NEW- Featuring Two Keynote Speakers
Executive Vice President, Global Head of ESG, State Street
Rick Lacaille is executive vice president and global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at State Street. In his current role, he provides enterprise leadership for our ESG program to ensure a well-coordinated and optimized approach to our ESG policies, products, initiatives and thought leadership. Prior to his current role, Rick was the global chief investment officer (CIO) at State Street Global Advisors from 2008 to April 2021. He was also the global head of Quantitative Active Equities and European CIO. Before joining State Street Global Advisors in 2000, he held various roles in Quantitative Fund Management and Research at Gartmore Investment Management, including the head of Quantitative Research and Structured Equities.
Rick has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in operational research from Lancaster University and Master of Science degree in econometrics from London Guildhall University. Rick is a member of the MSCI Advisory Council, the FTSE Russell ESG Advisory and Sustainable Investment Committee and is Chair of the Asset Management Committee
Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
George Serafeim is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, the Faculty Co-Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, and the Co-Principal Investigator of the Climate and Sustainability Impact AI Lab at Harvard Business School. He is currently teaching the course "Risks, Opportunities and Investments in an Era of Climate Change" that he designed for the elective curriculum of the MBA program and the course "Financial Reporting and Control" in the required MBA curriculum. Previously, he taught, with Professor Rebecca Henderson, the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems”, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world and ranks among the top 10 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network. His forthcoming book "Purpose and Profit: How Business Can Lift Up the World" will be available in summer of 2022. of the Investment Association. He is a writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.