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09 December 2020 08:45




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mallowstreet University Digital Investment Focus: Impact Investing

It is safe to say that 2020 has been a year of extremes, from climate change disasters such as those seen with the Australian wildfires to a cruel pandemic raging through populations, made even worse for societies where there is little left to lose. With headlines such as these, it is impossible to ignore the responsibilities pension funds face when considering an allocation. Impact Investing is certainly at the front of mind, how can we deliver meaningful change whilst also seeking a return.

Over the course of the morning, we will bring together two world-class managers to share their latest insights and expertise on impact investing. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the topics further in two intimate sessions.

This event is FREE to attend for investment decision makers and their advisers and is available for CPD accreditation.


Time Description

Login & Access Meeting

The Investment Focus will take place online via a ‘Zoom’ meeting (a widely used webcast meeting provider). We will provide further information, including an access link and password, to all attendees in advance of the event.

Welcome & Introductions


Rotating Investment Masterclass I - Nature is Capital: Natural Capital as an Investment Theme Sandra Carlisle, Head of Responsible Investment Specialist

HSBC Global Asset Management have entered into a joint venture called HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management. In our masterclass, we will provide an educational session on investing in natural capital with a focus on what it is and how it is developing, how to access the opportunity and the benefits for asset owners whilst also providing a demonstration of example investment case studies.



Rotating Investment Masterclass II


Questions and Close of Investment Focus




  • Sandra Carlisle

    Sandra is Head of Responsible Investment Specialists in London and has been working in the financial industry since 1986. Prior to joining HSBC in 2017, she worked as Head of Responsible Investment for Newton Investment Management. Prior to this, Sandra worked at F&C Investments and Citi, where she set up and ran the sustainable and responsible investment team in global markets and the European equity sales team respectively. Sandra has an M.A from the University of Oxford. She is recognised industry spokesperson, a former board member of the Principles for Responsible Investment and a visiting business fellow at the Oxford Smith School for the Environment.

  • Martin Berg

    Martin is a Partner at Pollination, a specialist climate change advisory and investment firm, accelerating the transition to a net zero, climate resilient future. His focus at Pollination is to build out investment ideas for environmental asset classes such as natural capital and carbon markets. He joined Pollination from the European Investment Bank (EIB) where he led investments into new sectors including natural capital and the blue economy, developing new business models and blended finance solutions for more developed low carbon sectors, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. He also supervised the Natural Capital Financing Facility, a pioneering joint EIB and European Commission initiative, and raised over EUR 2 billion for carbon, capture and storage and innovative renewable energy demonstration projects as part of the NER300 initiative. He served on the Board of Directors for the Green for Growth Fund in Luxembourg and was Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London responsible for carbon finance. Martin also worked for the environmental investment firm RNK Capital in New York, the OECD Climate Change Unit in Paris and started his career at the UNFCCC in Bonn.