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Thursday, June 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Policy Briefing - How to Understand, Adapt to, and Influence the Rules of a Sustainable Economy

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In this workshop, participants will learn about how regulators in Europe and the U.S. are reshaping the investment and business landscape, and make plans to take action to shape and respond to the evolving policy context. Some questions we’ll answer together during the workshop include:
Who is proposing, evaluating, and enforcing the rules around the environmental, social, and governance priorities in our economy?
Which of those rules are likely to change, and how can you prepare as an investor?
How can you - as a student, higher education staff member, investor, researcher, or other stakeholder in our economy - help shape the rules to promote racial justice, environmental justice, climate action, and responsible corporate governance?
Which organizations, resources, and tools already exist to help us take action?

This will be an active discussion, with participants joining breakout groups to discuss timely opportunities for action.

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Dawn Slevin

Managing Director, Environmental Liability Solutions Europe
Dawn is Managing Director of ELS Europe and Co-Chair of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project Task Force on reporting of non-financial risks & opportunities (PTF-RNFRO). From June 2018 to September 2020 Dawn Co-chaired the ‘do no significant harm... Read More →
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Brian Kennedy

Director, Portfolio Manager, Davy Global Fund Management
Brian Kennedy is a portfolio manager working on the Davy ESG Equity and Davy Low Carbon Equity funds. Brian joined the asset management business of Davy from Allianz Global Investors in London, one of the world’s largest sustainable investment groups. Brian started his career... Read More →
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Billy Gridley

Director, Investor Network, Ceres
Billy supports the Ceres Investor Network whose members are global asset owners and managers committed to addressing sustainability issues in their investment practices, corporate engagements and policy advocacy. He collaborates with other Ceres teams to identify sustainable investing... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT