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Investing in a Sustainable Future

By on January 22, 2013

9Mar 2011
The Financial Times' Investing in a Sustainable Future conference brings together powerful investors with top CSR executives to discuss topics of critical importance to both. In partnership with the Social Investment Forum, this one-day conference examines the quantification of sustainability, and how environmental, supply chain sourcing, and human rights issues can be measured in strictly financial terms.

- Integrated reporting: Bringing transparency and standardization to CSR initiatives
- Protecting and creating shareholder value through CSR initiatives
- Stakeholder engagement: The investors' perspective on getting this right, and measuring the results
- Water Risk: What a company's water footprint says about its growth potential, and the ways smart organizations are mitigating their water risks
- Incorporating climate change risks into capital allocation strategies

Chaired by FT's Sarah Murray, Specialist Writer on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, this conference will also feature the following speakers:

Alka Banerjee, Vice President, Strategy and Global Equity Indices, S&P Indices
Steve Clark, Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times
Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Bombardier Inc.
Eric Dziedzic, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Merck & Co., Inc.
Melissa Epperly, Head, GS SUSTAIN Americas
Suzanne P. Fallender, Director, CSR Strategy and Communications, Intel Corporation
Julie Frieder, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Calvert Asset Management Company, Inc.
Michael Garland, Executive Director for Corporate Governance, New York City Pension Funds
Ian Gearing, Head of Corporate Responsibility, National Grid
Steve Kennedy, Partner, Senior Portfolio Analyst, Albourne Partners
Peter S. Knight, President, Generation Investment Management, US
Gregory Larkin, Head of Business Development - Americas, MSCI ESG Research
Ernst Ligteringen, CEO, Global Reporting Initiative
Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres
Shaun Mays, CEO, Climate Change Capital
Craig Metrick, Principal and US Head, Responsible Investment, Mercer
Jason Mitchell, Fund Manager, GLG Partners
Tom Murray, Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund
Marcus Norton, Head of Investor CDP and CDP Water Disclosure, Carbon Disclosure Project
Cherie Santos-Wuest, Director, Global Social and Community Investments, TIAA-CREF
Elizabeth Seeger, Head of Green Portfolio, KKR
Penny Shepherd, MBE, CEO, UKSIF
Timothy Smith, Senior Vice President, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management
Peter Webster, Executive Director, EIRIS
Lisa Woll, CEO, Social Investment Forum
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