Church Pension Group to host a series of expert panels on shareholder engagement

Church Pension Group
Posted Aug 21, 2019

The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a series of expert panel discussions that will examine current trends in shareholder engagement.

The first event will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It will include a panel discussion with Christina Cobourn Herman, Program Director for Climate Change & Environmental Justice, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Christopher Rowe, CFA, Vice President, Investments Department, CPG; Jennifer M. Rynne, CFA, Managing Director and ESG Analyst, Wellington Management, and John Wilson, Vice President, Director of Corporate Engagement, Calvert Research and Management. It will also feature presentations from Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director, Office of Government Relations, The Episcopal Church; and Michael Young, Director of Education Programs, US Social Investment Forum.

All clergy, lay employees, and volunteers who serve the Episcopal Church are welcome. There is no cost to attend the events, but individuals must register at, as space is limited.

Additional panels will take place in Seattle (October 29, 2019), Chicago (June 25, 2020), and San Diego (September 22, 2020). Information on these and other upcoming events will be published online as details become available.

“We look forward to sharing our contacts and insights regarding shareholder engagement with people around the Church who have an interest in socially responsible investing,” said Mary Kate Wold, CEO and President of CPG.

Past Insights & Ideas events examined demographics, deployment, and compensation trends impacting the Episcopal Church, as well as socially responsible investing and the powerful ways to achieve measurable social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. Prior presentations and videos can be viewed at

About The Church Pension Group
The Church Pension Group (CPG) is a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church. It maintains three lines of business—employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and publishing. CPG provides retirement, health, life insurance, and related benefits for clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church, as well as property and casualty insurance, and book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Church. Follow CPG on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.