• What does ESG mean for business: risk management or value creation? Geneva


    Dear Alumni,
    You are invited to an evening conference in Geneva, organized by the Swiss INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC).

    What does ESG mean for business: risk management or value creation? Geneva
    March 2, 2020

    Join our panel about the impacts and recent developments of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), an ever-changing investment landscape.
    Companies are asked for more ESG data than ever before as ESG is increasingly seen by investors as a relevant “non-financial” metric alongside the more traditional financial ones. Its importance is evident in the value of assets classified as sustainable investments, which has more than doubled in the last eight years, reaching USD 30 trillion as of end 2018.
    Is this set of externalities a temporary trend or is it here to stay? Is ESG a “ticking-the-box” exercise or a true value creation mechanism?
    These questions and many others are going to be debated by our panel: Tony Zappalà, Partner Highland Europe, Yoann Bernier, Managing Director of the Pension Fund at Group Lombard Odier, and Pan, Founder, Pantera Ventures.
    Whether you are a seasoned impact investor, or just recently started hearing about ESG, you will enjoy the discussion, and as always, the networking opportunities over the subsequent apéro.
    The event is open to INSEAD alumni and their guests.


    Tony Zappalà, MBA'02J Partner Highland Europe
    Tony has 14 years of venture capital experience with leading funds Highland Europe and Index Ventures, serving on several boards of portfolio companies. Tony holds an M.Eng in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
    Yoann Bernier, MBA’07J Managing Director of the Pension Fund at Group Lombard Odier
    Yoann joined Lombard Odier in 2008, currently heading the bank’s pension funds department. In addition, he serves on the board of several associations and foundations focusing on pension funds and the evolution of a sustainable framework for financial institutions. Yoann holds an Msc. in mechanical engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.
    Pan Pan, MBA ’03J, Founder Pantèra Ventures
    Pan is an investment professional, entrepreneur and advisor with over 15 years of investment management, industry and start-up
    experience. She is the founder of Pantèra Ventures and an advisor in several organizations promoting sustainability and AgriFood. She holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) certification and an INSEAD MBA.
    Moderator Konstantinos Dermanis, Managing Director, Renovative
    Konstantinos has 14 years of experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking with Credit Suisse, EFG Eurobank and Deca Investments having completed circa 50 transactions / investments of EUR 8bn in value.
    Konstantinos holds a BSc and MSc in Finance from UK universities and an MBA’13J from INSEAD.

    Key Facts

    When: Monday March 2, 2020 18:30
    Where: Hotel President Wilson, 47 Quai Wilson, 1211 Geneva
    Tickets: CHF 55 Swiss NAA Members / CHF 70 Alumni Non-members & Guests

    18:30 Registration
    19:00  Panel Discussion incl. Q&A
    20:00-21:00 Networking & Light Refreshments
    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
    Konstantinos Dermanis, MBA’13J IPEC Geneva President
    Bernardo Bluhm, MBA‘15J IPEC Geneva Vice-President
    Mina Draganova, MAP 17J, Geneva Chapter President
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