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AUSTIN FORUM: Sustainable Investment Strategies: From Development to Implementation
Morgan Stanley and The Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward's University

December, 2015

Sustainable Investment Strategies:

From Development to Implementation

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

John BrooksNatural Science Center

 

Sponsored by Morgan Stanley and

The Bill Munday School of Business

at St. Edward's University

 

Sustainable investment strategies have come a long way from the early days of

screening out sin stocks, like tobacco, alcohol and firearms,to today’s analytically driven

investment policies focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

More and more investors are exploring sustainable investing,and they’re expecting their

investments to generate a positive return while creating a positive change. This one-day

forum will explore how both objectivescan be achieved while challenging the long-held

belief that integrating sustainable strategies lowers risk-adjusted returns.

The Forum features both academics and practitioners. You’lldiscover how sustainable

business practices are being incorporated into today’scollege curriculum. How specific

mission, environmental and faith-based requirements are being fulfilled. And how ESG

strategies have been successfully implemented into institutional portfolios for years.

The Forum features nationally known experts in the field ofImpact and ESG investing

who will share insights, lead discussions andanswer questions, including…

How do I amend my investment policy to incorporate ESG andimpact investing

into a world that is not black and white? What constitutes a best effortsinvestment

policy?

 

What type of empirical evidence can I show my board in order for them to

implement sustainable investment strategies?

 

How do I integrate sustainable impact strategies into my current asset allocation?

 

What percentage of my portfolio should I commit to impactinvesting?

 

What should be the required rate of return for impact investments?

 

What does the Department of Labor think about ESG strategiesas outlined in the

latest Interpretive Bulletin?

 

How do I maximize fundraising capabilities, evaluate and retool governance

policies and procedures, find high impact board members, andnegotiate terms of

donor gifts?

 

A complete list of topics, along with the agenda, will be posted to the Graystone Consulting (Morgan Stanley) website very soon.

 

REGISTRATION IS FREE!

 

To RSVP, send an email here or call 512-370-0444.

 

Space is limited. RSVP required.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

George E. Martin, PhD

President, St. Edward's University

Dr. Martin has been the President of St.

Edward's since 1999 and has transformed

the University into a global campus with 21

partner universities in Asia, Europe, South

America, and Australia. During his

leadership, the University has been a top

producer of Fulbright student scholars for

six years in a row, and is currently ranked

#13 in the West by U.S. News and World

Report.

 

Anita Clemons, Vice President

Managing Directorof Investments –

Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation hasbeen

active in social, environmental, and impact

investing for over threedecades. Anita

oversees the $1.7 billion Foundation and

has more than 30 yearsof investment

experience. Anita has appeared on CNBC,

Bloomberg TV & Radio, and has been

quoted in publicationssuch as the Wall

Street Journal, the Financial Times and

Washington Post.

 

Lisa Shalett

Head of Investment& Portfolio Strategies

at Morgan Stanley

Lisa is a member of Morgan Stanley’s

Global Investment Committee and

develops portfolio solutions that leverage

the firm’s strategicand tactical asset

allocation advice. She is responsible for

the Morgan StanleyWealth Management

thought leadership agenda and publishes

white papers for practitioners.Lisa earned

an MBA at Harvard Business School and

holds a duel degree in Applied Mathematics

and Economics from Brown University.



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