Sustainability Investing | Specific Themes and Core Approach

Tuesday 19 June 2012

This event is generously sponsored by


SAM has been one of the pioneers in Sustainability Investing since 1995 and is one of the market leaders when it comes to integrating financial and sustainability insights into a structured investment process. The SAM research underpins the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).

The SAM Smart Materials Strategy focuses on the mechanisms driving real commodity prices over time, by investing mainly in innovative materials that substitute traditional ones, as well as technologies that deliver productivity gains in resource extraction, processing, and usage.

The SAM Sustainable Beta Strategy is a combination of corporate sustainability analysis with the selection of low risky stocks. Sustainability leaders have a better risk profile due to the higher quality of the management, better awareness of the long term perspective, enhanced planning capabilities and privileged access to capital markets.

Speakers' Profile

Pieter Busscher

Lead Portfolio Manager at SAM
Pieter Busscher is Lead Portfolio Manager responsible for the SAM Smart Materials Strategy and Deputy Portfolio Manager for the SAM Sustainable Agribusiness Equities Strategy. Prior to joining SAM in 2007, he held a position in sales support for private clients at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Zurich. From 2004 to 2005 he was an instructor of option theory and investments with B&R Beurs Investment Study Association in Rotterdam. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration at RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and his Master's degree in Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Diego d'Argenio, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager at SAM
Diego d'Argenio is Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the SAM Sustainable Global Active Strategy and Deputy Portfolio Manager for the SAM Sustainable Europe Active Strategy. Prior to joining SAM in 2005, he was an equity portfolio manager at ARCA Sgr in Milan. He began his investment career as a financial analyst at Kuwait Petroleum. Diego d'Argenio holds a degree in Economics from Rome University. He also earned a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment Banking from the European School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.


As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, Italian CFA Society has determined that this program qualifies for 2 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credits for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

Location: Milan, Hotel de la Ville - Via Hoepli, 6 - Sala Duomo

Time: From 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm (estimated)

Price: Free of charge

Credits: 2,0

Cocktail: YES

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