May 16, 2017 - Jens Meers, CFA
Join Us For lunch with Jens Peers, CFA
|Topic||Integration of ESG into Investment Process in the Trump Era|
|Date||Tuesday, May 16, 2017|
|Time||11:30am – 1:00pm|
|Location||Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 140
Austin, TX 78758
|Speaker||Jens Peers, CFA – Chief Investment Officer, Sustainable Equities and Fixed Income|
Integration of ESG into Investment Process in the Trump Era
New president, new rules: does this mean new opportunities? Investors might think that, based on some of the Donald Trump’s early remarks and decisions, sustainable-investment strategies may struggle to generate returns in line with or above the broad market. In this discussion we look at how technological and economic realities still favor a transition towards low-carbon economy; improvements in water and agricultural infrastructure; and continued investments in education and health care. Lastly, we’ll consider these opportunities across private investments as well as listed equities and debt.
Jens Peers, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Sustainable Equities and Fixed Income
Jens Peers is CIO Sustainable Equities and Fixed Income of Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management (Natixis AM), engaged in responsible investing. He joined Mirova in 2013. Prior to Natixis AM, Mr. Peers was head of portfolio management – environmental strategies for water, agribusiness and cleantech (renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management) at Kleinwort Benson Investors, Dublin. He also was a financial analyst at KBC Asset Management and a financial advisor at KBC Bank, Brussels. Mr. Peers began his career in 1998. Mr. Peers holds a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He also is a CFA® Charterholder and is a certified CEFA (Certified European Financial analyst of the BVFA-ABAF – Belgian Association of Financial Analysts).