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Friday, June 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Next Level Conversations - Operations & Finance

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In this session, you’ll hear silo-breaking updates from peers leading on climate justice in university operations and finance, including endowment investing. In efficient presentations, experts in the field will share their experience at the cutting edge of trends - and why you should follow up to implement these action steps on your campus/in your organization. After hearing what’s new across the field, you’ll have an opportunity right away to start digging deeper by joining a smaller, peer-to-peer conversation with the experts on the topic of your choice. Can’t pick just one? There will also be an opportunity to book 1-1 or small group time with the presenters during tomorrow’s open meeting space or times throughout the following week. Topics such as:
Topic 1 - How To : The Simple Power of Incorporating Racial Justice into a Net-Zero Portfolio
Topic 2 - Charge On!: How to Electrify Your Fleet
Topic 3 - How to Implement a Carbon Pricing Scheme: Perspectives from the Higher Ed Carbon Pricing Working Group
Topic 4 - Shareholder Engagement for Curriculum and Campus Goals (Net Zero, DEI)

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Pedro Henriques da Silva

Global Endowment Management
Pedro joined Global Endowment Management (GEM) in 2019, to support GEM's versatile impact investment work on behalf of mission-led institutional clients. Driven by impact, Pedro uses his experiences as a former educator, foundation in economics, and passion for positive investing... Read More →
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Sarah Reed

Program Manager, Electrification Coalition
Sarah Reed is an outreach and engagement organizer at the Electrification Coalition. She is responsible for guiding public and private fleets through the transition to electric vehicles and specifically supports the EC’s Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative... Read More →
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Elizabeth Drake

Climate Action Manager, Swarthmore College
Elizabeth Drake is the Climate Action Manager in the Office of Sustainability, where she leads climate protection activities across the institution in support of the College’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035. This includes leading the College’s award-winning... Read More →
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James Ritchotte

Executive Director, Climate Mayors
James Ritchotte is the Executive Director of Climate Mayors and has served in this role since 2018. James is responsible for strategic direction of the network, including member engagement and partner collaboration, as mayors seeks to shape, advocate for, and deliver on an ambitious... Read More →
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Ryan Taylor

Project Coordinator, ASU Enterprise Partners
ask me about shareholder engagement at Arizona State University!
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Susan Sayre

Associate Professor of Economics, Smith College
Susan Stratton Sayre is an Associate Professor of Economics at Smith College. She received her B.A. with majors in Economics and Religion from Swarthmore College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She uses numerical... Read More →
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Casey Pickett

Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University
Casey manages various environmental programs for the Yale Provost’s Office, including the Yale Carbon Charge, the Yale Planetary Solutions Project, and the university’s Carbon Offsets Program.  He is the host of Pricing Nature... Read More →
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Austin Wilson

Head of Active Ownership and Associate ESG/SRI Strategist, Aperio Group (part of Blackrock)
Austin Wilson is Aperio’s Head of Active Ownership and Associate ESG/SRI Strategist. He oversees Aperio’s proxy voting and shareholder advocacy services, helping clients influence the companies in which they invest. Prior to Aperio, Austin was the Environment Health Program Manager... Read More →
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Andrew Behar

Chief Executive Officer, As You Sow
Andrew Behar is CEO of As You Sow, the nation’s leading non-profit practitioner of shareholder advocacy and engagement. Since 1992, As You Sow has used shareholder power to align investments with values and compel companies to reduce material risk on issues including climate change... Read More →
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Lisa Marie Tornatore

Director of BU Sustainability, Boston University
From a Sargent College Sustainability Liaison to the BU Sustainability Director, Lisa (CAS’02) partners with colleagues across BU to advance sustainable procurement policies and practices, electric vehicle infrastructure, green buildings, sustainable dining, and engagement opportunities... Read More →
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Thomas Poveromo

Fleet Procurement Specialist, University of California, Los Angeles
Tom Poveromo is a Fleet Procurement Specialist at UCLA Fleet and Transit Services. He has worked at the university for over 22 years and oversees a fleet of close to 1000 vehicles including street-legal low-speed vehicles (LSV’s). Tom takes pride in bringing new all-electric vehicles... Read More →
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Jared Walker

Senior Program Specialist, Electrification Coalition
Jared Walker is a Senior Programs Specialist at the Electrification Coalition where he is responsible for providing technical fleet management and operational support to the team. With 13+ years of experience in fleet management, he is well equipped to support the effort to electrify... Read More →

Friday June 11, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT