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Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group Monthly Meeting: Insights into the ESG Investment Policy Making Process

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This month we will feature a discussion on how asset owners and money management organizations create and adopt investment policies that address the environmental and social issues that we face today.

Our speakers will share with us their insights on identifying and acquiring the necessary data in making ESG investment policy decisions.

To lead this discussion, we are happy to welcome Emily Lawrence, the Director of Sustainable Investing at one of the largest banking institutions in the United States, Northern Trust Asset Management, and Hugh Brown, the Director of Investor Engagement at Ceres Inc. Ceres is a sustainability, non-profit organization that works with many of the largest and influential investors and companies to address the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, inequitable workplaces and outdated capital market systems.

This session will be moderated by Kenn Lamson, CFA, Head of Nonprofit Relationship Management at Vanguard and a CFAP board member.  Following a presentation by Hugh, Kenn, Emily and Hugh will engage in a wide-ranging discussion and open up for questions and answers from attendees.

Hugh Brown

Director of Investor Engagement

Ceres, Inc.

Hugh Brown is the Director of Investor Engagement at Ceres, Inc. Hugh is responsible for leading work with investors and corporations on strategies to mitigate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and advising on adaption techniques to changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in corporate supply chains.

As part of this work, Hugh leads investor engagement of Ceres' company research and projects on key global supply chains, with a particular focus on commodities linked to deforestation. Hugh has 15 years of investment management, including his work at the $200 billion SBA Florida and Morgan Stanley.

Emily Lawrence

Director, Sustainable Investing

Northern Trust

Emily Lawrence is the Director of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where she is responsible for client engagement and partnership regarding Northern Trusts' sustainable investing capabilities. 

Emily has 14 years' experience collaborating with clients to support the development of actionable approaches to sustainable investing. Emily was selected to join the Principles for Responsible Investment working group focused on Active Ownership and the Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Action.

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. Contact CFAP member Michael Cosack for more information.



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5/26/2021 12:00 PM

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5/26/2021 1:00 PM

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Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group Monthly Meeting: Insights into the ESG Investment Policy Making Process


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