altii Roundtable: Sustainability, Biodiversity and Planetary Health

2nd altii Roundtable: “Sustainability, Biodiversity and Planetary Health”

Are professional investors in DACH already doing their bit to preserve planetary health? Learn more about sustainability, the importance of preserving biodiversity and the concept of planetary health.

Experience an exciting keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Christian Schulz, author and Managing Director of the German Climate Change and Health Alliance (KLUG e.V.), as he introduces the concept of planetary health and how he outlines the obvious risks to the continued existence of the planet and humanity and shows ways for a transformation.

Concrete use cases and investment strategies that deal with the topics of sustainability, biodiversity and planetary health will be at the centre of the 2nd Frankfurt event, which will be recorded and streamed internationally.

The highlight of the event is the interactive panel with representatives from the fields of science and asset management. Specific implementation paths for professional investors will be discussed here. Viewers on site and in front of the screens are invited to actively participate in the discussion with their questions and contributions.

Onsite Event & Livestream
Monday, 13-May-2023 • 14:00h -18:00h CEST

The Location
Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt • Römerberg 9 • 60311 Frankfurt/Main

Target Group Participants
Institutional investors, professional investment and wealth managers, family offices, foundations, CIOs, heads of asset allocation, heads of risk management, decision makers in ESG, sustainability, and impact, experts from teaching and research, and sustainability and biodiversity enthusiasts.


13:00 Registration

14:00 Opening Words – Christian Salow, altii, (de/en)

14:10 Keynote – Prof. Dr. Christian Schulz, Geschäftsführer der Deutschen Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit (KLUG e.V.): “Planetary Health – Maximale Rendite am Ende des fossilen Zeitalters”, (de)

14:50 Asset Management Use Case – Alix Chosson, Candriam Asset Management, Lead ESG Analyst – Environmental Research & Investments: “The Candriam Strategy to preserve Biodiversity”, (en)

15:10 Asset Management Use Case – Dr. Felix Philipp, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Head of Research on Circular Economy & Materials: “Die Kreislaufwirtschaft in der praktischen Investmentumsetzung”, (de)

15:30 Asset Management Use Case – Dr. Lukas Adams, GLS Bank, Head of Institutional Clients: “Planetary Health – Vom wissenschaftlichen Konzept zur praktischen Umsetzung”, (de)

15:50 Break / Pause

16:20 Panel Discussion – moderated by Dr. Armin Sandhoevel, CEO at act to impact AG – “The contribution of institutional investors to planetary health – status quo and outlook”

  • Alix Chosson, Candriam Asset Management, Lead ESG Analyst – Environmental Research & Investments
  • Dr. Lukas Adams, GLS Bank, Head of Institutional Clients
  • Dr. Felix Philipp, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Head of Research on Circular Economy & Materials
  • Dr. Christian Schulz, Geschäftsführer der Deutschen Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit (KLUG e.V.)

17:30 Networking

19:00 Official End

The Speakers and Panellists

Dr. Lukas Adams is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in institutional clients’ management and financial services. Currently serving as the Head of Institutional Clients at GLS Bank since January 2018. Prior to his current position, Dr. Adams held several key roles in the finance industry. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the Head of Marketing and Business Development at Lampe Asset Management GmbH, where he was responsible for various aspects including business development, consultant relationship management, and marketing campaign management. Mr. Adams received an M.A. in Politics, Geography and Sociology from the University of Wurzburg and a PhD from ETH Zurich.

Alix Chosson joined Candriam in 2020 as the Lead ESG Analyst for Environmental Research & Investments. Alix has thirteen years of experience as ESG Analyst in SRI research and portfolio management teams. She started her career at Amundi in 2010 and has more recently been sell-side ESG analyst at Natixis before joining in 2018 DNCA to contribute to the creation of the SRI team and range of funds. Alix graduated from Science Po Lyon with a master in economics and finance in 2010. In 2011 she obtained a Master in Portfolio Management from the IAE Paris 12.

Dr. Felix Philipp leads research on Circular Economy & Materials at Lombard Odier Investment Managers for both private and listed equity funds. His research seeks to understand the nature, speed and scale of the transition from linear, extractive and wasteful systems towards a circular economy. Felix Philipp holds a Masters of Science in Business Management from University of Ingolstadt and Toulouse, as well as a doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. Prior to joining Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Felix worked at Systemiq, a leading sustainability systems change company and think-tank where he led projects in the Circular Economy and the development of the Circular Business Model cluster.

Dr. Armin Sandhoevel, CEO at act to impact AG, is a green finance pioneer with over 20 years of experience in developing, promoting, fundraising, and investing in market mechanisms to combat environmental issues. He recently served as Chief Investment Officer Infrastructure Equity for Allianz Global Investors, overseeing impact-related green infrastructure topics and developing corresponding products for third-party investors. Armin’s achievements include successfully closing several fund vehicles totalling over 1 GW in Europe and the US. Before this, he founded Allianz Climate Solutions and established a carbon-related portfolio investing in emerging markets. Armin holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics and is actively involved in environmental initiatives, serving as a Counsellor of the German Chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and chairing the board of trustees of Carbon Disclosure Europe.

Prof. Dr. Christian Schulz, Managing Directorof Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit (KLUG e.V.). PD Dr. Christian Schulz was Managing Senior Physician at the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich. Since February 2021, he has been Managing Director of KLUG Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. and an expert on sustainability in the healthcare sector. He publishes on divestment, climate-resilient healthcare and is co-editor of “Planetary Health – Climate, Environment and Health in the Anthropocene”, the first reference book to summarize the medical effects of our economy. From December 2022 to October 2023, he held a substitute professorship for Planetary Heath and Public Health at the University of Bayreuth.

Podcast: altii – Das Interview “Planetary Health: Die Verbindung von Gesundheit und Umwelt – Chancen und Risiken für Investoren” in German language.

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