Wall Street: The New Driver for a Sustainable World?
A unique opportunity to learn, discuss and debate with one of the world’s foremost thinkers on sustainable investing. Is Wall Street beginning to drive transformational change? If not, what’s holding it back? What does this mean for your organization? How will this affect the strategies that are being developed?
“This event will be of special interest to investors, corporate executives and managers, and NGOs, as well as to those who advise them.”
DATE: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (registration closes on Oct. 3rd)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W. (King & Bay), 34th Floor, Toronto
FREE LIVE WEBCAST & TWITTER CHAT #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
Join us on October 9th as Dr. Matthew Kiernan, President and CEO of Inflection Point Capital Management and author of Investing in a Sustainable World, explores how Wall Street is increasingly using sustainability metrics to value companies and how this trend is wrought with inconsistency between words and actions. What does this mean for your organization? How does this trend affect the strategies that top corporate executives are developing?
Have you ever wondered why 117 billion dollars from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invests without a thought to the environment? Does the UN Employee Pension Fund (40 billion) or the Nature Conservancy Investment Endowment (2 billion) adhere to a strong environmental policy with its investments? You might be surprised to hear the answers…
During the event you will also learn:
- What is the finance sector doing to effect change towards greater sustainability?
- What is this sector NOT doing and why?
- What will it take to make the finance sector act differently?
- What does 70 trillion global investment dollars look at when considering an investment in your company?
Lead Media Partner
Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our twitter chat facilitator. Sign up for our LIVE FREE WEBCAST today.
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:10 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:10 – 5:40 pm: Presentation by Dr. Kiernan
5:40 – 6:00 pm: Small group discussion/brainstorming
6:00: – 6:45 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:45 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks
Dr. Matthew Kiernan is founder and Chief Executive of Inflection Point Capital Management. In 1992, he had founded Innovest Strategic Value Advisors (“Innovest”), the #1-rated firm in the world in sustainable investment research, where he also served as Chief Executive.
While leading Innovest, Dr Kiernan was instrumental in both the design and implementation of a number of innovative, “sustainability-enhanced” investment products – across a number of different asset classes and geographies. Those products included a number of world “firsts”, including: emerging markets sustainability fund, climate risk-adjusted bond index, “green” listed REIT index. Clients of Innovest included leading international institutional investors, including CalPERS, CalSTRS, APG, USS, PGGM, and the Norwegian Government Pension Fund.
He holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies, and earned a PhD in Strategic Environmental Management from the London School of Economics in 1982. After co-founding a strategy consulting firm which he later sold to KPMG Peat Marwick, Dr Kiernan became a senior partner there. From 1990 to 1992, he was director of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, and acted as a senior advisor to Secretary General of the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. He has taught sustainable finance in executive programs at the Wharton School, Columbia, Stanford, London Business School, and Oxford, and is currently a guest faculty member at Cambridge University, in HRH The Prince of Wales’ executive program in sustainability. In 2007, he was given a special executive award by the United Nations Environment Program’s Finance Initiative, for innovations and contributions in the field of carbon finance. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Investing, and of the advisory board of the Responsible Investment Academy
His new book, Investing in a Sustainable World, is distributed internationally by McGraw-Hill.
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