The Vault Series presents ESG experts

The Vault Series presents ESG experts
Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

Please join us in our continuing Vault Series to welcome Professor Aaron Yoon and Christopher Knowland, CFA for an engaging conversation about Environment Social Governance (ESG) and their efforts to integrate information into the investment decision making process. 


Professor Aaron Yoon is interested in how to account for a firm's Environment Social Governance (ESG) efforts and integrate the information into portfolio decision making process. According to the Financial Times, his research on ESG was a turning point on how investors viewed and integrated ESG information and also a tipping point for action. His work has been regularly cited in other outlets such as Bloomberg, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. 

He also won multiple awards for his research and teaching, including the Responsible Business Education Award from the Financial Times, Best 40 Under 40 Professors Recognition from Poets & Quants, Crowell Prize for Best Paper in Quantitative Investing from PanAgora Asset Management, Chair's Core Teaching Award from Northwestern Kellogg, Best Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association, and Graham and Dodd Scroll Award from the CFA Institute. 

Professor Yoon earned his Doctorate from Harvard University and his master’s and bachelor’s from Northwestern University. Prior to academia, he worked as an equities salestrader and a research analyst at Credit Suisse.

Chris Knowland, CFA is Director of Responsible Investing at Harris Associates, a Chicago-based equity manager with approximately $100B in assets under management. He previously worked in MSCI’s ESG group in London and Chicago, and at the management company for Stanford University’s endowment funds. Chris holds a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and is a CFA charterholder.


Fee*: Complimentary

Location:  33 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (Lower Level Vault Space) 

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Registration: Online

4:30 p.m. Registration/Networking
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conversation
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conclusion and Networking

Passport Program

This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute PL Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for (1) credit under the guidelines for the 
CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction.

5/9/2024 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
33 N. LaSalle Street Lower Level Vault Chicago, IL 60602 UNITED STATES

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