Thought Leaders Imbizo – Program Framework
Date: 1 June 2021
|Time / Session Duration||Session Hosted by and Topic|
|09h00 to 09h15||IRFA Opening Session – Setting the Scene|
|09h15 to 10h15||The intersection of alternative investments and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.
The panel will look at how selected alternative investment types are well suited to incorporate ESG principles. Linking this to the increasing use of purpose-driven outcomes (for example sustainable development goals) as well as measurement metrics which are becoming increasingly important to investors.
|10h15 to 10h30||Break|
|10h30 to 11h30||Woman in Finance and the World Economy
The panel will look at the role of women as the agents of change. Research shows that supporting more women to become entrepreneurs would unleash their potential to contribute significantly to economic development. What needs to be done to unlock this power force? How can retirement funds invest to unleash this power?
|11h30 to 12h30||IRFA Panel discussion on Infrastructure Investments for Retirement Funds
The panel will explore what infrastructure investing can mean for the retirement sector taking into account government policy, the regulatory framework and international infrastructure funding expertise.
|12h30 to 13h00||Break|
|13h00 to 14h00||Accelerating innovation in education investment
The panel looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant national lockdown contributed to accelerating innovation in the education sector.
|14h00-14h45||Taking Stock and Setting Our Goals