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Thursday, October 7 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Climate Smart Endowment Investing

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Endowments represent a powerful - and often overlooked - lever for positive change on equitable climate solutions. Addressing climate risk in portfolios is also critical for being a prudent fiduciary and protecting endowment capital. This session will explore the range of steps endowments can take, from fossil fuel divestment, to investing in climate solutions, and making the commitment to Net Zero Portfolios. It will emphasize the intersectionality of climate and DEI and racial justice. Panelists will share insights on key initiatives, such as the Net Zero Banking Alliance and the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, and explain how asset managers can engage with companies on behalf of endowment clients to drive real-world emissions reductions at scale.

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Kelly Green

Institutional Consultant, Graystone Consulting

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Audrey Choi

Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley
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Valerie Rockefeller

Chair of the Board, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
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Erika Murphy

Managing Director and Investment Director, Climate Platform, Wellington Management
As investment director of Wellington’s Climate Platform, Erika partners with our Climate Research Team and advises clients on both transition and physical climate risks and opportunities across traditional and alternative asset classes. She contributes to climate-focused strategic... Read More →

Thursday October 7, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT