Climate Action Business Summit 2020

CT Climate Action Business Summit Oct 21-13, 2020

Ranges from Big Picture to Brass Tacks

In less than two weeks, leaders in economic development, manufacturing, finance, law, public health, public safety, municipal government, industry, and higher education will come together to acknowledge corporate responsibility to address climate change – not gradually or in small steps but swiftly and with purpose.

Join James Osborn, Founder of Envest Asset Management as he discusses sustainable investing.

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Sustainable Investing as a Tool to Combat Climate Change

As the climate crisis continues to threaten business and society, the landscape of personal and business finance is changing. More than ever before, people are looking to integrate environmental and social well-being into their long term investment strategies to align their professional aspirations with their personal ethics. This session will provide a foundational understanding of the field of impact investing, cover tools to help you learn how to use sustainable investing to express your values of social &environmental responsibility, and trends within the industry. 


James has dedicated his entire career to industries that advance sustainability through environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues and sustainable, responsible, impact investing (“SRI”). After working for institutions as an environmental engineer, an investment banker in social infrastructure, a clean energy banker, and, most recently, a clean energy investor in the private equity space, he started Envest Asset Management, LLC (“EAM”). As a grassroots effort to increase sustainable practices and investing to individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits.

Outside of work he is an active board member on two non-profit boards: the Ridgefield Education Foundation (“REF”) in Ridgefield, CT, and the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, CT. James holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.