A selection of lectures in the sustainable investment space where we have been active. Graham Sinclair and the SinCo team have designed, developed and produced a variety of investment education events. We have designed a Sustainable Investment Masterclass - in day, week and semester-long formats - that have been delivered by Graham Sinclair for executive education and leading graduate programs globally. 

See also






  • Baruch College/CUNY | Zicklin School Of Business Impact Investing Workshop Thursday 11 December 12:30-2PM Hosted by Sustainable Business Club (SBC) and the Zicklin Women in Business (ZWIB) Baruch College/CUNY | Zicklin School Of Business | One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010 ( 55 Lexington Avenue at East 24th Street, NYC ) http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/  >LINK





  • The 6th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University Wed. May 7- Fri. May 9, 2014 in Ithaca, New York, USA  http://www.corporate-sustainability.org/
  • Twelfth Annual Pensions and Capital Stewardship Conference hosted by the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program (LWP), Harvard University’s forum for research and teaching on the world of work and its implications for society, will be held on May 7-9, 2014.  http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp/LWPmission.html'
  • MIT Sustainability Summit  The 6th Annual MIT Sustainability Summit will be held 3-4 May 2014 at the MIT Media Lab. This year the student-run event has the theme of Coastal Cities | Sustainable Futures.  http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu/ 

Talking investment in resilient infrastructure, with Prof. Jason Jay, MIT Sloan Sustainability Summit 2014


  • Yale-WWF Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Management of Chinese Overseas Investment, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, Yale University, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 5th, 2014 by Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies http://environment.yale.edu/events/detail/64461/


  • Retirement Fund Reforms Masterclass: ESG in retirement funds portfolios, investment policies and regulation 28, Randburg, South Africa, 12 March 2014. 




  • 3rd GSB Conference on the Business of Social and Environmental Innovation (BSEI2013): “Co-innovation to address wicked problems”, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, 25-26 November 2013. http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/BSEI  Presentation of working paper “The investment case for fighting malnutrition: co-innovating through a cross-sector collaboration ranking the food & beverage sector”.  > LINK
  • TEDxTableMountain 2013 big idea "Investing As If The Future Matters", 16 November 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.  @TEDxTableMtn  > LINK. Referenced as "Sustainable Investing: Five Videos to Watch" by CFA Institute, September 2014. 

TEDxTableMountain 2013 big idea "Investing As If The Future Matters", Cape Town, South Africa.

Guest lecture to VSB “Global Sustainability Management” course, Villanova University, October 2013.



  • Villanova University School of Business Campus Sustainability Day national event by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 23 October 2013 5-6PM, reception 6-7PM, Villanova, PA  USA.  http://campussustainabilityday.org  > LINK
  • "Too Little, Too Late? The Role of Sustainable Investment and ESG", Guest lecture to MGT 2208 - 001 TOP: Global Sustainability Mgmt CRN: 22025 Tuesday 22 October 2013 11.30-12:45 22 Oct, Villanova University School of Business, Villanova, PA USA.  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business.html  > LINK
  • International Corporate Governance Network Responsible Investing Programme, 3-4 October 2013; Friday 4 October 2013 https://www.icgn.org/conferences/itemlist/category/233   08:30 -10:30 Module 4: Reporting: obligation and disclosure  > LINK



  • By invitation: Industry peer review with Element Investment Managers, Futuregrowth, SinCo and Old Mutual Investment Group hosted at Old Mutual House, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa, 21 August 2013



  • UCT GSB research seminars hosted by Tamlyn Mawa and Ralph Hamman: AfricaSIF.org 2012 Trends Report on Sustainable Investment in Africa - Lessons and Learnings at UCT GSB, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 3 July 2013, 1PM -2PM.



  • International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference ISDRC19 - ‘Just Transitions', Spier Estate, Lynedoch valley, Stellenbosch, Cape, South Africa, 1 - 3 July 2013  www.isdrc19.co.za



  • Seminar on The Rise of Sustainable Investment in Africa with African Development Bank to MIT Sloan Africa Club and MIT Social Entrepreneurs in Development (SEID), 12-1PM 14 May 2013.  http://web.mit.edu/sloanafrica/
  • Seminar on Frontiers in Sustainable Investment: Integrating ESG in Growth Economies at 11th Annual Pensions and Capital Stewardship Conference hosted by Pensions and Capital Stewardship, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, 1-3 May 2013. http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp/LWPpensions_about.html



  • 5th Annual ARCS Conference hosted by the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business Haas at the University of California, Berkeley, to be held Mon. April 29 - Wed. May 1,
    2013. CFP DEADLINE Monday, January 21st, 2013  http://www.corporate-sustainability.org/





  • Lecture on South Africa to Villanova eMBAs: The Country Context 1   Doing Business in South Africa, Villanova School of Business, Villanova Conference Center, Philadelphia PA USA, Friday 14 December 2012  4.30-5:15pm
  • Evolution of Sustainable Investment - Finance 2340 Selected Topics: The Art of Value Investing, Spring 2012, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University, Philadelphia PA USA, Thursday 13 December 2012  4-5:15pm






  • UCT GSB research seminars hosted by Tamlyn Mawa and Ralph Hamman: What is the State of Sustainable Investment in Africa? at UCT GSB, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 25 July 2012 1PM - 2PM  LINK   http://www.uct.ac.za/usr/calendar/2012/GSB_Research_Seminar_25July2012.pdf
  • Mega Infra-Structure Development: How do we prevent corruption?: The Role of PPPs, infrastructure and Sustainable Development at Institute for Security Studies Cape Town at 2nd Floor, The Armoury Buchanan Square 160 Sir Lowry Road Woodstock Cape Town, South Africa, 24 Jul 2012 9AM - 1PM  http://www.iss.co.za/




  • Sustainable Development: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Public-Private Synergy  - Lead Discussant to the 2012 Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™) Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, 28 - 29 June 2012  http://www.ar-csr.com/About-The-AR+CSR










  • Investment Value Chain and ESG Masterclass for Retirement Fund and Pension Fund Trustees, Principal Officers Association Summer Tutorials, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Mon 12 - Tue 13 Mar 2012  http://poa.org.za/calendar.php?action=showevent&id=136



  • Gordon Institute of Business Science China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund): The Imperative for Sustainability in Africa’s Resources Sector, GIBS in Sandton, South Africa, Thursday, 3 November 2011


  • HEC Paris MBA Program HEC Paris - Sustainable investment Masterclass MBA Elective, Jouy-en-Josas, Paris, France, 19 - 24 Sep 2011.




  • UCT GSB MBA Program Cape Town, South Africa, 28 Jul 2011  - MBA Elective Sustainable Enterprise Guest Lecture on Sustainable Investment





  • Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership Prince of Wales's Business and the Environment Programme in Spier Estate, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 Nov 2009 Senior Executive Seminar: Financing a Sustainable Future - Sustainable Investment in 2009, in Emerging Markets India, China, Brazil and South Africa, and Missing Actions 
  • Cornell University The Johnson School of Business in Ithaca NY, USA, 15 Nov 2009 Sustainable Investment Masterclass
  • Université de Genève / University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland 23 - 25 Apr 2009 - Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility Diploma Module 5: Introduction to Sustainable Finance, with Anthony Miller UNCTAD and Stephen Hine EIRIS and Michael Hopkins MHC International
  • UniGE Lunchtime Seminar: Sustainable Finance? The Future of ESG in Investment in Emerging Markets, 23 Apr 2009






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