On November 1st, we join DePaul University in convening a Future Values Symposium in Chicago, with investment leaders discussing how to create long-term wealth with adherence to sustainability principles, including awareness of climate and water resource challenges that Don Wuebbles and Brian Richter will present, respectively. Please see additional details and register for the event here.
11:30 am Registration
12:00 am Welcoming Remarks by Bill Obenshain
12:15 pm Donald Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Center on Urban Sustainability at the University of Illinois
Professor Wuebbles will discuss how the consequences of climate change in the 21st century demand increasing attention and will pay dividends to those who contribute to mitigating its causes and adapting to its effects.
1:15 pm Brian Richter, Founder of Sustainable Waters; Global leader in water science and conservation; advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations, investment banks, and United Nations;
Mr. Richter will discuss how global and local water resources are under stress, threatening natural systems, economies and communities.
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Matthew Weatherly-White, Co-founder, Managing Director of The Caprock Group; pursuing positive financial return while creating durable, measurable social and environmental value.
Mr. Weatherly-White will discuss how social and environmental issues are a threat to the economy. Impact investing will be key in long-term value creation.
3:15 pm Panel of Impact Portfolio Investment Managers
A panel of experts present and discuss the challenges and opportunities of building future investment value by attending to sustainability principles.
- Moderated by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Contributor, Forbes.com
- Lee O’Dwyer, Bloomberg
- William Page, Essex Investment Management
- Jerry Polacek, Tortoise Advisors
- Matthew Weatherly-White, Caprock Group
5:00 pm Reception