ESG Conference

ESG Conference

ESG Conference

The RCB partnered with the Global Interdependence Center and the Center for Responsible Leadership for a conference on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) on October 14, 2022. The Conference was held in Business Hall on the campus of Rowan University from 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. See below for the conference agenda and photos of the event.

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ESG Conference


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 845 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Ali Houshmand, Ph.D., President of Rowan University and GIC Board Member
  • William Kennedy, GIC Board Chair and CEO, RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | What is ESG?

  • Jordan Howell, PhD, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business, Rowan University
  • Moderator: Jordan Moore, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Finance, Rohrer Business College at Rowan University

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Governance: The Fed and ESG

  • David Altig, PhD, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Moderator: Michael McKee, International Economics and Policy Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

10:30 a.m.  – Break

10:45 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. | Environmental: The Science Behind Climate Change

  • Ken Lacovara, PhD, Professor of Paleontology and Geology, Rowan University
  • Bob Bunting, CEO, Climate Adaptation Center
  • Moderator: William Kennedy, GIC Board Chair and CEO, RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  | Social: Healthcare/Covid Outlook

  • Annette Reboli, MD, Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Rayna M. Letourneau, PhD, RNInterim Executive Director, Florida Center for Nursing, Founding Director of WIRES™ and Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing
  • Moderator: Peter Gold, Esq., Principal, TheGoldGroup, LLC and Chair of the GIC College of Central Bankers

12:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | ESG: A Risk Management Perspective

  • Jennifer Waldner, Chief Sustainability Officer, AIG

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Investment Implications of ESG Investing

  • Perth Tolle, Founder, Life + Liberty Indexes
  • Patty Healy, Senior Vice President of Research and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors
  • John Mousseau, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors
  • Moderator: Lisa McIntire Shaw, Founding Partner, Cygnus Asset Management, LLC and GIC Vice Chair of Programming

3:30 p.m. | Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Governance: A Conversation on Corporate Governance/ESG

  • Jaynee LaVecchia, Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice
  • Michael Zezas, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Public Policy Research & Municipal Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley
  • David Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

4:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Susan Lehrman, Ph.D. Dean, Rohrer Business College at Rowan University