The Sustainability/Responsible Investment Committee together with the Dutch Commission on Bonds of CFA Society VBA Netherlands invites you to a webinar on sustainable bonds on 25 September at 3 pm.
We have three speakers who will discuss different aspects of sustainable bond and have panel discussion at the end.
The session will be for two hours and be in the following format:
15.00: Introduction by Sophie Robé, CFA
15:05: Presentation Sustainable bonds in the Netherlands, Jurgen Veenker, Senior Supervisor, AFM
AFM did research in the use of sustainable bonds by Dutch investors.
15:30: Presentation How to keep green bonds green, Adrie Heinsbroek, Principal Responsible Investment, NN Investment Partners
How to avoid the greenwashing of bonds and safeguard the greenness of your portfolio. Taking a stance on bonds which pretend to be green.
15:55: Presentation Social bonds and Covid-19, Christopher Wigley, MCSI, FRSA, Specialist ESG Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
How social bonds can play a role in supporting the fight against covid-19 and future pandemics.
16:20: Panel discussion moderated by Sophie Robé, CFA
has been working for the AFM (Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets) in a senior supervisory role since 2005. He has a strong focus on market surveillance and market abuse in general. In addition, since a couple of years he has become involved in sustainable finance. In that respect he is the co-author of the AFM's report on Sustainable Bonds in the Netherlands (https://www.afm.nl/en/professionals/nieuws/2020/april/groei-obligatiemarkt
Adrie Heinsbroek is sinds 2017 Principal Responsible Investment at NN Investment Partners (NN IP) within the Innovation and Responsible Investing (RI) Platform. Adrie's work contributes towards the further integration of sustainability factors into the investment decision making process. His enthusiasm shows his personal dedication to RI.
Prior to joining NN IP, Adrie was Head of Sustainability at ING Bank in Belgium. IN 1996, he obtained his MSc in Social Anthropology from the Vrije Universiteit.
Christopher J. Wigley is an experienced ESG Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. He began his career in 1987 with the Mitsui Bank in London, managing the bank’s fixed income investment portfolio of primarily US mortgage-backed securities. In 1996, Chris joined Aioi Insurance Company of Europe as the investment manager responsible for government bonds, corporate bonds and European branch investments.
In 2004, Chris became the senior fund manager responsible for fixed income at Epworth Investment Management, a specialist in ethical investment. At Epworth, Chris pioneered ESG integration in fixed income by applying ESG ratings to corporate bond portfolios, in addition to developing engagement through fixed income. He further pioneered investment into the newly emerging Green and Social Bond markets. In 2014, Chris joined Mirova in Paris where he was responsible for Green Bonds and credit. There he designed, launched and managed three Green Bond funds, in addition to managing a sustainable corporate bond fund.
Chris is a Chartered Wealth Manager. In 2013, he was a consultant to the UNPRI on their report Corporate Bonds: Spotlight on ESG risks. Chris has been a member of the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee from 2014 to 2019, where he helped to evolve the organization's Green Bond and Social Bond Principles. Chris was voted ‘Most impressive Green / SRI Investor ‘ by Global Capital magazine in 2016, 2017 (joint) and 2018 and has recently published articles in Responsible Investor magazine and Environmental Finance magazine on Covid-19 and Social Bonds.
Chris has been a regular member of the CFA since 2001
Dr Sophie Robé, CFA is co-founder and CEO of FIIND Impact, an Amsterdam-based investment consultant & advisory dedicated to impact investing. Prior to this, she founded Phenix Capital, an impact investing intermediary in July 2012, and was co-CEO until March 2020. The company successfully run eighth impact investing summits and inspired numerous institutional investors to build impact mandates. While active as event convener, placement agent, and managing an impact fund platform, Sophie and her team also launched a dedicated impact advisory service for institutional investors.
Prior to Phenix Capital, Sophie was a Director and Head of Hedge fund Sales at Jupiter Asset Management in London and a Vice President and Head of Quantitative Equity Analysis at Commerzbank Asset Management in Germany. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a PhD in Economics and Statistics from the University of Kassel in Germany. In 1992 she wrote her Master Thesis on Environmental Impact assessment and is a Diplom Oekonom.