ESG Conference

ESG Conference

ESG Conference

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

In honor of RCB's 50th Anniversary, the first 50 faculty who register will attend for free. Student registration is free.


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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