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BSAS 3rd Annual Sustainable Investing Seminar

BSAS 3rd Annual Sustainable Investing Seminar

November 19, 2015 @ 7:30 AM

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Over 120 professionals attended last fall's 2nd BSAS Sustainable Investing seminar. That explosive growth reflected not just increased client interest in sustainable investing products, but also growing client expectations that investment managers will apply sustainable investing principles and practices throughout their business.

Our 3rd annual BSAS Sustainable Investing seminar is designed to help mainstream and sustainable investment professionals alike navigate these challenges and successfully respond using the tools of our profession.

Behind this growing demand are asset owners who recognize that the dimensions of risk are expanding. Issues increasingly dominating the headlines - climate change, social unrest, mass migrations, income inequality, financial system stability and resource scarcity – are environmental, social and governance issues. They represent huge sources of financial risk for long-term investors, and their increased visibility is an indication that the long-term may be here sooner than we expect.

Our 3rd annual BSAS Sustainable Investing seminar is designed to help mainstream investment professionals navigate these challenges and successfully respond using the tools of our profession. We have assembled industry thought leaders, practitioners and asset owners to share their knowledge and experience. The event is structured to enable them to engage with each other - and with you and your peers - in conversations that offer practical, experience-based examples and insights you can use in your professional practice.

Join us on November 19th the Westin Boston Waterfront for the 2015 Boston Security Analysts Society Sustainable Investing seminar. Visit the BSAS web site to see the full agenda and to register.



AGENDA

Sequence of sessions is subject to change.

7:30    Registration Opens
7:45  Continental Breakfast/Sponsored Breakfasts
8:45  Welcome and Introductions
9:00  Risk of Climate Change
- Robert Litterman, PhD, Risk Committee Chairman, Kepos Capital LP
9:45 Implementation of Sustainability Accounting Standards
- Jean Rogers, PhD PE, CEO, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
10:30 BREAK
11:00 Incorporating Climate Change into Portfolio Management & Construction
Cheryl Smith, CFA, PhD, Managing Partner, Trillium Asset Management
11:45  Manager Selection
- Daniel Ingram, Head of Responsible Investment, BT Pension Scheme Management 
12:30 LUNCH
1:30  Governance
- Ric Marshall, Executive Director, MSCI® ESG Research, Moderator 
  Robert M. Wilson, Jr., Investment Officer and Research Analyst, MFS Investment Management®
  Malcolm (Mac) Ryerse, Colunbia Threadneedle Investments 
2:15 Performance
Andreas Hoepner, Senior Academic Fellow, PRI and Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School
3:00 BREAK
3:30 Fiduciary Duty and ERISA
Sonal Mahida, PRI - Moderator
4:15 Tools & Takeaways: A recap of today's insights.
Robert G. Eccles, PhD, Professor, Harvard Business School, Board of Directors, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) 
5:00 - 6:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION