YGT Talk — ESG, What We Can Learn From EuropeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Breaking Down the Structure Needed to Support Sustainable Development
This past year has seen impressive performance from ESG investing; while the majority of the market took a hit from the pandemic, ESG funds remained comparatively stable and performed well. The EU is preparing to finalize the details on the EU taxonomy, a classification system that establishes a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities. As a leader in the ESG market, what are the ingredients behind Europe’s success? In this YGT Talk, we invite the Head of BlackRock Switzerland Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang, to share the journey of BlackRock in ESG investing. Joining her are Robert Heinecke, the CEO of Breeze Technologies, a German industry leader in air quality sensors, data and analytics, and Alex Wang, VP of Global Procurement & Supply chain of Orange Group and CEO of Orange Sourcing Consulting.
The discussion will revolve around the infrastructure and legal developments necessary to support the growth of an ESG market and sustainable development in general. What would be an ideal structure for future legality development to incorporate environmental and social aspects? What are the limitations in the existing regulations and legislation? What are the roles of an institutional investor when it comes to sustainable development? Tune in for a discussion on this hot topic from various perspectives.
15:30 - 15:50 CET / 9:30 - 9:50 EST Keynote speech
- ESG Market Developments and BlackRock’s Journey by Mirjam Staub-Bisang
15:50 - 16:35 CET / 9:50 - 10:35 EST RoundTable Discussion
- Discussion on ESG, What We Can Learn from Europe
16:35 - 17:00 CET / 10:35 - 11:00 EST Q&A
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Friday 16 Apr 2021
15:30 - 17:00 CET
09:30 - 11:00 EST
This event will be live-streamed. Viewers can post questions in the comments section during the live stream. The recording will be posted on YouTube Channel after the event.
About the Speakers
Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Head of BlackRock Switzerland
Mirjam Staub-Bisang is the Head of BlackRock Switzerland and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee as well as a Senior Advisor to BlackRock Sustainable Investing.
Prior to BlackRock, Mirjam led an investment management firm focusing on sustainable investing based in Zurich. Mirjam also served as a non-executive director on the boards of public and private companies and as chair of the investment committees of several asset owners such as pension funds and endowments. Prior to these roles she held senior positions in asset management and private equity investing at Commerzbank and Swiss Life and worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in London and Zurich. Today she serves on the board of the global shoe retailer Bata as a non-executive director.
Mirjam holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Zurich and an MBA from INSEAD. She authored the standard work ‘Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors: Risks, Regulations, Strategies’ and co-authored the second edition of ‘Infrastructure as an Asset Class’. In 2009 she was elected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Robert Heinecke, Founder & CEO of Breeze Technologies
Robert Heinecke is an entrepreneur, futurist thinker and smart city expert. He is the CEO of Breeze Technologies, a German industry leader in air quality sensors, data and analytics, which he founded in 2015. Before that, Robert worked for multiple international consultancies in strategy and digitalization. He holds degrees in Computer Science and IT Management & Consulting. Robert is a "Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe“, a "Capital 40 Under 40", and advises organizations like the Federal Association for Electric Mobility in Germany and UrbanAI in France.
Alex Wang, VP of Global Procurement & Supply Chain at Orange Group
Alex Wang is currently VP of Global Procurement & Supply Chain of Orange Group and CEO of Orange Sourcing Consulting (OSC). He is the initiator of JAC, a CSR alliance between telecom operators.
Over the past three decades of his career at France Telecom Group, he has held a number of key sales and business development responsibilities. He was the business development director in charge of the Greater China from 1994 to 1997. He began his career in the HR function as a manager in charge of work organization HQ and project manager in the personnel department.
Alex is a keen observer of technology and societal trends. He was from 2008 to 2011 associate professor of Computer Science Institute of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Alex Wang is also Board Director of Orange Capital Consulting. Alex Wang has received a Ph.D. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in engineering (cognitive ergonomics) both from the University of Paris.
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