EDUCATION SESSION #1020
100WF Lunch - Sustainability: The Future of Investing
Sustainable investing was once viewed as a trade-off between value and “values.” Yet today, it’s something investors can no longer afford to ignore. Kenza Akallal, Investment Researcher with BlackRock’s Sustainable Investing group will discuss what has changed, including the growing awareness that certain factors - often characterized as environmental, social and governance, or ESG - can be tied to a company’s long-term growth potential.

Bring your thoughts and questions about best practices and the future of sustainable investing to discuss over lunch.

Attendance is limited, so please RSVP promptly to reserve your place.
DATE
13 June 2019
TIME
12:15 PM Registration
12:30 PM Event Begins
The program will begin promptly at 12:30 AM ; please allow time to get through building security and to register before the event begins. Those arriving after registration has closed will NOT be admitted and will be subject to a "No-Show Fee" (see below).
Lunch will be served.
LOCATION
BlackRock France
Le Centorial, 16-18 rue du Quatre Septembre
Paris , 75002, France
PARTICIPANTS
Kenza Akallal
BlackRock
HOST
BlackRock
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BIOGRAPHIES
Kenza Akallal
Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Kenza Akallal is an investment researcher within the BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) team, based in Paris. The Sustainable Investing team is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating them throughout Blackrock's investment processes, and creating solutions for our clients to achieve sustainable investment return.

Kenza's service with the firm dates back to 2014. She was a member of the Portfolio Analytics Group in London where she led the ESG Integration in Aladdin initiative. Her role consisted in leveraging the scale and power of Aladdin to deliver Environmental, Social and Governance capabilities across the investment process to BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions clients. Most recently, she has been a lecturer in Sustainable Investing at Paris-Dauphine University.

Kenza earned an Executive degree in Renewable Energy from Ecole Polytechnique in 2017 and an MSc degree in Quantitative Finance from Paris-Dauphine University in 2014.
ABOUT
BlackRock
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .

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