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The Call Of Sustainable Investment Is Bringing The All Day Certification Programme


Experts will deliver lectures at the “Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Investment and Finance Professionals”.

Dailycsr.com – 02 February 2017 – Asset owners, financial analysts, asset managers along with “other financial professionals” have come together to host the “second session” of the “one-day certificate program”, called the “Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Investment and Finance Professionals”, as the call to “sustainable investing” in education seem to grow daily.
The event will host series of programmes which will be organised by “Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) and Global Change Associates (GCA)”, while the “Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College” will be the host of the same.
The inaugural session of the “all-day certification program”, that took place on the month of December 2016, turned out to be a success. As a result of which the second session is going to be held on Wednesday, the 15th of March 2017. The event will take place at the “Newman Vertical” campus of the Baruch College located on the “55 Lexington Avenue” in “midtown Manhattan”.
The programme will start at “8.30 am” “with registration” followed by continental breakfast” which will lead to a “full day of lectures” delivered by the “sustainable investing” sector’s leaders and experts. Moreover, the all day long event will also include a lunch aimed at networking, while after completing the seminar the participants will be given a completion certification from “G&A and GCA”.
As informed by the Ethical Performance, the confirmed agenda of the event is given below:
  • 8:30 am - Arrival, Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - Welcoming Remarks
Speaker to be announced, representing Baruch College
  • 9:10 am - Welcoming and Introduction to Corporate ESG Strategies, Performance, Actions -- What is Corporate ESG - Why It Really Matters to Shareowners
Hank Boerner, Chairman and Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute
  • 9:20 am - Bridging the Perceived Gap Between Corporate Sustainability & Corporate Profitability -- Materiality, Risk Management and How Top and Bottom Lines Are Affected
Louis Coppola, EVP and Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute
  • 10:00 am – Topic To Be Announced
Peter Roselle, VP Portfolio Manager, Family Wealth Advisor, SVS Team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • 10:30 am - Coffee Break and Networking
  • 10:45 am - ESG Analysis, Rating, and Research
Speaker to be announced, MSCI Soft Confirmation
  • 11:30 am - What Investors Need to Know About the Rising Importance of Impact Investing
Kate Starr, CIO, Flat World Partners; former Chief Investment Officer, Heron Foundation
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch - Networking
  • 1:15 pm - About SASB (Sustainability Standards Board) and More Effective 10-k Disclosure
Eric Kane, Sector Analyst - Health Care, SASB
  • 1:45 pm - Case Study of Corporate Malfeasance:  The VW Emissions Scandal
Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates
  • 2:30 pm - Break
  • 2:45 pm - ESG Equity Fundamentals Data Analytics
Hideki Suzuki, ESG Group, Equity Fundamentals Department, Bloomberg LP
Nichole Powers, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg LP
  • 3:30 pm - ESG Risk and Integration in Portfolio Management
Raul Manjarin, Global Management Team, RepRisk AG (Switzerland)
  • 4:15 pm - About the Baruch CSR-Sustainability Monitor Project
Mert Demir, Ph.D. in Finance; Senior Research Associate, Weismann Center For International Business at Baruch College
  • 4:30 pm - Wrap-up Comments - Seminar Concludes
Looking Beyond Corporate Sustainability & Financial Performance
Hank Boerner, Louis Coppola, & Peter Fusaro
As the lecturers come from the background of “sustainable investing field” as the “leading experts”, the participants will be able to come away from the session with an “understanding” of “why corporate ESG matters in investing” and also how the ESG factors could be applied into “corporate valuations”, besides covering “analysis of reputation, risk, opportunity and other aspects of financial analysis”.
While Ethical Performance also reports that:
“All participants will have access to all presentations after the seminar. Each attendee will receive a digital copy of Hank Boerner’s new book – ‘Trends Converging, A Look Ahead of the Curve for ESG, Sustainability, CR, SRI Professionals’.”