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Investing for a Positive Impact

  • 29 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar


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Presentation Description

Yes, it IS your business, our business. How to help mitigate the effects of climate change caused by Big Business. Hence, NYSPHA has teamed up with Morgan Stanley for a first-ever webinar! It will be educational only, not a pitch, and interactive.

How do YOU, WE, apply pressure to seemingly autonomous, profit-seeking fossil fuel giants who are recklessly destroying our environment and degrading ours and our families’ health? We’ll learn about ESG (Environment,Social, Governance) factors that investment firms use to move the needle toward our incontrovertible Public Health values.

Just as reducing your own carbon footprint may not be as easy or straightforward as you would like, building a green portfolio can take time and patience. There are a range of approaches you can take to generate potential positive financial returns while benefiting the environment.

In this webinar, Jenya Shandina and Catherine Foy will discuss the different ways that your portfolio can help make a positive impact. 

Guest Speakers

Jenya Shandina 

Jenya joined the Investing with Impact team in 2021, bringing over 13 years of experience in both financial services and social impact. Jenya joined Morgan Stanley from One Acre Fund, a leading social enterprise that works with farmers in East and Southern Africa, where she partnered with One Acre Fund’s investors to raise critical impact capital for the organization. Jenya also spent several years within the JPMorgan Private Bank, where she helped deliver solutions across the full spectrum of wealth management needs for clients.

Jenya received a BA in Economics from New York University and a MA with a focus on Development Economics and International Business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Catherine Foy

Catherine is an Impact Analyst on the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investing with Impact team. Prior to this role, Catherine was an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equity Division on the Latin America Equity Sales team, where she covered US-based Hedge Funds and Long-Only Asset Managers investing in the Latin American region. She also had a dual role as a member of the ESG Solutions team, where she covered ESG dedicated Hedge Funds and Long-Only Asset Managers, as well as supported the build-out of the ESG solutions offering for institutional clients. Catherine holds a B.A. from Duke University where she majored in International Comparative Studies with a focus in Latin America and minored in Environmental Science. Catherine lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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