Sustainable Finance for Breakfast (2)

Held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017


  • Ben Caldecott (Smith School, Oxford)

  • Mark Fawcett (NEST)

  • Jessica Ground (Schroders)



You may remember that we have decided to hold a regular breakfast meeting to discuss latest developments in sustainable finance (indeed, you may well have attended).

The first meeting was on Thursday, May 4, with Ben Caldecott (of Oxford’s Smith School) kindly setting the scene and steering the discussion. In principle, we hope to organise these get-togethers every six weeks – and so far we’re on track.

The format is the same. We will hear from the guests what they are up to in this space, then Ben will review what has been going on, what he believes to be important and what he thinks we ought to be watching for – and everyone else will pitch in.

Last month, Catherine Howarth of ShareAction joined Ben in steering the action. This month, we’re delighted to welcome not one but two additional experts:

  • Mark Fawcett is Chief Investment Officer for NEST, a position he’s held since before auto-enrolment began. He has been investing for 30 years and along the way has held senior roles with Gartmore, Amex and Thames River Capital; 
  • Jessica Ground is Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, responsible for embedding ESG analysis into Schroders’ investment processes, a director of the Investor Forum (which promotes stewardship in institutional investment), and an occasional markets commentator for the BBC.

If you would like to join us, please let Alex know by emailing or phoning the Centre (0207 621 1056). As ever, coffee/tea, buns and so forth will be provided.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton