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CAIA Association and State Street Associates Present: Decarbonization Factors


Sep 17, 2020 12:43 PM

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William Kelly
William (Bill) J. Kelly is the CEO of the CAIA Association. Bill has been a frequent industry speaker, writer, and commentator on alternative investment topics around the world since taking the leadership role at the CAIA Association in January, 2014. Previously, Bill was the CEO of Boston Partners and one of seven founding partners of the predecessor firm, Boston Partners Asset Management which, prior to a majority interest being sold to Robeco Group in Rotterdam in 2002, was an employee-owned firm. Bill’s career in the institutional asset management space spans over 30 years where he gained extensive managerial experience through successive CFO, COO and CEO roles. In addition to his current role, Bill is a tireless advocate for shareholder protection and investor education and is currently the Chairman and lead independent director for the Boston Partners Trust Company.
George Serafeim
Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration @Harvard Business School
George Serafeim is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive education and doctoral programs, and is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems” in the MBA curriculum, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world, including to world leaders in government and business at events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and the Aspen Ideas Festival. He ranks among the top 10 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network.
Bridget Realmuto LaPerla
Vice President, Head of ESG Research @State Street Global Markets
Bridget Realmuto LaPerla is a vice president and head of ESG research at State Street Associates. In this role, Bridget creates and promotes industry leading research on environmental, social and, governance themes (ESG). She applies quantitative methods to understand ESG signals in the market, leverages insights from State Street's academic partnerships and data and, drives increased engagement with clients on these topics. As a sustainable finance specialist with over a decade of research experience, Bridget advises the Columbia University Trustees as a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. She also serves as a policy expert on the ESG Integration Group at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. Prior to State Street, Bridget managed a global team of researchers at S&P Global Trucost, evaluating the environmental performance of equity and fixed income securities across industries and asset classes.