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To measure is to know

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The Responsible Investment Committee invites you to:
To measure is to know
The role of data in ESG & impact investing

ESG investing is in a rapid evolution. Companies and investment managers are asked for more disclosure on ESG performance and impact targets. Integrating ESG information into your investment processes and reporting is becoming increasingly standard for investment firms. ESG and impact data are playing a new and important role. Evidence of this is the number of new data providers popping up in this interesting field. But where the objective of all these data providers is to bring more transparency and information to investment professionals, they also bring new complexities. How do you deal for example with conflicting data, the lack of standardization or the still too limited coverage of impact measures?

With inspiring speakers from, among others, PGGM, Util, Investec Asset Management, NN IP, Actiam and RepRisk, we will explore the added value of ESG and impact data. We will also discuss with leading asset managers in this field the shortcomings and challenges of the use of data. We will get insights into, for example, what criteria they use for selecting their data and data providers and how they use this data in investment processes and reporting. 

After the session you will have more insight into the practical applications of impact data based on examples of leading asset managers and innovative data providers


13:15  Registration
13.30  Welcome and introduction by Dennis van der Putten
13.40  Goals of impact, what is impact, update on SDGI by Piet Klop of PGGM
14.00  Introduction of Screen 17, by Michael Schneider
14.20  NNIP on use of Screen 17, by Willem Schramade
14.40  Questions & discussion
14.50  Break
15.10  Introduction of Util, by Stephen Barnett
15.30  ACTIAM on use of Util, by Colette Grosscurt / Kees Ouboter
15.40  Questions & discussion
15.50  Introduction of Reprisk by Robert Klijn
16.10  Investec AM on integrating ESG data by Dario Popadic 
16.30  Questions & discussion
16.40  Overall conclusions & learning points, Dennis van der Putten
16.50  Networking drinks
18:00  End of program

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Everyone is welcom to attend.  We look forward to meeting you there!



Dennis van der Putten

Dennis joined ACTIAM in April 2015 as Director Sustainability & Strategy. Prior to his current role Dennis was responsible for the investments of Zwitserleven, focusing on investment strategy, lifecycle construction and asset and liability management. In 2010 and 2011, Dennis was nominated for 'Financial talent of the year' (insurance industry) and for 'investment professional of the year' (asset management). Dennis also worked at Rabobank (International) for 10 years.

Piet Klop

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Piet Klop has developed PGGM’s 20 billion euro “investing in solutions” portfolio, including impact measurement. He also leads PGGM’s company and market engagement efforts around water scarcity. Before joining PGGM Investments in July 2011, Piet was at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC and held senior positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the private sector. As water resources expert he worked at the World Bank and United Nations.  Piet holds master’s degrees in Water Resources Management (Wageningen University, 1989) and Applied Environmental Economics (University of London, 1999).

Willem Schramade, PhD​

Willem Schramade (PhD) is Senior Portfolio Manager Impact Investing at NN Investment Partners (NN IP), where he and his team are responsible for managing a range of global equity impact strategies. Willem is author of the book “Principles of Sustainable Finance (2019)” and has published several academic papers on broader ESG topics.

Stephen Barnett


Stephen Barnett is the CEO and co-founder of Util, a financial technology startup which uses machine learning to map and quantify the positive and negative impacts of companies on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Stephen's background is in Corporate Finance and Impact Investing, having worked for HSBC in London and New York prior to working as a consultant for a number of European Impact Investors. In addition to his work at Util, Stephen is a governor of a school in Mozambique and Trustee of an associated education charity. ​

Robert Klijn, RBA

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Robert Klijn joined RepRisk as Senior ESG Advisor in 2010. He is responsible for the Benelux countries and leverages many years in the global financial industry network. Also in 2010, Robert founded ESG consultancy firm Fair Impact, of which he is the CEO. Prior to this, Robert was Client Portfolio Manager at APG and held several roles within ING Equity Markets. At ING he initiated ESG brokerage in 2002 and was in constant dialogue with the research department and institutional investors to create ESG products for them. Robert is Chairman of the Committee Responsible Investing of the CFA Society VBA Netherlands.

Dario Popadic, CFA


Dario Popadic is a quantitative analyst within the 4Factor team at Investec Asset Management. His primary focus is quantitative research on factors, portfolio construction and supporting the evolution of the quant framework. Dario transferred to the 4Factor team from the Multi Asset team where he worked on macro research and asset allocation.
He joined Investec Asset Management from UBS where he started as an intern before transferring to the of role of analyst working in various capabilities of the Chief Investment Office such as Equities, Credit-research, Asset-Allocation and Risk. Dario performed and supported research on market pricing, bond valuation, fundamental company analysis, risk scenario’s and helped to maintain the databases and run models.
Dario holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering (concentration in Business Mathematics) from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering. He also holds an MSc. in Finance from Imperial College London and is a CFA Charterholder.

Event Type

Society; Social; Educational

Education Topic

Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Start Time

13-6-2019 13:15

End Time

13-6-2019 17:00





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Location Info

Amstelpark 1
1083 HZ Amsterdam​



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Member Price

CFA/VBA members are free

Non-Member Price

Partners EUR 50 / All others EUR 100

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Everyone is welcome to attend.

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