NEW YORK – Cornerstone Capital Inc. has named Janet M. Morgan (Jan) as Managing Director, responsible for strategic business development for the firm, effective immediately.
Noted for her work as an environmentalist, leader and advocate for women and girls, Morgan has been dedicated to solving pressing global problems through nonprofit action, dialogue and socially responsible business leadership.
“We are thrilled to have Jan Morgan joining Cornerstone as we begin to dramatically scale our client-facing operations. Her vast global network and relationship management expertise are unparalleled,” said Erika Karp, CEO and Founder of Cornerstone Capital Group.
Prior to Cornerstone, Morgan was the co-founder and CEO of Sequent Management Group. During that time she served as president of the Restore the Earth Foundation, which delivers large-scale forest restoration and social return on investment to donors and investors, president of It’s Time Network and interim CEO of Catapult.org. From 2009 to 2012, Morgan served as president of CSRwire, the corporate social responsibility and sustainability newswire. Earlier, she was director of Not-For-Profit Consulting at RSM McGladrey and director of Not-For-Profit Consulting at American Express Tax & Business Services.
“I’ve been paying close attention to Cornerstone Capital’s growth and this is the first opportunity to bring together my ESG, CSR and impact investing experience into a sustainable finance and banking model,” said Morgan. “Cornerstone Capital is unique in its mission and market position and I’m thrilled to join the team as a managing director.”
Morgan, who had served as a member of Cornerstone’s Global Advisory Council, has led complex management projects and development teams for dozens of national and international organizations including Lighthouse International, the UN Friends of the World Food Program, D&B, pre-merger Merck and Schering-Plough, Pfizer and Warner-Lambert.
She holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University. Since 2006, Morgan has served on the Board of Governors of Antioch University and is currently chair of the audit committee; she also served on the Board of READ Global from 2007-2012. Morgan is a member of the Financial Women’s Association, Women Donors Network, Social Venture Network and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
“Jan brings impressive energy and passion to drive positive social change. Having her at Cornerstone will allow us to ramp the outreach to the Endowments, Foundations, and Family Offices which represent our core constituencies,” said Phil Kirshman, Chief Investment Officer at Cornerstone Capital Investment Management. “We are delighted to have her support in articulating our unique and powerful investment advisory proposition.”
Cornerstone Capital’s timely and motivating philosophy is to drive a positive societal impact by leveraging the various functions of the capital markets. In offering investment management, advisory and strategic consulting services, Cornerstone works with both corporations and financial institutions, promoting new research in the field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, and facilitating capital introductions for companies around the world engaged in sustainable business practices.
For more information about Cornerstone and the services it provides, please visit: www.cornerstonecapinc.com
About Cornerstone Capital Group
Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Inc. 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 organizations 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. Securities offered through Strategic Marketing Solutions Ltd., LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.
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