Suma Capital and Fondation E5T valorise transformative potential of responsible investment
For the second year in a row, Suma Capital and Fondation E5T have hosted an annual gathering to valorise responsible investment as a way to have a positive impact on the economy, environment and society.
This time, due to healthcare recommendations stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held using a hybrid format: in person and online.
With the title ‘Generating Value through Responsible Investment’, the event featured renowned experts in this arena, who shared their experience and vision on investment based on ESG criteria (environmental, social and governance) as a vector for transformation.
Myriam Maestroni, president of Fondation E5T, and Enrique Tombas, president of Suma Capital, welcomed participants and introduced the keynote speakers for the event.
The first block looked at success stories in the responsible investment arena. Moderated by Pablo de Müller, a partner at Suma Capital, the discussion featured Jêrome Delmas, CEO of SWEN Capital Partners; Jordi Balcells, head of Responsible Investment at VidaCaixa; and Ana Claver, managing director of Robeco for Spain, Portugal and Chile.
After they spoke, Caroline La Marnierre, president of the Institute for Responsible Capitalism, gave her take on our evolution towards a new model of responsible capitalism, which must be structured around the main focal points of responsibility, trust and sense.
The third block was moderated by Pau Bermúdez, a partner at Suma Capital, and focused on practical cases for applying ESG investment in large corporations. Sabine Paquer, head of Ethics and Business Integrity at Sanofi; Raquel Espada, VP EMEA Energy and Sustainability at Schneider Electric; Fernando Riaño, head of Institutional Relations at ONCE; and Ernesto López Mozo, CFO of Ferrovial, shared their experiences.
The day’s conclusions were presented by Luis María Huete, professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management at IESE, who spoke of the ‘intelligent heart’, extolling the need for a drive to serve and an emotional connection for professional development and success.
Watch the video of the event