Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group Monthly Webinar: Proxy Voting – Beyond the Headlines

When:  Sep 27, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  CFA Society Philadelphia

Learn how corporations are reshaping their business strategies, in reaction to the expansion of regulatory mandates for sustainability-related disclosures, growing concerns over climate change, and the political backlash against ESG. If you own stock in a publicly traded company, you have the power to vote, by proxy, on these important shareholder proposals. Look beyond the headlines and gain insights into the implications that voting trends are having on companies, boards, and governance teams.

Our panelists will discuss what stakeholders are looking for in a company’s ESG disclosures as well as best practices for measuring and communicating progress about sustainable goals.

About Our Panelists & the CFAP Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group:  

Andrew Behar is CEO of the shareholder advocacy and engagement organization As You Sow. As You Sow advances values-aligned investing and uses shareholder power to compel companies to reduce material risk on issues including climate change; toxins in the food system; ocean plastics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; racial justice; and wage equity. Andrew was recently named as one of the Purposeful 50.   

Rachel Kahn-Troster is ICCR's Executive Vice President, working with faith and values-based investors to catalyze their assets for social change. She serves as the primary internal manager for ICCR, and partners with the CEO in developing and implementing the organization's overall vision and strategy. Before joining ICCR in 2021, Rachel spent nearly fourteen years at T'ruah: The Rabbinical Call for Human Rights.   

Yusuf George leads Engine No. 1’s active ownership and proxy-voting strategies for the firm’s fund portfolio companies. Prior to joining Engine No. 1, Yusuf worked at JUST Capital, where he developed and led the firm’s corporate engagement strategy, oversaw the racial equity portfolio, and assisted with investor-related engagement. He began his career in the global capital markets division at Barclays Capital.

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.