Webinar: Leading Investors are Guiding Corporate Behavior surrounding the Pandemic

  • 21 Apr 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Webinar - instructions will be emailed to registrants


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Impact Capital Forum is pleased to host an online discussion about how leading sustainable investors have collaborated to influence responsible corporate behavior in the time of the pandemic. The webinar takes place Tuesday, April 21, 5-6pm EDT.

The speakers will address an announcement by 195 institutional investment firms, lead by Domini Impact Investments, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), and Office of the New York City Comptroller. The announcement urges the business community to consider five steps to limit the damage that coronavirus is causing to the global economy. Join us to learn how this unified guidance affects employers, employees and investors in the near-term and long-term.

Speakers are:

  • Carole Laible, CEO, Domini Impact Investments. Domini is a women-led investment adviser specializing exclusively in impact investing. They apply social, environmental, and governance standards to their investments, believing they help identify opportunities to provide strong financial rewards while also helping to create a more just and sustainable economic system.
  • Bhakti Mirchandani is Managing Director at FCLTGlobal, a think tank that works to encourage a longer-term focus in business and investment decision-making.  She is also an ESG advisor to Corbin Capital, an adjunct lecturer in Columbia's Masters in Sustainability Management Program, and a monthly contributor to Forbes.com.
  • Mark Popovich, Director of the Good Companies/Good Jobs Initiative at the Aspen Institute. The initiative equips business leaders to enact strategies that simultaneously produce outstanding outcomes for their businesses and their frontline workers. Mark is an advisor to Heron Foundation on the development of the US Community Impact Index, a positively-screened equity fund for institutional investors
  • Josh Zinner, CEO of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.  ICCR pioneered the use of shareholder advocacy to press companies on environmental, social, and governance issues. Their coalition of over 300 global institutional investors currently represents more than $500 billion in managed assets.

The presentation will address details related to the announcement, including:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect sustainable investing.  Will the pandemic accelerate the transition from shareholder primacy to stakeholder capitalism?
  • A prioritized assessment of employee needs in terms of health protections and earnings stabilization
  • Which US companies have leading edge practices in safety, sick leave, and stability of employment

  • Immediate plans to implement the investor statement (described above)
  • Take-aways from early implementation
  • The pursuit of evidence that companies that abide by the recommendations of the investor statement will outperform financially

ICF Members can pre-register for the webinar at no cost. Non-Members may attend for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more. Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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