Recent News

February 11, 2016

Cornerstone Capital Names Dusenbury as Corporate Business Development Lead

NEW YORK — Cornerstone Capital Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Dusenbury, CFA, as Managing Director, responsible for strategic corporate business development. Dusenbury will join the firm’s Executive Committee and serve on the Investment Policy Committee for Cornerstone Capital Investment Management, its investment advisory business. “We are thrilled to have another Wall Street veteran… Read more »

January 4, 2016

Wilson and Karp on “Shareholder Alignment” in American Banker

In the late 1990s, some shareholders became concerned that new practices in subprime mortgage lending could harm low-income borrowers. Companies like Wells Fargo received shareholder resolutions asking them to adopt anti-predatory-lending policies. Wells engaged in discussions with the shareholders and ultimately implemented practices that helped keep its mortgage origination business relatively free of “toxic mortgages.”… Read more »

December 23, 2015

Cornerstone Capital Group 2015 Holiday Party Gallery

Cornerstone Capital Group gathered with clients, colleagues and friends at our Holiday Party recently in New York City for a special evening themed, “Survival of the Fittest: The Evolution of Sustainable Finance and Investing.”  Guests learned about efforts to maintain balance in Arctic habitats, create sustainable zones for endangered species and ways to protect some of our… Read more »

December 4, 2015

Thoughts on Paris and Shareholder Alignment

As world leaders, investors and members of civil society meet in Paris to forge a new global accord on climate change, we are seeing a greater appreciation for the value of  systematically analyzing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors not only at the policy level, but also as part of shareholders’ holistic assessment of corporate strategies. Beyond… Read more »

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 »