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Purpose Driven Investing

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bernstein
1345 Sixth Avenue
New York, New York 
United States
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Purpose Driven Investing

Purpose driven investing has become a greater focus for the investment industry over the past decade and continues to gain momentum. Much like consumers, investors are now able to choose products or services that align with their personal values and beliefs. With investment assets in this space currently estimated at $20 trillion, Purpose Driven Investing represents roughly 25% of all professionally managed assets globally.

Join us on May 7, 2019 to learn about current trends, how various stakeholders are engaging in the conversation and what is important to know about the history and current trajectory of responsible investing.

Our panel of experts drawn from diverse industries will answer these questions:

•  Can I really generate superior financial returns in ways that are socially beneficial?

•  What do I need to know to make the right decisions about various types of responsible investments and how can I gain access to this information?

•  How are the UN Sustainable Development Goals impacting sustainable finance across the globe?

•  How are public private partnerships innovating solutions to fill the gaps in solving our greatest challenges in business, society and the world?

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time:  6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Alliance Bernstein, 1345 Sixth Avenue (bet. W. 54th-55th Sts.), NYC; pre-registration is required, no on-site admittance!
Tickets: CBSACNY Alumni members $35; Non members $45

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Stephanie Trager (Moderator)

Stephanie Trager is Chief Catalyst at Intentional Paradigms and Board Member of Dream Change, where she leverages 25 years of expertise as a sustainability and corporate responsibility executive, attorney and leadership coach. She developed a systems change framework for conscious business and serves as an advisor to leaders allocating resources and capital to change. In her early career, Stephanie was a founding member and director of two environmental NGOs. She served as human rights advisor for the Open Society Institute on international law and human rights in Brazil, then held a 6.5 year career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk, and launched her coaching and consulting firm 13 years ago. Stephanie is currently Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Justice Committee, active in the Business Law Section, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and author of the forthcoming book, “The Future of Resilient Leadership.” She is an advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is a strategic communications and positioning expert, with a massive love for trees. She received her Bachelor’s degree in communications and international relations from Boston University and her Juris Doctorate in law from New York Law School.

Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova
Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova is a global expert on innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs inside governments. Chairman of P3 Smart City Partners, a smart city & smart infrastructure, public-private partnership government advisory company. Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation, an organization focused on using media & technology to drive impact & change. Co-Founder & Executive Vice-Chair of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development a multi-sectoral framework to support the United Nations system. In all of his work, he leads the global development and policy work behind structuring Public Private Partnerships (PPP). In his philanthropic endeavors, as Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation, he leads the foundation's engagement with Governments from the White House to the United Nations and multinationals; public & private. Sergio has developed partnerships that today hosts the Latino Impact Summit, SDG Media Zone & Media For Social Impact Summit, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development, Blockchain for Impact; working across various multi-sectoral frameworks in support of the United Nations in collaboration across all its agencies. The collective platforms all focus on raising awareness and encourage action for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Linda C. Giuliano
Linda C. Giuliano is Global Head of Responsible Investment for AllianceBernstein. She chairs the Proxy & Governance Committee and the Responsible Investment Committee. Ms. Giuliano joined the firm in 1988 as an associate portfolio manager in Value Equities, and has held several other positions within Equities over the years. In the late 1990s, she created and managed the firm’s Internal Consulting Department before transitioning to the role of chief operating officer for Alternative Investments in 2006. She rejoined Equities in 2009 as Chief Administrative Officer, and in 2012 assumed the role to lead the firm’s responsible investment efforts. Ms. Giuliano is a member of the Principle of Responsible Investment’s Global Policy Reference Group and the International Corporate Governance Network’s Board Governance Committee. She serves as a trustee of Sherman College of Chiropractic and is on the Advisory Council of the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Ms. Giuliano holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Cornell University.

Hugh Welsh
Hugh is the President, General Counsel & Secretary of DSM North America, a global leader in Life Sciences & Material Sciences. Traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange with 24,000 employees worldwide and $12 billion in annual sales, DSM develops, manufactures and sells nutritional and food ingredients, biomedical materials, specialty plastics and resins, fibers and renewable energy. Hugh currently serves on several DSM global and regional management teams and has direct responsibilities in DSM’s nutrition and food specialties operations as well as responsibility for legal, government affairs, communications, corporate partnerships and DSM’s sustainability initiatives in the North America region. Before joining DSM, Hugh worked for the American Standard Companies, McCarter & English LLP and others. Hugh currently serves on the Board of Directors of, Partners in Food Solutions, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, Patheon, Africa Improved Foods and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and History from the University of Massachusetts in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate in law from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993.

This event is presented by the Finance and Investing Committee of CBSACNY. Thank you to Co-Chair, Tom Miele, '00 for organizing.

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