2019 ACSI Annual Conference

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2019 ACSI ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8.30am - 9.00am
Registration: Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
9.00am - 9.05amWelcome to Country
Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation
9.05am - 9.15amWelcome address
Ian Silk: President - ACSI and Chief Executive - AustralianSuper
9.15am - 10.00amKeynote address: The social impact of decision making
The imperative to transition to a low carbon economy is giving rise to social challenges for workers and communities. Meanwhile, there is credible evidence that income inequality is growing and represents a threat to economic prosperity. What obligations do companies and investors have to ensure a just transition and promote an inclusive global economy, and how can they achieve this?
Sharan Burrow: General Secretary – International Trade Union Confederation
Moderator: Louise Davidson: Chief Executive Officer - ACSI
10.00am – 10.50am
The role of regulators in managing the financial risks of climate change
There is a growing focus and momentum on climate change risk. Regulators around the world are considering their role in managing the financial risks of climate change. In this panel, representatives from Australia’s key financial regulators describe their approach and their future areas of focus. We will also hear an investor perspective about the risk management frameworks investors have in place to manage climate risk in their portfolios, and what regulators can do to support this.
Rosemary Kelly: Director - First State Super
John Price: Commissioner – Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Geoff Summerhayes: Executive Board Member – Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
Moderator: Kate Griffiths: Executive Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy - ACSI
10.50am - 11.20amMorning tea: Sofi's Lounge
11.20am – 12.10pm
Directors Panel
Our panel of high profile ASX200 company directors share their candid and sometimes controversial perspectives on a range of challenges facing Australian boardrooms. The panel will tackle a wide range of contemporary issues including; outcomes from the Royal Commission, restoring trust in business, building a strong corporate culture, changing expectations in the wider community, and more.

Elizabeth Alexander: Chair - Medibank Private Limited and Dexus Property Wholesale Limited
Rebecca McGrath: Chair - Oz Minerals, Non-executive director - Incitec Pivot Limited and Non-executive director - Goodman Group
Christine McLoughlin: Non-executive Chair - Suncorp Group Limited and Non-executive director - nib Holdings Ltd
Lindsay Maxsted: Chair - Westpac Banking Corporation; Chair - Transurban Group
Moderator: Ali Moore: Journalist and broadcaster
12.10pm – 12.40pm Interview with Professor Graeme Samuel AC
In an informal conversation with experienced journalist Ali Moore, Graeme Samuel shares his perspectives on what we need to do to ensure the corporate lessons of recent years are not short-lived. What changes should companies be making now, rather than waiting for legislation and regulation? How can investors support this process?
Graeme Samuel: Professorial Fellow – Monash Business School 
Moderator: Ali Moore: Journalist and broadcaster
12.40pm – 1.40pm
Lunch: Latrobe Ballroom
1.40pm - 2.30pmRethinking executive remuneration
There is a clear disconnect between how companies think about executive remuneration and how it is viewed by investors and the community. This forward-looking session asks, ‘how can we redesign executive remuneration to better incorporate culture, risk and non-financial outcomes, and improve transparency for shareholders?’ Are there structural solutions to address these issues? What is emerging as best practice? How are boards addressing these issues?
Penny Bingham-Hall: Non-executive director – Fortescue Metals Group, Dexus Funds Management Limited and BlueScope Steel
Melinda Cilento:
Director - Woodside Energy and Chief Executive Officer – Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
Ed John: Executive Manager, Governance, Engagement and Policy – ACSI
Elizabeth Sheedy: Professor, Department of Applied Finance – Macquarie University
Moderator: Martin Lawrence: Director - Ownership Matters
2.30pm – 3.35pm
Perspectives on the Royal Commission
Representatives of the Government and Opposition share their perspectives on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Andrew Leigh, MP: Member for Fenner and Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Jane Hume: Senator For Victoria; Chair of Economics Legislation Committee 
Moderator: Ali Moore: Journalist and broadcaster

3.35pm - 4.05pmAfternoon tea: Sofi's Lounge
4.05pm – 4.55pm
Chief Investment Officer Panel
What is the role of funds as active owners and stewards? What are the main priorities of different funds? How are ESG considerations factored into funds’ investment decisions? Join thought leaders from three well known superannuation funds at ACSI’s inaugural CIO panel as they discuss the process behind their investment decisions.
Mark Delaney: Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer – AustralianSuper
John Pearce: 
Chief Investment Officer – UniSuper
Sonya Sawtell-Rickson:
Chief Investment Officer – HESTA
Moderator: ​Fiona Trafford-Walker:​ Director - Frontier Advisors
4.55pm - 5.00pmClosing remarks
Louise Davidson: Chief Executive Officer - ACSI
5.00pm - 6.00pmPost Event Reception: Sofi's Lounge
  


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