the Harvard community where sustainable investing takes action
Physis - Φύσις in ancient Greek indicates ‘the world of life on our Earth’. A Physiser is one who believes that progress of humankind and economic growth can only be achieved by respecting the environment and people.
In the Fall of 2018, a group of Harvard students got together driven by one mission: to use social media to bring greater awareness to the benefits of sustainable investment. Sustainable investment has been shown to outperform the market and has the added benefit of being a concrete solution to fight global environmental and social challenges.
Investing in companies that respect and enhance human and civil rights
Join us on May 21st, 2019 as industry leaders discuss
the importance of investing in companies that support a more equal society
The session will begin at 5:00 pm at the Smith Center
Mt. Auburn Room, located on the 2nd floor, south
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Lisa Hayles specializes in promoting sustainable and impact investing with institutional investors. She works at Boston Common Asset Management, where she focuses on engagements promoting gender and racial equality. A native of Toronto, Lisa relocated to Boston from the UK in 2013. She supports Womenade, a giving circle serving Boston area women and girls and is on the investment committee of the St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. An enthusiastic traveler, dancer and yoga practitioner, Lisa is interested in the intersection of financial markets and social justice. Lisa is the BII Fund Board representative for RSF Social Finance.
Lisa HaylesPrincipal at Boston Common Asset Management
Meggin Thwing Eastman is Head of Impact and Screening Research for MSCI ESG Research, which includes business alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, controversies, global norms, and involvement in controversial business activities such as tobacco, weapons, and fossil fuel extraction. She has authored numerous research insights and guidance for asset owner and asset managers seeking to incorporate ESG considerations into their investment process. Corporate gender diversity is an area of particular focus. Recent publications include The Right Stuff: Talent Management and Innovation, Institutional Investing for the SDGs (with the OECD), Women on Boards and the Human Capital Connection, Bitter Pills: The US Opioid Crisis and Potential Impact on Healthcare Companies, Investor Responses to Gun Violence in the US, The State of Investing for SDG Impact Through Public Equities, and Has Gender Pay Parity Arrived in the Executive Suite?. Meggin has worked in the ESG field since joining the former KLD Research & Analytics in 1998. She holds a BA from Williams College and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Meggin Thwing EastmanHead of Impact and Screening Research at MSCI ESG
Laura McGonagle is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst covering the Consumer Staples sector. She also leads our Small/Mid Cap Core strategy. Prior to joining Trillium in 2001, she was an Equity Research Analyst at Adams, Harkness and Hill, a Boston-based investment bank with a focus on emerging growth companies. Laura’s last position at Adams was as a Sell-side Equity Analyst in the “Healthy Living” group. This group covered specialty consumer stocks which addressed the consumers’ growing awareness of the impact of nutrition, environment, and lifestyle choices on their well-being. Laura earned a B.A. in quantitative economics from Tufts University in 1992. She is a member of CFA Society Boston and the CFA Institute and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Laura McGonagleSenior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Trillium Asset Management
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Veronica S. JungFounder and CEO at Veronica Jung PLLC
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