mallowstreet Impact Investing Indaba


Delegates are expected to attend the full event. We do understand that this is a time commitment in diaries. Please do let us know if you need to step away for a call/meeting.

The field of “ethical investing” has grown exponentially as it is now easier than ever to invest in a way that has the potential to make a difference while still providing a financial return. Many institutional investors have embraced the principles of responsible investing in order to shape a sustainable global financial system.


Joins us at the Impacting Investing Indaba*, where we take a deep dive into the world of this asset. Hearing from industry leaders sharing their expertise of how investment portfolios can have a positive impact while still delivering strong financial returns.  


This event is FREE to attend for investment decision makers and their advisers, and is accredited for CPD points by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI).

*An Indaba (pronounced in-dar-bah) is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal people) of the Zulu or Xhosa people. The term comes from a Zulu language word meaning "business" or "matter".

At mallowstreet we adhere to a principles-based approach to ensure a meaningful and respectful experience for all attendees. We believe that upholding these principles will contribute to a thriving and inclusive professional environment. Please review our Code of Conduct here: Code of Conduct



  1. Registration & Breakfast

  2. Welcome Address


    Stuart Breyer, CEO, mallowstreet

  3. Industry Leaders Should Heed the Old Adage. "Those Who Fail to Learn from History are Doomed to Repeat it"

    When change appears on the horizon, it could be argued that historically there are two scenarios that institutions take.

    Firstly, there are those so ritually intoxicated with a false sense of self-belief that any meaningful response is initially inadequate, eventually too late, and consequently takes the form of abject panic. Then there are leaders who foresee the inevitability of change long before it happens, will assess the forthcoming impact, and then gradually change the status quo to maintain, even strengthen, their power and position in the future.

    In this session, Jacqueline will discuss how the impact of change is already disrupting the security, sustainability, and profitability of businesses. As well as exploring the impact this is having on shareholders, specifically ClientEarth’s legal challenge against Shell and their failure to manage the foreseeable risks that climate change posed to the company and its investors.


    Jacqueline Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, London CIV

  4. Session Transition

  5. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.

  6. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  7. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.

  8. Session Transition

  9. Group Panel Discussion and Q&A


    • Pete Smith,Head of Sustainable Investment, Barnett Waddingham
    • Marian D'Auria, Global Head of Risk & Sustainability, GFG Alliance & Chair of Pensions Committee, USS
    • Keith Guthrie, Head of Sustainability – Cardano & NOW:Pensions
  10. Lunch & Networking

  11. Why Should Pension Funds Consider Investing in Place-based Impact in the UK?

    Utilising useful evidence and case studies including examples from pension funds currently active in investing across a range of sectors in the UK, Mark will - in this presentation- seek to answer key question such as;

    • What is place-based impact investment? 

    • Why should pension funds consider investing in place-based impact in the UK?

    • How are pension funds investing in UK places responsibly as part of diversified portfolios?


    Mark Hall, Impact Investing Institute

  12. Session Transition

  13. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.

  14. Tea, Coffee, and Networking

  15. Investment Masterclass IV

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.

  16. Session Transition

  17. Why a Radical Rethink of Fiduciary Duty is Needed for Trustees to Take Action on Climate Change.

    Most UK pensions assets are held by closed DB schemes on a de-risking journey. Given trustees’ responsibility to make their own members’ benefits secure, and the fact that their holding in growth assets is small and temporary, many trustees feel the direct impact they can have on changing the outlook for climate change is limited. Aaron Punwani expresses the view that compliance and reporting requirements will make little difference to investment decisions – and therefore to the planet and society – unless they are accompanied by better incentives for real-world action. He makes a case for how the industry can evolve its approach to join the dots.


    Aaron Punwani, LCP

  18. Closing Remarks


    Stuart Breyer, CEO, mallowstreet

  19. Drinks and Networking

  20. End