International initiatives

SKILLS is at the heart of a network of influential partners in the investment industry (Media, Investors, Research, ESG Influencers and Scholars) all interested in exchanging expert views.
Our teams produce various international initiatives that bring together experts from around the world to propose solutions for a sustainable future.

With its knowledge of expert topics in the financial sector and its networks of partners, SKILLS creates value-added contacts and forums for its clients, ensuring visibility and development.

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Responsible Investment Live

« How to accelerate the ESG momentum in Europe? »

The Responsible Investment Live conference gathers European asset owners to discuss and develop their understanding of suitable and sustainable ESG policies. Alongside other experts such as Research Professionals, Market Authorities, Regulators, Advisors/Law Firms and Asset Managers, the conference will address the current questions, challenges and ambitions to ensure a responsible future.

  • To accelerate the ESG momentum in Europe, Investors must act at a cross-border level
  • More than 150 European Institutional Investors and decision makers, leading the show
  • An exchange between investment leaders with cross-border experience and shared ambitions
  • High-level expert talks along with engaged and uncompromising debates

Launched by Af2i and bii, the French and German associations of investors, and produced by SKILLS, the conference brings together Investors and decision makers with cross-border experience and shared ambitions.

The first edition gathered 33 speakers and an audience representing 16 countries and 93 companies.

When Responsible Investment Live had to be postponed due to the pandemic conditions, the momentum was already there.

Because direct exchanges between international experts and interactions with multiple stakeholders open up new horizons, we kept the momentum going by organizing virtual ESG panel discussions ahead of the event.

With various topics related to the conference theme “How to accelerate ESG dynamics in Europe? “the RIL newsletter brought together the opinions and ideas of all the speakers, partners and opinion leaders involved in the event.

It highlighted research, opinion papers and cross-exchanges (in writing or on video) making concrete proposals for the development of ESG.

Sustainable Impact in Action

Impact, Inform, Inspire.

The exchange place for impact players acting for change

Show the way for more impact investments

Since 2019, SIA was designed to bring support to European impact players, exchange field experience and inspire new impact initiatives.

We are faced with climate, social and governance emergencies that undermine our balance and security.

Do we have to wait for all, regulators, governments and investors, to make a move? Or can we engage in concrete projects and build momentum for change?

There are many impact leaders and impact investment projects making a difference. If they were better showcased, they would certainly inspire more engagement, political change and financial support.

An eligible project must be led and supported by investors. It must have been running
for a minimum of one year and fulfill stringent criteria.

  • Impact: Materials and supporting data proving impact must be provided by the project leader.
  • Involvement: Effectiveness of engagement with stakeholders and local communities (human impact).
  • Replicability: The project can be adapted or reproduced by others.
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Private Equity Summit Series

Private equity is here to stay: Buyouts transform and consolidate entire industry sectors, and venture capital drives research and innovation.

The Private Equity Summit (PES) Series consists of PE events in Munich, Paris, Boston with other editions planned across other financial capital cities.

  • Expert and research-driven knowledge shared about private equity investment strategies
  • Attended by leading European GPs, LPs and C-level advisors to ensure a high-level exchange and networking
  • Supported by influential private equity media outlets and research firms

Private equity is here to stay: Buyouts transform and consolidate whole industries while venture capital fosters research and innovation.

The PES series provide a forum for C-level discussions of the “big points” on the global agenda like e.g., ESG integration, healthcare investments and the volatile macro environment.

The Paris 2021 edition also features the inaugural global Doriot Award for the Best Private Equity Research Paper. The Award Jury is comprised of a global elite of private equity researchers from Harvard Business School, HHL, Lancasteer University, JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT and Stockholm School of Economics. The jury members may have evolved year after year. Different research teams have received the Doriot Award since its first edition.

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