NeuGroup Webinar

Why ESG is More Important Than Ever

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Who Should Watch

This webinar is beneficial if you are:

  • a treasurer incorporating ESG into your credit risk engagement and financing plans
  • a sustainability finance specialist incorporating ESG into funding and investment strategies
  • managing corporate investment of cash, pension and benefit assets, venture/business development capital or advising defined contribution plans
  • a risk manager, whether dealing with insurance, financial, operational risks or enterprise risk management
  • in charge of investor relations or corporate communications to stakeholders
  • part of the executive-level CSR or sustainability team
  • advising corporate c-suites and boards on strategy, risk oversight and maximizing terminal value.
Webinar Speakers

Deborah Cunningham, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Global Liquidity Markets, Senior Portfolio Manager and Executive Vice President, Federated Hermes

Debbie Cunningham is chief investment officer of Global Liquidity Markets. She joined Federated Hermes in 1981 as a performance analyst and has more than 30 years of investment experience. Since 1990, she has been a portfolio manager for all government and prime liquidity products. In 1994, she took over the management of the taxable liquidity group. In addition to the domestic Taxable Liquidity portfolios, Debbie also oversees the management of the domestic Tax-Exempt Liquidity portfolios as well as the Offshore Liquidity products.

Debbie is a current member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and previously held the title of director and president. She also serves as a board member for Robert Morris University, Treasury Market Practices Group, and Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.

Debbie earned a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and her MBA from Robert Morris University. She is also a CFA charterholder.

Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt

Executive Director, Head of EOS, Federated Hermes

Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt is an executive director and board member at EOS and as head of the organisation leads a multi-national team ensuring the sustainable success of the business. In this role, he is responsible for and oversees the global engagement programme and the quality of the service EOS provides to its clients around the world. Hans also leads some high-profile stewardship activities, including priority engagements with major companies in Germany and the UK, as well as interactions with key regulators and organisations. Prior to joining EOS, Hans worked with international law firm Ashurst. He is the author of numerous publications on corporate governance and law, responsible investment and stewardship. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors and the Advisory Board of the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose’s Strategic Investor Initiative. Hans is a UK-qualified lawyer, holds degrees in Business Administration from universities in Germany and the UK, the ACCA qualification and a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). He continues to be involved in academia as a Corporate Governance Fellow at the LSE’s Financial Markets Group and a Teaching Fellow at University College London. Hans speaks French, German and Mandarin.

Martin Jarzebowski, CFA

Director of Responsible Investing, Federated Hermes

Martin Jarzebowski serves as director of responsible investing leading ESG integration and active engagement across all Federated Hermes investment strategies and asset classes company-wide. He is responsible for the design and build-out of the Federated Hermes Responsible Investing Office, advancing proprietary data analytics and promoting ESG thought leadership across the industry.

During his more than 10 years with Federated Hermes, he has served as vice president, portfolio manager and senior member of Federated Hermes Proxy Voting Committee and Risk Management Committee. Martin is also an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Finance at the University of Rochester and standards advisory board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Martin graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in applied economics, earned a master’s degree in corporate governance from the London School of Economics (LSE) and completed a post-grad in advanced risk management from the Yale School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder and FSA charterholder.

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