Thursday, April 10, 2014

FRONTLINE WITH FACULTY SERIESLeadership from the Bottom: How an Intern Project Became the UN Principles for Responsible Investment

James Gifford | Senior Fellow, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School
Thursday, April 10
4:15 – 5:15 pm
Belfer, Weil Town Hall, Lobby Level
Harvard Kennedy School

In this talk, Dr. James Gifford will tell the story of launching and growing what has become the world's largest initiative on sustainable development. He will discuss the emergence of the investor responsibility movement and its move from niche to the mainstream. He will also reflect on 'leadership from the bottom' and how to get things done as an 'intrapreneur' in a large organization, such as the U.N., where he launched the Principles for Responsible Investment as its founding Executive Director from 2003 to 2013. James Gifford is currently a Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and Senior Strategic Advisor for the Soros-backed Tau Investment Management. He was named one of 200 Young Global Leaders in 2010 by the World Economic Forum.

This event is cosponsored by the Gleitsman Program for Social Change at the Center for Public Leadership

The Frontline with Faculty Seriesis a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Institute to share their work and research with faculty colleagues, as well as students in an informal setting that will allow for spirited discussion, debate and exchange. The seminars link faculty experts from Harvard Schools and beyond to the Harvard community on a wide range of topics