EPCRI: Can a Trustee “Do Well While Doing Good”? The Law and Economics of ESG Investing

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Speaker: Robert H. Sitkoff

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Description:  Settlors and beneficiaries are increasingly pressing trustees to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into trust investment programs.  This presentation will consider how a trustee can undertake ESG investing in private trusts, charities, and pension accounts in a manner compliant with trust fiduciary law.

Speaker Bio: . An expert in wills, trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration, Robert H. Sitkoff is the Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law and the John L. Gray Professor Law at Harvard Law School.  He was the youngest professor with tenure to receive a chair in the history of the school, and he is the only current member of the faculty to hold two chairs within the law school.  Sitkoff previously taught at New York University School of Law and at Northwestern University School of Law.   His research focuses on economic and empirical analysis of trusts, estates and fiduciary administration.   Professor Sitkoff’s work has been published in leading scholarly journals and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, among other media.

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