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Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference

May 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Erika Karp, CEO and Founder of Cornerstone Capital Group, will participate at this conference.

Produced by the New York State Society of CPAs and The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.

Navigate the critically important issues involving sustainability and reporting

Highlights:

  • Discuss the roles that global organizations play in sustainability reporting, as well as the current level of reporting on sustainability issues globally
  • Learn about sustainability’s touch points within a client’s DNA, as well as how to extend your firm’s marketing practices to service senior client contracts
  • Review the steps to evaluating and understanding the current information reported according to the various sustainability reporting standards organizations
  • Learn how assurance services have evolved globally

 

1:15- 2:05 pm
How Investors Judge the Value Add of Sustainability Info?
Moderator: Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.

Panelists:
Jan C. Childress, Director of Investor Relations, Consolidated Edison, Inc.
Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Asset Management Ltd.; Founder and Former Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Michael Kraten, CPA, PhD, Associate Professor, Providence College
Arthur J. Radin, CPA, Partner, Janover, LLC
Curtis Ravenel, Global Head, Director of Sustainability, Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg LP

Exactly 84% of a company’s DNA is not recorded on its balance sheet. The CFA Institute reported that 73% of investors now take ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues into account in their investment analysis and decisions. This panel discusses how to evaluate and understand the current information reported according to the various sustainability reporting standards organizations. It also presents case studies in high-impact investing in sustainable enterprises that have generated highly positive ROIs.

 

3:15–4:10 p.m.
How Will Advisors Help Clients Navigate Through This Minefield?

Moderator: Roger R. Martella, Jr., Esq., Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Panelists:
Kirby Brendsel, Associate Director of Sustainability – Global Citizenship, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Lee A. DeHihns III, Esq., Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.
Michael Kraten, CPA, PhD, Associate Professor, Providence College
Renee Mikalopas-Cassidy, CPA, Finance Director, The Topps Company
Arthur J. Radin, CPA, Partner, Janover, LLC

Learn how assurance services have evolved globally. Attendees are presented with case studies from extended auditor’s reports in the UK that have won awards. This hands-on session provides a pathway that advisors can follow to help their clients navigate through the minefield in order to provide meaningful and important guidance.

 

For a complete agenda and registration details, visit the Sustainability Investment event site.

Details

Date:
May 6, 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10035 United States
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Phone:
212-596-1200