Next Events

    • 09 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar - instructions will be emailed to registrants
    Register

    Most stock funds saw significant declines due to coronavirus and energy-related selling in Q1 2020. ESG funds - filtering their investments based on environmental, social, and governance criteria - on average outperformed their stated benchmarks. 

    Join our online discussion on July 9th, 1-2:00 pm EDT and learn from our panel of experts, representing diverse asset classes, why certain ESG portfolios experienced less volatility during these uncertain times, and how best to position your investments in the current market environment.  The discussion will cover:

    • What is it about ESG funds that drove more moderate declines? Is this about risk management or are strong ESG scorers uncorrelated with the broad market performance during bearish times?

    • Which sectors within equity and fixed income offer the best risk/return profile considering ESG/impact dynamics?
    • What comparison benchmarks are most suitable for validating the relative performance of ESG-driven companies?
    • What balance of equity and fixed income in ESG portfolios is appropriate in different circumstances?

    • How has the recent volatility influenced decisions about allocating to active vs. passive ESG managers?

    • Should ESG integration be part of your risk management strategy? 

    Speakers include: 

    • Moderator - Jennifer Leonard, Executive Director, Asset Manager Due DiligenceCornerstone Capital Group. Cornerstone Capital serves clients who want their investments to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world. They develop and manage custom investment strategies designed to achieve targeted environmental and social impact without sacrificing financial performance. Their approach is distinguished by the depth and rigor of manager due diligence, and by the integration of thematic research work into that process. Cornerstone also offers a global equity mutual fund called the Access Impact Fund (CCIIX), which provides a liquid solution accessible to all investors.
    • Eric Glass,  Portfolio Manager and a member of the Municipal Investment Policy Group, as well as the lead on the Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group at Alliance Bernstein. He is also a member of AB’s firm wide Responsible Investment Steering Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Working Group. After joining the firm in 2000, Glass served as a research analyst and trader on the Municipal team. Before that, he was on the municipal research team at Moody’s Investors Service. 

    • Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder & CIO, Green Alpha Advisors. Green Alpha endeavors to grow clients’ capital by building portfolios that tap into the innovation-driven economy and limit exposure to major systemic risks. They believe in democratizing access to high-quality investment options at a reasonable price and offer solutions to investors of all shapes and sizes.
    • Ariel Yusim, Co-Founder and CIO, Recap Investing. Recap is an asset management firm providing sustainable investment solutions to both retail and institutional clients.  Their approach applies systematic quantitative methods to offer investors bespoke portfolios tailored to preferences, return goals, and customized impact alignment. Prior to Recap, Ariel spent 17 years in a variety of quantitative finance roles on both the buy-side and sell-side.

    ICF Members can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join 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.


    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar - instructions will be emailed to registrants
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    Join our online conversation on July 15th, 12-1:00 pm EDT that brings together leading organizations, investors, and thought leaders to explore how companies are managing water-related risks such as rising waters, flood risks and ecological contaminants. What can investors do to drive change, and which new methods and tools are available for risk management? Specific questions to be addressed include:

    • How can we promote sustainability through net zero strategies?
    • How are companies achieving net positive water impact?
    • How is water integrated into ESG Investing?
    • How are investors, asset managers, and asset owners effectively using risk management and asset allocations tools?

    Robin Miller from Ceres will introduce the Investor Water Toolkit, the first comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios.

    Speakers include:

    • Moderator: Carolyn Allwin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Recap Investing. Carolyn is also an Adjunct Professor at Bard's MBA in Sustainability Program. Prior to Recap, Carolyn worked at GoldenTree Asset Management and at Ernst & Young. 
    • Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director, India at Water.org. Vedika champions Water.org’s strategy, growth and water and sanitation program expansion in India. She has more than 25 years of experience building teams and businesses with Indian and international financial institutions. Prior to joining Water.org in January 2016, she served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited from 2010-2015. Previously, she served as the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan.
    • Robin Miller, Manager, Investor Engagement, Water, at Ceres. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with influential investors and companies to drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces.
    • Matthew Sheldon, Senior Portfolio Manager on the Natural Resources equity team at KBI Global Investors. Matt is responsible for the development of investment strategy as well as the day-to-day management of the Water strategy. He has extensive specialist knowledge and experience in investing in the water sector, including both global public listed equities and private equity. Prior to joining the firm, Matt worked at Water Asset Management where he was an Investment Analyst and at Wedge Capital Management where he was an Equity Analyst.

    ICF Members can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join 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.


    Join our online conversation that brings together leading organizations, investors, and thought leaders to explore how companies are managing water-related risks.

Past events

30 Jun 2020 Webinar: Opportunity Zones Update Amidst the Pandemic with Steve Glickman
11 Jun 2020 Webinar: Predicting Climate Change's Effect on Impact Investments
12 May 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in Africa - Responding to the Pandemic
07 May 2020 Webinar: Tackling Financial Literacy in the 2020s
29 Apr 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in NYC - Responding to the Pandemic
21 Apr 2020 Webinar: Leading Investors are Guiding Corporate Behavior surrounding the Pandemic
15 Apr 2020 Webinar: Stakeholder Capitalism and the Impact of COVID with CEO of JUST Capital
04 Mar 2020 SOLD OUT: Using Behavioral Economics to Enhance Financial Policies, Innovations and Careers
18 Feb 2020 The Future of Impact is Now: A Fireside Chat with Ron Cordes and Jed Emerson
06 Dec 2019 Impact Capital Forum Holiday Networking Event
20 Nov 2019 Measuring Impact & Sustainability: Pain Points & Best Practices
14 Nov 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - November
13 Nov 2019 Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals through Microfinance
17 Oct 2019 Fundraising for Social Enterprises - VC and Startup Perspectives
10 Oct 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - October
25 Sep 2019 Blended Finance: Scaling Impact and Returns - A Fireside Chat with Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence + Expert Panel
23 Sep 2019 SOLD OUT - Thought-Leading Academics Discuss Trends in Sustainable Investing, Impact Investing & Philanthropy
12 Sep 2019 Social Enterprise Spotlight Series: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Keap Candles & Ox Verte
09 Aug 2019 Summer Social with Impact Capital Forum at Rubin Museum
22 Jul 2019 Speed Networking Event - Connecting for Impact
26 Jun 2019 Applying Blockchain to Financial Inclusion - Identity, Ownership, Lending & Payments
11 Jun 2019 Wine & Cheese with FABSCRAP - Creating a 2nd Life for Used Fabrics in NYC - Social Enterprise Showcase
03 Jun 2019 China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for Development Finance and Sustainable Investing
22 May 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing
07 May 2019 Opportunity Zones Part II: Insights into the New Regulations
06 May 2019 Spring Networking Event - Celebrate 'Impact' with Us
29 Apr 2019 Getting to 100% Impact in your Portfolio and Beyond
25 Apr 2019 Digital Innovations in Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets
02 Apr 2019 The SDGs as a Public-Private Bridge: Managing Risk, Return and Impact
14 Mar 2019 Innovative Tech Products to Facilitate Impact Capital Markets
12 Mar 2019 A New Era in US Development Finance: The $100bn Multiplier - Fireside Chat with David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, OPIC
26 Feb 2019 The Future of Social Impact Bonds: Blending Private Investment with Impact Performance
20 Feb 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (Recurring Event)
06 Feb 2019 Embrace Impact: Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Values
23 Jan 2019 Inaugural Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (SOLD OUT)
16 Jan 2019 ESG Standards in Private Equity: How SASB’s industry specific standards inform Private Investing (SOLD OUT)

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