For many years, ESG-style investing has been making progress in the finance world. But now that the Securities and Exchange Commission seems poised to actually enforce such a framework, will corporate managers suddenly get cold feet? Will investors benefit from consistency and certainty of market-wide rules, or is a “comprehensive ESG framework” a serious threat to property rights? Can we trust financial regulators to adjudicate controversial social issues?

Join CEI for a robust discussion on the future of finance and ethical investing.

Justin Danhof, National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project

Jennifer J. Schulp, Cato Institute

Andrew Stuttaford, National Review’s Capital Matters

Moderator: Richard Morrison, CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT


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Justin Danhof is general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research and director of the Center’s Free Enterprise Project. Prior to joining the National Center, he worked in the Miami-Dade State’s Attorney’s Office in the Economic Crimes and Cybercrimes Division, for the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development, and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C.

Jennifer J. Schulp is the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where she focuses on the regulation of securities and capital markets. She has testified before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and her writings have appeared in Business InsiderMarketWatch, and elsewhere. Before joining Cato, Schulp was a director in the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA), representing FINRA in investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Prior to FINRA, Schulp had been a lawyer in private practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and a clerk for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her JD and AB from the University of Chicago.

Andrew Stuttaford is the editor of National Review’s Capital Matters, a new initiative focused on financial and economic coverage. Prior to joining National Review and the National Review Institute, Stuttaford, who qualified as an attorney in the United Kingdom, worked in the international financial markets for nearly four decades and as CEO of the U.S. subsidiary of a Nordic investment bank. He has written for a wide range of publications over the years, including The Wall Street Journal, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, and Standpoint and has been writing for National Review since 1992.

Richard Morrison is a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where his work focuses on the relationship between economic and political freedom. He was previously a senior editor at CEI and managing editor of the blog OpenMarket. He also served as the program manager of CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism, where he coordinated outreach to the business community, universities, and other key stakeholders. Before re-joining CEI, he was manager of communications at the Tax Foundation, where he hosted and produced the weekly Tax Policy Podcast. Prior to that he served as CEI’s director of media relations and director of new media, and hosted the podcast Liberty Week.

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