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Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance with Rowan University

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

$150.00

Register today to join GIC at Rowan University on October 14, 2022.

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Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance with Rowan University

The Global Interdependence Center is partnering with Rowan University for an upcoming conference on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG). Together we invite you to register to join us on Friday, October 14, 2022.

 

Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

8:30 – 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 – 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 – 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  – 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: Impacts and Integration of ESG in Healthcare

  • Annette Reboli, MD, Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Rayna M. Letourneau, PhD, RN, Interim 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

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | ESG: A Risk Management Perspective

  • Jennifer Waldner, Chief Sustainability Officer, AIG
  • Moderator: Lisa McIntire Shaw, Founding Partner, Cygnus Asset Management, LLC and GIC Vice Chair of Programming

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 – 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
  • Moderator: 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

 


Covid Protocols

Face coverings at events and gatherings are optional. As of Monday, March 7, 2022, indoor masking will be optional on all Rowan University campuses except in the following cases:

  • In health care clinical settings (wearing a mask is required);
  • When you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19;
  • When you are instructed to wear a mask by a healthcare provider;
  • If you feel ill with upper respiratory symptoms or are COVID-positive, and isolate.

Event Location

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022 City: Glassboro, NJ

Venue: Business Hall, Rowan University
Address: 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028

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Speakers

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department.

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Bob Bunting

Bob Bunting

CEO, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Center - CAC

Robert (Bob) Bunting is a scientist and serial entrepreneur, high technology start up expert and educator. He is CEO of the new Climate Adaptation & Mitigations Center, CAC, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing a curated data-base and situational analysis in four topical areas impacted by a warming climate. They are: seal level rise, Red Tide, hurricane changing characteristics, and human health.

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Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( www.thegoldgrp.com). The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

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Patricia Healy

Patricia Healy

Senior Vice President of Research, Cumberland Advisors

Patty Healy serves as Senior Vice President of Research. She provides integral market and individual credit research and insight while serving as a member of the team managing the fixed-income strategies. Patty joined the firm in 2016.

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Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.

Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.

President, Rowan University

Dr. Ali A. Houshmand became Rowan University’s seventh president in 2012 after serving for approximately six years as provost/senior vice president, CEO and interim president. Houshmand is a dynamic leader whose personal connection with students, employees, alumni, government leaders, the business community and the public has become a hallmark of his presidency.

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Jordan Howell, Ph.D.

Jordan Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sustainable Business, Rowan University

I am currently Associate Professor of Sustainable Business at Rowan University. I also co-Direct the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership housed in the Rohrer College of Business. I am proud to have developed and help supervise (with colleagues in the College of Business and School of Earth & Environment) a joint degree program offering students the opportunity to complete a BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies alongside a Masters’ in Business Administration, because businesses are perhaps the most powerful tools we have to bring about sustainability goals.

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William Kennedy

William Kennedy

GIC Board Chair and CEO, RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

William Kennedy is the co-founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of RiskBridge Advisors, an independent, full-service investment office serving insurers, endowments and foundations, and individual investors. He is responsible for RiskBridge’s business and investment activities and has over 30 years of capital market research and investment experience.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media.

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Kenneth Lacovara, Ph.D.

Kenneth Lacovara, Ph.D.

Professor of Paleontology and Geology, Rowan University

Dr. Kenneth Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the earth, including the massive 65-ton Dreadnoughtus, which appeared in the recent film Jurassic World: Dominion. He is a recipient of The Explorers Club Medal, the club’s highest honor.

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Jaynee LaVecchia

Jaynee LaVecchia

Senior Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

Jaynee LaVecchia was appointed an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, effective February 1, 2000.  Having now served more than twenty-one years on the Court, she is currently the Senior Associate Justice and the author of more than 300 opinions while on the Court, including opinions on school financing, affordable housing, employment, environmental and administrative law, and state constitutional principles controlling the actions of the Branches and agencies of State government.

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Susan Lehrman, Ph.D.

Susan Lehrman, Ph.D.

Dean, Rohrer Business College at Rowan University

Susan Lehrman, who received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, serves as dean of the William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, where she is a leader in the development of innovative academic programs and entrepreneurial activities.

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Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN

Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing

Dr. Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN, has made it her work's purpose to create a highly educated, competent nursing workforce and advance the impact of nursing on the health and wellness of our nation. Dr. Letourneau's scholarship focuses on nursing workforce development, transition to practice, nurses’ health and wellness, and quality and safety education for nurses.

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Lisa McIntire Shaw

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds.

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Michael McKee

Michael McKee

International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg Radio/TV

Michael McKee is the International Economics and Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Radio, covering market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the United States and around the globe.

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John Mousseau

John Mousseau

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors

John Mousseau is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Fixed Income at Cumberland Advisors. In this capacity, John also serves as a portfolio manager and has overall responsibility for portfolio construction, management, analysis, trading, and research for all tax-free and taxable bond accounts. His comments and analyses have appeared in The Bond Buyer, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times.

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Annette C. Reboli, MD

Annette C. Reboli, MD

Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

ANNETTE C. REBOLI, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden, NJ. As such, she is the Chief Academic Officer with ultimate responsibility for all areas of the school. Prior to this, she was Founding Vice Dean and was responsible for oversight of the LCME accreditation process, undergraduate and graduate medical education, faculty affairs and faculty development, and developing affiliations for the medical school.

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Perth Tolle

Perth Tolle

Founder of Life + Liberty Indexes

Perth Tolle is the founder of Life + Liberty Indexes and creator of the Freedom 100 EM Index (FRDM index), a first-of-its-kind freedom-weighted emerging markets equity index strategy.

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Jennifer Waldner Grant

Jennifer Waldner Grant

Chief Sustainability Officer, AIG

Jennifer (Jen) Waldner Grant is AIG’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading the management and implementation of the company’s global sustainability strategy. She brings 25 years’ experience and leadership working on matters related to corporate citizenship and sustainability and has a passion for creating innovative and strategic initiatives that drive societal, environmental, and economic value.

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Michael Zezas

Michael Zezas

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Public Policy Research & Municipal Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley

Michael Zezas, a Managing Director in Research, joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 as a credit analyst and portfolio manager, focusing on municipal and corporate bonds. In 2010, he became the Head of Municipal Credit Strategy, and in 2016, became Head of U.S. Public Policy Research.

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