CSRHub’s co-founder, Bahar Gidwani, has been invited to speak in New York at the Summer in the City 2nd Annual CSR Investing Summit. This all-day conference offers participants the opportunity to discuss experiences and viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The conference will include expert practitioners from the following groups: plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, the “sell side,” and media. Attire is informal and networking is encouraged.
Bahar will be leading a presentation on Measuring Social and Governance Performance for Nonpublic and Emerging Market Companies at 2pm. Bahar will be joined by Christina Alfonso of Madeira Global and Rekha Unnithan of TIAA-CREF. Over the past few years, Bahar has been gathering data on nonpublic and emerging company social performance while Christina has been leading and managing investments in these firms. Rekha is a key player in the sustainability reporting process of one of the world’s largest NGOs. Their discussion should give a broad overview of how this sector has behaved in the past and what types of measurement and reporting we may expect to see, in the future.
CSRHub members can receive a more than 50% discount of $200 on the $395 price for the event by entering the following code when registering for the summit: CSRCOOP. Learn more and register here.
Summer in the City 2nd Annual CSR Investing Summit
hosted by S-Network Global Indexes, Inc.
Thomson Reuters Building (3 Times Square-30th floor)
July 22, 2014
Bahar Gidwani is CEO and Co-founder of CSRHub. He has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA, worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to a number of major companies and currently serves on the board of several software and Web companies. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. Bahar is a member of the SASB Advisory Board. He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.
CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,900+ companies from 135 industries in 102 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 325 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.