Sustainable Investing: Engaging Global Stakeholders

An expert panel discussion on ESG standards & best practices for integration, engagement and exclusion as well as the supportive regulatory & global capital landscape held at the Sustainable Investing 2019: UK-India Partnership Forum on 7 November 2019 at the Guildhall, City of London. Presentations included the latest developments in green, social & ESG bond markets by the panellists -

  • Chair: Lord Gadhia – Director, UK Government Investments

  • Howard Sherman – Executive Director, MSCI ESG Research

  • Oguzhan Karakas – Cambridge Judge Business School

  • Tatiana Boroditskaya – Director Emerging Market Credit, UBS

Lord Jitesh Gadhia is a British Indian investment banker and businessman and has been a Member of the House of Lords since September 2016. Lord Gadhia was previously Senior Managing Director at Blackstone based in London and has over 25 years' investment banking experience, having also held senior positions at Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers. He has advised on a wide range of high-profile M&A transactions across developed and emerging markets including some of the largest investment flows between UK and India.

Lord Gadhia opened the session and presentations making three observations echoing the sentiments made in the keynote session. Firstly, that Sustainable Investment is a secular megatrend that is here for good, reflected in the assets under management of ESG related funds, that the trend reflects a broader shift from shareholder to stakeholder primacy emphasising people, planet as well as profit. Finally, that the issue of measuring impact beyond profit is one of the main challenges facing the industry.

Presentations by the panelists followed -

Tatiana Boroditskaya - UBS Wealth Management First to present was Tatiana Boroditskaya covering an introduction to the terminology and concepts of Sustainable Investing.

Tatiana has over 11 years of investment experience, covering CEEMEA corporate credit across a number of markets, including Russia, Turkey and UAE. Tatiana is a part of Emerging Market Investment team at Chief Investment Office, and is