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Cornerstone’s Craig Metrick to Serve as Chair of US SIF Board of Directors

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.

Job Opportunity: Research Associate

Cornerstone Capital’s Research team provides the intellectual capital for all of the firm’s business lines. Our Research Analysts integrate analysis on ESG issues into mainstream capital markets sector and thematic research. They also conduct analysis on behalf of the firm’s corporate advisory clients, and participate in due diligence reviews of investment managers being considered for inclusion in Cornerstone’s investment advisory platform. The Research Associate provides critical support to Cornerstone’s Research Analysts. The Research Associate will find and analyze project-related data, conduct literature reviews, and contribute to reports for publication as well as to projects for clients.

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 »

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.

Sustainable Brands: New Metrics ’14

Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of positive environmental AND social impact as well as quantifying previously ignored costs and risks. This 3-day Sustainable Brands event in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management showcases new approaches to valuing risk and impact, explores new frontiers in setting company goals and shares new… Read more »

Global Banking Alliance for Women 2014 Summit

The Global Banking Alliance for Women’s 2014 Annual Summit will gather top executives from a wide range of financial institutions from across the globe – as well as high-ranking government actors, policymakers, and thought leaders.  The GBA Summit, taking place Sept. 17-19th in Washington, DC, is the only conference that focuses exclusively on what financial institutions can… Read more »

Private Capital, Public Good

ERIKA KARP, FOUNDER & CEO OF CORNERSTONE CAPITAL GROUP, WILL JOIN A PANEL ON “PRIVATE CAPITAL, PUBLIC GOOD” in WASHINGTON, DC Join the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing in a collaborative discussion about how policymakers can partner with impact investors to unleash new capital, talent, and energy for social, economic and environmental good…. Read more »

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 . . .

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

UBS’ Intellectual Capital Blog: Interview with Erika Karp

The following interview with sustainable investing expert, Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group, first appeared on the UBS Intellectual Capital Blog.  Stephen Freedman, CFA, Head of Thematic and Sustainable Investing Strategy, UBS Many of you may remember Erika Karp, a long-term UBS veteran, who was head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank until… Read more »

Cornerstone at “The Model Room”

Cornerstone Capital Group hosted a gathering of financiers and entrepreneurs on April 2nd at The New York Yacht Club’s “Model Room” for an evening dedicated to new business models and innovation. The event featured welcome remarks from Richard Parsons as well as co-hosts Justin Rockefeller of The Rockefeller Bros. Fund and Dale Hemmerdinger of ATCO… Read more »

Judges Announced for “Sustainable Games” Competition

Harvard Business School, Intel Education among Business and Entrepreneurial Leaders to Select Winner of $25,000 Prize Five global leaders from across business, the capital markets and academia have been selected as judges for “Sustainable Games:  The Business Model Challenge.”  The competition, which offers a $25,000 prize, is sponsored by Cornerstone Capital Inc., together with the Clinton… Read more »

“Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge” Goes Live

NEW YORK, February, 24 2015 – Cornerstone Capital Inc., together with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), RobecoSAM and the UN Principles for Responsible Management in Education (PRME), today announced a call for university students to participate in “Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge.” Applicants are invited to submit business plans for new companies that can help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges in scalable and profitable ways – “Social Enterprises.”

Cornerstone Capital Holiday Party 2014

Cornerstone Capital  hosted a holiday party on December 4, 2014 for clients and guests with cocktails and a night at the theater in New York City. Hosted by Cornerstone Capital Inc.’s Founder and CEO Erika Karp, the event featured guest appearances by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Broadway’s “The Last Ship” and cast member Fred Applegate.   

Dr. Holmes Hummel Joins Cornerstone’s Board of Directors

Cornerstone Capital Inc., has elected energy policy expert Dr. Holmes Hummel to its Board of Directors effective immediately, it was announced by Erika Karp, founder and CEO. Dr. Hummel is the founder of Clean Energy Works, which connects champions of energy efficiency and renewable energy with resources that accelerate investment in the deployment of clean… Read more »

Harnessing ‘Sustainable Brand Power’

How does a brand stay true to its purpose?  And how does a company create an emotional connection with its stakeholders, employees and consumers? These were just a few of the questions addressed by Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s during a Roundtable session Nov. 19th on “Sustainable Brand Power” at Cornerstone Capital Group. … Read more »

CCG Leases New Space at The Alliance Center

Cornerstone Capital Inc. has reached an agreement to become one of the earliest for-profit tenants at The Alliance Center in Denver and will participate in the building’s Grand Reopening festivities on Aug. 14th. The space will accommodate the firm’s new Investment Management practice. “We are pleased to have been able to find the perfect space to house… Read more »

The Cornerstone Climate Change Conference Call Recap

How should investors respond to the challenges of climate change?  On our June 12th conference call, Cornerstone Capital CEO Erika Karp and John Wilson, Head of Corporate Governance, Engagement and Research, provided investors and corporate constituents with our perspective on this pivotal issue. The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)… Read more »

A Statement on Climate Change

As global markets digest the implications of the latest move from the Obama Administration, we argue that investors must adapt to the evolving reality of climate change with transparency, engagement and pragmatism.  In this note, John Wilson, Cornerstone’s Head of Corporate Governance, Engagement & Research, articulates our firm’s position on this pivotal issue. Introduction Although… Read more »

Join Us at the CGI & SASB Sustainability Standards Corporate Roundtable May 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Cornerstone Capital Group will be participating in the upcoming Sustainability Standards Corporate Roundtable on May 13th, hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). This collaborative event will engage thought leaders to discuss SASB’s new sustainability standards, best practices for disclosure and methods to help drive… Read more »

Erika Karp Recognized on the Good 100

We are proud to announce that Erika Karp, CEO & Founder of Cornerstone Capital Group, has been recognized on The 2014 Good 100. The Good 100 represent the vanguard of creative impact from around the globe and includes a diverse group of artists, activists, entrepreneurs and innovators from over 35 countries. For more information visit… Read more »

Tanya Khotin Joins as Head of Institutional Business Development

Cornerstone Capital Group hires Tanya Khotin as Head of Institutional Business Development, marking the company’s continued efforts to align its products and services with institutional investors.   New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Cornerstone Capital Inc. announced today the addition of Tanya Khotin, formerly with the Hugo Neu Corporation and UBS Investment Bank, to… Read more »