ESG For Finance Professionals Certification Course Hosted at Baruch College March 15, 2017

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ESG For Finance Professionals Certification Course Hosted at Baruch College March 15, 2017

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The Why and How of Applying ESG Factors to Corporate Valuations -- A One-Day Professional Educational Seminar Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute, Global Change Associates and hosted by Baruch College/CUNY

For information and to register go to: http://tinyurl.com/ESGMarch15

February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In response to the growing demand for sustainable investing education from asset owners, asset managers, financial analysts and other financial professionals we are presenting the second session of our one-day certificate program: "Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Investment and Finance Professionals."

This program series is organized by Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) and Global Change Associates (GCA) and hosted by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY.

After the success of the December 2016 inaugural program, this all-day certification program will be presented again on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The program is being hosted at Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Avenue) in midtown Manhattan. The course begins at 8.30 am with registration and continental breakfast, leading into a full day of lectures from experts and 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 completion of the seminar. 

CONFIRMED AGENDA & SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS

8.30am - Arrival, Registration & Continental Breakfast

9.00am - Welcoming Remarks
Speaker to be announced representing Baruch College

9.10am - 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

9.20am - Bridging the Perceived Gap Between Corporate Sustainability & Corporate Profitability: Materiality, Risk Management and How Top and Bottom Lines Are Affected 
Louis Coppola, EVP & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute

10.00am - Integrating ESG Factors into Portfolio Construction
Financial Advisor Firm TBA

10.30am - Coffee Break and Networking

10.45am - ESG Analysis, Rating, and Research 
Gaurav Trivedi, Senior Associate, ESG, MSCI

11.30am - What Investors Need to Know About the Rising Importance of Impact Investing 
Kate Starr (Invited), Founder & CIO, Flat World Partners; formerly Vice President-Capital Deployment, Heron Foundation

12.00pm - Lunch & Networking

1.15pm - About SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and More Effective 10-k Disclosure 
Eric Kane, Sector Analyst - Health Care, SASB

1.45pm - Case Study of Corporate Malfeasance: The VW Emissions Scandal 
Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates

2.30pm - Break

2.45pm - ESG Equity Fundamentals Data Analytics
Hideki Suzuki, ESG Group, Equity Fundamentals Department, Bloomberg LP
Nichole Powers, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg LP

3.30pm - ESG Risk and Integration in Portfolio Management
Raul Manjarin, Global Management Team, RepRisk AG (Switzerland)

4.15pm - About the Baruch CSR-Sustainability Monitor Project 
Mert Demir, Ph.D. in Finance, Senior Research Associate, Weismann Center for International Business at Baruch College

4.30pm - 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 session participants will come away with an understanding of why corporate ESG matters in investing, and how to apply ESG factors to corporate valuations; analysis of 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."

DETAILS
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Baruch College/ CUNY, Newman Vertical Campus 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10010

For information and to register click the link below: 
http://tinyurl.com/ESGMarch15

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

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