18 July 2022 – 14:30-15:30 BST – Joint Paris Alignment Forum and Place-Based Impact Investing Forum online afternoon tea with SilverStreet Capital

The perfect impact investment? Addressing climate change and creating a positive social impact.

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With the current high inflation and the risks that inflation may remain higher in the next decade than it has been since the early 1980s, pension funds should be actively considering exposure to asset classes that can provide higher returns with higher inflation. During this session, SilverStreet Capital will use case studies to show how targeted investment in agricultural value chains can create an attractive return with a strong correlation to inflation and with substantial positive social, environmental and climate impact.

Gary Vaughan-Smith will discuss how investment to create sustainable, ethical and positively impactful businesses in emerging markets can unlock attractive opportunities and how this can form part of an ESG climate strategy. 

This will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Q&A and shared insights, moderated by Karen Shackleton of Pensions for Purpose.   

Who is this event for?

This event is only open to asset owners such as pension fund trustees, consultants, in-house executives and advisers.

Sponsor

SilverStreet Capital

Registration

Please sign up for the event here. Delegates will be sent dial-in details after registering. If you are not already a member, you will also be invited to register for the Paris Alignment Forum and/or Place-Based Impact Investing Forum. Membership is free and you will receive regular updates about the respective forums’ activities.  

Speaker biography

Gary Vaughan-Smith, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, SilverStreet Capital

Gary Vaughan-SmithSilverStreet was founded in 2007 and its objectives are to achieve attractive returns for investors as well as substantial positive social, environmental and climate impacts though its investments.

SilverStreet manages and advises the largest African agricultural fund and, has an established track record investing across the agricultural value chain. Its investments have included the seed sector, primary production, processing, protein, logistics and storage in eight countries in Southern and East Africa. SilverStreet implements high ESG and governance standards across its investments and has won a number of awards for agricultural, emerging market and impact investing.

Between 2001 and 2006, Gary was Head of the Alternative Investment Group at ABN AMRO Asset Management. Between 1990 and 2001, he was at Gartmore Investments Ltd and was head of the Global Portfolio team.

Gary is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Cambridge University and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cape Town.

The Paris Alignment Forum

The Paris Alignment Forum was established by Pensions for Purpose to help pension funds and other asset owners on their journey towards alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We do this by sharing climate-related thought leadership written by our Influencer members (asset managers, consultants and lawyers), by running free training workshops for trustees and by engaging in industry-wide conversation through our quarterly all-stakeholder and asset-owner events. To find out more please click here. To become a Paris Alignment Forum member please email Karen Shackleton.

The Place-Based Impact Investing Forum

The Place-Based Impact Investing Forum was established by Pensions for Purpose and The Good Economy and is run in partnership with The Impact Investing Institute to help pension funds and other asset owners make informed decisions about place-based investments. We do this by sharing place-based-related thought leadership written by our Influencer members (asset managers, consultants and lawyers), by running training workshops for trustees and by engaging in industry-wide conversation through our quarterly all-stakeholder and asset-owner events.

Pensions for Purpose

Pensions for Purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment. Our aim is to empower pension funds to seek positive impact opportunities and mitigate negative impact risks. For more information please email Charlotte O'Leary. 

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