Articles tagged with: Event Recap
On June 7, 2018, BASIC-Boston and Boston’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumni chapter collaborated on an event hosted by Hemenway & Barnes. Below are some resources that were referenced over the course of our discussion.
On April 18, 2018, BASIC-Boston and the Corrections Accountability Project (CAP) collaborated on an event hosted by Zevin Asset Management. The speaker, CAP’s Bianca Tylek, described her organization’s formidable attempt to comprehensively list over 3,100 corporations involved in the prison industrial complex.
BASIC’s tax reform event focused on both individual and investor implications. Rob Wilson, Research Analyst at MFS, outlined investor implications while Boston University Law School’s Director of Graduate Tax Reform, Christina Rice, detailed individual-level impacts. Please check out additional resources from Civic Series, our co-host for the event, here. Thanks to Sharon Bort for cultivating this list.
On February 14, 2018, BASIC-Boston and Reporting 3.0 collaborated on an event hosted by Brown Advisory. The speakers, Reporting 3.0’s Bill Baue and Ralph Thurm conveyed an urgent message that business-as-usual is not going to cut it when it comes to achieving true long-term sustainability and that the ESG industry should not get lulled into thinking that current company disclosures are sufficient.
This and many other questions were addressed by the annual First Affirmative “Investing for Impact” day-long conference in Boston. On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, over 100 SRI professionals gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Boston to discuss pressing issues facing the industry including ESG and Smart Beta, the importance of corporate disclosure and defending shareholders rights to file proposals against The Financial CHOICE Act, and how to continue to keep the needle moving forward on climate change.
BASIC was pleased to collaborate with Net Impact Boston, WISE (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) - Boston, and ReFED to facilitate a discussion on May 24, 2017 at Greentown Labs around investment opportunities in the food waste landscape.
BASIC’s April 12 event focused on the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential. Eric Kane, SASB’s Sector Analyst for Health Care, provided an overview of SASB and the credential certification, and Will Krause, VP and Portfolio Manager at Moody, Lynn & Lieberson, shared a practitioner’s perspective on FSA.
On the rainy evening of March 28, BASIC members and folks interested in sustainable real estate gathered at the LEED platinum-rated Atlantic Wharf to hear USGBC-MA executive director Grey Lee speak about the U.S. Green Building Council’s GRESB tool for investors. Before the talk, there was some lively networking, where attendees could get to know one another and make connections to pursue after the event.