Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility Agenda

Below is the agenda for The Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility, co-hosted by The Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund at Yale University and The Intentional Endowments Network.

Day One: April 13th, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Conference Welcome

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sponsor Presentations 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Shareholder Rights Panel

  • Sanford Lewis, Director and Founder, Shareholder Rights Group 
  • Colleen Orr, US Policy Analyst, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Rachel Curley, Democracy Associate, Public Citizen
  • Bryan McGannon, Director of Policy and Programs, US SIF

1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Q&A & Discussion

2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Hot Topics in Investor Activism

  • Thomas Collin-Lefebvre, Strategy Research Assistant, Access to Medicine
  • Eric Darrisaw, Racial Equity, Economics, Finance, and Sustainability, Steering Committee
  • Nicole Pinko, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Henrik Jeppesen, Carbon Tracker  

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Q&A & Discussion

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Sponsor Presentations

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Engagement Among Asset Managers

  • Julie Goodridge, CEO, Northstar Asset Management
  • Sean Wright, Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance
  • Lisa Hayles, Institutional Investor Services, Boston Common Asset Management

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Q&A & Discussion

5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Shareholder Engagement Abroad & How Student-Funds Relate to Engagement Work

  • Cary Krosinsky, Sustainable Finance Lecturer, Yale University & Brown University

5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Q&A & Discussion

5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. How A Student-Fund Can Engage as a Shareholder

  • Gabe Malek, Board Member, Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund

5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Q&A & Discussion

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker and Closing Remarks

  • Josh Humphreys, President, Croatan Institute



Day Two: April 14th, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address and Opening Remarks

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Group Introductions 

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Starting an SRI Fund at Your School

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Incorporating Engagement into Your SRI Fund’s Practices

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Coordinating Engagement Efforts Across Schools

12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Leveraging Student Voices to Influence University Endowments

12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Next Steps

 

 

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