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Invitation

7th International Sustainability Leadership Symposium

"From Short- to Long-Term: Who Cares?
Institutional Investors, Beneficiaries and Investees in Dialogue"

31 August & 1 September 2006, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, 
Rüschlikon/Zürich, Switzerland
 

The programme is now available at 
http://www.sustainability-zurich.org/site.asp?nid=1546. 

 
The Symposium seeks to investigate approaches for long-term oriented investment 
in order to achieve sustainable returns. It will gather international 
professionals from the financial community, the corporate sector, civil society 
and academia.

Some of our key questions will be:
- What issues are or should be taken into consideration by long-term oriented 
investors? Are the commonly used valuation and rating models appropriate? 

- The importance of pension funds is steadily growing. How can the ultimate 
beneficiaries of entrusted money make sure that their agents pursue their 
interests? 

- What are the options and restrictions for institutional investors and 
shareholders who want to influence the practices of companies they are 
investing in?

- How can regulations and frameworks create incentives that do not impede but 
encourage a focus on long-term profits? 

Participants & Speakers:
Decision-makers from business, academia and civil society will share their 
experiences and views in keynote speeches, plenary discussions and in-depth 
workshops. Some of the high-profile speakers will be: Iris Bohnet, Associate 
Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Uni­versity / 
J. Frank Brown, Dean, INSEAD / Abby Cohen, Managing Director and Co-Chair, 
Goldman Sachs / Joachim Faber, CEO, Allianz Global Investors / Colin Melvin, 
Corporate Governance Director, Hermes Pensions Manage­ment / Craig Metrick, US 
Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer Investment Consulting / Jean-Louis 
Nakamura, CIO, Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites / Peter Ohnemus, CEO and 
President, Asset4 / Wim Vermeir, Member of the Executive Committee, Dexia Asset 
Management / Peter Voser, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell.

About the Organisers: 
The Sustainability Forum Zürich (TSF) is an independent, non-profit, 
non-partisan organisation founded by leading representatives from business, 
science and public authorities. It provides platforms for exchanging ideas on 
sustainable business practices.
 

Further information:
Please contact Mr. Kolja Jeuthe <mailto:kolja.jeuthe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Find more information and register now at: 
<http://www.sustainability-zurich.org/>  
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