“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 Ms
  Moderator: 
    MARK MCDIVITT
Managing Director - Head of ESG Solutions, State Street Global Exchange
  Panelists: 
    GEORGE SERAFEIM
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    JORDAN DEKHAYSER, CFA
PM/Equity Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management
    KEN NELSON
President, Blue Delta Energy
     
10:30 am   BREAK
     
11:00 am   Adapt or Die:  The Future of the Electric Utilities Industry
    STEPHEN BYRD
Managing Director, North American Research, Morgan Stanley
    PROF. PETER FOX-PENNER
Director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
     
12:00 pm   LUNCH
     
1:00 pm   Data Privacy and Cyber Security
    ASHA MEHTA, CFA
Director of Responsible Investing and Lead Portfolio Manager, Acadian Asset Management
    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
    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
     
2:45 pm   Impact Investing Paradigm Shift: How Competitive Returns and Social/Environmental Impact
Can Unlock Capital Flows
  Moderator: 
    MICHAEL ETZEL
    Partner, The Bridgespan Group
  Panelists:
    KATE AHERN
Director, ESG and Communications, Bain Capital
    LIQIAN MA
Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
    ERIC STEPHENSON
Director of Client Services, Align Impact
     
3:30 pm   Materiality and Evidence for Sustainable Investing
    DAN DIBARTOLOMEO
President, Northfield Information Services; Boston Regional Director, PRMIA
    NALIN KULATILAKA, PhD
Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management and Professor of Finance, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business
    DAVID S. POST, CFA
Director of Research, SASB
     
4:30 pm   NETWORKING RECEPTION

Platinum Sponsors

     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 

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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

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Past Speakers

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








ESG Sponsorship Package 2018
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