ESG and Public Funds: Risks and Opportunities in Investment Practices

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Columbia Business School, Uris Hall, Room 141
Nov 07
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Columbia Business School, Uris Hall, Room 141

Investing according to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria is growing in popularity and visibility, whether it be negatively screened “socially responsible” funds that filter out harmful investments or positively screened “impact investments” that target investments with desirable effects. As the movement gains momentum, so do questions about moral and fiduciary responsibilities and the proper place for ESG concerns in investment strategies, especially as relate to public sector or mission-driven funds and endowments.

This panel, co-hosted by Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, seeks to address some of these questions. After remarks by CCSI Director Lisa Sachs and Richman Center Director Kathleen Rithisorn, Richman Center Senior Fellow Aamir A. Rehman will moderate a discussion between Ronald J. Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School and Carol Jeppesen, Senior US Network Manager, UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Registration is free but required by November 4th.

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