EVOLVE Investment Summit 2021


On November 3rd, 2021, World Gold Council, in partnership with State Street Global Advisors SPDR, hosted the fourth annual EVOLVE Investment Summit Americas/EMEA virtually. Building on EVOLVE’s reputation for delivering differentiated, incisive content across key themes affecting asset management and then world at-large, this year’s agenda featured pre-eminent thinkers including:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from some of the best minds in the world on ESG, sustainable leadership, opportunities in tech and emerging markets, monetary policy and more!



  • Joe Cavatoni, Global Head of Sales & Regional CEO, USA, World Gold Council
  • Sue Thompson, Head of SPDR Americas Distribution, State Street Global Advisors

Gold: The New Frontier

David Tait, Chief Executive Officer, World Gold Council

Success Through Sustainable Leadership

  • Michael Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of New York City
  • Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Corporation 

Metrics Matter: Quantifying ESG Investment Impact

  • Hortense Bioy, Director of Sustainability Research, Global Manager Research, Morningstar
  • Susan E. Oh, Director, ESG and Currency Hedging, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System
  • Moderated by Terry Heymann, Chief Financial Officer and Head of ESG, World Gold Council 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Steve Wozniak, Inventor and Co-founder of Apple Computer Inc.
  • Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Time

The Future of Finance: Understanding Next Gen Investors

  • Alexis Rosenblum, CFA, Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, BlackRock
  • Philip Dobrin, Senior Portfolio Strategist, Bridgewater
  • Moderated by Katherine Jollon Colsher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Girls Who Invest

2022 Outlook: Economy and Fiscal Policy

  • James Grant, Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
  • Michael Arone, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist, US SPDR Business, State Street Global Advisors 

Emerging Markets Alpha

  • Dr. Mark Mobius, Founder, Mobius Capital Partners
  • Lori Heinel, CFA, Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors

China, Commodities, and the Race for Global Resources

  • Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Co-Principal of Versaca Investment family office, Global Economist and Author

The Big Picture

  • Malcom Gladwell, Author of five New York Times best sellers