James Gifford

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“Active ownership - How to have impact in public equities.”

James Gifford is the Head of Impact Investing at UBS Wealth Management, working with ultra high net worth clients, advisors and investment product teams to develop and deploy impact investments at scale.

James is the former founding Executive Director of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, which is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment that serves as a reporting and engagement platform on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment and ownership decisions.

Being actively involved in research and teaching activities in academia, James is also a former Senior Fellow for the Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School and Senior Fellow at the University of Zurich's Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth. He established an executive education program on impact investing for the next generation of family office investors and still teaches key sessions for the program. James has degrees in Commerce and Law; Master's in Environment Management; and PhD, from the University of Sydney on the topic of shareholder engagement.

We will have the pleasure of inviting James as a speaker for lunch May 23rd:

  • 12:00 - 13:00, lunch and networking

  • 13:00 - 14:00, James Gifford on “Active ownership - How to have impact in public equities.”

Please register by clicking on the registration button.

Taeun Kwon