San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Finance, business and
the public good
Chief Executive Officer,
Principles for Responsible Investment
Richard Sermon MBE
City Values Forum
Managing Director, Miton Group plc
& author of 'Slow Finance'
4.30pm, Thursday 11 July 2013
Mayer Brown International LLP,
201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF
Registration: from 4.30pm for a prompt 5.00pm start and a 7pm finish
Event is followed by a drinks reception
Welcome: Dominic Griffiths, Partner and Head of Banking & Finance Group, Mayer Brown International LLP
Introduction: Tony Manwaring, Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company
Tomorrow's Finance Lecture: Colin Melvin, CEO, Hermes EOS
Business panel and Q&A
Mike Clark, Director, Russell Investments
Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment
Gervais Williams, Managing Director, Miton Group plc & author of 'Slow Finance'
Special contribution by Richard Sermon, Chairman, City Values Forum
Tomorrow's Finance is a programme of lectures and other events being organised by Tomorrow's Company in partnership withMiton Group plc - we are inviting some of the most senior and thoughtful figures from and about finance to consider what is the purpose of finance and is the finance sector fit for purpose? The lectures will be challenging, often controversial, and always stimulating and enjoyable.
We are delighted that Colin Melvin, Chief Executive Officer at Hermes Equity Ownership Services, will be giving our next Tomorrow's Finance lecture.
Colin is a hugely respected and influential figure in the City and beyond and his lecture will be a tour de force post the Kay Review, spanning the solutions to short-termism in business and finance, the adoption and integration of environmental, social and governance factors into mainstream investment, the progress of responsible investment, the UNPRI and its future. Colin will propose a means of linking values and value in the City within the broader theme of connecting and aligning the interests of the citizen with the corporation.
For Colin, the public needs to feel a stronger connection to business and the City. Financial services are integral to the economy and to society, and should not be considered apart from it. Those with the power to control corporations and direct the flow of capital, such as pension funds and their agents, need to work together to humanize capitalism it for our common good. Understanding good and bad incentives and promoting the right cultures and behaviours in the financial services will be key to understanding what animates the system and how to then influence it.
As CEO of Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd since 2005, Colin Melvin advises and represents pension funds and other long-term institutional investors in the areas of responsible investment and corporate governance. Colin has co-founded and led various investor groups and initiatives such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (for which he was the first Chairman.) He is a member of the supervisory Board of Eumedion and a non-executive director of Aedas, an architectural firm. Previously, Colin was a Commissioner at the Commission on Ownership in the UK as well as Corporate Governance Manager and Secretary to the Ethics Committee at Standard Life Investments and Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible investment at Baillie Gifford.
Joining Colin on the panel is Gervais Williams, Managing Director at Miton Group plc and author of 'Slow Finance'; Fiona Reynolds, the new Managing Director at PRI; Mike Clark, Director at Russell Investments and Richard Sermon MBE, Chairman of the City Values Forum, who served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2010/11 and as Chairman of The Lord Mayor's Initiative 'Restoring Trust in the City'.
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