Sustainable Investing: Moving Into the Mainstream
Featuring Keynote Speaker Jeremy Grantham
Jeremy Grantham is a co-founder of GMO, LLC, an investment management firm in Boston that currently manages approximately $75 billion, predominately for large institutions. He is the firm’s chief investment strategist, chairman of the board, an active member of its asset allocation division and the author of a quarterly letter to clients. In addition to providing an investment outlook, the letter has covered issues of financial ethics, deficiencies in capitalism, resource limitations and problems posed by a changing climate.
In 1998 Jeremy and his wife Hannelore established the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment which seeks to protect and improve the health of the global environment. The foundation’s grants focus on climate change and biodiversity conservation, with an emphasis on international initiatives. Key funding programs include the establishment of research institutes at LSE and Imperial College both in London and the center at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Jeremy is a trustee of The Nature Conservancy. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds honorary degrees from the New School, University of Sheffield (New York) and Imperial College London. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Director, ESG and Communications, Bain Capital
Kate Ahern is Director, ESG and Communications at Bain Capital, where she oversees environmental, social and governance (ESG) implementation; social impact measurement; communications strategies; and citizenship and philanthropy initiatives across the firm. Prior to her work at Bain Capital, Kate was Vice President of Social Innovation at the Case Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of initiatives, including programs focused on impact investing, social enterprise, and corporate responsibility. Previously, Kate managed international development, employee engagement, supply chain development, and corporate responsibility programs for Fortune 100 companies and US government agencies in emerging markets worldwide. She is on the board of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations, and she has a master's degree from American University's School of International Service.
Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Noelle Laing is a managing director in the Mission-Related Investing (“MRI”) Group in Cambridge Associates’ Arlington office. She identifies and researches MRI managers across asset classes and serves as a resource to generalist investment directors in the firm by monitoring managers in clients’ MRI programs.
Prior to rejoining the firm in 2010, Noelle was a senior investment advisor at the IAM National Pension Fund, where she focused on alternative assets, including portable alpha, hedge funds, natural resources, infrastructure, opportunistic debt, and private equity. She also worked as a public markets investment analyst for the American Red Cross, where she conducted asset allocation analysis and manager due diligence for the public market portfolios of the endowment, pension, corporate accounts, and 401K program.
Noelle began her career at Cambridge Associates as an investment associate in 2003. During her time at the firm, she was promoted to senior investment associate and team leader responsible for overseeing investment associates and liaising with firm wide management. In addition, Noelle was involved in the firm’s investment associate recruiting initiatives.
Noelle is a CFA charterholder and received a Bachelor of Science with honors in mathematics from St. Lawrence University.
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