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A Shift in Environmental, Social, and Governance Approach: Is Corporate Action Accelerating

July 8, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The private sector has been experiencing increasing pressure to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) from several constituencies. For example, the Business Roundtable, comprised of U.S. CEOs, issued an August 2019 letter redefining its definition of the purpose of a corporation, putting the interests of employees, customers, suppliers, and communities on par with shareholders. The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, issued a January 2018 letter alerting investees that Blackrock would be increasing its commitment to active engagement. Are corporations accelerating their ESG response?


Join our panel for a lively discussion focused on the private sector’s ESG activities. Our panelists will shed light on corporate actions managing ESG risks. Join Manju Seal (A&S Parent '22), Head of Sustainable Finance, Advisory, BMO Capital Markets; Bruce Schlein (SAIS '95), Director of Impact Investing and Resource Efficiency Finance at Citi; Anna Palazij (Engineering '02), Senior Director of Sustainability and ESG Reporting at PepsiCo; Leela Ramnath (SAIS '08), Director of Environmental, Social, Governance at Warburg Pincus LLC; and Lauren Magnusson, Director, Environmental, Social, Governance Trust and Transparency at Walmart.  


This event will be presented on Zoom. 


Register at https://events.jhu.edu/form/esg


Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins SAIS New York Alumni Club

Location: Online SAIS Event