FT Investing for Good USA Conference: Innovate Finance and the Gender Lens Opportunity

December 2018 | Impact Investing

Recognition that gender equality plays a pivotal role in the health of our economy and society continues to spur interest from advisors and investors.  Earlier this week, we had the pleasure in discussing this topic with many in the impact/ESG investment community at this year’s Financial Times (FT) Investing for Good USA Conference.  The event focused on gender equality and opportunities for investors to support women’s equality while also generating strong returns.

FT Investing for Good USA Conference 2018

CCM’s President and COO, Alyssa Greenspan, and Chief Impact Strategist, David Sand, speak on a panel about gender lens investing at the conference on Tuesday morning. Image source: FT Investing for Good USA.

Speakers included:

  • Stephanie Cohn Rupp, Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisors
  • Jackie VanderBrug, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America Corporation’s Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) division
  • Erika Karp, Founder and CEO at Cornerstone Capital

Attendees of the conference included pension funds, endowments, foundations, and other institutional investors as well as impact investment fund managers, family offices, and social entrepreneurs.  For the first time, CCM was a sponsor of the conference hosting an afternoon breakout session on new products and tools in gender lens investing.  The session was moderated by Sarah Murray, editorial head of content for the conference and an FT contributor with CCM speakers including Alyssa Greenspan, President and COO, and David Sand, Chief Impact Strategist.  

Launched in 2016, FT Investing for Good is a global event series – now held in London, New York, and Hong Kong – that explores the opportunity for capital markets to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems.  We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s New York conference and look forward to participating again in the future.

Read more: Gender Lens Investing: Opportunities in Fixed Income



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