As the urgency of the climate crisis comes closes and closer – investors are increasingly feeling pressure to act. One strategy that is getting a lot of attention, is shareholder engagement. Shareholder engagement in the context of sustainability, is the process by which investors in public companies leverage their position as shareholders to pressure them to incorporate sustainability into their decision-making process, vote on climate resolutions, and more. Cary will be providing the audience with an in-depth discussion about shareholder engagement, how it can aid the transition to a low carbon economy and tell real-life success stories.
Professional from all sectors, with an interest in the topic
About the Speakers
Cary Krosinsky is a leading global educator, author and advisor teaching popular classes at institutions that include Brown, NYU, and Yale.
He was a member of the NY State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel appointed by Governor Cuomo and Comptroller DiNapoli which informed the fund’s June 2019 Climate Action Plan, now actively implementing his suggestion of minimum standards and increasing its sustainable investments to $20B, and he advises other global asset owners and investors on similar considerations.
His most recent, 7th book, Modern China, calls for better relations between China and the West for the sake of solving climate change, produced with the Sustainable Finance Institute (SFI) where he is co-founder, and which among other projects launched the recent Certified Sustainable Financial Analyst (CSFA) designation for the global sustainable finance industry in 2020. SFI also is creating the clean energy theme for the GlIN’s IRIS+ system and is also working with a major index provider on a better ESG framework for Asia and hosted the Future of Sustainable Finance in China at PHBS in Shenzhen in 2019.
His earlier books on sustainable finance are considered seminal, helping steer what used to be known as socially responsible investing from negative to more positive approaches starting in the mid-2000s.
He is also author of papers on the intersection of finance, capital and the low carbon transition, co-founder of Real Impact Tracker and the Carbon Tracker Initiative, and advisor to The Metals Company, which recently merged into a SPAC at a valuation of $2.8B.
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