2018 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.

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.

OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager with more than $251 billion in assets under management (as of February 28, 2018), provides innovative investment strategies for investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed-income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG as a signatory of the UN PRI. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs.

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.

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.

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

​Climate Advisers is a mission-driven policy and politics shop working to deliver a strong low-carbon economy. In the United States and around the world, they create and implement large-scale, cost-effective strategies to strengthen climate action and improve lives. They work with philanthropies, think tanks, advocacy groups, international institutions, companies and governments.

Climate Advisers is a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are over 1,000 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 34 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

ETF Global® (ETFG®) is a leading, independent provider of data, research, investment decision support applications, proprietary risk analytics and educational offerings for Exchange-Traded-Products. The ETFG research platform, which is driven by the ETFG Multi-Factor, Quantitative Model (ETFG Quant), supports the overall investment process with a variety of strategies and applications to pursue return, manage risk, utilize investment analysis and generate investment ideas.

Gitterman Wealth Management is a leader in the Sustainable, Impact, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing space, and offers Sustainable Investing services for individuals, as well as research, education, and investing solutions for other financial advisors.

They are also hosting the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations on September 11th, 2018.

​GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.

The GSC is a non-profit organization for people and organizations with an interest in the social and economic effects of sourcing.

The mission of the Global Sourcing Council is to promote an exchange of ideas and information among businesses, trade organizations, government agencies, and academics; to discuss and define practices in global sourcing; and to encourage progressive economic growth leading to increased trade, investment and social good, all with an aim to increase knowledge, deepen trade relations and broaden commercial and cultural ties among nations.

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.

Based in San Francisco, Newday is a technology-enabled asset manager that provides affordable, transparent and easy-to-understand impact investment solutions to the mass market. By investing in socially responsible and sustainable companies, Newday aims to generate competitive return and, most importantly, drive meaningful change in the way companies in our portfolios adopt environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and policies. In order to be effective in driving positive impact on corporate behavior, Newday adopts an active ownership model, engaging with companies' decisions as they affect their stakeholders including communities, employees and shareholders. For more information, visit https://www.newdayimpact.com.

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.

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 ESG Integration Summit on September 20, 2018; CSR 5.0 in March 2019; the ESG5 Summit in April 2019; and Impact Investing in May 2019. Domiciled in New Paltz, New York, Skytop Strategies operates globally. For more information, go to www.skytopstrategies.com.

VETS Indexes is an independent provider of custom indexes within the Environmental, Social and Governance arena. Drawing on deep and broad industry experience, we construct and disseminate thematic impact indexes for investors, exchanges and asset managers which serve as the underlying portfolios for financial products.

At the heart of our suite of Indexes is a core belief that the mission critical mindset, unique skill sets and specialized training that US Military Veterans bring to the workplace are differentiating factors in an enterprise’s overall performance. While these attributes and the Veterans themselves are not the only driving force behind any company’s success, we believe that the recognition of their value by these firms indicates a more well governed and more well run corporation.

As the world’s first resource for US Military Veterans’ themed indexes, our Mission includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion of our net profits (target of 20% and minimum of 5%) to charitable organizations that support the wellness of our Military Veterans and their families.