ESG | IMPACT INVESTING | ENERGY TRANSITION | SUSTAINABILITY
The 2nd Annual Women’s 2023 Sustainable Investing Summit offers an oceanfront, 3-day conference for 150 of the nation’s leading women in sustainable investing. Connect with private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial leaders through fun networking activities. Advance your knowledge by learning from speakers with expertise in ESG, impact investing and sub-sectors such as energy, food, water, healthcare and shelter. Be championed by a community of women.
Partner, Caldwell Partners
“It’s super helpful that you’ve combined PE with Sustainable and Real Estate – triple the opportunity for learning and networking.”
more than a conference
NOTHING SHOULD STAND BETWEEN A WOMAN AND THE BUSINESS LEADER SHE WANTS TO BE
Quality over quantity. We curate audiences so there is a diverse mix of partners, clients and peers who connect easily and authentically.
We believe individuals should take ownership over their professional development. Our events offer educational topics and industry knowledge.
Our pre-conference structured networking helps limited partners make connections with ease before the conference really begins. The 90 minute segment, Knockout Networking, kicks off with a 30 minute fireside chat between two industry peers. Secondly, there are 60 minutes of roundtable discussions with topic prompts to help attendees open up about obstacles, challenges, wins and goals.
Our pre-conference structured networking helps attendees make connections with ease before the conference really begins. The 90 minute segment, Knockout Networking, kicks off with a 30 minute fireside chat between two industry peers. Secondly, there are 60 minutes of roundtable discussions with topic prompts to help attendees open up about obstacles, challenges, wins and goals.
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Impact investing invites us to apply wonder and invention to reimagine a better future. Founders, trailblazers and pioneers are aiming for the moon, and investors have the challenge to dream with them, but also discern and poke holes. In this discussion, we’ll explore impact investing from the perspective of investors. What is their method? What are their obstacles?
How do you integrate ESG principles in a way that drives value for your business? We’ll talk with sustainability and ESG leaders about how they create goals and long term sustainability strategies to achieve them. What investments need to be made? How they go about building an industry leading team? What are the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities various sub-sectors – from food & beverage, travel, healthcare and energy?
Top ESG legal professionals will share key issues that investors need to consider when implementing ESG principles and developing an ESG strategy. Learn about pitfalls and misconceptions that can get investors into trouble. We’ll explore how increased scrutiny may be good if it results in standardization, benchmarking and aligned incentives to help investors navigate today’s ESG alphabet soup.
A Kayo tradition at every event! Once the conference wraps for the day, leave your business attire behind and stretch your legs for a low intensity walk to unwind before your dinner plans. Led by a Kayo team member, this group of attendees will embark on a 60-minute walk, connecting over uncommon commonalities and soaking in the oceanfront beauty of Miami Beach.
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Olivia Wassenaar sits at the cross-section of sustainable investing and energy. As Head of Apollo’s Sustainable Investing platform, Olivia leads the Firm’s multi-asset investment strategy focused on financing and investing in the energy transition and decarbonization of industry. Olivia’s investments at Apollo have focused on the energy transition, and she serves on the boards of several Apollo funds’ portfolio companies including FlexGen, Graanul, Takkion and Total Operations and Production Services (TOPS). Olivia will tell us about how sustainable investing has evolved over the course of her career, where we are in the energy transition and where she hopes the industry will head in the next phase of its maturity. We’ll also hear about Olivia’s view on opportunities for women in energy and sustainable investing, and how, in role co-chairing Apollo’s DE&I Steering Group, she leads that effort.
The Energy Transition is a complex endeavor, with regulatory, economic, geopolitical and scientific obstacles at every turn. This panel brings pioneers in the Energy sector from different backgrounds together to explore ideas on how to navigate the biggest obstacles today. What technology is needed? What areas need more attention and capital? How do energy firms manage risk around geopolitical issues, inflation and other factors outside of their control? This panel of Energy Transition Pioneers will share their best ideas, what obstacles are in their way today and how this community at Kayo can help.
Infrastructure opportunities across the globe remain enormous and pressure from allocators to develop sustainable investment plans is mounting. How are managers addressing the overwhelming needs and maneuvering challenges across sectors – transportation, renewable energy, digital, and social? We’ll hear how investors incorporate both impact investment approaches and ESG risk factors into their sustainable investment plans.
Top asset allocators and consultants will share what sustainable investing mean to their organization. How does sustainable investing fit into their portfolio and asset allocation strategy? What is the difference between sustainable investing, responsible investing, ESG and impact investing? Are there examples of where research and analysis on environmental, social and governance variables have identified risk? What are the most common frustrations for allocators today? How can managers with a sustainability focus or an impact lens on how to succeed in raising capital and proving themselves in a highly competitive market?
This ultimate team-building beach activity is for those who enjoy friendly competition. Divided into teams, participants will rally together to compete in a series of sports activities and relay races to take home the “gold”. Non-competing participants will serve as spectators, cheering on their peers from the sidelines.
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Evolution of LP Needs
Description: Are strong fundamentals in industrial, multifamily and life sciences encouraging investors to increase their allocation to commercial and residential real estate? Or, are uncertain macroeconomic conditions leading investors to reduce risk and decrease exposure? In addition to secondaries, what tools exist for LPs to manage their portfolio and reduce administrative burden? In this fireside chat, we’ll sit down with a Judy McMahan, Senior Portfolio Manager of Real Estate at UPS, to discuss the evolution of real estate as an asset class and how her team’s needs constantly evolve with the market.
– Judy McMahan, UPS
New Strategies on the Horizon
Description: Increasing allocations combined with the search for higher alpha have driven investors to challenge the traditional definition of real estate investment. We’ll hear from three managers innovating core sectors and exploring new strategies that require more specific building requirements or operational expertise to meet demographic need. This panel will explore how investors are pivoting due to macro trends in areas of cold storage, grocery and the future of office space.
Description: Disruptions to global supply chains have consumer goods and logistics companies scrambling to increase their inventories and expand their warehouse space, creating opportunities for industrial & logistics property owners and investors. Where markets are most exciting? How competitive is the sector today? Are there sub-sectors or niche areas within industrial that deserve more or less focus? What mistakes are investors making, and how can they be prevented?
2023 line up
NETWORKINGLet’s take the “work” out of networking! Networking functions include: Professional Development Workshops, Morning Wellness activities, recreational Beach Olympics, a Connection Café, Networking Lunch & more.
THE PODIUMLooking to advance yourself through a speaking opportunity? The agenda is under curation and our programming team is looking for speakers to take the podium.
Show women you walk beside them. When you sponsor a Kayo event, you put the women in your organization on a path to success. Kayo, and our sponsors, create a warm, welcoming environment where women feel empowered, championed and energized.
Located in the heart of South Beach’s vibrant Art Deco District, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel is an oceanfront resort with luxurious guestrooms, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, an oceanfront pool scape and more. Just steps from the shopping and dining of famous Lincoln Road, as well as the nightlife and entertainment of Ocean Drive.
see who’s coming
sneak peek of firms attending
- AE Industrial Partners, LP
- Antin Infrastructure
- Apollo Global Management Inc.
- Brown Advisory
- Caldwell Partners
- Glenmede Trust
- Impact Engine
- Neuberger Berman
- Orion Infrastructure Capital
- Pattern Energy Group
- SJF Ventures
- StepStone Group
EARLY PRICING ENDS IN:
Non-fee earning LPs who are in an investment role and allocating capital to investment funds.
Includes allocators for Public/Private Pension Plans, Endowments, Foundations and more
FEE-EARNING LIMITED PARTNERS
Fee-earning LPs that allocate capital directly into companies, developments or projects.
Investment Consultants, Fund of Funds, and other fee earning investment managers.
Direct equity and debt investors into companies, developments or projects.
Includes private equity investors, private credit investors, venture capital investors, hedge funds, direct lenders, investment and merchant banks, secondary firms, real assets investors, REITs, BDCs, SBICs, accelerators, and lenders.
Service providers to investors and companies.
Includes accounting firms, consulting firms, commercial broker, executive search, fund administrators, insurance firms, law firms, placement agents and software providers.
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MANAGING DIRECTOR, CCMP
“I left with a stronger and larger network, increased energy and enthusiasm, and tons of ideas to grow and improve my business.”
FOUNDING PARTNER, GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
“With 30+ years of debt capital market experience, I have attended a myriad of
conferences; I have never attended a conference like this! It was like getting a giant supportive