CleanTechIQ: Fireside Chat: Emerging Sustainable Finance Trends for Companies in Transition

01 July 2021

Synopsis: In this fireside chat, Impax’s Katie Wartman, Associate Director, interviews Rama Variankaval, Managing Director, Global Head of Center for Carbon Transition, at J.P. Morgan on Carbon Compass, a financing commitment aligned to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Key discussion topics include: methodology and elements of Carbon Compass, opportunities and challenges with carbon targets, client engagement, and the role of policy.

Impax Speaker: Katie Wartman, Associate Director, Client Service & Business Development

Playback Link: https://vimeo.com/577645857/5de5670844

Numis Investment Companies ESG Seminar – Tipping Points

01 July 2021

Synopsis: Head of Policy and Advocacy, Chris Dodwell, joined a round table as part of Numis Investment Companies ESG Seminar Series focused on climate tipping points, and positive tipping points. Other key talking points include systems theory and negative feedback loops, social imperatives versus existential environmental threats, investor engagement, UK government and EU policy, biodiversity and Task Force for Nature Related Disclosures (TNFD), and the allocation of capital to drive positive impact.

Impax Speaker: Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy & Advocacy

Playback Link: Video

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CleanTechIQ: Integrating ESG into Fixed Income to Manage Risk & Generate Returns

30 June 2021

Synopsis: In its 4th year, CleanTechIQ’s ESG in Fixed Income & Finance Forum is advancing the conversation around how investors are integrating ESG into their security selection, implementing new disclosure frameworks, and analysing the materiality of ESG factors in order to manage risk and generate returns.

Impax Speaker: Greg Hasevlat, Vice President, Sustainability Research Analyst

Playback Link: https://vimeo.com/577648980/a94bc935b0

Investment Week’s Sustainable Investment Festival

25 June 2021

Synopsis: Ian Simm, our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, had the pleasure of being invited to join Investment Week’s Sustainable Investment Festival’s closing CEO Insight panel on the topic of Rethinking how investment management can lead on the transition to a more sustainable economy and inclusive society. The discussion examines the role and approaches of asset managers for effectuating real change and impact on diversity, climate change and the sustainable economy.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Playback Link: https://vimeo.com/568247435/7a5d368757

Westminster Energy Forum: Integrating Climate Change Risks, Net Zero Transitions and International Nature-based Solutions

20 April 2021

Synopsis: Head of Policy and Advocacy, Chris Dodwell, had the opportunity to present at the Westminster Energy Forum’s (WEF) COP26 session where the WEF review, evaluate and share intelligence on the risks and opportunities associated with the global energy and climate transitions in support of the UK Governments New Zero goals and all associated industrial and corporate strategies. The topic for Chris’s panel was Climate Risk & Corporate Accountability: a step change for ESG in 2021 and implications for value.

Impax Speaker: Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy & Advocacy

Playback Link: Video

Equity Development Round Table

25 March 2021

Synopsis: Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainable and ESG Investing at Impax AM joined a panel to discuss:
– Investor engagement with plc Boards
– Why SMEs cannot afford to get left behind in embracing ESG principles
– Crucial importance of communication with stakeholders
– Evolution of appropriate metrics
– Fiscal and strategic benefits to companies from best practice
– Imperative to ”Own your Story”

Impax Speaker: Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG.

Playback Link: https://youtu.be/OyM-nZyyTDU

Ceres 2021: Transform Tomorrow Today

24 March 2021

Synopsis: Ian Simm our Founder & Chief Executive Officer, had the opportunity to discuss the topic of “Achieving Paris Aligned Portfolios and Developing Investor Climate Action Plans”, at the recent Ceres 2021 event.

Impax Speakers: Ian Simm, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Playback Link: Video

SuperReturn Europe

4 March 2021

Synopsis: Daniel von Preyss, Head of Private Equity/Infrastructure at Impax, had the opportunity to attend the SuperReturn Europe Virtual event where he discussed the investment opportunity in Renewable Energy in Europe and why it remains a complex sector from which to extract value

Impax Speaker: Daniel von Preyss, Head of Private Equity/Infrastructure

Playback Link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/519972450

Pension Bridge ESG Virtual Summit

23 – 25 February 2021

Synopsis: A discussion on building portfolio resilience: net zero, fires, floods and inequality.


Impax Speaker: Chris Bole, Julie Gorte & Ian Simm, Founder & CEO.

Playback Link: https://vimeo.com/517198734/200bfe3b76

DiversityQ presents Women in Asset Management Virtual Summit

23 February 2021

Synopsis: Sally Bridgeland contributed to a fireside chat, which gives an overview and optimistic look at the asset management landscape for 2021.

Impax Speaker: Sally Bridgeland, Chair.

Playback Link: https://lastwordmedia.eventscase.com/EN/WIAM/OnDemandStream1

Energy Post – Green Taxonomy

22 February 2021

Synopsis: Ian Simm, our Founder & Chief Executive Officer, joined a discussion on EU Taxonomy and how it affects investments in the energy transition, with particular reference to technologies such as gas and nuclear power.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder & CEO.

Playback Link: https://energypost.eu/green-taxonomy-energy-post-event-video/

US Department of Labor Policy Discussion

10 February 2021

Synopsis: The Honorable Preston Rutledge, former Assistant Secretary of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), US Department of Labor (DOL) and Melissa Platner, Co-Head of Consultant relations at Impax, discussed emerging issues and industry trends as they relate to the incoming administration. They also addressed the recent DOL’s ESG ruling including implementation of the new DOL rule for plan sponsors and consultants.

Impax Speaker: Melissa Platner, Co-Head of Consultant Relations

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4117129399710605327

Green Dream with Impax’ Lisa Beauvilain

2 February 2021

Synopsis: ESG Clarity Editor Natalie Kenway and Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG at Impax, discusses how ESG is integrated across Impax products and the themes investors can access through these solutions.

Impax Speaker: Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG.

Playback Link: https://esgclarity.com/green-dream-with-impax-lisa-beauvilain-sustainable-businesses-will-continue-to-be-resilient-in-the-face-of-further-market-shocks/


Justin Winter Water podcast with Daniel Morris of BNPP

11 January 2021

Synopsis: A finite resource in ever growing demand, water represents a durable growth area in both developed markets suffering from underinvestment and emerging markets in need of more infrastructure. As the appreciation of quality water and improved food and health standards grows – not least in the wake of the COVID crisis – so should our endorsement of the breadth of investment opportunities the sector offers. Portfolio manager Justin Winter at Impax Asset Management explains.

Impax Speaker: Justin Winter, Director, Portfolio Manager.

Playback Link: https://investors-corner.bnpparibas-am.com/investing/market-weekly-water-water-everywhere-and-in-your-portfolio-podcast/


How Foundations & Endowments Align Investments with Their Missions

1 December 2020

Synopsis: CleanTechIQ, alongside Impax Asset Management, featured impact investing experts who provided insight into how they are developing new mission-aligned investment strategies.

Impax Speaker: Molly Ono, Consultants & Institutions, West Coast, North America.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1173877507923149836

Cleantech IQ Webinar – Canadian Asset Owner Webinar #2

24 November 2020

Synopsis: Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG, spoke at Cleantech IQ’s Webinar on Canadian Asset Owners on November 24th. Lisa had the opportunity to discuss how to decarbonize portfolios, assess climate risks and capitalize on the transition to a more sustainable economy. Specifically, the discussion provided insight on how North American asset owners can utilize sustainable frameworks such as the TCFD and the EU Taxonomy to accomplish net zero portfolio investments.

Impax Speaker: Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG, Executive Director.

Playback Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5222405765225354768

Building Back Better webinar

10 November 2020

Synopsis: Our CEO Ian Simm featured on a panel with The Economist discussing “What role does impact investing have in the desire to ‘build back better’?”.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder & CEO.

Playback Link: https://response.economistevents.com/build-back-better-content

Agne Rackauskaite Food podcast with Daniel Morris of BNPP

2 November 2020

Synopsis: Changing awareness is driving a shift in consumers’ relationship with food, limiting their appetite for animal products and boosting their interest in the environmental, social and health aspects of what ends up on their plates. Food industry research analyst Agne Rackauskaite talks to Chief Market Strategist Daniel Morris about the numerous opportunities this greater consciousness is creating in food investing.

Impax Speaker: Agne Rackauskaite, Associate Director, Research Analyst.

Playback Link: https://investors-corner.bnpparibas-am.com/investing/market-weekly-greener-becomes-prominent-on-food-investing-menu-podcast/

ESG Investment Europe by Reuters

2 November 2020

Synopsis: Ian Simm contributes to the environmental leader’s panel, to discuss the rapid evolution of financially material environmental factors.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder & CEO.

Playback Link: Video (Plays in a new window)




D&I Investing Forum: How Shareholder Engagement on D&I Issues is Driving Change

12 August 2020

Synopsis: Julie Gorte, our Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, discusses how shareholder engagement on D&I issues is driving change.

Impax Speaker: Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1715516724582411022

D&I Investing Forum: The Latest Trends in Social Impact Reporting & UN SDG Mapping

12 August 2020

Synopsis: Heather Smith, our Lead Sustainability Research Analyst, discusses the latest trends in social impact reporting & UN SDG mapping.

Impax Speaker: Heather Smith, Sustainability Research Analyst.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5230147424210353422

Cleantech IQ Webinar – Canadian Asset Owner Webinar #1

29 July 2020

Synopsis: Impax Asset Management Chief Executive Ian Simm was invited to participate in a CleanTechIQ webinar with Canadian asset owners on July 29 to discuss how we invest in the transition to a lower carbon economy. The conversation focused on how to incorporate climate risk scenario analysis strategies within portfolio management, integrate low carbon themes such as energy efficiency and renewable energy and identify and manage physical climate and transition risks.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder & CEO

Playback Link: https://impaxam.com/news-and-views/blog/webinar-an-introduction-to-engagement-at-impax/

Engagement Webinar

8 July 2020

Synopsis: During this webinar, experts from Impax Asset Management Ltd. (“Impax Ltd.”) and the U.S. subsidiary Impax Asset Management LLC (“Impax LLC”) explained: why and how we engage, our engagement areas of focus, the impacts of some of our most successful engagements, and where we’ll turn our focus for future engagements.

Impax Speaker: Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & ESG, Executive Director.

Playback Link: https://impaxam.com/news-and-views/blog/webinar-an-introduction-to-engagement-at-impax/

ESG in Fixed Income Forum: Fireside Chat with CDPQ on Climate Risk & Engagement

30 June – 2 July 2020

Synopsis: David Loehwing, our Vice President, Sustainable Investing, moderates a fireside chat with Bertrand Millot, VP Risk Management, Fixed Income and Head of Climate Risk and Issues at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Impax Speaker: David Loehwing, Vice President, Sustainable Investing.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2095343015449323275

ESG in Fixed Income Forum: Integrating ESG into Fixed Income to Manage Risk

30 June – 2 July 2020

Synopsis: We were delighted that CleanTechIQ invited our own Peter Schwab, High Yield Portfolio Manager, to speak at this year’s ESG in Fixed Income & Finance Forum. The discussion explored how accessing fixed income through a sustainability lens can create value as well as avoid risk sustainable economy.

Impax Speaker: Peter Schwab, High Yield Portfolio Manager.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2462950434521902091

TII Virtual Coffee Break Series – CIO Discussion on Risk and Opportunities

25 June 2020

Synopsis: The Investment Institute invited our Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ian Simm, to moderate a discussion with distinguished asset owners and allocators on navigating the post COVID-19 investment landscape – from both public and private market perspectives. The discussion explored how manager due-diligence might be changing due to current circumstances, as well as tackling resiliency of various sectors and companies in a post-COVID world.

Impax Speaker: Ian Simm, Founder & CEO

Playback Link: https://theinvestmentinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Prior-Recordings-for-TII-Website-as-of-6-26-20.pdf

ESG and Impact Investing Webinar – D.A.CH

10 June 2020

Synopsis: David Winborne, Director, Senior Portfolio Manager at Impax Asset Management presented at IPE’s second DACH ESG webinar of 2020. In this insightful webinar, industry expects presented on a variety of topics including measuring the net impact of your investments through a machine learning-enabled quantification model as well as why companies that operate sustainability have better prospects for the future. David’s presentation focused specifically on the opportunities arising from the transition to a sustainable economy: The winners and losers from the transition to a ‘new normal’ in response to the Covid-19 pandemic; how ESG and impact play into the Impax process; and an investor’s view through the Impax Sustainability Lens.

Impax Speaker: David Winborne, Senior Portfolio Manager

Playback Link: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/2163/410395

CleantechIQ Webinar: Fixed Income

4 June 2020

Synopsis: CleanTechIQ invited Peter Schwab, High Yield Portfolio Manager, to speak at this year’s ESG in Fixed Income & Finance Forum. The discussion explored how accessing fixed income through a sustainability lens can create value as well as avoid risk sustainable economy.

Impax Speaker: Peter Schwab, High Yield Portfolio Manager

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6232419341696213761

How ESG in Fixed Income Creates Sustainable Value

4 June 2020

Synopsis: Greg Hasevlat, our Sustainability Research Analyst, uncovered how institutional investors are integrating ESG into their security selection, collecting data, increasing engagement, and uncovering the materiality of sustainability factors in fixed income. They also discussed the evolution of green bonds that are enabling investors to deploy capital across various climate and social impact themes.

Impax Speaker: Greg Hasevlat, Sustainability Research Analyst.

Playback Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5115178088546089229

West Coast Asset Owner Series: Tackling Climate-Related Investment Risks

29 April 2020

Synopsis: Great perspective from our Co-Head of Listed Equities Bruce Jenkyn-Jones on investor responses to the physical risks and economic transition risks created by climate change.

Impax Speaker: Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, Co-Head of Listed Equities, Executive Director.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/719635164533465102

How New Approaches To Gender-Lens Investing Are Driving Better Outcomes

1 March 2020

Synopsis: Heather Smith, Sustainability Research Analyst, provides an insight into how forward-thinking investors are incorporating gender-lens investment strategies using the latest research and tools.

Impax Speaker: Heather Smith, Sustainability Research Analyst.

Playback Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4550578866249339661
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