Cornerstone Capital Group is pleased to announce that Craig Metrick has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. US SIF’s 14-member board provides strategic guidance to advance sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Previously, Craig served two terms on the US SIF Board, on the Executive, Membership and Education Committees; he was also a Trustee of the staff-defined contribution plan.

Craig is Director, Manager Due Diligence and Thematic Research at Cornerstone, where he oversees the firm’s manager and fund outreach and review process. Craig supports the Cornerstone Capital Investment Advisory (CCIA) business by helping to ensure the firm provides clients with a robust investment product solutions suite, via the proprietary Cornerstone Portfolio Solutions (CPS) platform.

Before joining Cornerstone, Craig was Principal and US Head of Responsible Investment at Mercer, working with a variety of public and private clients — from multibillion dollar pension plans to smaller institutions and family foundations.  For more than 15 years, he has consulted on implementing responsible investment principles and mandates. Craig’s work has included portfolio construction, manager selection and monitoring, and the development of intellectual capital across issues and asset classes. Before joining Mercer in 2006, Craig was a Director at the Investor Responsibility Research Center, Inc. (IRRC), which provided ESG research to institutional investors. Craig is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a member of the CAIA Association.

“I’m honored to be part of this passionate and thoughtful board that is committed to enhancing US SIF’s contributions to its members and the sustainable and impact investing industry,” said Craig. Cornerstone CEO Erika Karp added, “We are delighted that a Cornerstone executive is taking a leadership role at US SIF, which has been leading the way for sustainable investors for so many years.”

US SIF CEO Lisa Woll said “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated board who give their time and talent to help advance US SIF and the field of sustainable, responsible and impact investing. We’re thrilled to welcome our new board members and are very grateful to our outgoing board members for their service.”

About Cornerstone Capital Group

Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Group is a financial services firm based in New York. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration.  In offering investment consulting and advising, investment banking, and strategic consulting services, Cornerstone works with asset owners, corporations and financial institutions, promoting new research in the field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, and facilitating capital introductions for organizations around the world engaged in sustainable business practices. Cornerstone’s Board of Directors, Global Advisory Council and Staff partner with institutions including the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the UN Global Compact, and the Principles for Responsible Investment to work towards a more regenerative and inclusive form of capitalism.

Cornerstone Capital Inc. is certified as a women owned business and is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About US SIF

US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Our mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations, nonprofit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners.

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF. Learn more at www.ussif.org.