“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting has increased each year — now up to 85% of S&P-listed companies reporting in 2017. (Governance and Accountability Institute, Inc.)

This emphasis on reporting is in direct response to investors, who are increasingly calling for ESG as a guidepost. Learn about new platforms for ESG data and the future of the sustainable investing industry at our sixth annual Sustainable Investing Seminar on Wednesday, November 28 at Boston’s Omni Parker House.

Reasons to Attend:
    Top Event Speakers: relevant content from top-tier leaders in the space 
   Actionable ideas: insights and tools to help you understand and integrate sustainable investing practices
     Networking: valuable connections with speakers and attendees
     Member Bonus: 6 CE Credit Hours!

2018 Keynote Speaker

 
Jeremy Grantham
Co-Founder, GMO, LLC 
 

AGENDA

As additional speakers are secured they will be added to the agenda.

7:30 am    Registration Opens
     
7:45 am    Continental Breakfast
     
8:45 am   Welcome and Introductions
     
9:00 am    Opening Keynote 
    JEREMY GRANTHAM
Co-Founder, GMO, LLC
     
 9:45 am   Leveraging Capital Markets to Slow Down Climate Change:  The Three M's
     MARK MCDIVITT
Managing Director - Head of ESG Solutions, State Street Global Exchange
     JORDAN DEKHAYSER, CFA
PM/Equity Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management
     GEORGE SERAFEIM
     Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
     
10:30 am   BREAK
     
 11:00 am   Adapt or Die:  The Future of the Electric Utilities Industry
    PROF. PETER FOX-PENNER
Director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
     STEPHEN BYRD
Managing Director, North American Research, Morgan Stanley
    MICHAEL ECKHART
Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance, Citigroup
     
 12:00 pm   LUNCH
     
 1:00 pm   Data Privacy and Cyber Security
    GANT REDMOND
Program Director of Cyber Security and Privacy, IBM
    JOHN WILSON
Head of Research and Corporate Governance, Cornerstone Capital Group
     
 1:45 pm   Gender Diversity in the Investment Management Industry
     ERIKA KARP 
Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
     JOE KEEFE 
President, Impax Asset Management, LLC
     JACKIE VANDERBRUG 
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy
Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America Corporation
     
 2:30 pm   BREAK
     
 3:00 pm   Impact Investing Paradigm Shift: How Competitive Returns and Social/Environmental Impact
Can Unlock Capital Flows
    KATE AHERN
Director, ESG and Communications, Bain Capital
    NOELLE LAING
Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
     
 4:00 pm   Closing Remarks
     
 4:45 pm   NETWORKING RECEPTION

Platinum Sponsors

     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 

Gold Sponsors

       
       
       
       

Silver Sponsor

 

Interested in Sponsorship?

Last year's Sustainable Investing Seminar drew over 150 attendees from firms such as MSCI, Oppenheimer Funds, Pax Workd Management LLC, Trillium Asset Management, and T. Rowe Price. 


History

See past conferences' topics, speakers, agendas, sponsors, and content samples.

Past Speakers

Robert Eccles, PhD
Bob Litterman, PhD
Jean Rogers, PhD PE








ESG Sponsorship Package 2018
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