG - a holistic approach for asset managers

7 October 2021
14:00 (9:00 ET) - Welcome Remarks

Gary Clare, Irish Funds Council & Director, Accenture.

14:05 (9:05 ET) - Keynote Address

Stephen Nolan, Managing Director, UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S). 

14:20 (9:20 ET) - Digital Networking Break
14:30 (9:30 ET) - ​Panel Discussion

Alternative Asset Classes and the ESG Mandate - integrating ESG strategies across asset classes


  • Deborah Hutton, Eversheds Sutherland


  • Sandra Rockett, Irish Life Investment Managers
  • Prof. Andreas Hoepner, University College Dublin
  • Laura Heuston, Sustainability Works
15:05 (10:05 ET) - Digital Networking Break
15:15 (10:15 ET) - ​Panel Discussion: ESG - An Holistic Approach For Asset Managers


  • Sean Tuffy, Citi 


  • Dawn Slevin, European Commission TEG Sustainable Finance
  • Florian Schneider, Amundi
  • Eoin Fahy, KBI Global Investors
  • Jennifer Wu, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
15:50 (10:50 ET) - Closing Remarks

Kieran Fox, Irish Funds

16:00 (11:00 ET) - Seminar concludes.

Sessions are available on-demand and digital networking available until Friday 15 October.

Gary Clare
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Stephen Nolan
UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S)
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Deborah Hutton
Eversheds Sutherland
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Sandra Rockett
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Andreas Hoepner
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Laura Heuston
Sustainability Works
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​Sean Tuffy
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Dawn Slevin
ELS Europe
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Florian Schneider
Amundi Asset Management
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Eoin Fahy
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Jennifer Wu
J.P.Morgan Asset Management
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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