Alliance Notes: TMT & SASB, Internet Waste, Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Alliance Events, 02/16/21

 
Contents:
 
Upcoming Events:
1. TMT Program Webinar
2. Internet Waste with Rosie McDonald
 

Volunteer Opportunity:
3.Relationship Manager

4. Administrative/Executive Assistant
5. Program Director for Infrastructure, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

 

Upcoming Events

 

1. TMT Program Webinar

Please join on Feb 17 at 12pm EST for a TMT Program presentation and discussion, "Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector." Covered sub sectors include:

  • Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Hardware
  • Internet Media Services
  • Semiconductors
  • Software IT Services
  • Telecommunications Services

You must register on the following Zoom link to attend this event:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qvUho_77QCGWf9M-FjljCQ

Greg Walters
Our guest speaker will be Greg Waters, who is Analyst, Sector Lead - Technology & Communications at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. In this role, he works with companies, investors, and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of a market standard for reporting financially material sustainability information. Prior to SASB, Mr. Waters spent seven years on the research team at proxy advisor Glass Lewis, where he led a team analyzing the corporate governance of North American companies. He holds an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern and a BA in Economics from Bates College.

Please contact William Woo at wwoo@eminvestorsalliance.org with any questions.

 

2. Internet Waste with Rosie McDonald

On March 4 at 9am EST, please join us as the Alliance hosts a Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) program entitled Internet Waste, presented by Rosie McDonald, consultant at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The webinar is a part of the TMT Group’s series of discussions defining the sector’s environmental challenges, discussing the issues involved, and proposing potential solutions. William Woo, Director of the Alliance’s TMT program, will moderate the event.

You must register on the following Zoom link to atttend this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-r0rI79SKe5m2I583TgYA

The full impact and regulation of materials and components critical to the digital economy is difficult to assess as the infrastructure and end-of-life management are less visible. This is true especially to individual consumers that use personal devices supported by data centers and telecommunication networks. In October 2020, the ITU in collaboration with WEEE Forum published Internet Waste for International E-Waste Day which explores the opportunities and challenges of end-of-life management of infrastructure equipment that enables mobile and Internet connectivity. The thought paper focuses on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) derived from wireless infrastructure for mobile Internet connectivity, connected devices and data storage with examples from mobile networks, IoT and data centers. The aim of this paper is to raise awareness about waste from infrastructure that supports connectivity and the need for sustainable WEEE management practices within data centre and telecommunications industries considering forecasted growth.
 
Rosie McDonald

Rosie McDonald is a consultant at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), focusing on e-waste data, research, and capacity building, and is the author of its Internet Waste thought paper. Previously she provided scientific and technical support to the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and worked as a greenhouse gas researcher on the UK national greenhouse gas inventory. She holds a PhD in Environment Sciences.

Please contact William Woo at wwoo@eminvestorsalliance.org with any questions.

 

Volunteer Opportunity

 

3. Relationship Manager

The Alliance seeks a volunteer Relationship Manager to engage asset managers in the Alliance’s programs to advance ESG outcomes in emerging markets. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ESG or international development, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a strong buy-side network. Those with experience in emerging market debt or equity sales will be viewed favorably. Candidates may be based anywhere and may work virtually.

Please send an email including your resume and/or Linkedin profile mentioning “Volunteer Relationship Manager” in the subject to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org.

 

4. Administrative/Executive Assistant

The Alliance seeks a volunteer Administrative Assistant to assist with a range of administrative and executive tasks that are critical to advancing the Alliance’s programs to advance ESG outcomes in emerging markets. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ESG or international development and exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates may be based anywhere and may work virtually.

Please send an email including your resume and/or Linkedin profile mentioning “Volunteer Administrative/Executive Assistant” in the subject to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org.

 

5. Program Director for Infrastructure

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance seeks a part-time volunteer to incubate a program focused on advancing ESG best practices among publicly-listed, emerging market infrastructure related companies and projects. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years' experience analyzing emerging market utilities, project finance, etc.

For more information, please send an email with “Program Director for Infrastructure” in the subject line to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org. Please include your resume or LinkedIn profile.

 

 

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
that enables institutional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development, and improve investment performance in the
governments and companies in which they invest.

www.eminvestorsalliance.org