This program is a part of our Impact Investing Programs Series from our 2016-17 PNY Core Curriculum:
- February 10 – Put Your Foundation on the Impact Investing Map
- April 14 – Active Ownership versus Divestment: When Is It Either-Or? Can My Foundation Do Both Well?
- May 18 – Can Failure Be a Success?: Dissecting the Rikers Social Impact Bond Experiment
- November 1 - Getting Your Board on Board with Impact Investing
- May 10, 2017 - Which Impact Investing Tools Are Right for Your Foundation’s Mission?
An increasing sense of urgency about issues like climate change has upped the pressure on foundations and endowments to take a stand in their investment portfolios.
For some, divestment, for example from fossil fuels, is the right choice. But is divestment the only viable approach to addressing the environmental and social impact of the companies in your investment portfolio? What if you’re not ready or able to divest? What’s the range of options available to apply pressure with companies who negatively impact (directly and indirectly) social issues your foundation cares about?
Please join us for a discussion of strategies foundations successfully employ to address a host of social and environmental issues with connections to the companies they hold in their investment portfolios.
- Why and how foundations have taken a stand with companies – either through active ownership and corporate engagement, divestment, or both.
- How your foundation can decide what’s right for its circumstances and mission – active ownership and corporate engagement, divestment, or some of each
- Ways your foundation can immediately take action.
- Melissa Beck, Executive Director, The Educational Foundation of America
- Laura Campos, Director of Shareholder Activities, Nathan Cummings Foundation
- Stephen Heintz, CEO/President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- John Wilson (Moderator), Cornerstone Capital Group
All interested funders.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program