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The Future of Sustainability in Investment Management: Research and Tools

Wed, April 14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Are you and your organization prepared for the impact that sustainability will have in investing going forward?  This growing area of the industry provides many opportunities, and this 60-minute interactive session will bring you up to speed on where the industry is headed and help you identify areas of professional development to build your skills and knowledge in the area. 

It will cover:

  • Why sustainable investing is critical to the sustainability of investing, and how investment organizations are adapting 
  • How alternative data, improved data quality, and technology advancements are enabling better decision-making
  • Skills needed for the future, the structure of effective teams, and the supply and demand of sustainability talent 
  • A rubric for investment organizations, investment professionals, and the industry to support the pathway of sustainable investing 

Qualifications: 1hr Professional Learning | CFA Institute Competency Framework Skill = ESG Integration + Industry & Company Analysis + The World Economy


Rebecca Fender, CFA | Senior Director, Future of Finance, CFA Institute

Rebecca Fender, CFA, leads the Future of Finance initiative, which is the thought leadership platform for CFA Institute. Her group publishes studies to help investment professionals build their careers and serve their clients more effectively.

Ms. Fender has testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee AI Task Force on the impact of artificial intelligence on investment roles. She speaks regularly at industry events and has been quoted in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and the New York Times, among others. 

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms. Fender was a vice president at BlackRock working with pension funds and endowments, and she also worked at Cambridge Associates, where she published research about manager selection. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

$25 Guests/Non Members

$0 CFANC Members (use discount code #CFAPASSPORT)

In Partnership with CFA Society Atlanta and Southeastern Societies