Upcoming events

Meeting unmet needs in emerging markets

Thursday 21 Oct 2021, 3:00 pm

Welcome to the launch of 2021 Annual Impact Report for the EQ Positive Impact Portfolios – Part 2!

This webinar will focus on how we are investing to solve un-met needs in emerging markets – one of the key challenges defined by the UN Development Goals. We will be joined by Tim Crockford, Head of Impact Equity Solutions at Regnan, who will bring us unique insights from managing high impact investments. We will also hear directly from the innovative Brazilian medical education company Afya, demonstrating how they tackle local unmet needs through its mission-driven business model and digital solutions.

We will also present key findings from the 4th edition of our flagship impact report. This will include impact measurements on social outcomes, and engagement achievements that created sustainable change over the past year.

Agenda:
1. Key highlights from the new impact report
2. Solving unmet needs in emerging markets
3. Company case study: Afya
4. Q&A

The webinar will last for 1 hour with a 15–20-minute Q&A section towards the end. You can submit questions to speakers and panellists throughout the live event.

Recorded webinars

Climate Change: the risk of doing nothing

Thursday 16 Sep 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

COP26, the upcoming global climate change conference, will likely showcase governments taking ambitious steps to reduce carbon emissions. Carbon regulation, litigation, growing public pressure and technological innovation pose existential risks to carbon, and those businesses polluting most.

In this inevitable carbon crisis, decarbonisation is the only way forward. In this webinar we will discuss how your clients’ wealth may be at risk if they continue to invest in portfolios lagging behind the transition; but also the opportunities and the investment case for companies leading the charge…

Agenda:

  1. Countdown to COP26 – Setting the scene of COP26, the risk of climate change and anticipated impacts on the global economy
  2. Carbon – Why should you care?
    • Carbon risk – Discussing carbon emissions and carbon risk management in portfolios
    • Climate Change Solutions – Discussing the solutions to climate change and the long-term investment opportunity they represent
    • Transition Companies – Discussing examples of companies aligning their business model to a low-carbon future vs companies potentially greenwashing.
  3. Can investing for a low carbon world help your clients generate good returns? What are the evidences?

Your speakers will be:

  • Louisiana Salge, Senior Sustainability Specialist, EQ Investors
  • Tertius Bonnin, Assistant Portfolio Manager, EQ Investors
  • Damien Lardoux, Head of Impact Investing, EQ Investors
  • Matt Hardy, Business Development Manager

The webinar will last one hour, including 20 min for Q&A.

Introducing EQ Bespoke

Wednesday 9 Jun 2021, 11:00 am

Our Bespoke Discretionary Fund Management (DFM) service is designed for situations when a more personalised service is required to create the best outcomes for clients and advisers.

In this 30 minute video, Daniel Bland, Head of Sustainable Investment Management at EQ Investors, introduces the EQ Bespoke service using case studies – highlighting how we use our impact data and experience in building and managing sustainable investment strategies to solve common portfolio challenges.

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Cutting through the noise: sustainable investing with EQ Investors

Thursday 13 May 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sustainable investing is increasingly moving into the mainstream and more retail clients are asking difficult questions. This webinar aims to give you confidence in navigating the increasingly crowded sustainable investment space, allowing you to proactively approach the subject with clients.

We cover the different approaches to sustainable investing, expose the misconceptions around sacrificing financial returns and share tips on how to conduct due diligence to ensure you find the best investment managers/DFMs for the job.

The topics covered are:

  • Sustainable investing: Differentiating ethical, ESG, and impact investing
  • The performance case for sustainable investing
  • How to build a sustainable Central Investment Proposition ? Our tips for your due diligence
  • How should I approach the subject with my clients?

Speakers:

  • Damien Lardoux, Head of Impact Investing, EQ Investors
  • Louisiana Salge, Senior Sustainability Specialist, EQ Investors

Impact report 2020 | Part 2: fighting the pandemic

Tuesday 27 Oct 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Many of the companies in the EQ Positive Impact portfolios supply essential products and services into healthcare systems worldwide. Several are directly involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our second webinar in our Autumn Impact Series will focus on these companies.

What to expect:

  • Healthcare in focus: findings from EQ’s 2020 Positive Impact report.
  • Why would you invest in hospitals and for what impact?
  • Company case study: Boston Medical Centre on how this not for profit hospital has adapted through the Covid-19 crisis.

Join us for an opportunity to quiz our panel of experts:

  • Kate Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Medical Center
  • Campe Goodman, Fund Manager, Wellington Management
  • Jennifer Soule, Analyst, Wellington Management
  • Louisiana Salge, Impact Specialist, EQ Investors

The webinar will last one hour including 15 min for Q&A, providing plenty of time for audience participation.

Impact report 2020 | Part 1: investing in the low-carbon transition

Tuesday 6 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to learn more about the positive impact you can make with your money?

Join us for a must-join webinar on Positive Impact, covering a range of topics about how you can maximise both impact and return, including our findings from our latest Impact Report, and a talk from a guest speaker from Iberdrola, global leader in decarbonising our economies.