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PSNC 2020: Opening Remarks, Time to Get Serious About ESG?

Tue, Sep 22, 2020 · 10:55 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Shutdown orders during the COVID-19 pandemic provided support for the issues of climate change. The pandemic and images of injustice in America revealed disparities among different demographic groups. There is pressure to address climate change and to support social justice measures. Retirement plan participants may have a stronger desire to “vote with their feet” so to speak and have an increased interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing? What should plan sponsors factor into their decisions about ESG investments, and do they have a fiduciary duty to consider them?

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Featured Presenters
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Head of Index Strategy
Hernando Cortina, CFA is Head of Index Strategy at ISS ESG. Previously, he was Director of Indexes & Analytics at JUST Capital where he led the launch of the JUST ETF, and portfolio strategist and equity index trader with Morgan Stanley. He started his career in Latin America equity research at Goldman Sachs. Hernando earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from MIT and an M.A. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University. He was also awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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 EVP, Institutional and Retirement
Edward Farrington is an Executive Vice President with Natixis Investment Managers. In this role, he leads consultant relations as well as institutional and retirement sales efforts. Mr. Farrington was previously based in London, where he led global wholesale efforts for the firm, supporting clients throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Mr. Farrington has more than 20 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining Natixis, he served as national fundraising manager for Fidelity Charitable Services. There, he led fundraising efforts for the nation’s largest donor-advised fund. Mr. Farrington also held senior roles in Chicago, San Diego, and Boston with Fidelity Investments. Mr. Farrington has a BA in political science from the University of New Hampshire. He is FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 66 licensed and holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation and the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation. Additionally, Mr. Farrington is actively involved in Strong Women, Strong Girls, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on eliminating the ambition gap for young women. He is also a trustee of the Travis Roy Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for the World Surf League, the governing body for professional surfing.
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Senior Partner
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Managing Editor
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Executive Director, ISS Media
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Managing Editor Digital, PLANSPONSOR.com
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Managing Editor Print, PLANADVISER.com
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