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Grant Thorton
Mobius Innovation Hub at 880 Third Avenue, FL 9, New York, NY 10022
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Beyond Climate: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of ESG

Spiking client demand for sustainable investing is pushing asset managers to completely rethink their strategies and offerings. But many are struggling to unleash the potential of more sustainable returns because they lack the technology and data to successfully employ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles in their investment process.

To celebrate Climate Week, Grant Thornton is hosting two panels that will help firms separate fact from fiction when it comes to enabling sustainable investing:

In the first panel, a crop of industry practitioners and ESG veterans will break down what it takes to enable asset management firms to use ESG principles and data in their investment research and portfolio management process.

Our second panel will feature a chat with integrated reporting experts and sustainability reporting executives on how to guarantee that the portfolio practices of corporates are a proper fit for investors.

Join us as we dive deep into the best practices necessary to bring success and transparency to your ESG strategy.

This event is for senior-level asset managers with interest in digital transformation and ESG. Please email us at to request an invitation.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jeffrey Gitterman; Partner, Gitterman Wealth Management
Creator of SMART (Sustainable Metrics Applied to Risk Tolerance)® Investing Services and a noted “ESG expert” by Financial Advisor magazine, Jeff has also been featured in Money Magazine, Barron’s, Morningstar Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Affluent Magazine, among many others.​​​​​​​

Leslie P. Norton; Lead ESG Reporter, Barron's
Author of Barron’s cover stories on most sustainable companies and most sustainable funds. ​​​​​​​

Guillaume Mascotto; VP, ESG and Investment Stewardship, American Century Investments
Leader of American Century Investment's environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment research and stewardship effort.​​​​​​​

Rodney Irwin; Managing Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development​​​​​​​
Leader for WBCSD's Redefining Value and Education programs.​​​​​​​

Maria Mähl; Partner, Arabesque; Head of Nordics​​​​​​​
Deep expertise at the intersection of sustainable finance and corporate sustainability, Maria focused on North America and the Nordics

Timothy Buckby; Lead, Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory, Grant Thornton Sweden​​​​​​​
Advisory professional and frequent speaker specializing in ESG evaluation and strategy within private equity firms​​​​​​​

Kevin Pleiter; Principal, Financial Services Innovation & Technology, Grant Thornton LLP​​​​​​​

Digital transformation specialist, delivering transformation by building, inspiring and leading diverse multi-cultural teams and leveraging leading edge technologies (Blockchain, AI/ML).

This event is part of the Climate Finance, Investment and Carbon Pricing program of Climate Week NYC.