Recent News

November 16, 2015

Cornerstone Capital Group is Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Cornerstone Capital Group, a research-driven sustainable finance advisory platform, has been granted national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The announcement was made by Erika Karp, the firm’s Founder and CEO.

November 13, 2015

Cutting Edge Firms Partner to Train the Next Generation of Ethical Finance Professionals

Cornerstone Capital Group and Inspiring Capital (IC) announced a strategic partnership to advance their shared goal of mainstreaming sustainable business and investment practices. Inspiring Capital has adopted Cornerstone’s research-driven approach to “help companies integrate social and environmental issues into business strategy and governance practices,” as the foundation of IC’s leadership development programs for professionals seeking purpose-driven careers.

October 22, 2015

FIA Brazil Students Declared Winners of $25,000 Grand Prize in Cornerstone Capital Inc.’s “Sustainable Games” Challenge

In the culmination of a year-long Cornerstone Capital Group initiative called “Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge,” a team of students from Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) in Sao Paulo Brazil was named the winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize. The business idea presented is a program to facilitate employment opportunities for disabled young adults while seeking market rate returns.

October 2, 2015

Cornerstone Capital Names Three Experts to its Global Advisory Council

Cornerstone Capital Group is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Global Advisory Council. We welcome Laura Berry, Bennett Freeman and Vivienne Ming to the group. Further, we announce that Ming has agreed to serve as Senior Science Advisor and Berry will take on the role of Chair of the Designated Equity Committee of the Council.

“We are thrilled to engage the breadth and depth of the collective experience of these three exceptional professionals on behalf of our mission said Erika Karp, CEO and Founder of Cornerstone, regarding the appointments . . .

September 21, 2015

Job Opportunity: Research Development and Distribution Analyst

Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Inc. is a New York-based financial services firm that provides investment advisory and consulting, investment banking, and strategic consulting services. The mission of the firm is to fuse the discipline of sustainable finance into the mainstream of the capital markets. Cornerstone Capital Group advises both investors and corporations on how… Read more »

August 24, 2015

New York City Comptroller Talks “Work-Life Integration”

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer engaged executives from both HR and investment/asset management in a robust conversation about the importance of flexibility, diversity and work life issues at a roundtable on August 11th co-hosted by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and Cornerstone Capital Group, a sustainable finance advisory platform. Several of FWI’s Corporate… Read more »

August 24, 2015

Addressing Deforestation Through Sustainable Finance

Trends in Standards and Certification in Brazil are Focus of Workshop How might LatAM banks advance their policies, products and tools to better incorporate sustainability measures? And what models for engagement might evolve as best practices for public and private entities addressing deforestation concerns?  Those were just some of the subjects discussed at a daylong workshop organized by… Read more »

June 25, 2015

Cornerstone’s Karp Addresses UN General Assembly: “Trust, Transparency, Entrepreneurship & Corporate Legacy”

Cornerstone Capital Group’s Founder and CEO Erika Karp today delivered an address at the UN General Assembly representing the “voice of global investors in the capital markets” before leaders from across the public and private sector gathered at the United Nations’ Global Compact + 15 plenary event, “Business as a Force for Good.” Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th… Read more »

June 11, 2015

Cornerstone Contributes to New Investor Guide from BlackRock and Ceres:

We’re pleased to share Cornerstone’s contribution to this important new investment tool. “Taking Investment Lessons From Socrates: Asking the Right Questions,” By John Wilson and Erika Karp, Cornerstone Capital Group, and Jerome Lavigne-Delville, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Click to read Cornerstone’s article. “21st Century Engagement: Investor Strategies for Incorporating ESG Considerations into Corporate Interactions” –… Read more »

April 28, 2015

Cornerstone Capital at “The Model Room”

In one of the most iconic rooms of New York, Cornerstone Capital Group joined together with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Astia Angels, XMS Capital Partners, The Clinton Global Initiative and ATCO Realty, to host entrepreneurs, innovators and financiers at the New York Yacht Club’s “Model Room” to engage in wide-ranging discussions on sustainable and impact investing and the potential for the private sector to drive system-level change at scale.