Date and Time
March 29, 2023
11:00 am-12:00 pm ET
Financial Services | ESG
Across the financial industry, boards of directors face a step-change in expectations relating to ESG. In parallel, sustainability/ESG teams are engaging more directly and substantively with boards—both for their own companies and, in some cases, integrating board considerations into financial products, services, and investments.
BSR welcomes member companies in the financial services industry to a webinar on March 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET to explore an industry view of ESG and the board. BSR will kick things off by sharing some perspective and insight from our own engagement with boards and executive teams. We will then hear from Ghita Alderman, an expert at the National Association of Corporate Directors. The bulk of the session will be focused on facilitated discussion with you—BSR members—including peer sharing and discussion under the Chatham House Rule.
- David Korngold, Director, Transformation, BSR
- Ghita Alderman, Associate Director of ESG Content at National Association of Corporate Directors
- Hugh W. Brown, Jr., Director, Financial Services, BSR
Director, Transformation, BSR
David partners with corporate boards, executives, and investors to develop high-impact sustainability strategies. As part of BSR’s Transformation team, he co-leads engagement with boards of directors to promote effective board governance and leadership ambition on sustainability.
Having previously led BSR's Financial Services team, David continues to work closely with financial companies on sustainability, ESG integration, and impact investing. David has led engagements in nearly all of BSR’s focus areas and major industry groups. This includes leading climate scenarios workshops with boards, creating net-zero road maps for investment firms, designing and operationalizing a leading impact investing fund, conducting materiality assessments, undertaking human rights impact assessments, and co-authoring research on topics like ESG for emerging public companies and responsible investment policies for private equity firms.
Before joining BSR, David worked in strategy and management consulting at Bain & Company.
David holds a BA in History from Amherst College.
Hugh W. Brown, Jr.
Director, Financial Services, BSR
Hugh is the Head of BSR’s Financial Services practice and partners with companies across sectors. He advises institutional investors, corporations, and other capital market participants on corporate sustainability strategy, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and risk management, and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to joining BSR, Hugh was a senior director at Ceres, where he led investor engagement with global institutional investors representing over US$20 trillion in assets under management (AUM). Hugh connected key climate change topics, including land use change and water risks, to investment portfolios and company supply chains to help investors and companies achieve climate change goals.
Hugh has over 15 years of investment management expertise in various roles. At the US$250 billion AUM Florida State Board of Administration, he worked on corporate governance, ESG risks across asset classes, and risk management. He also worked at Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment management and consulting services.
Hugh is a veteran of the US Air Force. He holds a BA in History and International Affairs from Florida State University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.