PRI event in Washington D.C.

This event, ahead of the Committee on Workers’ Capital Conference* in Washington D.C. is for PRI signatories and industry colleagues. Please see below the details and agenda for the afternoon. Spaces are limited so register here to guarantee your place. Please feel free to register for one or all of the sessions.

Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Time: 14.30 – 19.00

Venue: SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20036

* Please be aware that the Committee on Workers’ Capital Conference on October 16-17 is by invitation only. (If you are a trade union representative or a fund trustee interested in attending, please contact


14.30 – 15.00  Registration and coffee 

15.00 – 15.10  Welcoming remarks

James Gifford, Executive Director, PRI 

15.10 – 15.20  Priority policy issues for sustainable investors 

Lisa Woll, CEO, USSIF 

15.20 – 16.00  Latest developments at the PRI

Overview of the PRI’s collaborative engagements and the Reporting & Assessment Framework

Olivia Watson, Interim Head of Investor Engagements, PRI

Maria Lettini, Head of Signatory Relations, PRI  

16.00 – 16.20  Coffee Break 

16.20 – 17.10  Anti-corruption: how can investors manage risk in listed and private equity investments?

Bribery and corruption are incompatible with good governance and harmful to the creation of value. Where corruption is present, efficient markets, fair competition and economic development are undermined to the detriment of investors and other stakeholders. Recent high profile cases of corruption in developed and emerging markets, and increased legal enforcement, have brought this issue to the fore. How can private and listed equity investors manage these risks?

Bill Patterson, Trustee, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Jean-Philippe Rouchon, SRI analyst, French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme (ERAFP)

Laura B. Sherman, Senior Legal Advisor, Transparency International – USA

Mike Musaraca, Managing Director, Blue Wolf Capital Partners  

17.10 – 17.40  How can trustees and labor unions collaborate with the PRI to further the responsible investment agenda?

James Gifford, Executive Director, PRI

Vonda Brunsting, Director of the Capital Stewardship Program, SEIU Pension Plans Master Trust

Mike Musaraca, Managing Director, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

(Formerly Assistant Director of AFSCME, AFL-CIO and Designated Trustee of NYCERS)

17.40 – 19.00  Networking drinks


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