On August 22, Drinker Biddle’s Financial Services Industry Group and Women’s Leadership Committee hosted the 100 Women In Finance summer networking and educational panel session “Doing Good While Doing Well: ESG and Impact Investing” at the historic Stamford Yacht Club.

The panel of speakers from the financial services industry discussed impact investing’s role in improving corporate operations, driving bottom-line results and effecting positive change.

Among the issues for discussion, the panel covered climate change, diversity and inclusion, opportunity zones, shareholder activism, UN Principles of Responsible Investment and initiatives for global standards in sustainable finance.

Thanks to our panelists (pictured left to right) Christina Alfandary, Managing Director at GAMCO Investors, Inc., Meredith Jones, Partner at Aon Hewitt, Carole Laible, CPA, CEO at  Domini Impact Investments, Ethan Powell CFA CPA, Founder at Impact Shares, and moderator Stacy Louizos, Partner at Drinker Biddle.

This timely topic was one of the most well attended CT/Westchester chapter 100 Women in Finance events to date, attracting more than one hundred professionals from the financial services industry who enjoyed a thoughtful and engaging discussion followed by a reception overlooking the Long Island Sound.

For more information on 100 Women in Finance, please visit their website.

(Left to right: Stacy Louizos, Ethan Powell and Carole Laible)