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Event Registration - ESG Series: Understanding the Evolving "S" Landscape Through its Foundations in Human Rights
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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ESG Series: Understanding the Evolving "S" Landscape Through its Foundations in Human Rights
As mainstream investors increasingly incorporate ESG factors into their investment process, the “S” of ESG investing remains somewhat unchartered territory. So many social issues are human rights issues at their core, but data and metrics are challenging for those doing research and due diligence. With social and economic inequities laid bare by COVID-19 and with a pending European Union legislative directive mandating human rights and environmental due diligence (which has implications for US-based investment managers doing business in the EU), 2021 is an opportune year for mainstream investors to dig deeper into the “S” in ESG.
, Director Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Anita is the Director of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a collective action platform for responsible investment that is grounded in respect for people’s fundamental rights. In this capacity, Anita drives the development of programs, tools and guidance for investors, to inform and advance their responsibility to respect human rights. Her work includes leading and supporting investors in corporate engagement to address human rights risks in business operations, as well as engaging in standard-setting activities to create an enabling environment for responsible business.
Anita has a Master’s in Law from Columbia University, New York, focused on Business and Human Rights. She brings with her 25 years of experience as a corporate attorney, primarily in the technology and telecommunications industry, having worked in international and leadership roles with global technology companies.
, Capital Stewardship Officer, British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
Emma Pullman is the Capital Stewardship Officer for the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and leads the union’s responsible investment and capital strategies program. BCGEU has built one of Canada’s preeminent labour capital strategies programs and has filed shareholder resolutions at some of Canada and the world’s largest companies and brands on worker, environment and governance issues. A major focus for the union’s capital strategies work is human rights. Prior to BCGEU, Emma was Lead Campaign Strategist at a corporate watchdog where she helped lead teams and winning international campaigns and shareholder advocacy work. Emma lives in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded and occupied territory of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?ílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
, Vice President, Director of Corporate Engagement, Calvert Research and Management
John is a vice president and director of corporate engagement for Calvert Research and Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management that specializes in responsible and sustainable investing across global capital markets. He leads the design and execution of Calvert’s corporate engagement and shareholder activism strategy. John manages a team of engagement specialists who monitor issues for engagement opportunities, develop the business case for change in conjunction with Calvert’s ESG research analysts, participate in investor coalitions and manage Calvert’s custom proxy voting guidelines. He joined Calvert in 2019.Before joining Calvert, John was head of governance and research at Cornerstone Capital Group. He has worked in similar roles at TIAA-CREF and Christian Brothers Investment Services. John earned a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, an MBA from Columbia University Business School and an MIA in economic and political development from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Rosa van den Beemt
, Vice President, Responsible Investment Analyst, BMO Global Asset Management
Rosa is a corporate engagement practitioner with over eight years’ experience in the responsible investment industry and joined BMO GAM’s Responsible Investment team in early 2020. Previously, Rosa was a Senior ESG Manager at NEI Investments, where she led the proxy voting program as well as various corporate engagement initiatives on ESG topics. Rosa has extensive experience in North American corporate governance, engaging management and board members on ESG. At BMO GAM, Rosa focuses on engagement and voting of the North American market, including the oil and gas sector, and specializes in topics of diversity and inclusion, human rights and indigenous rights. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, which is aimed at integration of the investor responsibility to respect human rights through the investment process. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam.
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CFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 PL credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Professional Learning Program. If you are a CFA Institute member and a CFA Society Boston member, PL credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your PL tracking tool. Otherwise, you may upload 1 PL credit to your CFA Institute account in the PL tracking tool.
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