Date and Time
February 28, 2023
9:00 am-10:00 am PDT
Please join us for our next episode, focused on Embedding Impact in Mainstream Investments—Risks and Opportunities, with Suz Mac Cormac, Global Chair of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Social Enterprise + Impact Investing, and Energy practices at MoFo, interviewing Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director, ESG Investment Management at Temasek.
Kyung-Ah will provide insights on how Temasek is harnessing ESG across investment teams and the institution to strengthen portfolio resiliency and drive long-term sustainable value creation. From integrating ESG across the investment process to ESG-related investment strategies and partnerships, Kyung-Ah will discuss how investors can embed ESG in mainstream investments and across markets to help address the global climate challenge and drive inclusive growth.
Kyung-Ah is the Managing Director of ESG Investment Management at Temasek, which is a Singapore-headquartered global investment company with S$403 billion in portfolio value. She is also a non-executive director of Clifford Capital Holdings and chairs the board ESG Committee. In addition, she serves on the boards of ClimateWorks Foundation and Resources for the Future and is an advisor to NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business.
With over two decades of experience in the investment banking industry, Kyung-Ah built and led the global environmental markets initiatives at Goldman Sachs. She also served as a member of the firm’s Sustainable Finance Steering Group and was head of the Center for Environmental Markets.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, she was a management consultant at McKinsey in Seoul, Korea and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kyung-Ah has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Yonsei University in Korea.
- Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director, ESG Investment Management at Temasek
- Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, BSR
- Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR
Susan Mac Cormac
Susan Mac Cormac is a partner of global law firm Morrison & Foerster, serving as co-chair of the energy and clean technology groups.
Mac Cormac’s work focuses on advising innovative, forward-thinking sustainable and renewable energy companies and investors on corporate structure, equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, reorganizations, and joint ventures. She advises corporations on the intersection of fiduciary duties and environmental sustainability as well as disclosure around ESG. She has particular expertise on ensuring energy, sustainability, and other investments have positive impact through use of new corporate forms, hybrids, alternative debt and equity instruments, and disclosure.
In 2015, the Financial Times named Mac Cormac the “Most Innovative North American Lawyer” for her work championing impact investing and social enterprise legal innovation. She was named one of California Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year in 2016 and in 2012, received the 2016 National Public Service Award from the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section for her innovative pro bono services to nonprofits, and has been recognized on several leadership lists, including the Daily Journal’s Top Female Lawyers for 2016, 2012, and 2011 and Top 100 Lawyers for 2012. She was a founding board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, is a member of the Ceres President’s Council and the Board of Earth Genome Project, and is an advising board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s Strategic Investor Initiative. She is also professor of social enterprise law at UC Berkeley School of Law.
Mac Cormac holds a B.A. from Williams College and received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law.
President and CEO, BSR
Aron is recognized globally as a preeminent authority on just and sustainable business. In addition to leading BSR, which has grown substantially throughout his tenure as President and CEO, Aron advises senior executives at BSR’s 300+ member companies and other global businesses and partners on the full spectrum of environmental, social, and governance issues.
Aron joined BSR in 1995 as the founding director of its Business and Human Rights program. He later opened BSR's Paris office in 2002, where he worked until becoming President and CEO in 2004. Aron has served on advisory boards to CEOs at AXA, Barrick Gold, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Recruit Holdings, SAP, Shell, and he serves as a director of the We Mean Business Coalition and RISE.
Aron speaks frequently at leading business and public fora and is widely quoted in top-tier media, such as the Financial Times, Le Figaro (France), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Axios, and Politico. He is co-author of the book Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, which spotlights innovative sustainability strategies that enable business success.
Prior to joining BSR, Aron practiced law in San Francisco and worked as a journalist at ABC News in New York. He holds a BA from Tufts University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley.