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
The Domain
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).

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