Sustainability in Value Creation 2024

About

In recent years, private equity’s approach to sustainability has evolved from a focus on downside risk mitigation into a key value-creation driver.

According to a recent survey of limited partners (LPs) by the Institutional Limited Partners Association, 93% of LPs would walk away from an investment opportunity if it posed an ESG concern and 50% cite a better investment performance as a key reason to incorporate ESG.

This Actum Group event will kick off the year in a timely fashion, by reviewing the key takeaways from the WEF and COP28. We will explore how a plan centred around sustainability, one that sets out operational actions to deliver on that strategy and puts all the associated reporting frameworks in place , can drive value creation.

We will also navigate the latest trends in generative AI and its potential to offer transformation opportunities to businesses on their sustainability journey.

Agenda

8:30-08:50
Workshop Registration

Jay Barrymore
Managing Director

08:50-10:30
Workshop: Sustainability Drivers in Value Creation (Limited to 35 Participants)

10:30-11:15
Conference Registration & Networking

Sofia Karadima
Head of Community Engagement,
Actum Group

11:15-11:20
Actum Welcome

11:20-11:30
Chair Opening Remarks

Frances Deft
Sustainability Programme
Manager, BBC

Aditya Vikram
Head of Private Equity,
UNPRI

11:30-12:00
Keynote: Evolution of Responsible Investing into 2024

12:00-12:45
Sustainability Paradigm: From Compliance to impact and Value

Manuela Fumarola (Moderator)
Director-ESG Integration and
Impact Investing, ERM

Sophie Flak
Member of the Executive
Board and Managing Partner
ESG & Digital, Eurazeo

Adinah Shackleton
Head of ESG, Permira

Graeme Ardus
Head of ESG, Triton Partners

Elsa Palanza
Global Head of Sustainability & ESG,
ICG

12:45-13:30
Networking Lunch

13:30-14:15
LP View: Creating Value through Sustainability

Ann Cousins (Moderator)
Associate Director, Resilience
and Climate Change Advisory,
Arup

Chantal Beck
Managing Director,
Portfolio Value Creation,
CPP Investments

Britta Lindhorst
MD, Head of European
Investments, Global Head
of ESG / Impact, HQ Capital

Honor Fell
Sustainable Investment Lead,
University of Cambridge
Investment Management

Kanika Goela
Director, Private Equity
Responsible Investing, abrdn

Jay Barrymore (Moderator)
Managing Director, Accenture

14:15-15:00
Balancing Innovation and ESG Considerations

Hannah-Polly Williams
Head of ESG, Europe,
Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Denise Odaro
Head of ESG, PAI Partners

Cornelia Gomez
Global Head of ESG,
General Atlantic

Caroline Lofgren
Chief Sustainability Officer, Hg

15:00-15:30
Afternoon Break & Networking

John Abel
Technical Director,
Office of the CTO, Google

15:30-16:00
Generative AI & Sustainability: Looking Beyond the Due Diligence Process

16:00-16:10
Closing Remarks

Why Attend

Actum events are solely focused on private equity value creation. We pride ourselves on providing a meaningful, more intimate experience centred around the principles of high quality content, industry experts,  meaningful networking and the latest trends.
Thought Leaders
Hear from thought leaders and engage with industry experts about their sustainability, responsible AI, and generative AI agenda to enhance your value creation plan.
Insights & Knowledge

Collate practical insights and knowledge on the latest initiatives, trends and tangible ways to optimise your sustainability, ESG and AI strategies. Get fresh perspectives and broaden your knowledge with highly curated content and senior level interactions.

Community

Connect with your peers, colleagues and friends of the industry to share ideas, get valuable feedback and connect on key topics and common values.

Quality vs Quantity

Because we believe it is about making relevant and meaningful connections, our events are not trade shows and are capped at 120 participants. The intimate setting and relaxed atmosphere following the discussion will enable meaningful networking.

We are proud to support the Epic Foundation

Epic is a global foundation that empowers and protects Children, Youth, and the planet. The goal is to accelerate social change and build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.