Less than a Month Away! Agenda & Speakers Announced for Intro to ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certificate Course @ Baruch College 06.15.2017

May 17, 2017 9:45 AM ET
Press Release


New date is fast approaching for for the second "Introduction to Corporate ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification" scheduled for June 15, 2017. This full-day course is offered by Governance & Accountability Institute and Global Change Associates and is being hosted at Baruch College/CUNY at The Newman Vertical Campus in New York City.

This all-day certification program will be presented on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The program is being hosted at Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Avenue) in midtown Manhattan. The course will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast, leading into a full day of lectures from leaders in the sustainable investing field. A networking lunch is included. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from G&A and GCA at the close of the seminar.


  • Welcoming Remarks
    Donald Schepers, Associate Dean, Baruch College
  • Welcoming and Introduction to Corporate ESG Strategies, Peformance, Actions -- What is Corporate ESG and Why It Really Matters to Shareowners 
    Hank Boerner, Chairman & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute 
  • Bridging the Perceived Gap Between Corporate Sustainability & Corporate Profitability: Materiality, Risk Management & How Top and Bottom Lines Are Affected
    Louis Coppola, EVP & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute 
  • Latest Trends in ESG Investment 
    Michael Salat, Publisher & Founder, CleantechIQ 
  • Integrating ESG Factors into Portfolio Construction 
    Jordan Kimmel, Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager, FACTS Asset Management 
  • ESG Analysis, Rating, and Research 
    Gaurav Trivedi, Senior Associate, ESG, MSCI 
  • What Investors Need to Know About the Rising Importance of Impact Investing
    Kate Starr, Founder & CIO, Flat World Partners; formerly Vice President-Capital Deployment, Heron Foundation 
  • About SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and More Effective 10-k Disclosure 
    Eric Kane, Sector Analyst - Health Care, SASB 
  • Case Study of Corporate Malfeasance: The VW Emissions Scandal 
    Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates 
  • Bridging the Gap: Sustainability vs. Profitability
    Bahar Gidwai, Founder & CEO, CSRHub
  • ESG Equity Fundamentals Data Analytics 
    Hideki Suzuki, ESG Group, Equity Fundamentals Department, Bloomberg LP 
  • CDP Investor Initiatives
    Agnes Terestchenko, Senior Account Manager, CDP
  • About the Baruch CSR-Sustainability Monitor Project 
    Mert Demir, PhD in Finance, Senior Research Associate, Weismann Center for International Business at Baruch College 
  • Wrap-Up Comments - Seminar Concludes Looking Beyond Corporate Sustainability & Financial Performance 
    Hank Boerner, Chairman & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute 
    Louis Coppola, EVP & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute 
    Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates

Lecturers include leading experts in the sustainable investing field and the participants will come away with an understanding of why ESG matters, and how to apply ESG to corporate valuations, reputation, risk, opportunity and other aspects of financial analysis.

All participants will have access to all presentations after the seminar. Each attendee will receive a digital copy of Hank Boerner’s new book -- "Trends Converging, A Look Ahead of the Curve for ESG, Sustainability, CR, SRI Professionals."

Less than one month away!
Register and reserve your seat today!

For more information and to register click here.

For questions, contact Louis D. Coppola, Executive Vice President & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. at Tel 646.430.8230 ext 14 or email lcoppola@ga-institute.com.