Overview – Sunday – October 6

11:00am – 12:15pm

WALKING TOUR OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

12:15pm – 12:40pm

LIGHT LUNCH AND REGISTRATION

12:40pm – 12:45pm

WELCOME

12:45pm – 1:25pm

FIDUCIARY INVESTING IN 10 YEARS: PREDICTIONS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

This session will look at how major disruptions will transform both the asset management industry and the art of investing itself over the next 10 years. How can fiduciaries promote sustainable value amid unprecedented changes.

Cyrus Taraporevala

President and chief executive, State Street Global Advisors (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

1:25pm – 2:25pm

CAN THE FINANCE INDUSTRY HELP CRACK MODERN SLAVERY?

How can asset owners and managers can take the lead to impact the 40.3 million workers in the world suffering from some form of labour abuse.

Amol Mehra

Managing director, Freedom Fund (United States)

Timea Nagy

Chief executive; author, Timea's Cause (Canada)

Sharon Prince

Chair and president, Grace Farms (United States)

Leonardo Sakamoto

Journalist; member of board of trustees, UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery; Commissioner, The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (Brazil)

Anders Stromblad

Head of external managers and alternative investments, AP Fonden 2 (AP2) (Sweden)

Chair

Fiona Reynolds

Chief executive, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) (United Kingdom)

2:25pm – 3:25pm

THE S IN ESG: THE LABOUR FORCE, THE JUST TRANSITION AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR WORKERS

This session will look at the responsibilities of institutional investors around labour. Specifically It will look at the critical role they play in fostering a dynamic and inclusive economy within climate change adaptation – a just transition. It will look at practical examples for investor action, including investment strategy, shareholder engagement, capital allocation, policy dialogue and partnership.

John Adler

Director, Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments and chief pension investment advisor, New York City Retirement Systems (United States)

Vonda Brunsting

Program manager, The Just Transition Project, Initiative for Responsible Investment, The Hauser Institute for Civil Liberty at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

Carol Gray

Board member, IFM Investors (Canada)

David Silvers

Policy director and special counsel, AFL-CIO (United States)

Chair

David Wood

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

3:25pm – 3:45pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:45pm – 4:30pm

WHY IMPACT INVESTING IS THE FUTURE OF INVESTING

This session will closely examine the developments in impact investing – those investments made with the intention of generating a beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return – and challenge institutional investors to follow the path of retail and foundation investors.

Jill Jackson

Managing director, The Big Exchange (United Kingdom)

Shuaib Siddiqui

Director, impact investing, Surdna Foundation (United States)

Kim Wright-Violich

managing partner, Tideline (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

4:30pm – 5:30pm

INVESTING IN AN SDG FRAMEWORK

Through case studies, this session will demonstrate how investors are, and should be, incorporating SDGs into their investment decision making.

Kate Murtagh

Chief compliance officer; managing director for sustainable investing, Harvard Management Company (United States)

Anna Pot

Manager, responsible investments, APG Asset Management (Netherlands)

Scott Weber

President, Interpeace (Switzerland)

Erik van Leeunwen

Co-head of fixed income, business development, Robeco (Netherlands)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

6:00pm – 9:00pm

WELCOME FUNCTION

Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138

TEL: 617 495 5758

Day 2 – Monday – October 7

8:00am – 8:15am

REGISTRATION

8:15am – 8:30am

WELCOME

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

8:30am – 9:10am

DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES AND LONGEVITY

This session will look at the long term trends and changes in demography and what this might mean for the broader economy and financial assets.

Patrick Zweifel

Chief economist, Pictet Asset Management (Switzerland)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

9:10am – 10:00am

REIMAGINING AGEING

What if humans can live forever? Biomedical gerontologist and coordinator of rejuvenation research discusses the developments in aging, and what it means for longevity risk if human lives are elongated.

Aubrey De Grey

Chief science officer, SENS Research Foundation (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:00am – 10:45am

SUSTAINED WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY ASSISTED BY TECHNOLOGY

The end of genetic illnesses, 3D printed organs and AI assisted diagnosis, robotic surgery are all now realities. This session will explore some of the developments in medicine, what it means for investors and why healthcare is an important thematic to consider.

Moty Avisar

Chief executive and co-founder, Surgical Theatre (Israel)

Alliott Cole

Chief executive, Octopus Ventures (United Kingdom)

Marcie Frost

Chief executive, California Public Employees Retirement System (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:45am – 11:15am

MORNING TEA

11:15am – 12:15pm

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL HERO

During William Haseltine’s long career at Harvard Medical School he was at the forefront of medical research and application. He has educated a generation of doctors, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, and led the team that pioneered the development of new drugs based on information from the human genome. Today, as the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, William is dedicated to ensuring that quantum advancements in medical technology translate to improved health outcomes around the world. In this discussion he traverses many topics in medicine and health development including the role of technology and the intersection of medicine and ethics.

William Haseltine

Chair and president, ACCESS Health International (United States)

Chair

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

12:15pm – 1:00pm

THE CUTTING EDGE OF BIOMEDICINE AND INNOVATION

This session will look at the most important innovations in biotech today.  Industry experts will discuss the major trends and opportunities – including gene therapy.

Nick Leschly

Chief executive, Bluebird Bio (United States)

Debra Netschert

Managing director and manager, Prudential Jennison Health Sciences Fund, Jennison Associates (United States)

Chris Winiarz

Chief investment officer, Lakeview Capital Management single family office (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm – 3:00pm

MODERN MONETARY THEORY

Stephanie Kelton served as chief economist for the Democrats on the US Senate Budget Committee and was a senior economic advisor to Bernie Sanders′ 2016 presidential campaign. She is a leading proponent of modern monetary theory.

Stephanie Kelton

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:00pm – 3:30pm

MODERN MONETARY THEORY AND POPULISM

In this counter argument, the assertion is that MMT starts off with seemingly sensible principles, but quickly veers to dangerous - and logically shaky - policy prescriptions. The argument is that It provides intellectual cover for massive increases in deficit spending that are attractive to populist politicians, but would undermine financial stability and the dollar's role as the main reserve currency.

Sonal Desai

Chief investment officer, fixed income, Franklin Templeton Investors (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:30pm – 4:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00pm – 5:00pm

THE FUTURE OF WORK AND HUMAN CAPITAL

This session will look at new ways to measure human capital development and how that metric might be informative in how organisations are driving performance. It will examine the importance of this in the context of longevity and innovation.

George Serafeim

Charles M Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

5:00pm – 5:40pm

CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD

In an ever-changing and volatile world, culture is perhaps the most important ingredient in the success and sustainability of a firm. In a fireside chat, co-chief executive of Bridgewater, David McCormick, will discuss how the hedge fund built a distinct and grounding culture over the past 40+ years, and what it is doing today to continue to evolve the culture and ensure Bridgewater is built for the long-term. He will also share his latest views on the global economy and his approach to leading during uncertain times.

David McCormick

Co-chief executive, Bridgewater Associates (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

6:30pm – 9:30pm

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER - HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Click here to view an interactive map

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums - the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum - have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution.

Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship.

Soyoung Lee

Chief curator, Harvard Arts Museum (United States)

Day 3 – Tuesday – October 8

7:30am – 9:00am

INVESTOR-ONLY BREAKFAST

Breakfast Buffet

Kenmore Room & Fenway Foyer 1 area, Hotel Commonwealth

7:30am – 9:00am

FUND MANAGER ONLY BREAKFAST

Hotel Commonwealth

9:30am – 10:30am

TRUMP AMERICA AND THE WORLD

An intimate look at the Trump Presidency, the implications for world trade and geopolitical risks.

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:30am – 11:30am

WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 30 YEARS AND HOW TO INVEST IN IT

This session will probe into the future looking at the impact of technology, climate change and changing demographics to create a scenario of the future. How should investors be taking advantage of that projected future and what are the risks?

John Clippenger

Research scientist, MIT Media Labs; Big Data Working Group Member at the World Economic Forum (United States)

Danielle Wood

Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Media Lab (United States)

Chair

Jason Connelly

Managing director, business strategy, Axioma (United States)

11:30am – 12:15pm

INTEREST RATES AND LONG-TERM INVESTING

The impending US/China trade war is the same as a stagflation shock. Are we going back to the 1970s and 80s and if so how should investors be positioning their portfolios.

Luis Viceira

George E. Bates Professor in the Finance Unit and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

12:15pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:00pm

THE CHINESE CENTURY

China will soon have an economy substantially larger than the United States, but no country in history has ever had an economy this immense with a political system this closed. This session will look at the history of China and its influence in the world and explore the country’s economic innovation, and its social and political complexities.

Yuen Yuen Ang

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan (United States)

William Kirby

T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University (United States)

Chair

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

2:10pm – 3:10pm

INEQUALITY AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM

Inequality is not just morally wrong, it is wrong within the terms of capitalism. Most importantly inequality is dangerous because unequal societies blow up. This session will take a close look at the drivers of inequality and the collective action required to fix it. It ends by arguing that the private sector plays an important role in this, and if investors care about capitalism and the value of the assets in their portfolio they should care about inequality.

Rebecca Henderson

John and Natty McCarthur University Professor, Harvard Business School (United States)

David Wood

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:10pm – 4:00pm

INVESTORS FOR THE FUTURE

How are investors positioning themselves for the future? What are the important areas of development for the industry – diversity, technology, organisational structure? And what keeps them up at night?

Elena Manola-Bonthond

Chief investment officer, European Organisation for Nuclear Research Pension Scheme (CERN) (Switzerland)

Michael Trotsky

Executive director and chief investment officer, Massachusetts PRIM (United States)

Eduard van Gelderen

Chief investment officer, The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) (Canada)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

4:00pm

Conference Close

Day 1 – Sunday – October 6

11:00am – 12:15pm

WALKING TOUR OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

12:15pm – 12:40pm

LIGHT LUNCH AND REGISTRATION

12:40pm – 12:45pm

WELCOME

12:45pm – 1:25pm

FIDUCIARY INVESTING IN 10 YEARS: PREDICTIONS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

This session will look at how major disruptions will transform both the asset management industry and the art of investing itself over the next 10 years. How can fiduciaries promote sustainable value amid unprecedented changes.

Cyrus Taraporevala

President and chief executive, State Street Global Advisors (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

1:25pm – 2:25pm

CAN THE FINANCE INDUSTRY HELP CRACK MODERN SLAVERY?

How can asset owners and managers can take the lead to impact the 40.3 million workers in the world suffering from some form of labour abuse.

Amol Mehra

Managing director, Freedom Fund (United States)

Timea Nagy

Chief executive; author, Timea's Cause (Canada)

Sharon Prince

Chair and president, Grace Farms (United States)

Leonardo Sakamoto

Journalist; member of board of trustees, UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery; Commissioner, The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (Brazil)

Anders Stromblad

Head of external managers and alternative investments, AP Fonden 2 (AP2) (Sweden)

Chair

Fiona Reynolds

Chief executive, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) (United Kingdom)

2:25pm – 3:25pm

THE S IN ESG: THE LABOUR FORCE, THE JUST TRANSITION AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR WORKERS

This session will look at the responsibilities of institutional investors around labour. Specifically It will look at the critical role they play in fostering a dynamic and inclusive economy within climate change adaptation – a just transition. It will look at practical examples for investor action, including investment strategy, shareholder engagement, capital allocation, policy dialogue and partnership.

John Adler

Director, Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments and chief pension investment advisor, New York City Retirement Systems (United States)

Vonda Brunsting

Program manager, The Just Transition Project, Initiative for Responsible Investment, The Hauser Institute for Civil Liberty at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

Carol Gray

Board member, IFM Investors (Canada)

David Silvers

Policy director and special counsel, AFL-CIO (United States)

Chair

David Wood

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

3:25pm – 3:45pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:45pm – 4:30pm

WHY IMPACT INVESTING IS THE FUTURE OF INVESTING

This session will closely examine the developments in impact investing – those investments made with the intention of generating a beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return – and challenge institutional investors to follow the path of retail and foundation investors.

Jill Jackson

Managing director, The Big Exchange (United Kingdom)

Shuaib Siddiqui

Director, impact investing, Surdna Foundation (United States)

Kim Wright-Violich

managing partner, Tideline (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

4:30pm – 5:30pm

INVESTING IN AN SDG FRAMEWORK

Through case studies, this session will demonstrate how investors are, and should be, incorporating SDGs into their investment decision making.

Kate Murtagh

Chief compliance officer; managing director for sustainable investing, Harvard Management Company (United States)

Anna Pot

Manager, responsible investments, APG Asset Management (Netherlands)

Scott Weber

President, Interpeace (Switzerland)

Erik van Leeunwen

Co-head of fixed income, business development, Robeco (Netherlands)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

6:00pm – 9:00pm

WELCOME FUNCTION

Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138

TEL: 617 495 5758

Day 2 – Monday – October 7

8:00am – 8:15am

REGISTRATION

8:15am – 8:30am

WELCOME

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

8:30am – 9:10am

DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES AND LONGEVITY

This session will look at the long term trends and changes in demography and what this might mean for the broader economy and financial assets.

Patrick Zweifel

Chief economist, Pictet Asset Management (Switzerland)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

9:10am – 10:00am

REIMAGINING AGEING

What if humans can live forever? Biomedical gerontologist and coordinator of rejuvenation research discusses the developments in aging, and what it means for longevity risk if human lives are elongated.

Aubrey De Grey

Chief science officer, SENS Research Foundation (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:00am – 10:45am

SUSTAINED WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY ASSISTED BY TECHNOLOGY

The end of genetic illnesses, 3D printed organs and AI assisted diagnosis, robotic surgery are all now realities. This session will explore some of the developments in medicine, what it means for investors and why healthcare is an important thematic to consider.

Moty Avisar

Chief executive and co-founder, Surgical Theatre (Israel)

Alliott Cole

Chief executive, Octopus Ventures (United Kingdom)

Marcie Frost

Chief executive, California Public Employees Retirement System (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:45am – 11:15am

MORNING TEA

11:15am – 12:15pm

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL HERO

During William Haseltine’s long career at Harvard Medical School he was at the forefront of medical research and application. He has educated a generation of doctors, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, and led the team that pioneered the development of new drugs based on information from the human genome. Today, as the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, William is dedicated to ensuring that quantum advancements in medical technology translate to improved health outcomes around the world. In this discussion he traverses many topics in medicine and health development including the role of technology and the intersection of medicine and ethics.

William Haseltine

Chair and president, ACCESS Health International (United States)

Chair

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

12:15pm – 1:00pm

THE CUTTING EDGE OF BIOMEDICINE AND INNOVATION

This session will look at the most important innovations in biotech today.  Industry experts will discuss the major trends and opportunities – including gene therapy.

Nick Leschly

Chief executive, Bluebird Bio (United States)

Debra Netschert

Managing director and manager, Prudential Jennison Health Sciences Fund, Jennison Associates (United States)

Chris Winiarz

Chief investment officer, Lakeview Capital Management single family office (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm – 3:00pm

MODERN MONETARY THEORY

Stephanie Kelton served as chief economist for the Democrats on the US Senate Budget Committee and was a senior economic advisor to Bernie Sanders′ 2016 presidential campaign. She is a leading proponent of modern monetary theory.

Stephanie Kelton

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:00pm – 3:30pm

MODERN MONETARY THEORY AND POPULISM

In this counter argument, the assertion is that MMT starts off with seemingly sensible principles, but quickly veers to dangerous - and logically shaky - policy prescriptions. The argument is that It provides intellectual cover for massive increases in deficit spending that are attractive to populist politicians, but would undermine financial stability and the dollar's role as the main reserve currency.

Sonal Desai

Chief investment officer, fixed income, Franklin Templeton Investors (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:30pm – 4:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00pm – 5:00pm

THE FUTURE OF WORK AND HUMAN CAPITAL

This session will look at new ways to measure human capital development and how that metric might be informative in how organisations are driving performance. It will examine the importance of this in the context of longevity and innovation.

George Serafeim

Charles M Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

5:00pm – 5:40pm

CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD

In an ever-changing and volatile world, culture is perhaps the most important ingredient in the success and sustainability of a firm. In a fireside chat, co-chief executive of Bridgewater, David McCormick, will discuss how the hedge fund built a distinct and grounding culture over the past 40+ years, and what it is doing today to continue to evolve the culture and ensure Bridgewater is built for the long-term. He will also share his latest views on the global economy and his approach to leading during uncertain times.

David McCormick

Co-chief executive, Bridgewater Associates (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

6:30pm – 9:30pm

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER - HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Click here to view an interactive map

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums - the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum - have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution.

Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship.

Soyoung Lee

Chief curator, Harvard Arts Museum (United States)

Day 3 – Tuesday – October 8

7:30am – 9:00am

INVESTOR-ONLY BREAKFAST

Breakfast Buffet

Kenmore Room & Fenway Foyer 1 area, Hotel Commonwealth

7:30am – 9:00am

FUND MANAGER ONLY BREAKFAST

Hotel Commonwealth

9:30am – 10:30am

TRUMP AMERICA AND THE WORLD

An intimate look at the Trump Presidency, the implications for world trade and geopolitical risks.

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

10:30am – 11:30am

WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 30 YEARS AND HOW TO INVEST IN IT

This session will probe into the future looking at the impact of technology, climate change and changing demographics to create a scenario of the future. How should investors be taking advantage of that projected future and what are the risks?

John Clippenger

Research scientist, MIT Media Labs; Big Data Working Group Member at the World Economic Forum (United States)

Danielle Wood

Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Media Lab (United States)

Chair

Jason Connelly

Managing director, business strategy, Axioma (United States)

11:30am – 12:15pm

INTEREST RATES AND LONG-TERM INVESTING

The impending US/China trade war is the same as a stagflation shock. Are we going back to the 1970s and 80s and if so how should investors be positioning their portfolios.

Luis Viceira

George E. Bates Professor in the Finance Unit and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School (United States)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

12:15pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:00pm

THE CHINESE CENTURY

China will soon have an economy substantially larger than the United States, but no country in history has ever had an economy this immense with a political system this closed. This session will look at the history of China and its influence in the world and explore the country’s economic innovation, and its social and political complexities.

Yuen Yuen Ang

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan (United States)

William Kirby

T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University (United States)

Chair

Stephen Kotkin

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States)

2:10pm – 3:10pm

INEQUALITY AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM

Inequality is not just morally wrong, it is wrong within the terms of capitalism. Most importantly inequality is dangerous because unequal societies blow up. This session will take a close look at the drivers of inequality and the collective action required to fix it. It ends by arguing that the private sector plays an important role in this, and if investors care about capitalism and the value of the assets in their portfolio they should care about inequality.

Rebecca Henderson

John and Natty McCarthur University Professor, Harvard Business School (United States)

David Wood

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School (United States)

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)

3:10pm – 4:00pm

INVESTORS FOR THE FUTURE

How are investors positioning themselves for the future? What are the important areas of development for the industry – diversity, technology, organisational structure? And what keeps them up at night?

Elena Manola-Bonthond

Chief investment officer, European Organisation for Nuclear Research Pension Scheme (CERN) (Switzerland)

Michael Trotsky

Executive director and chief investment officer, Massachusetts PRIM (United States)

Eduard van Gelderen

Chief investment officer, The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) (Canada)

Chair

Amanda White

Director of institutional content, Conexus Financial (Australia)

4:00pm

Conference Close