About Events Building a Sustainable Legacy Through Impact/ESG Investing: Featuring UVA Alumni Building a Sustainable Legacy Through Impact/ESG Investing: Featuring UVA Alumni AUGUST 5, 2020 5:00 PM Online via Zoom Register This webinar offers insights to current UVA students and recent alumni about important trends in sustainable finance that are impacting capital markets. What was once a fringe effort to bring greater accountability to multinational corporations has claimed a central place in international finance. This panel features UVA alumni with important vantage points to these trends and their impact on business and society. Christine Mahoney Christine Mahoney is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. Read full bio Kristian Nammack Kristian has worked with investors since 1986. He has worked independently as a consultant for the past 15 years across many sectors including finance, the arts, and public land stewardship. His consulting practice Nordic Reach is focused on educating various interested parties about the dynamics of capital allocation from Nordic investors. Kristian earned a BA from the University of Virginia and was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University. He later took classes at City and Guilds Art College in London and the Edinburgh College of Art as part of an “adult gap year.” He has served as a trustee for a number of institutions including Berea College, The Queens Museum, and The Hetrick Martin Institute. Elizabeth Beauvais Elizabeth Beauvais is a sustainability & impact investing consultant with over 20 years’ experience in environmental and social impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, strategic growth and partnership planning, and program design, implementation and reporting. She served as the chief sustainability officer at ExxonMobil, where she built the company’s first stakeholder engagement platform and sustainability report, after serving as the research manager for the U.S. Impact Investing trade association (US-SIF). As a consultant, she is a bridge builder and problem solver, whose clients have included Fortune 100 companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Phillips 66, multilateral organizations like the InterAmerican Development Bank, private equity investment houses such as ACON, as well as smaller environmental and community-building nonprofits. Elizabeth’s most recent projects have focused using sustainability, social enterprise, and impact investing strategies as drivers for innovation and resiliency, particularly in the Gulf Coast. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Virginia in 1998 with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Women's Studies, and holds a master’s degree in Development Economics and International Environmental Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston. Jamie Wertz A UVA graduate with a B.A. in Global Sustainability and Foreign Affairs interested in environmental policy, communications, clean energy, and marketing. Related Content Christine Mahoney On the Advantages of a Well-Constructed Lobbying System: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process Research On the Advantages of a Well-Constructed Lobbying System: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process by Christine Mahoney Lee Drutman The American lobbying information processing system is woefully outdated. The mechanisms by which citizen, interest group, and business concerns are incorporated into the policymaking process have largely not been updated in over 200 years. Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced Research In 2015, 60 million people were displaced by violent conflict globally - the highest since World War II. National and international policy prevents the displaced from working or moving freely outside the camps set up to ‘temporarily’ house them. Social Entrepreneurship at UVA Receives Award as Global Leader in Social Entrepreneurship Education News Bestowed by AshokaU, a worldwide leader in social innovation education, the award recognizes the extraordinary impact of SE@UVA’s Changemaker Labs. Alum in Action: Kathryn Babineau News Batten alum Kathryn Babineau (MPP ’13) is a Ph.D. student in the University of Virginia's sociology department, where she studies globalization, labor rights, and public and private regulation. Previously, she worked as a human rights investigator for the Fair Food Standards Council and as a research coordinator at National Defense University.