Ceres, Second Nature & EPA Green Power Partnership Program to Co-Present Endowments, Pensions & Climate Change Conference

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CERES, Second Nature and EPA Green Power Partnership Program
to Co-Present Endowments, Pensions and Climate Change Conference



Endowments, Pensions and Climate Change: 
Developing Investment Strategies that Mitigate Risk, Seize Opportunity and Support Sustainable Portfolios

May 21, 2013  |  Washington, DC (also via webinar simulcast)

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Event at a Glance

University endowment funds account for more than $400 billion in combined assets, while pension funds account for trillions of dollars in investments. Recent media coverage of student and activist rallies on college campuses related to university endowments has compared the role of fossil fuel investments to that of tobacco investments in previous decades.  Meanwhile, the City of Seattle has just announced an intention to take on a divestment approach with respect to its pension fund.

With education costs increasing annually, and the number of endowments and pension funds applying principles of environmental, social and corporate (ESG) governance in decline, developing strategies for achieving financially practical outcomes while addressing climate related risks is imperative. Please join us a for 1-day workshop in Washington, DC (and available via webinar simulcast) examining practical approaches to tackling this challenging issue.

Program Highlights

  • Discussions on developing short-term and long-term strategies for transitioning to integrating ESG into investment decisions;
  • Analysis of the fiduciary responsibilities of fund managers and university executives/trustees in directing their activities;
  • Establishing benchmarks for financial performance and strategies for mitigating climate-related risk in the portfolio;
  • Opportunities for engaging internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Strategies for leveraging long-term investments to support current sustainability initiatives.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Blaine Collison – Director, Green Power Partnership Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Christopher Davis – Director, Investor Programs, Ceres
  • David Hales – President, Second Nature
  • Cary Krosinsky – Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
  • Michele Madia – Director, Sustainability Finance and Policy, Second Nature
  • Mark Orlowski – Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
  • Joanne Zimolzak – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly

For more information about this program,
please contact Melissa Lembke at 202-496-7390.

Click Here to Register!

Registration Fees:
General: $200
Government: $150
Webcast: $70

Early Bird Special:
Register by April 21 and receive a $50* discount on registration

* Webinar discount is $30

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Host Sponsor:

Venue & Lodging Information

The program will be held at ACCO’s Headquarters in the Law Office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Washington, DC:

1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 496-7390

Information on lodging options will be announced shortly.