Mark D. Sloss Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Premier Portfolio Services UBS Investment Management Mark is a Senior Portfolio Manager for UBS Investment Management, a voting member of the Investment Management Investment Committee, and Head of Premier Portfolio Services (PPS). As part of his role heading PPS, he leads the Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investing efforts for…
Erika Karp ’91
Erika Karp ’91 is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance and economics towards facilitating the flow of capital around the world.
Primary activities of Cornerstone include consulting to both corporations and financial institutions, promoting new research in the field of ESG analysis (Environmental, Social and Governance), and facilitating introductions leading to the financing of new enterprises engaged in sustainable business practices.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Ms. Karp was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank. She chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. Erika served on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee and the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group Executive Board. While at UBS, Erika created and drove key branded global investment research products including the UBS Q-Series®, the Global I/O®, Global SignalsTM and the weekly “UBS Global Portfolio Manager’s Spotlight.”
Ms. Karp speaks and writes extensively on topics including: sustainable investing and finance, corporate strategy and business models, transparency and excellence in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, and employee engagement/diversity in the workplace. Her work has been featured by Euromoney, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Investor Relations Magazine, and Forbes. For driving collaboration across the capital markets, she has been named among the nation’s “Top 50 Women in Wealth” by AdvisorOne.
Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and sits on the Program Design Advisory Council for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Erika speaks at events including those of the OECD, the UN Global Compact and PRI, Deloitte, Oxford University, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, Ceres, the Clinton Global Initiative, the EPA, and the White House.
She holds an MBA Columbia University and a BSE from the Wharton School.
Breakout Session I: “How are ESG strategies driving a sustainable future?”