Consortium Members Publish Writing to Inform and Inspire
March 9, 2020 by Consortium Admin
Members of the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium are frequent publishers of and contributors to written insights and research on the nuances of impact investing and sustainable finance. Here we share three Consortium members' contributions across various platforms from the Journal of Investing to Forbes. Bhakti Mirchandani, Lloyd Kurtz, and Priya Parrish represent a cross-section of the contributions to the sector's development and excellence.
The Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium is a community of educators in the Impact Investing and Sustainable Finance realms who share and learn with one another. With over 180 members, all faculty teaching impact and sustainable finance at the university level, the Consortium spans over 90 universities in over 18 countries, the expertise in this group is unparalleled in the field.
Members of the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium are frequent publishers of and contributors to written insights and research on the nuances of impact investing and sustainable finance. Here we share three Consortium members' contributions across various platforms from the Journal of Impact Investing to Forbes. Bhakti Mirchandani, Lloyd Kurtz, and Priya Parrish represent a cross-section of the contributions to the sector's development and excellence.
In recent months, we have seen many citations of our members as well as published pieces. Here are three faculty writers of note we'd like to highlight:
Bhakti Mirchandani teaches a course entitled "Impact Finance for Sustainability Practitioners at Columbia University students in the Masters of Science for Sustainability Practitioners program. Mirchandani is also a practitioner in the field and a prolific contributor to Forbes with articles on topics across the impact finance spectrum. From an article on the relationship between gender diversity on boards with long-term value creation to one on the intersection of sustainable finance with criminal justice reform, Mirchandani's writing is a must-subscribe for practitioners in the fields of impact finance and sustainability practice. Here is a link to the Forbes collection of Mirchandani's contributions.
Priya Parrish serves as the impact investor in residence at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Recently, Parrish published an insightful post about the potential held within the Private Equity space for true impact. She writes: "With fewer companies going public, there are approximately 200,000 private middle market companies that, without capital, cannot continue to be the engine that employs approximately 35% of private sector jobs in the U.S." Read the entire piece in the context of the Impact Engine Blog here: In Defense of Private Equity: Why Our Society Needs Middle Market Investments.
When it comes to writing and thought leadership on ESG and responsible investment, Consortium Steering Committee member Lloyd Kurtz is a stand-out. His recent article in the Journal of Investing is entitled "Three Pillars of Modern Responsible Investment." In this paper, Kurtz writes: "Modern responsible investment encompasses three distinct activities: alignment of portfolios with client values, using exclusions; integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process, often with a focus on financial materiality; and impact, which in public markets is usually sought through engagement with corporate management." Read more in the Journal of Investing online using this link.
Whether these three Consortium members, or some of their dozens and dozens of peer faculty members around the world, professors who teach and lead next-wave thinking and exploration in the fields of impact investment and sustainable finance are at the forefront.