The Responsible Investor Digital Festival: Summer 2020

The Responsible Investor Digital Festival: Summer 2020

Monday 15 June 2020

Join us for one week of sustainable finance keynote addresses, high-level plenaries, live Q&As, thematic breakouts and special DigiFest ‘fringe’ events.

June 15th - 19th - on-line and free to attend!


• Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, Uber

• Brune Poirson, French Secretary of State for the Ecological and Social Transition

• Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services

• Pavan Sukhdev, CEO Gist Impact

• Dr Ma Jun, Chairman of the China Green Finance Committee

• Hiroshi Komori, Senior Director, Stewardship and ESG, GPIF ($1.6 trillion AUM) in Japan

On Monday the 15th between 10:45 - 12:00 we will join the dicussions during the first plenary panel of the festival.  Discusing questions suchs as; 

Will funding for environmental finance be set back in favour of re-establishing BAU, or is it the way to revive growth?
Can we expect more focus on social, labour and equality issues in future corporate and investment thinking?
Has the crisis put corporate governance on hold, or indicated that we need much more of it?


Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer, NN Investment Partners
Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
Michael Baldinger, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Asset Management, UBS
Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and Associate Professor 
Yvonne Bakkum, Managing Director, FMO Investment Management

Hugh Wheelan, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor  

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  • The new IRR - 4 ways to define impact


    Last year I posted a blog called “The new IRR - Impact, Risk and Return”. With almost 900 viewers, this blog is my best read post to date and triggered many enthusiastic reactions. In essence, I advocated a new IRR: looking at every investment taking into account its Impact, Risk and Return.

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  • Towards a more inclusive top 100


    "Influential people from emerging market countries make up a far smaller share than emerging markets’ 85% share of the world’s population, their 75% of global land mass or their 55% share of global GDP."

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  • Impact investing as a stable alternative

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    “Well, emerging markets were down 3% again today.”  This is how an institutional investor kicked off a meeting with one of my colleagues recently.

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    The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted as a useful framework for impact investing. Really? 

    The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted as a useful framework for talking about impact investing. Really!  

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  • Daar waar het verschil echt gemaakt kan worden


    Na het succes van de eerste close van het NN FMO Emerging Markets Loans Fund zijn afgelopen week de eerste investeringen gedaan. Maureen Schlejen, hoofd institutionele relaties NN Investment Partners en Yvonne Bakkum, Managing Director van FMO Investment Management gaan in op de achtergronden van deze succesvolle launch.

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Vlogs, Video's & more

  • Raising the bar @Harvard

    On October 26th, 2017 Yvonne Bakkum lectured impact investing classes at Harvard Kennedy school.  
    Watch her vlog and share her experience.
    Visting Harvard

  • BNR Newsradio Interview

    On November 13, 2017 Yvonne Bakkum was a guest in the studio of BNR newsradio - a well known and renowned Dutch radio station for the business comunity.

    The interviewed focussed on impact investing and how investors can create more impact by investing via FMO Investment Management.

    Listen to the whole interview (in Dutch) here. BNR News Radio - Zakendoen  

  • Research covering 2000 studies on ESG vs CFP

    The search for a relation between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and corporate financial performance (CFP) can be traced back to the beginning of the 1970s. Scholars and investors have published more than 2000 empirical studies and several review studies on this relation since then. This study extracts all provided primary and secondary data of previous academic review studies.

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