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Wednesday 1 July, 2015 - AM

Coffee & Registration

Welcome and Keynote:
Matthias Weber, Member of the Managing Board, ifund services on “What responsible investing means for asset manager selection”

Panel discussion: 'Economic benefits of board diversity'

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok, Director, Professor of International Management, University of St.Gallen


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutzwiller, Chairman of the Board of Directors, St. Galler Kantonalbank
  • Lisa Beauvilain, Director, Head of Sustainability and ESG, Impax Asset Management
  • Josiane Fanguinoveny, Head of Corporate Governance, GES
  • Christopher Greenwald, Ph.D. Head SI Research, RobecoSAM

Coffee break

Panel discussion: 'Carbon emissions and other ESG KPIs influencing business strategy'

Chairman: Julia Kochetygova, Director Product Management S&P Dow Jones Indices


  • Jan Poser, Head of Asset Management, Bank J. Safra Sarasin
  • Dominique Habegger, Head Institutional Asset Management, de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie
  • Martin Halle, Policy Analyst, Global Footprint Network
  • Jacqueline Oh, Associate Director, Contrast Capital


Wednesday 1 July, 2015 - PM

Panel discussion: 'Sustainability and innovation'

Chairman:  Anthony Miller, Economic Affairs Officer UNCTAD

  • Neil Goldsmith, CEO and Cofounder, Evolva
  • Roberto Lampl, Head of Latin America Investments, Portfolio Manager Latin America Fund & Future World Fund, Alquity Life Changing Investments
  • Julia Haake, Director of Paris Office, oekom research
  • Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, CEO, ESG Analytics

Short break

Audience will be randomly split in two groups A and B for two small group lunch presentations

Program group A:

  • 13.15-13.45: Alquity
  • 13.45-14.15: Guilé Funds

Program group B:

  • 13.15-13.45: Guilé Funds
  • 13.45-14.15: Alquity

Neil Goldsmith, the CEO of Evolva, will be available in the afternoon for 1:1’s with investors. Please announce your interest at the registration desk, or email m.schulze@tradinfo.com.

Short break

14.30-16.30 (for investors only)
CDP & South Pole Group Workshop discussion: “The impact of climate change on corporate profitability, a case study from the European Electric Utility sector & climate impact assessment of investment portfolios”

Chairman/Moderator: Susan Dreyer - Director DACH Region, CDP


  • James Magness, Head of Investor Research, CDP
  • Emanuele Fanelli, Senior Vice President - Investor Initiatives, CDP
  • Maximilian Horster, Partner & Director Financial Industry, South Pole Group

End of RICA Zurich

17.00 – 19.00
We kindly inform you on the possibility to register for a connecting seminar of our partners at South Pole Group and Zurich Carbon Market Association with as title "The Swiss finance sector addressing climate change”.

Please note that this seminar will be organised at Technopark in Zurich. See for more information and registration here.