Join us for an informative discussion on the key issues and challenges when using ESG (environmental, social & governance) factors for investment and business decisions. ESG investing is no longer a trend that can be ignored - it represents a fundamental paradigm shift across all industries. ESG has been empirically proven to lead to risk reduction and financial outperformance. For that reason, $12T in assets under management, or 1 in every 4 dollars, is now managed through the incorporation of ESG Factors. This is a 44% increase in just the past two years (US SIF 2018 Report). Research carried out by the Governance & Accountability Institute highlights that as many as 85% of S&P 500 companies published reports on sustainability, CSR and ESG performance in 2017. Only 20% did so as recently as 2011.
7:30am – 8:00am Networking and light breakfast
8:00am – 8:45am Panel discussion
8:45am – 9:30am Q&A
Breakfast burritos, snacks, and fine beverages will be provided.
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Akasha Absher serves as Syntrinsic’s Chief Consulting Officer, charged with overseeing the firm’s efforts to create enduring strategic partnerships with our clients to craft best in class stewardship platforms that will allow them to have a meaningful impact in the community. She also serves as Consultant on client relationships and as a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Akasha came to Syntrinsic after serving as a credit research analyst, trader, and portfolio manager for over a decade.
Scott Arnold, CFP® is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at IMPACTfolio. IMPACTfolio provides both holistic financial planning and Impact / ESG Investing for one flat fee to high-net worth individuals and families. At IMPACTfolio, our process involves “triple bottom line” investing by seeking an environmental return, a social return, and a financial return.
Rebecca Jackson is the founder of FutureValue, a boutique consultancy working with companies and investors in public and private markets. FutureValue helps its clients understand and implement ESG factors and sustainability strategies to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities. FutureValue also provides business and career coaching to established and emerging leaders, primarily in sustainability and impact.
Ed Briscoe founded Impact Charitable, a 501c3 donor advised funds sponsor dedicated to impact investing. The organization’s mission is to activate charitable dollars for impact within the over $100 billion donor advised fund market. Up to 25% of the Impact Charitable portfolio is invested in customized direct investments with the remainder invested in ESG focused funds.
Alanna Fishman is Vice President of Cornerstone Energy Solutions. Alanna is a subject matter expert on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategic planning where she specializes on the nexus between business, energy and sustainability. Her role focuses on developing risk mitigation strategies for clients to enhance financial performance, grow shareholder value and capitalize on operational excellence.