The interest in sustainable investing continues to rise in the mainstream investment community. Numerous data & analytics providers, ratings & rankings organizations, and other influentials are busily shaping new approaches in and for the mainstream investment community. Corporate “ESG” factors are an important addition to the ubiquitous Bloomberg terminals, as example (i.e. the ESG Dashboard). Mainstream asset managers — notably BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, State Street, and others — are putting sustainable investment approaches in place and launching new products for clients that are demanding “investable” vehicles for “doing well and doing good” with their assets.
As an investment professional, are you up to speed on these developments? Need to “be more in the know” about sustainable investing? Here’s a suggestion: plan to attend an all-day workshop hosted at the Newman Vertical Campus of Baruch College/CUNY and presented by Governance & Accountability Institute and Global Change Associates (GCA). Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from G&A Institute and GCA.
Mark the Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The course begins at 8 a.m. and features a full day of lectures from leaders in the field of sustainable investing and corporate sustainability. A networking lunch is included. The topics to be covered include:
- What is Corporate ESG & Why It Really Matters to Shareowners;
- ESG Analysis, Rating & Research;
- What Investors Need to Know about the Rising Importance of Impact Investing;
- The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB);
- Case Study of Corporate Malfeasance — the VW Case;
- ESG Equity Fundamental – Data Analytics;
- About the Baruch CSR-Sustainability Monitor Project;
- and, Looking Beyond Corporate Sustainability & Financial Performance.
Presenters include: Samuel Block, MSCI; Kate Starr, Flat World Partners; Eric Kane, SASB (Healthcare); Hideki Suzuki, Bloomberg LP; Mert Demir, PhD, Weissman Center at Baruch College. And, there’ll be presentations by the principal organizers: Peter Fusaro of Global Change Associates; and, Hank Boerner, Chairman, and Louis D. Coppola, EVP (and co-founders) of G&A Institute.
We look forward to seeing you there, at Baruch College in December!