CONFERENCES 2012


We track conferences and events in the sustainable investment space for our work and for our clients. Events change dynamically based on travels and commitments, but where possible we will make the case for why sustainable investment is the better approach to investment in the 21st century and attract new minds to the challenge of making it happen. All events are subject to change by organizers.


    See also

    2012

    December
    • New York launch of the E-RISC (Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit analysis) Report:  A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk by UNEP-FI Hosted by Citigrouo, 388 Greenwich Street, NY, USA,  12 December 2012 - 14.00 - 17.00
    • Access to Medicine Foundation and MSCI ESG Research launch the Access to Medicine Index (3rd edition, 2012), MSCI 48th Floor, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007  USA, 12 Dec 2012 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM http//www.accesstomedicineindex.org/
    • Responsible Investor’s 4th Annual ESG USA conference focusing on sustainability in pension fund investment in the USA and globally, Bloomberg MPR Auditorium, New York, Tuesday 11th December 2012  http://www.responsible-investor.com/events/events_page/esg_usa_2012/
    • Responsible-Investor.com / MSCI Round Table 2012/13: ESG Risk and Financial Implications [3PM- 6PM EST]; Networking [5.30-7.30PM], MSCI 48th Floor, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007  USA, Monday 10 December, 2012
    • EIRIS' evolving markets event - what's driving ESG in emerging economies?: BOSTON COMMON ASSET MANAGEMENT  - Lauren Compere, Managing Director; ECOVALORES  - Luisa Montes, Executive Director; EMERGING MARKETS ESG - Geoffrey Mazullo, Principal; EIRIS - Molly Betournay, Head of US Research + Lisa Hayles, Head of Client Services North America, central New York| kindly hosted by Moody's Corporation, 7 World Trade Center, at 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007 USA, Monday 10 December | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
    • Bloomberg Businessweek Global Green Summit in Singapore, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 [by invitation]
    • The 3rd Annual SuperReturn Africa 2012, Mazagan Beach Resort - Casablanca, Morocco, 3 - 5 December 2012  http://www.informaglobalevents.com/event/superreturn-africa-event

    November
    • Sustainability through Biomimicry: Discovering a world of solutions inspired by nature, Dammam Saudi Arabia, 26 - 28 November 2012   http://www.ud.edu.sa/web/college/137/2250
    • WWF invitation-only NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE POLICY (NCCRP) Implementation Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 22 November 2012 :  multi-stakeholder national policy and examination of implementation processes and opportunities 9h00-17h00; Renewable Energy Workshop 8h30-13h00, Sandton ICC https://rsvp.rsvpagency.co.za/rsvpagency/page/invitation?gId=XG2RAWQI132AQ2S
    • Report Launch: Carbon & Water Risks to Securities Markets with GEPF, Carbon Tracker, Trucost, WWF, InvestecAM, JSE and SinCo for "Navigating Muddy Waters" series hosted by JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) Atrium Hall One Exchange Square Gwen Lane Sandown 2196 South Africa, Tuesday, 20 November 2012:  09h30 for 10h00 - 12h3http://web.wwfmail.org.za/wwf/Portal/images/carbonwaterriskwebv2.htm
    • London Launch of the E-RISC (Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit analysis) Report:  A new Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk Hosted by Bloomberg Auditorium, London, 19 November 2012 | 14.00 - 18.00
    • MSCI / GTQ  The 2012 Conference - Investing in Responsibility - 15 November 2012, London  http://www.eurocharity.eu/en/story/8346
    • Swaziland Retirement Funds Investment Forum, Manzini, Swaziland, 13 - 14 November 2012 Old Mbabane/Manzini Main Road, Ezulwini Valley Mbabane, Swaziland Day 2 11:30 - 12:15 Understanding Responsible Investing (What is ESG)
      - Graham Sinclair, President - AfricaSIF.org and Principal - SinCo

    • g|south africa's Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneur Day - Day 2,  The Pavilion Conference Centre, Dock Road & Breakwater, Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 ; 09:00 - 18:00  https://sites.google.com/site/gsouthafrica2012/day-2-business
    • TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2012, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, 8 - 9 November 2012 http://www.tbliconference.com/
    • Environmental Finance 'Mandatory Carbon Reporting' conference Chaired by Jenny Harrison, Director, UK Lead, Carbon and Reporting Assurance, Deloitte, London, UK, 6th November 2012
    • 9th Annual HBS Energy Symposium: Navigating a Constantly Evolving Energy Landscape, hosted by HBS Energy and Environment Club, Harvard Business School Campus 2 - 3November 2012  http://www.hbsenergysymposium.com

    October
    • Half-day Conference on Pursuing Economic Growth in a Water Scarce 21st Century: The Chief Liquidity Series III on Extractive Industries will be released at this event. With Degremont, Eramet, Veolia Water, Societe Generale. Moderator: Jason Morrison, Pacific Institute / CEO Water Mandate, Paris, France, 30 October 2012 | 14.00 - 18.00 AGENDA
    • Swiss Business Delegation Visit to Stellenbosch, Hosted by Stellenbosch University, Sustainable Innovation Stellenbosch Network (SISN), Stellenbosch Municipality and Business, Stellenbosch Municipality Council Chambers, 16 Plein Street, Stellenbosch, Friday 26th October 2012: 9 - 12.30PM
    • Inaugural Sustain Our Africa Summit and The Festival for Change: Can Africa deliver enough for all, forever? Week-long Summit, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 - 26 October 2012  
    • 20th Annual Net Impact Conference Baltimore MD, USA 25-27 Oct 2012  http://netimpact.org/netimpactconference
    • Ivey PhD Sustainability Academy 2012: Theories and Paradigms for Sustainability, The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 25 - 30 Oct 2012
    • Bloomberg Cape Town Focus Day, Equity, Fixed Income, FX panel discussing "2013 Outlook for South African Investment Risks", One and Only Hotel V&A, 16 October 2012: 8:30 to 17:30  http://www.bloomberg.com/promo/Oct/50201525B
    • Thomson Reuters 2nd Trading Africa Conference 2012 “AFRICA – WHERE NEXT?”, 08.10  Keynote address: What is ESG? New Risks & Opportunities for African Investment;  08.40  Panel discussion: Impacts or Greenwashing: Does ESG Add Value, or Is It Just Spin?, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, S.Africa, 15-16 October 2012   http://www.thomsonreuterstradingafrica.com/programme/
    • The 5th National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW12), London UK, 14 – 20 October 2012 www.neiw.org
    • Webinar: Agriculture Investment - Identifying 'Smart Beta', Managing Structural Change and Establishing Sustainable Investment Strategies; MSCI ESG Research and Craigmore Farming - Roger Urwin, Advisory Director, MSCI ESG Research and Forbes Elworthy, Founder and CIO, Craigmore Farming, hosted by Martina Macpherson, VP MSCI ESG Research, moderated by Mike Scott, freelance writer for FTfm. @LiveMeeting, October 18, 2012  3:00PM BST
    • Viridis Africa - investment in African clean technologies & business Johannesburg South Africa, 16 - 17 October 2012 http://www.viridisafrica.com
    • Info Session - Career Services @ Graduate School of Business with Fiona Erispe and Morea  Josias, Executive Room, University of Cape Town GSB, 13 October 2012 - 10.00 to 11.00AM  www.gsb.uct.ac.za
    • PRI South Africa Roundtable at Futuregrowth, Westerford, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 October 2012: 7:30am – 11:00am http://www.unpri.org
    • What are the drivers for greater ESG disclosure and performance in emerging markets? Kindly hosted by Brewin Dolphin Investment, Management, 12 Smithfield Street London EC1A 9BD, Wednesday 10 October 2012 4 - 7 pm UK = 5 - 8PM SAST
    • The Strategic Trustee Conference: ESG Panel 2: 12:05 – 12:45 – Getting down to the business of ESG integration – practical considerations for asset owners, hosted by JSE / Principal Officers Association, Sandton, S.Africa, 4 October 2012  www.jse.co.za
    • Panel Discussion: Food and Sustainability - Access and Impacts, Moderated by Errol Schweizer, Whole Foods Market’s Senior Global Grocery Coordinator; Panelists:  Mark Bomford, Yale Sustainable Food Project, Kelly Brownell, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Rafi Taherian, Yale Dining Services, Patrick Struebi, Founder, Fairtrasa, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, Friday, October 5th from 2:00-3:15pm (EST) http://new.livestream.com/yale/FoodAndSustainability
    • UNEPFI Measuring and Disclosing the Carbon and Climate Risks of Portfolio Investment, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST
    • One Planet Webinar: Introduction to WBCSD Corporate Ecosystem Valuation with Eva Zabey, Assistant Program Manager, WBCSD; Nathalie Olsen, IUCN; Mathieu Tolian, Project Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Veolia Water; Rashila Kerai, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Holcim, 3 Oct 2012 12.30 CEST
    • SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies), Mohegan Sun Conference Center in southeastern Connecticut, 2 - 4 October 2012 http://www.sriintherockies.com/

    September
    • Climate Change Conference 7, PRI & CA Cheuvreux in partnership with the “2° investing initiative”: Carbon Footprinting “A focus on the most advanced carbon footprinting methodologies for all sectors & scope 3 emissions” & “Footprinting financials assets : Equity, Credit & Complying, investment with global warming target” at FNCA Auditorium - 55 rue de Boetie - 75008 Paris, France, Thursday 13 September 2012
    • All Green Expo Istanbul, Turkey, September 6-9, 2012  www.cnrallgreenexpo.com/content/en_index.asp
    • Africa Pension Fund Investment Forum 2012, Landmark London Hotel, United Kingdom, 6 - 7 Sep 2012  www.africapensionfund.com
    • 3rd Annual Africa Cup of Investment Management - "Investing in a Good Society" panel 10:55 for 45 minutes with Sunette Mulder ASISA, Adrian Bertrand GEPF, Jon Duncan OMIGSA -  Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa, 6 -7 Sep 2012  http://www.imn.org/Conference/African-Cup-of-Investment-Management/Home.html
    • 2nd Annual AfricaSIF.org ESG Masterclass, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa, 5 Sep 2012 8AM - 5PM #ESGmasterclass  http://www.africasif.org/esg-masterclass.php
    • AfricaSIF.org Spring Networking Event, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa, 5 Sep 2012 6PM - 8PM #ESGnetworking  http://www.africasif.org/events
    • 1st Annual UCT GSB Consulting Conference, Waterfront Clock Tower Pavillion, Cape Town, South Africa, 4 September 2012: 1:30pm – 3:30pm   http://www.uctgsbconsultingconference.com/

    August
    • RIAA’s 8th Responsible Investment Conference, Melbourne, 30 - 31 August 2012 www.responsibleinvestment.org/events/=
    • Sparinvest Global Value Investing Conference, Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 Aug 2012 9AM - 1PM  www.sparinvest.co.za
    • International Sustainability Conference 2012 Basel Switzerland, 29 - 31 August 2012 http://www.sustainabilityconference.ch
    • PRI Clearinghouse Webinar: Lonmin strikes and the importance of strong labour relations at mining companies, Principles for Responsible Investment Signatories telcon by invitation-only, Wednesday 29 August 2012 at 4pm UK (5pm SAST) http://www.responsible-investor.com/home/article/ri_esg_briefing_august_29/  > LINK
    • PRI Clearinghouse Webinar: Xstrat / Glencore Merger, Principles for Responsible Investment Signatories telcon by invitation-only, Wednesday 29 August 2012 at 3pm UK (4pm SAST)
    • JSE SRI Index Investor Roundtable, JSE, Sandton South Africa: 08h00 Welcome JSE and GEPF; Harmony Gold; Vodacom; South African Breweries; Nedbank; Anglo American; Altron; Standard Bank; Goldfields; Investec 16h00 Closing, on 23 Aug 2012  8AM - 4PM
    • Second Medical Aid Schemes Investment Conference (MSIC) 2012: Panel - "Should ESG/ CRISA factors be considered when making investment decisions for Medical Schemes?", Midrand Conference Centre, South Africa, 22 August 2012, 08:30 -16:00   > LINK
    • MN Capital presents 2nd Annual Africa ESG Forum in JSE, Sandton South Africa, 22 Aug 2012   http://www.esgafrica.com   > LINK
    • RisCura + PRI South Africa Network event, Sandton, South Africa, 21 August 2012
    • Stimulating private sector engagement in impact investing with Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) hosted by NEXII, UCT GSB and AfricaSIF.org, JSE Auditorium, Sandton, Monday, 6th August 2012 11h30 for 12h00 www.jse.co.za
    • Istanbul International Conference on Business and Economics Istanbul Turkey, 3 - 4 August 2012  http://www.icbeconference.net/
    • International Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 Montclair New Jersey, 1 - 2 August 2012  http://www.ontariointernational.org/USAConference2012.htm

    July
    • Sanlam BENCHMARK Symposium, CTICC Cape Town, S.Africa Tues 31 Jul 2012 http://www.sanlambenchmark.co.za/
    • GSB Research Seminar Topic: What is the State of Sustainable Investment in Africa? with Graham Sinclair, Boardroom 1 UCT Graduate School of Business, Portswood Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday 25 July 2012 1 - 2PM SAST www.gsb.uct.ac.za
    • Mega Infra-Structure Development: How do we prevent corruption? at the Institute for Security Studies hosted by Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection in 2nd Floor, The Armoury Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road Woodstock Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday 24 July 2012   http://www.iss.co.za/eventitem.php?EID=842
    • Nexii Webinar Series 2012: Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI), Monday, July 23, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST
    • Breakfast briefing: Discover how natural capital impacts your bottom line with global advisory firm, Trucost. UCT Graduate School of Business, Boardroom 1, Friday 20 July 2012  tamlyn.mawa@gsb.uct.ac.za
    • MSCI ESG Portfolio Analytics: Measuring and Benchmarking ESG Risks, LiveMeeting, Jul 19, 2012 |
    • Global Conference on Global Warming, Istanbul Turkey, 8 - 12 July 2012 http://www.gcgw.org
    • 1st International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development, New Forest, UK, 3 -5 July, 2012 http://www.wessex.ac.uk/12-conferences/environmental-impact-2012.html
    • Global Ethics Forum: 'The Value of Values in Business: Global Perspectives, Practical Solutions', Geneva, Switzerland,  30 June - 1 July 2011  http://www.globethics.net/web/gef/conference2012

    June
    • Sustainable Investment: A Positive Dynamic for all Stakeholders, Location: Library Rotunda, Columbia University, New York City, Date: Thursday, 28 June 2012
    • International Conference: Sustainable Futures: Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South, Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, Uganda 27-30 June 2012 http://www.fiuc.org/umu/index.php/conferences
    • The Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference On Corporate Social Responsibility (AR-CSR™), Sustainable Development: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Public-Private Synergy  - Lead Discussant in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, 27 - 29 June 2012 http://www.ar-csr.com/
    • SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2012: Private Equity, Growth Capital & Venture Capital In Converging, Emerging & Frontier Economies Investor Summit 25 June, Main Conference InterContinental Hotel Geneva, Switzerland, 25 - 28 June 2012  http://www.informaglobalevents.com/event/superreturn-emerging-markets-conference
    • The 22nd Annual FundForum International 2012, The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 25 - 28 June 2012  http://www.informaglobalevents.com/event/fund-forum-conference
    • The Emerging Market Investment Summit 2012, The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 25 June 2012  http://www.informaglobalevents.com/event/fund-forum-conference/highlights#bullet7344725-0
    • Rio+20
      • PRI in Person 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28-29 June 2012 http://www.unpri.org/news/
      • Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 - 22 June 2012 http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/
      • Sustainable Stock Exchange Global Dialogue, UN Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18 June 2012 http://www.unpri.org/sustainablestockexchanges/index.php
      • Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation & Collaboration for the Future We Want on 15 - 18 June 2012 at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Organized by the UN Global Compact, the Forum will be held in cooperation with the Rio+20 Secretariat, the UN System and the Global Compact Network Brazil. www.compact4rio.org
    • Canadian Responsible Investment Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 18 - 20 June 2012  http://bit.ly/1675EQp
    • ACI’s 3rd Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets, To Be Determined, Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 20, 2012 http://www.americanconference.com/2012/724/anti-corruption-compliance-in-emerging-markets
    • ASISA 2012 Conference, Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, 18 - 19 Jun 2012
    • POA Winter conference, South Africa, 11 - 12 June 2012  http://www.poa.org.za/calendar.php?action=showevent&id=135
    • FT / IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ, United Kingdom, 14 June 2012   http://www.ftconferences.com/sustainablefinance/
    • Pacific Health Summit, London, UK, 12 - 14 June 2012 http://www.pacifichealthsummit.org/
    • Overlap 2012, Watervliet, Michigan - the Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center http://www.ronoralodge.com  8 - 11 Jun 2012  4:00 PM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    • OPAL European Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 June 2012   http://bit.ly/llzFhL 
    • International Conference on Economics and Finance, Izmir Turkey, 7 June 2012 http://www.icefconference.net/

    May
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance Cape Town Food for Thought lunch, Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May 2012  11AM - 3PM
    • Third International Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard, Boston, United States, 27 - 31 May 2012  http://www.internationaljournal.org/boston.html
    • Value 2012 - Value in Sustainable Business Practices, Drakensberg South Africa, 27 - 31 May 2012  http://www.internationaljournal.org/boston.html
    • EBES 2012 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 - 26 May 2012  http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/2012Conferenceist/index.asp
    • TBLI CONFERENCE™ ASIA 2012, HONG KONG, 24 & 25 May 2012 http://www.tbliconference.com/
    • Industrial Sustainability Conference Johannesburg South Africa, 23 - 24 May 2012 http://antimonygreen.com/id28.html
    • B4E Business for the Environment – Global Summit 2012, Berlin Germany, 21 - 23 May 2012 http://www.b4esummit.com
    • Understanding Social Return On Investment (SROI) with Jeremy Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer, SROI Network and member of the Nexii Industry and Standards Advisory Board, 23 May 2012   http://nexii.com/posts/blog/nexii_webinar_series_understanding_social_return_on_investment
    • Innovating for Sustainability, HBS Executive Education Programs, Hampshire, England 20 - 23 May 2012  http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/ifse/Pages/default.aspx?campaign=ee-ifse_wk
    • 4th Annual ARCS 2012 Research Conference and Sustainability Teaching Summit hosted by Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) Yale University, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511  Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 May 2012 cbey.research.yale.edu/academics/conferences
    • IFC's 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference held in association with EMPEA, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. USA, 14 - 16 May 2012 http://www.globalpeconference.com/
    • IWG Sustainable Stock Exchange Webinar: “Innovative Sustainability Practices and
      Collaborative Engagements: the Role of Global Stock Exchanges.” on Monday, May 14th, 12-1pm EST  http://ussif.adobeconnect.com/i_w_g/
    • Sustainable Investing in Action, USSIF Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA, 2-4 May 2012 https://ussif.org/events/public_event_display.cfm?Event_ID=181
    • South African network for Impact Investment Conference 2012: "Investing for Inclusive Growth: Opportunities, Risks and Rewards", 7 - 8 May 2012  
    • Inaugural Mining for Development Conference, Perth at The University of Western Australia, 2 - 3 May 2012  http://im4dc.org/mining-for-development-conference-2012/
    • Annual Investment Meeting 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 - 3 May 2012 http://www.aimcongress.com/

    April

    March
    • Inaugural South Africa Investment Forum by Opal Financial Group, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 – 30 March 2012   http://bit.ly/ojuq8h
    • Financial Times' Investing in a Sustainable Future, Hudson Theatre, New York USA 29 March 2012 http://www.ftconferences.com/sustainableinvesting/
    • BRICS Delhi Summit, 29 March 2012  http://www.brics.utoronto.ca/docs/index.html
    • Investing for Environmental and Social Impact, Duisenberg school of finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Lecturers:  faculty from Duisenberg school of finance, NYU Stern School of Business and Maastricht University, 28 - 30 March 2012   http://www.dsf.nl/home/executive_programmes/investing_environmental_social_impact
    • ESG Leaders Webinar - 'Assessing the Effectiveness of ESG Ratings' with HOST:  Mike Scott, FTfm  SPEAKERS:  Roger Urwin, Towers Watson; Hewson Baltzell / Noel Friedman, MSCI;  Magyar Balazs, Bank Sarasin CH; Graham Sinclair, Thu 29 Mar 2012 SinCo 3:00PM BST   http://bit.ly/Hiwdpm  https://www206.livemeeting.com/cc/mscibarra/webJoin?id=8DTTN7&pw=Fs%7C22%7DJ&role=present
    • Spring Symposium 2012 - Joint IWG and UKSIF Event, 27 - 28 March 2012 https://ussif.org/events/public_event_display.cfm?Event_ID=183
    • Emerging Markets Disclosure Project:  What has Changed Since 2008? Lessons Learned Through Global Collaboration Sponsor:  Boston Common Asset Management (USA), M Hotel, 81 Anson Road  Singapore 079908, 27 March 2012 - 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m
    • ESG Asia 2012 by Responsible Investor, Responsible Research, and SGX, Sydney, Australia, 27 March 2012, Singapore http://www.responsible-investor.com/events/events_page/esg_asia_2012/
    • But Will the Planet Notice?  Why only economists—not recyclers—can stop global warming, Gernot Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund & Columbia University, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS Harvard University Monday 26 March 2012 12pm-1:30pm
    • 100WHF-Stanford PACS Conference: Alpha & Altruism - A New Era Of Alpha And Altruism: Channeling the Power of Finance for Social Change, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA, Friday, 23 March 2012  http://www.100womeninhedgefunds.org/pages/boston_conf_2012_about.php
    • Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference, Istanbul Turkey, 22 - 23 March 2012 http://www.exportagroup.com/events/conferences/6th--Annual-Turkey-Trade-&-Export-Finance-Conference-_328/
    • International Conference on Wealth Management & Financial Services New Delhi India, 19 - 20 March 2012 http://www.cswifs.com/uploaded_files/Brochure.pdf
    • How to invest sustainably to reduce risk and identify investment opportunities?, The Great Hall | 20 Aldermanbury | London EC2V 7HY, 19 Monday 2012 - 4.00pm - 6.30pm 
    • Africa Investment Summit, One Whitehall Place, London UK, 19 - 21 March 2012 http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/africa-investment-summit/
    • EIRIS: How to invest sustainably to reduce risk and identify investment opportunities?, The Great Hall, The Chartered Insurance Institute, EC2V 7HY, Monday 19 March | 4.00pm - 6.30pm 
    • Risk & Return South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 15-16 March 2012 [pre-conference seminars 13-14 March] http://www.risksouthafrica.com/static/home
    • 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
    • Senate Spring Investment Conference, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 6 - 9 March 2012
    • 2nd Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference, Nairobi Kenya, 6 - 7 March 2012 http://www.aidembs.com/banking_conference/
    • Fund and Asset Consulting Forum 2012, Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Kempton Park, Johannesburg South Africa, 7 - 8 March 2012 8 Mar 14:00 Focus on ESG Integration: The role of fund and asset consultants in facilitating responsible investment policy http://www.assetconsultingforum.com/
    • 13th Southern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa, 5 - 7 March 2012 http://www.petro21.com/events/?eventid=728
    • 6th Africa Economic Forum BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa South Africa, 5 - 7 March 2012 http://www.petro21.com/events/?eventid=728
    • BRICS Think Tank Symposium, New Delhi, India, 4 - 8 March 2012
    • Long Finance Spring Conference 2012 - Into The Folly Of Value: Reforming Sustainable Finance, 1 March 2012  http://www.longfinance.net/component/content/article/427.html
    • 6th annual Risk & Return South Africa conference, Cape Town, South Africa (pre-conference seminars 28 - 29 February) 1 - 2 March 2012  http://www.risksouthafrica.com/static/home
    • Banco do Brasil hosts second Biodiversity for Banks (B4B) workshop, 1 - 2 March 2012  http://www.equator-principles.com/index.php/b4b

    February
    • FlemingGulf Investments in Africa 2012 conference, Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg, 28-29 February 2012 http://www.fleminggulf.com/finance/africa/investments-in-africa-2012
    • ASEN (African Social Entrepreneurs’ Network) Western Cape face2face event at UCT GSB Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture Theatre 6, The Breakwater Campus, 29 February 2012, 15h30 -17h30
    • GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidance for Oil and Gas Sector webinar, 29 Feb 2012 Atlantic conference 4:00PM CET   https://www.globalreporting.org/reporting/sector-guidance/oil-and-gas/Pages/default.aspx
    • ‘ESG Investment Implications in the Food and Beverage Sector’ – MSCI ESG Research / UKSIF / GAIN / Investec Seminar in London UK, 28 February 2012, 8.30am – 10.30am GMT http://bit.ly/ACUmOK
    • A Symposium on Access @ base of Pyramid New Delhi India, 28 February 2012 http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1sma6m
    • EIRIS Analyst Conversation: Sustainability in the Food & Beverage Sector, Randeep Sanghera, Research Analyst Consumer Goods & Services Team, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT 28 February 2012
    • ASISA Town Hall, Cape Town: at the Belmont Square Conference Centre, 22 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Monday 27 February 2012, 12:30 - 18:00
    • Tonkin's Carbon Tax Forum Brisbane Australia, 24 February 2012 http://www.tonkincorporation.com/?m=5&id=984&t=2#
    • HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2012, Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 February 2012  http://www.hedgenewsafrica.com/page/conference/index
    • Environmental Management in Mining 2012, Perth, WA, Australia, 22 - 23 February 2012 http://www.environmentalmining.com.au/Event.aspx?id=396582
    • Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium (BASIC) Oxfam’s Corporate Engagement and Poverty Footprint Methodology at Oxfam America, 226 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Boston, 4 - 6:30PM Thursday, 16 February 2012 http://linkd.in/Wv9Lk6
    • Environmental Bonds: Capital markets and the green economy, London UK, 15 February 2012 http://www.environmental-finance.com/events/view/46
    • Specialist Managers’ Investment Conference, BOE Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 08h30 10 February 2012  http://www.cover.co.za/events/specialist-managers-investment-conference
    • THE NEW AGE BUSINESS BRIEFING with President Jacob Zuma following his State of The Nation Address, Market Hall, Grandwest Casino, Cape Town, 1 Vanguard Drive, 10 Feb 2012: 7:00-9:30  http://www.frontfoot.co.za/m/tna/newct/online.html
    • Investing in African Mining Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-9 February, 2012
    • MSCI Webinar: How Do You Identify a Country´s Exposure to and Management of ESG Risks? - 9 Feb 2012 10AM EST
    • Webinar - Future risk: How can the insurance industry influence the agenda in the climate change debate? 8 February 2012
    • FT Business South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Private Equity in Southern Africa 2012 conference, Hilton Sandton, South Africa, 1 Feb 2012 http://www.ftbusiness.com/southafrica2012/overview.asp

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    "Graham was extremely helpful in helping get up the curve on our sustainability initiative. Graham was very knowledgeable and insightful and allowed us to quickly get up the curve on Sustainability." - Chief Administrative Officer, Global Real Estate, trillion-dollar New York headquartered global institutional investor.




    "For many investors, getting to grips with ESG issues in emerging markets is a top priority. Graham's work at PRI was crucial in encouraging new partnerships in diverse markets for this valuable work." - Executive Director, foremost responsible investment organization in Asia and former i-banking analyst.




    “Graham is a very driven and passionate person to work with. His out-of-the-box thinking helped to market and increase brand awareness for KLDs Indices. We were also able to utilize his expertise in ESG Factors at our Annual Investment Symposium to hundreds of investment professionals across the United States. His friendly personality made working with him a joy.” - Institutional Sales, global investment data analytics provider.




    “Graham is an excellent project manager with great leadership and creativity. While at KLD, he got to know each person's strength within a short period of time and brought out his/her best. Graham's leadership and passion for social responsibility were very inspiring. I highly recommend Graham and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.” - MBA student, Boston.




    “Graham is one of the best lecturers that I have been fortunate enough to have studied with. His style is uniquely intelligent, sharp and rich. With a wide range of contacts and highly resourceful, the sessions were riveting and especially lively, keeping everyone "on our toes" and stimulating us to learn and improve, to do more and better. I highly recommend Graham as a lecturer and professional, he is a truly outstanding change-agent and catalyser.” - MBA candidate, UK



     




     




     




     



     


     



     

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