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Opportunities in the New Paradigm: Finance and Sustainability

Event Overview

“Few in government or business today doubt the inherent value of nature or the importance of managing it sustainably,” assert the editors of 2020’s The Little Book of Investing in Nature, a cohort including Cornell Professor of Practice John Tobin-de la Puente. “But once economics rears its head, then the dialogue becomes muffled, and participants start shuffling papers and shifting their eyes nervously.”

At the intersection of sustainability and finance are the hot topics of impact investing, environmental finance and markets, corporate sustainability, and biodiversity investment. In this webinar, Mark Nelson, Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will moderate a discussion between Angela Mwanza, MBA ’00, an SVP of Evergreen Wealth Management at UBS, and Professor Tobin, on the challenges to and benefits from investing for long-term profit and sustainability rather than for short-term gain. Join us to learn how companies can generate measurable social and environmental impact while reaping real financial returns.

This event is part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business summer series, “Opportunities in the New Paradigm.”

What You’ll Learn

  • The many ways to understand sustainable finance
  • How impact investing is expanding its reach to new industries
  • What metrics can best define success and achieve accountability


  • Angela Mwanza, SVP Evergreen Wealth Management
  • John Tobin-de la Puente, Professor of Practice and Co-Director, Initiative on Responsible Finance
  • Mark Nelson, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Date & Time

Friday, July 16, 2021

  • 9:30am Washington D.C.
  • 2:30pm London
  • 3:30pm Geneva
  • 3:30pm Cape Town
  • 7:00pm Mumbai
  • 9:30pm Singapore