2017 Sponsors


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Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.


The Inter-American Development Bank is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides loans, grants and guarantees, the IDB conducts cutting-edge research to offer innovative and sustainable solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges. Founded in 1959 to help accelerate progress in its developing member countries, the IDB continues to work every day to improve lives.


Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.


Deloitte is a globally connected network of more than 210,000 employees located in 47 member firms in 674 offices in more than 150 countries and territories. Deloitte helps organizations comply with marketplace (e.g., investors, business partners, consumers, etc.) and regulatory demands through transparent reporting on the results of their sustainability initiatives in accordance with recognized frameworks to meet the needs of target audiences. Moreover, Deloitte practitioners bring to sustainability reporting a detailed understanding of the challenges involved in making sense of non-financial data and an understanding of the marketplace expectations for timely, reliable and accurate reporting. For more information, go to www.deloitte.com.


S-Network Global Indexes, Inc. is a publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes. S-Network was founded in 1997 to serve as a consultant to the financial services industry. Since its founding, S-Network has specialized in indexes, indexation, and index-based products, including ETFs. For more information, go to www.snetglobalindexes.com.


For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking. For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.


A global leader in responsible investing, Calvert Investments is a diversified investment management firm that provides mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries and their clients. We offer a broad array of equity, fixed income, and multi-asset investment strategies that feature integrated environmental, social, and governance research and corporate engagement. Founded in 1976 and based in Bethesda, Maryland, Calvert Investments managed assets of more than $13.0 billion as of March 31, 2015. For more information, go to www.calvert.com.


Strategic & Media Sponsors


3BL Media is a news distribution and content marketing company focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, sustainable finance, community engagement, and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics. The company works with companies and organizations including multinational corporations, SME’s, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate their initiatives to the press, investors, consumers and other stakeholder groups. 3BL Media owns and operates four platforms: wwww.3blmedia.com, www.justmeans.com, www.socialearth.org, and www.csrwire.com.


CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$93 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please follow us @CDP to find out more.


The CFO Alliance is a leading network of over 6,500 CFOs and other executives in middle market organizations, both public and private, across the US and parts of Canada. The CFO Alliance is a collaborative community that facilitates and hosts frequent online and offline learning and networking events in major markets across North America. CFO Alliance Members represent a broad spectrum of industries, major markets, sizes, and structures. For more information, go to www.thecfoalliance.org


ETHICAL MARKETS MEDIA (USA and Brazil) a Certified B Corporation is a micro-multinational social enterprise with "40 Years of Foresight, Insight and Integrity". Our mission is reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the 2017 Green Transition Scoreboard, "Deepening Green Finance"®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.


Governance & Accountability Institute (www.ga-institute.com) is a sustainability consulting firm headquartered in New York City, advising corporations in executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. We help corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns. Services: counseling & strategies for the corporate sustainability journey; sustainability reporting assistance; thorough materiality assessments; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking; enhancing investor relations; sustainability communications; manager coaching, team building & training; advice on third party awards, recognitions and index inclusions; issues monitoring & customized research. G&A Institute is the exclusive Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the USA, UK and Ireland.


JUST Capital is a nonprofit organization with a mission to mobilize the power and resources of the private sector to create a more just marketplace that better reflects the values and priorities of the American people. Given the right information and tools, we believe markets can be harnessed to tackle society’s most intractable problems in ways that are scalable and long-term. Our rankings, index, and other data-driven tools and products help investors, workers, consumers, and business leaders to make more informed decisions about where to invest, work, and buy to direct capital towards companies advancing a more just future. For more information, visit us at www.justcapital.com.


The PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment.

It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.


The name QWAFAFEW (pronounce “quaff-a-few”) is intended as a double entendre. The acronym is derived from Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance Education and Wisdom. The organization is meant to provide a collegial forum for quantitatively oriented investment professionals to gather together informally, discuss quantitative issues, and relax over drinks with their colleagues. The forum is also serves as a conduit for networking. For more information, go to www.qwafafew.org.


The SRI Conference - on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Now in our 27th year, The SRI Conference continues to offer a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, emerging topics, and compelling industry issues as well as its legendary networking opportunities. For more information, go to www.SRIconference.com.


Skytop Strategies is a rapidly growing media company that convenes boards of directors, executives and institutional shareholders through highly interactive content-based programming. They help peers and experts tackle highly sensitive issues facing the emerging public company, and will be organizing numerous CSR/ESG/SRI-related events during the upcoming year, including The Future of Corporate Reporting on December 13, 2016; Impact Investing on May 24, 2017; ESG3 Summit on April 4, 2017; and Reframing Human Rights in June 2017. Domiciled in New Paltz, New York, Skytop Strategies operates globally. For more information, go to www.skytopstrategies.com.