mallowstreet Digital ESG 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 mallowstreet Digital ESG Indaba* will bring together some of the industry’s biggest influencers to hear a selection of interactive keynote presentations. These will be interspersed with three Investment Masterclass sessions which will cover key investment opportunities in the area of ESG.

The Indaba is available for CPD accreditation by the Pensions Management Institute and is exclusively for pension funds and their advisers.

*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".



  1. Login & Tech Check

    Welcome to the Digital Indaba, join your fellow delegates to say “Hi” and check your technology before the Indaba gets underway.
  2. Welcome Address

    Dawid provides an overview of the Digital ESG Indaba, speakers and key themes.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  3. Paris Aligned Climate Benchmarks

    David will provide an overview of current discussions on building ‘Paris alignment’ into equity portfolios. To bring this to life he will use a case study of working with the Church of England Pensions Board which led to the creation of the FTSE TPI Climate Transition Index Series.


    David Harris, FTSE Russell

  4. Session Transition

  5. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  6. Refreshment Break

  7. Impact Investing: Why and How for Pension Schemes

    Many pensions schemes want to reduce negative impacts and risks like carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, poor governance and inequality that arise from and impact their portfolio. Going one step further, more and more pension funds are interested in investment opportunities that have positive impact and secure a competitive financial return. Bella Landymore from the Impact Investment Institute will take us through their latest findings, including their four Impact Investing Principles for Pensions.


    Bella Landymore, Impact Investing Institute

  8. Session Transition

  9. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  10. Lunch

    Bring your plate and join us in our virtual lunchroom for a networking break.
  11. Key Considerations from the Consultant Corner

    In these unprecedented times, what are the top 3 things pension scheme trustees and investment teams should be considering? And how can they position themselves to navigate through the crisis? Vanessa will give delegates insight into how leading investment consultancy Mercer are advising their clients.


    Vanessa Hodge, Mercer

  12. Session Transition

  13. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  14. Refreshment Break

  15. Expert Panel Discussion

    Panellists: Chris Hogg, National Grid; Nick Spencer, Gordian Advice & Duncan Willsher, 2020 Trustees
  16. Closing Remarks

  17. End