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[Event Recap] [Event] Investor Implications of Tax Reform

Emily Lambert

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.

[Event Recap] [Event] Reporting 3.0 on ESG's Illusions of Progress

Marion Rockwood

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.

 

[Event Recap] Can a Robot Steal My Job?

Carly Greenberg

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.

[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential from SASB

Dan Saccardi

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.

[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Crash Course in Sustainable Real Estate for the Investor Point of View

Marion Rockwood

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.