ESG investing has gone from niche to norm, stirring up powerful implications for the convergence of corporate sustainability and investor relations. Join us as we examine the current ESG landscape and what sustainability and investor relations teams should focus on to navigate evolutions in areas like data-gathering, frameworks, and more. We will also take a deeper dive into where sustainability teams still need to look beyond investors toward emerging issues.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Global Head, ESG Investment Strategy
State Street Global Advisors
Nathalie Wallace works closely with clients to develop ESG and climate strategies that are aligned with their specific mandates and adapted to clients’ investment considerations. She coordinates with the ESG research and development, investment research, and management teams to design ESG investment solutions tailored to clients’ needs.
While at Ceres, Wallace worked with institutional asset owners to design and implement ESG principle statements and integration strategies, as well as engagement platforms such as Climate Actions 100+. She leverages her considerable experience in leading research and investment teams to allocate capital to public and private equity investment in emerging markets for global institutional clients, including sovereign wealth and institutional pension funds. She is a trade advisor to the French Government, taught an Impact Investing class at Northeastern University in Boston, wrote several papers on sustainable economic development in emerging markets, and presented research at investment conferences.
Product Manager, Sustainable Finance Solutions
Amisha Parekh leads ESG data acquisition and curation within Bloomberg's Sustainable Finance Solutions team. She is also an associate professor of Business Strategy for Sustainability at Glasgow Caledonian New York College.
Prior to Bloomberg, she was a senior manager in Deloitte’s U.S. Strategy group, where she helped startups and large companies develop sustainability strategies and improve operational performance.
She has previously also worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble and in sustainability at Walmart and is the co-author of High Performance Hospitality: Sustainable Hotel Case Studies.
Global Vice President, Investor Relations
Lauren Abbott joined AB InBev in 2014, holding positions in the global marketing team before transitioning to the investor relations team in 2016. Prior to joining AB InBev, she worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Emerging Markets Trading group as well as in private equity.
David leads BSR’s financial services practice and works closely with BSR’s sustainability management team to partner with companies across sectors. He advises companies on integrating sustainability into corporate strategy, investment management, and products and services.
David has led engagements in all of BSR’s areas of expertise and major industry groups. As part of his collaboration with BSR members, he has developed sustainable investment strategies for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, designed and operationalized a leading impact investing fund, conducted materiality assessments and facilitated strategy development, undertaken human rights impact assessments on emerging technologies, co-authored research on the business benefits of inclusive business strategies, and built global stakeholder engagement tools, among other activities. David also co-leads the Net Positive Project.
Before joining BSR, David worked in strategy and management consulting at Bain & Company. Additionally, he has worked as an independent consultant in sustainability and nonprofit governance.
David holds a B.A. in History from Amherst College.
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