2019 Sponsors


Subject to Change

Contact: Gregg Sgambati, c: 201-783-5133 

 

 

The Inter-American Development Bank is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides loans, grants and guarantees, the IDB conducts cutting-edge research to offer innovative and sustainable solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges. Founded in 1959 to help accelerate progress in its developing member countries, the IDB continues to work every day to improve lives.

 

 

Deloitte is a globally connected network of more than 210,000 employees located in 47 member firms in 674 offices in more than 150 countries and territories. Deloitte helps organizations comply with marketplace (e.g., investors, business partners, consumers, etc.) and regulatory demands through transparent reporting on the results of their sustainability initiatives in accordance with recognized frameworks to meet the needs of target audiences. Moreover, Deloitte practitioners bring to sustainability reporting a detailed understanding of the challenges involved in making sense of non-financial data and an understanding of the marketplace expectations for timely, reliable and accurate reporting. For more information, go to www.deloitte.com.

 

For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking. For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.

 

S-Network Global Indexes, Inc. is a publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes. S-Network was founded in 1997 to serve as a consultant to the financial services industry. Since its founding, S-Network has specialized in indexes, indexation, and index-based products, including ETFs. For more information, go to www.snetglobalindexes.com.


Strategic & Media Sponsors


3BL Media is a news distribution and content marketing company focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, sustainable finance, community engagement, and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics. The company works with companies and organizations including multinational corporations, SME’s, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate their initiatives to the press, investors, consumers and other stakeholder groups. 3BL Media owns and operates four platforms: wwww.3blmedia.com, www.justmeans.com, www.socialearth.org, and www.csrwire.com.

 

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$93 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please follow us @CDP to find out more.

 

 

​Climate Advisers is a mission-driven policy and politics shop working to deliver a strong low-carbon economy. In the United States and around the world, they create and implement large-scale, cost-effective strategies to strengthen climate action and improve lives. They work with philanthropies, think tanks, advocacy groups, international institutions, companies and governments.

Climate Advisers is a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are over 1,000 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 34 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

 

 

 

Gitterman Wealth Management is a leader in the Sustainable, Impact, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing space, and offers Sustainable Investing services for individuals, as well as research, education, and investing solutions for other financial advisors.

They are also co-hosting the 2019 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations on December 10, 2019.

 

 

 

Governance & Accountability Institute (www.ga-institute.com) is a sustainability consulting firm headquartered in New York City, advising corporations in executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. We help corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns. Services: counseling & strategies for the corporate sustainability journey; sustainability reporting assistance; thorough materiality assessments; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking; enhancing investor relations; sustainability communications; manager coaching, team building & training; advice on third party awards, recognitions and index inclusions; issues monitoring & customized research. G&A Institute is the exclusive Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the USA, UK and Ireland.

 

ImpactPHL

ImpactPHL is a catalyst for Greater Philadelphia's impact economy. We believe that companies and investments can generate value beyond revenue and returns. That it is possible to join profit and purpose. Our mission is to increase investment in impact companies and organizations in Greater Philadelphia by accelerating development and awareness of Greater Philadelphia’s impact economy. We do this by:

  • Growing the impact investing community
  • Increasing the number of successful and growing impact companies
  • Increasing awareness among and participation by established companies
  • Strengthening connections and collaboration
  • Positioning Philadelphia as a national leader of the impact economy

 

 

Based in San Francisco, Newday is a technology-enabled asset manager that provides affordable, transparent and easy-to-understand impact investment solutions to the mass market. By investing in socially responsible and sustainable companies, Newday aims to generate competitive return and, most importantly, drive meaningful change in the way companies in our portfolios adopt environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and policies. In order to be effective in driving positive impact on corporate behavior, Newday adopts an active ownership model, engaging with companies' decisions as they affect their stakeholders including communities, employees and shareholders. For more information, visit https://www.newdayimpact.com.

 

The PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment.

It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

 

The name QWAFAFEW (pronounce “quaff-a-few”) is intended as a double entendre. The acronym is derived from Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance Education and Wisdom. The organization is meant to provide a collegial forum for quantitatively oriented investment professionals to gather together informally, discuss quantitative issues, and relax over drinks with their colleagues. The forum is also serves as a conduit for networking. For more information, go to www.qwafafew.org.

 

Skytop Strategies is a rapidly growing media company that convenes boards of directors, executives and institutional shareholders through highly interactive content-based programming. They help peers and experts tackle highly sensitive issues facing the emerging public company, and will be organizing numerous CSR/ESG/SRI-related events during the upcoming year, including Impact Investing in September 2019. Domiciled in New Paltz, New York, Skytop Strategies operates globally. For more information, go to www.skytopstrategies.com.