04.11.15 - Sustainable investing - The Why and How of responsible investing for foundations
Foundations are facing dilemmas when it comes to their investment policies and practice, raising questions about the role their assets can play in pursuit of the public good.
Former director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood created Generation Investment Management in 2004 with the aim to embed sustainability into mainstream capital markets.
Ahead of the publication of the new Swiss Foundation Code in French, a set of principles for grant-making foundations that will be discussed on November 12 in Geneva, the conference is an opportunity to debate "mission-related investments" of foundations in the wider context of sustainability.
David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management, dedicated to strengthening the field of sustainable capitalism. Previously, he spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1999-2003. He is a Director and Trustee of the Generation Foundation, established alongside Generation in order to strengthen the case for Sustainable Capitalism. He is on the board of several organizations including New Forests, SHINE, Dialight, Ashden and The Nature Conservancy, as well as a Life Trustee of Hamilton College. David Blood received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
David Blood – Co-founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
Thierry Lombard – President, Fondation Lombard Odier
Lukas von Orelli – Director, Velux Stiftung and president-elect, SwissFoundations
Michel Girardin (moderation) – Professor of Macro-Finance, Geneva Finance Research Institute, UNIGE
Conference and round table are in English, no translation is provided.
The event is followed by a cocktail, in presence of Anja Wyden Guelpa, Chancellor of State, Republic and Canton of Geneva.
In collaboration with the Lombard Odier Fondation, the SwissFondations and the Chancellery of Republic and Canton of Geneva.