Founder and President of The WAGE Project, Inc. (WAGE)
Evelyn Murphy is founder and President of The WAGE Project, Inc. (WAGE), a nationwide, grassroots, action-organization dedicated to eliminating the gender wage gap. Prior to turning over $tart $mart and Work $mart-- salary negotiation workshops teaching women how to get paid what we are worth—to the American Association of University Women, WAGE facilitated these workshops in 49 states on 400 campuses and to working women. Now, she co-chairs of the Mayor Walsh’s Boston Women’s Workforce Council, working with employers to eliminate their gender wage gaps.
She served as MA Secretary of Environmental Affairs and later, Secretary of Economic Affairs. In 1986, she was elected Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, becoming the first woman in the state’s 200 year history to hold any constitutional office.
Dr. Murphy is Director of Citizens Energy Corporation. She has been a corporate director of six publicly traded, mutual and privately held corporations. In her civic role, she is a founding Director of The Commonwealth Institute; Trustee, the MA Treasurer’s Economic Empowerment Trust Fund; Advisory Board Member of both the Center for Women and Work, UMass Lowell and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, UMass Boston.
She earned a BA in mathematics from Duke University; MA in economics from Columbia University; a PhD in economics from Duke University. She is the author of Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It, recipient of eleven honorary degrees, and the Distinguished Alumnae Award of Duke University Graduate School, and over one hundred awards from federal, state and community organizations, including in 2017 the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: January 22, 2021 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2021-01-22 14:57:34 -0500
It has been an eventful week. First the observation of Martin Luther King Jr Day whose work on racial equity is as relevant now as ever and the peaceful transfer of power at the Capitol Hill this Wednesday. It’s just been a couple of days since the Biden-Harris administration took over yet, we can already see traction on climate policy at the overall office.
In this week’s news, we invite you to sign-on an investor policy recommendation letter to President Biden encouraging the adoption of these recommendations by the Biden-Harris transition team. Read the letter and sign on here.Read more
Guided by our conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create wealth over the long term, Federated Hermes provides specialized capabilities across a wide range of asset classes to investors around the world. The company offers a broad range of investment strategies, from liquidity solutions to high active share global and regional equities to active credit and private markets. Each investment team works with Responsible Investing Office personnel as they look to incorporate proprietary ESG tools and insights from our in-house engagement and stewardship team, EOS at Federated Hermes.
Gwladys Ngatchou published Holden Lee (Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco) in Organizations 2021-01-20 14:31:10 -0500
I am a purpose-driven leader with deep experience in helping corporations, mission-driven entities, and individuals achieve their strategic objectives. My unique perspective comes from more than twenty-five years of hands-on creative work in the capital markets at the intersection of the public, private, and philanthropic spheres, including public-private partnerships, portfolio management, and ESG / sustainable / impact investing. In assuming multiple roles in my career - as an investor, operating executive, transaction lead, grantee, consultant, board member - I see patterns and solutions across systems, sectors, and issue areas. I am particularly interested in working with evolving organizations and families and developing innovative investment strategies that mobilize resources to help solve the pressing issues of our time.
- Organizational governance, enterprise risk, and financial operations
- Board and Investment / Finance / Audit Committee experience
- Creating and implementing sophisticated investment portfolios across a full range of asset classes
- Trends in wealth management, institutional investing, philanthropy
- ESG / Sustainable / Impact Investing, with a focus on strategic alignment, private investments, program-related investments, and blended Return on Investment (ROI) frameworks
- Fund development strategy
- Multi-Family Office leadership
- Community Foundation strategy and operations
- Private investments (private equity, venture capital, real estate)
- Real assets: project finance, infrastructure, cleantech, land, water, ecosystems services and conservation credits
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: January 15, 2021 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2021-01-15 12:53:35 -0500
We delighted to inform you that we hosted a webinar last Saturday in collaboration with The Boarding School on how young people with a seat at the table can add unique perspectives to their university’s investment practices and oversight. You can see the recording of the event here. We equally had an engaging webinar on how participating asset owners and managers can leverage CDP’s disclosure database to support sustainability and climate-related investment goals. For those that couldn’t make it, you can access the recording here.
Also, remember to register for our upcoming webinar on the importance of incorporating biodiversity risk into your portfolio and how you can make informed investment decisions around biodiversity. Register here.Read more
Gwladys Ngatchou published Fiduciary Duty & Policy Working Group in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:42:13 -0500
Gwladys Ngatchou published Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:42:00 -0500
Gwladys Ngatchou published Gender Lens Investing Working Group in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:41:49 -0500
Gwladys Ngatchou published Shareholder Engagement Working Group in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:41:38 -0500
Gwladys Ngatchou published Trustee Peer Group in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:41:27 -0500
Gwladys Ngatchou published Sustainable & Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge (SIILK) in Join an IEN Working Group 2021-01-12 13:41:06 -0500
IEN Working Groups meet regularly to advance key strategies in support of the network's goals. Below, is a brief description of the current Working Groups. Some are intended to be long-standing, while others form around specific tasks for a short period of time. If you are interested in participating in existing Working Groups, or forming new ones, please contact us.
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: January 8, 2021 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2021-01-08 13:24:28 -0500
In this new year, while we look forward to working together, we acknowledge the attack on American democratic institutions this week and appreciate the responses of higher education and business leaders to hold those responsible accountable.
We are excited to inform you the 2021 Climate Action Pursuit is now open for registration! Make sure you secure your spot here. We are also thrilled to announce the request for proposal submissions have been extended to January 12, 2021. Help elevate the pursuit agenda by submitting a session proposal here.Read more
Gwladys Ngatchou published Webinar: How You Can Help Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction. The Importance of Considering Biodiversity Conservation When Constructing Your Portfolio in Past Webinars 2021-01-08 10:51:18 -0500
IEN Webinar: How You Can Help Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction - The Importance of Considering Biodiversity Conservation When Constructing Your Portfolio
Date: February 03, 2021 at 10am
“Biodiversity” encompasses all forms of life on Earth, including the smallest microorganisms to the largest mammals and plants. Earth’s ecosystems rely on the delicate balance of biodiversity to provide the services necessary for our planet’s survival. By no coincidence, in less than 50 years we have upset this balance resulting in an overall decline of 60% in population sizes of vertebrate species and the alteration of over two-thirds of both land and marine environments.
A knowledge gap exists within the investment community about how to manage the risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity conservation. This leaves investors, including those that already integrate ESG issues into their investment decisions, vulnerable to a magnitude of risks.
In this 60-minute webinar, panelists will explain the importance of incorporating biodiversity risk into your portfolio and how you can make informed investment decisions around this topic. Following the presentation, participants will be provided ample time to ask questions.
This webinar is led by Karner Blue Capital.
Learn more about FAIRR's current engagements:
- This engagement will focus on eight salmon aquaculture producers to develop and disclose a science-based strategy for managing ESG risks in their feed supply chains, including uptake of the use of alternative feed ingredients, to protect marine biodiversity and secure future industry growth.
- The target companies are: Bakkafrost, Grief Seafood, Mowi, Multiexport Foods, SalMar, Salmones Camanchaca, Leroy Seafood and Tassal Group.
- This engagement will focus on seven of the largest global protein producers to address labour risks in their supply chain. Specifically, existing structural human capital risks to support the long-term sustainability of the meat industry.
- The target companies are: Tyson Foods, WH Group, BRF, JBS USA, Sanderson Farms, Cranswick and Marfrig.
Vicki Benjamin, CEO Karner Blue Capital
Maria Lettini, Director of Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative and IEN Steering Committee Member,
Thomas Yoon, Head of Research at Karner Blue Capital
Faazi Adam, Research & Engagement Manager at FAIRR
The University of Richmond, located in Richmond, Virginia provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. The mission of the University is to educate its 4,002 students in an academically challenging, intellectually vibrant, and collaborative community dedicated to the holistic development of students and the production of scholarly and creative work.
Spider Management Company (Spider) manages the investments for the University of Richmond’s endowment, as well as a select group of other endowments and foundations alongside the University of Richmond through a unique OCIO model. Spider’s goal is to preserve the endowment’s value perpetuity while generating investment returns for current spending needs.
Spider’s values center on working in a passionate, professional, collaborative environment that promotes ethical behaviors, excellence, and continuous growth and improvement.
The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota, with 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 110,000 alumni. Eight schools and colleges offer over 150 undergraduate majors and minors and over 55 graduate degree programs.
The University’s founding in 1885 was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. St. Thomas is the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated an AshokaU “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship, and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. The University’s three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: December 18, 2020 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2020-12-18 13:26:34 -0500
We hope you’ll enjoy this week’s news as it is the network’s last news round-up for the year - our office will be closed from December 23rd through January 4th for the holiday season.
In this week’s news, we are pleased to announce our member’s newly launched firm Pivotal Advisors. We are thankful to all that participated in our last thought-provoking webinar on how all investments across asset classes affect racial justice. You can see a recording of the webinar here. Additionally, we’d like to remind you to submit a session proposal to contribute your expertise to the Climate Action Pursuit as the deadline for consideration for the February milestone is the end-of-day Monday, January 4, 2021. Stay tuned for early access to Climate Action Pursuit registration soon!Read more
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: December 11, 2020 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2020-12-11 12:32:24 -0500
As a network, we are delighted to inform you of the smooth development of the Climate Action Pursuit programming and would like to ask you to submit a session proposal here to contribute your expertise to the Pursuit. You’re also welcome to sponsor this brand new concept of climate action Journey toward justice and resilience.Read more
Gwladys Ngatchou published Weekly News Round-Up: December 4, 2020 in Weekly News Round-Ups 2020-12-04 13:17:11 -0500
Hoping you wonderfully practiced Thanksgiving, we’ll like to inform you we are extending IEN’s Annual Member Survey deadline till Friday December 18, to allow members who haven't responded to help us set an agenda that will better serve the network by taking the survey here. Thank you to the 30 members who’ve shared their perspectives so far!
Also, we’d like to remind you of an important webinar on how all investments across asset classes affect racial justice. The session on December 15 will be led by Andrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance. Learn more and register for the event hereRead more