Friday, July 31, 2020

SILC 2020-21: Welcome to the Show!


Before the Covid pandemic changed history, the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council (SILC) planned to present its Fifth Annual Conference on Sustainability on May 14, 2020. Grant Thornton agreed to host the event in its midtown Manhattan conference facilities. PKF signed up to sponsor Continuing Professional Education credits for Certified Public Accountants. Alston & Bird opted to sponsor Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys. And Con Edison agreed to return as the primary sponsor of the event.

Although the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Conference, SILC refused to pack up its bags and “wait ‘till next year.” Instead, during the following two months, SILC converted three of its planned conference sessions into a series of free webinars and podcasts. One of the podcasts was offered in partnership with the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable, and another was the product of a similar venture with PKF.

Never content to rest on its laurels, the SILC Management Committee is now scheduling a Zoom call to commence its development of new programs for the 2020-21 year. If you wish to join our call on Tuesday, August 4 at 9:30 am US Eastern time, please reply to this message to express your interest. We will be delighted to welcome you to the show!