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Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group:  Active Proxy Voting:  Topical ESG Issues and Trends to Watch in 2021

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The CFAP Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group provides a forum to advance the dialogue regarding the role of sustainable investing in today's capital markets and beyond. In particular, the group directs its attention to furthering an understanding and clarifying the risks and opportunities linked to environmental, social and governance issues.  
 
This month our panel will share their views on the latest sustainable investment developments in proxy voting. Our speakers include Kern McPherson, Vice President for North American Research and Engagement at Glass Lewis, and Kayla Cook, Lead Analyst for Vanguard's Investment Stewardship Policy and Research team.

The session will provide a brief overview of proxy voting process, approach towards evaluating shareholder proposals, board composition and executive compensation practices.
 
Kern McPherson joined Glass Lewis in 2009 and leads the North American research teams covering corporate governance, executive compensation and environmental & social issues at over 6,500 companies traded in the U.S. and Canada. Kern specializes in issuer and stakeholder engagement, corporate governance analysis, research operations, and is an active participant in Glass Lewis' policy and product development.
 
Kayla Cooke is the Lead Analyst for Vanguard's Investment Stewardship Policy and Research team, where she leads and supports strategy, research, and policy development for emerging investment stewardship topics. Presently, Ms. Cooke is most focused on social and governance issues, including board composition and diversity, equity and inclusion. As a function, Vanguard Investment Stewardship votes proxies, engages with public companies, and advocates for strong corporate governance on behalf of Vanguard funds.
 
Our moderator for this event is Nimrit Kang, CFA. Nimrit is the Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at CoHo Partners.  Nimrit joined Coho Partners in 2017 to focus on research and portfolio management.  In addition, she is a member of the firm's investment committee. She has 17 years of experience in the financial industry and is a partner of the firm.

If you have any questions regarding becoming part of the Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group, please contact CFAP member Michael Cosack at cosackm@impactwise.us.
 
Registration is free of charge.

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3/31/2021 12:00 PM

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3/31/2021 1:00 PM

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Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group:  Active Proxy Voting:  Topical ESG Issues and Trends to Watch in 2021

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