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 Virtual ESG Asset Owners Summit 2020

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You asked, and we listened! CFA Society Washington, DC is proud to announce the *Virtual* ESG Asset Owners Summit 2020. Join us to hear from asset owners, asset managers, thought leaders and researchers across the globe leading the charge on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. 

You will hear from 20+ speakers on the goals, challenges, and roadblocks impacting ESG. You will gain new perspectives, develop insight into unique challenges that exist in today’s financial markets, and connect with ESG stakeholders around the world, including the UK, France, and Japan.

The Virtual ESG Asset Owners Summit will occur during the month of May and will be composed of five (5) virtual, interactive webcasts. Each webcast will feature one keynote address from a major industry leader, followed by a multi-speaker panel session. Registration includes all five webcasts in the virtual summit. We look forward to “seeing you” at the Virtual ESG Summit!

Who should attend?
  • Asset Owners
  • Asset Managers 
  • Financial Advisors
  • Investment Professionals
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Wealth Managers
  • Analysts
  • Researchers
  • Members of mission-driven organizations
  • Others who share a common interest in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing


We are delighted to announce our speakers. 

Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Geeta Aiyer, CFA, President, Boston Common Asset Management

Catherine BanatManaging Director, US Responsible Investing, RBC GAM-US

Libby Bernick, Head of Sustainability, Morningstar 

Derek Lee Bills, CFA, Head, Investment Office, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mark Campanale, Founder and Executive Director, Carbon Tracker

Michael Davis, Head of Defined Contribution Plan Specialists, T. Rowe Price

Diane C. Damskey, CFA, Head of Secretariat, Impact Principles, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

M. Nicolas J. Firzli, Director-General, World Pensions Council, Advisory Board Member, World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility

Sonja Gibbs, CFA, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance

Robert L. Greene, President & CEO, National Association of Investment Companies - NAIC

Hank H. Kim, Esq., Executive Director and Counsel, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

Thomas Kuh, Ph.D., Head of Indexes, Truvalue Labs

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI

Matthew D. Malone, CFA, Managing Director, Real Estate, FS Investments

Dia Martin, CFA, Managing Director, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Hiro Mizuno, Former Executive Managing Director & CIO, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Andrew C. Palmer, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Frédéric Samama, Head of Responsible Investment, Amundi

George SerafeimCharles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 

Marc Siegel, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

Fiona Stewart, CFA, Global Lead Insurance and Pensions, The World Bank

John Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management

Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large US, Financial Times

Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM, Director of Financial Markets, Planet Tracker

Nathalie WallaceGlobal Head ESG Investment Strategy, State Street Global Advisors 

Lisa Woll, CEO, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF)

 Thank You ESG Summit Sponsors

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For additional information about sponsoring this event, please contact:
Bill Scott, CAE
(202) 872-4310 x2

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Date & Time
May 5, 7, 13, 19, and 21, 2020
11:30AM - 1:00PM ET

Location: Video Webcasts

CFA CE Credits: 6

*Purchase the Archive:
CFAW Members:   $125.00
Non-Members:      $175.00

*Registration includes access to all five webcasts and 30 days for viewing.

 Global Passport Program


We encourage visiting members to attend our local programs at the CFAW Member Rate. Contact with any questions. Welcome to CFA Society Washington, DC!

 Keynote Speakers

Global Head of ESG Research,

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Former Executive Managing Director & CIO,
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

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US Securities and Exchange Commission

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Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, 
Harvard Business School 

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President & CEO, 
Calvert Research and Management