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Investors are increasingly aware of ESG and Low Carbon integration in equity portfolio construction. Still, there is a debate in the industry on how to address this goal in an effective way. One of the most widely discussed topics is the idea that in addition to its good financial qualities, an ESG portfolio is also liable to outperform the market in terms of risk-adjusted performance. As such, a large number of strategy providers have presented Low Carbon strategies as benefitting from a Carbon factor effect.

In this webinar, we examine whether there is a Carbon factor with a significant risk premium and whether mixing ESG/Low Carbon objectives with financial objectives adds value to performance; questions on the veritable impact of Low Carbon financial strategies on the real economy are also addressed.

Topics covered include:
- Is carbon a rewarded factor?
- Is there a benefit to using carbon scores to construct portfolios? Do carbon scores allow an investor to be smart?
- Does a low carbon portfolio help to decarbonise the real economy?

When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 · 03:00:00 PM · London
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Research Director, Scientific Beta
Felix Goltz is Research Director, Scientific Beta and also a member of the EDHEC Scientific Beta research chair. He carries out research in empirical finance and asset allocation, with a focus on alternative investments and indexing strategies. His work has appeared in various international academic and practitioner journals and handbooks. He obtained a PhD in finance from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis after studying economics and business administration at the University of Bayreuth and EDHEC Business School.
Webinar hosting presenter
ESG & Low Carbon Solutions Specialist, Scientific Beta
Erik Christiansen is an ESG & Low Carbon Solutions Specialist with Scientific Beta. He was previously Head of Investment Strategy with the Etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP), the mandatory pension scheme for French civil servants, where he was responsible for implementing the equity and ESG strategies. He has also previously worked as a Methodology Coordinator and Analyst at Vigeo Eiris, the ESG rating agency. Erik holds a Master’s degree in Management from the ESCP Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Strategic Content, Responsible Investor
Daniel has been Editor of Responsible Investor since 2010, overseeing the day-to-day running of the site. Daniel was News Editor at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) from 2002 to 2007. Formerly he was Multimedia Editor, Europe for Bloomberg News where he was involved in programming the Bloomberg Forum interview series.

Prior to this he was Economics Editor at Ideaglobal.com where he oversaw the daily Financial Markets Today economics and market commentary product. While at IPE he was the moderator of the European Parliamentary Pension Forum and has appeared on CNBC and the BBC discussing pension and investment issues. He started his career at Reuters, initially in investor communications before moving on to edit its online staff newsletter ‘The Daily Briefing’.