The Global Responsible Investing Forum

December 3, 2018 | New York

Responsible investing for investors in the real world

For institutional investors, responsible investing is about making an impact while generating lasting returns. It can be a delicate balance. Hear from experts on how to maximize ESG in their portfolios and have a strong performance.

December 3 - Monday

1:00 pm

Doors Open for Registration and Pre-Event Networking

1:30 pm

Opening Remarks

1:35 pm

Redefining Responsible Investing

What does responsible investing mean for institutional investors in today’s economy? Why do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals matter to investors? Two leaders in responsible investing will share their innovative strategies for driving positive impact while generating strong returns.


2:00 pm

Moving Beyond the Performance Penalty

According to the Global Sustainability Alliance, 26 percent of assets under professional management globally are invested using responsible strategies. We’ll take a data-focused look at how asset managers are using responsible investing tactics to outperform traditional investments.


2:25 pm

RI Spotlight on ‘E’: Perfectly Imperfect: Making the Most of the Food We Produce

Christine Moseley saw 20 billion pounds of cosmetically imperfect or unharvested food being wasted each year. Her company, Full Harvest, set out to change that, and is transforming the food industry in the process. Moseley will explain how reducing food waste is also good for businesses and farms.


2:35 pm

RI in the Real World ‘E’: Investing in Natural Resources

Food and water scarcity is driving investment in conservation, sustainable forestry and agriculture, redevelopment of polluted sites, sustainable waste management projects, and water infrastructure. Our solutions-driven panel will discuss how investment in the environment also drives business value.


3:05 pm

Nuveen Partner Spotlight: The RI Evolution

Responsible investing has evolved significantly over the past two decades—in size, scope, style, and value of these investments. Speakers explore how RI has evolved over time and what that means for future investments.


3:25 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm

RI Spotlight on ‘S’: Sustainable Cities for Tomorrow’s World

Investing in building sustainable and inclusive cities promotes the wellbeing of citizens and the environment, spurring positive economic growth. TH Real Estate’s Abigail Dean will highlight the benefit of investing in tomorrow’s communities.


3:55 pm

RI in the Real World ‘S’: Driving Social Change

Urban areas present unique challenges and opportunities for investing in social good. Experts share how investment can solve major urban challenges and generate returns.


  • Abigail Dean

    Head of Sustainability , TH Real Estate

  • Martin Powell

    Global Head, Urban Development Practice Head of Centre of Competence, Cities Americas, Siemens Corporation

4:25 pm

RI in the Real World ‘G’: Building an Inclusive Corporate Environment

Companies that address key ESG factors through effective governance tend to be stronger financial performers in the long run. Leaders share their experiences in building inclusive cultures and why diversity has an impact on a company’s bottom line.


  • Margaret Foran

    Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Seema Hingorani

    Founder and Chair , Girls Who Invest

  • Tony Steadman

    Principal, Global Industry & Americas Org Transformation Leader – Client Services Partner, EY

4:45 pm

Governance in the Boardroom and Beltway

Carlos Gutierrez has a storied career; rising through the ranks at Kellogg’s, in 1999 he became the company’s youngest CEO in the company’s history, boosting the company’s sales. In 2004, he became the Secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush. Today, he is Co-Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategic advisory firm. In this one-on-one interview he will discuss how to put good governance ideas into practice and how public and private sectors can work together to achieve better outcomes.



Vijay Advani

Nuveen CEO

Sir Ronald Cohen

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust Chairman

Alex Bernhardt

Mercer Investments US Responsible Investment Leader

Christine Moseley

Full Harvest Founder & CEO

Saadia Madsbjerg

The Rockefeller Foundation Managing Director

Tom Murray

EDF & Business Vice President

Stephen Liberatore

TIAA Investments Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Fran Seegull

U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Executive Director 

Abigail Dean

TH Real Estate Head of Sustainability

Martin Powell

Siemens Corporation Global Head, Urban Development Practice Head of Centre of Competence, Cities Americas

Margaret Foran

Prudential Financial, Inc. Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Seema Hingorani

Girls Who Invest Founder and Chair

Tony Steadman

EY Principal, Global Industry & Americas Org Transformation Leader – Client Services Partner

Carlos Gutierrez

Albright Stonebridge Group Chair

Founding Presenter

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has $967 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/18 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit