Divestment, Engagement, and How to Change the World
A Perspective on South Africa, Darfur, and Fossil Fuels
a lecture by
former Senior Vice President for Social Research and Policy at the Calvert Group
Wednesday, March 23
3:30 – 5:00PM
reception to follow
Join us for a special lecture and discussion with Bennett Freeman, former Senior Vice President for Social Research and Policy of the Calvert Group, where he led the social, environmental and governance research, analysis, policy and advocacy work of the largest family of socially responsible mutual funds in the U.S.
An innovative leader in business and human rights, natural resource governance and responsible investment, Bennett Freeman has played key roles in developing several major multi-stakeholder initiatives and global standards. He has worked as a consultant, board member and speaker on business and human rights, sustainability, and responsible investment. While at Calvert, Bennett developed the investment themes of innovative new funds and contributed to Calvert’s leadership on Sudan divestment and human rights in Burma; extractive revenue transparency and conflict minerals; Internet freedom of expression and privacy; climate policy and water sustainability; corporate governance and gender equity. Prior to working in the financial sector, Bennett served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor during the Clinton Administration responsible for bilateral U.S. diplomacy to advance human rights and democracy.
Part of the RBS Greenwich Capital Economic Seminar Series