This month we'll feature a discussion on ESG adoption trends, integration techniques in public and private markets, and potential upcoming ESG regulation, including commentary on recent developments within the SEC and Department of Labor.
Our presenter is Jeff Cohen, the Director of Capital Markets & Head of Private Markets Initiatives at the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB). SASB is an independent non-profit developing an increasingly globally recognized set of reporting standards that enable businesses around the world to identify, manage and communicate financially-material, sustainability information to investors.
The session will be moderated by Mark Hays, the Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing at Glenmede and a member of CFAP's Sustainable Investing Leadership Committee.
Following the presentation, Mark and Jeff will engage in a wide ranging discussion and open up for Q&A from attendees
Jeff Cohen is the Director of Capital Markets Integration and Head of Private Investments Initiatives at SASB. In his role, Mr. Cohen works with institutional investors and asset owners on integration of ESG factors into investment processes across asset classes. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Cohen was Head of Business Development at Sonen Capital, an ESG & Impact dedicated OCIO and fund manager. Prior to Sonen, he was a Director of Investment Opportunities at Venovate where he led due diligence on alternative investment strategies. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cohen is a CAIA Charterholder and Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential Holder.
Mark Hays is the Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing at Glenmede. In this role, he provides strategic leadership of Glenmede's sustainable and impact investing efforts. Prior to Glenmede, Mark served in leadership roles in sustainable investing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Flat World Partners, following roles earlier in his career at Cambridge Associates and OMERS. Mark holds an M.BA from the London Business School and a B.S. from Wake Forest University. He is on the Board of Believe in Students and is a Sustainable Investing Leadership Committee Member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
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