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Erika Karp

Chief Impact Officer
Erika is the Chief Impact Officer at Pathstone. She sits on the firm’s Investment Oversight Committee and Market Strategy Committee. She also chairs Pathstone’s Impact Committee and Thematic Research effort. Erika’s mission is to bring the disciplines of finance, economics, and sustainability to bear in pursuit of a more regenerative and inclusive form of capitalism. Over the course of her 25-plus years on Wall Street, she developed a deep belief in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis as a critical input to investment decision-making. Prior to joining Pathstone, Erika was founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group, a sustainable and impact investment advisory firm she founded in 2013. Previously, Erika was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank. She chaired the Global Investment Review Committee, served on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee, and served on the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group Executive Board. Erika’s work has been featured by media including Bloomberg, The Guardian, the Financial Times, Investor Relations Magazine, and Forbes. Erika speaks on sustainable investing and finance at venues around the world including the UN Global Compact, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Clinton Global Initiative, the Wharton School, the NYSE, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), the Aspen Institute, the White House, and many others. Erika holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. She serves on the Boards of Conscious Capitalism and Jewish Women Invest. Selected achievements and accolades:     * Founding Board member, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (now the Value Reporting Foundation)     * Current Board member, Conscious Capitalism     * Current Board member, Jewish Women Invest     * Advisor to the Humanity United’s Know The Chain initiative     * Ambassador for the World Benchmarking Alliance     * Member of CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative Advisory Council     * United Nations General Assembly Speaker and Global Compact Board Advisor     * Advisor to former Clinton Global Initiative Market-Based Approaches team; plenary speaker at 2014 Winter Meeting     * Served on World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing & Capital     * Served on Program Design Advisory Council, Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program, Innovating for Sustainability     * Recognized among “100 Women in Impact” by Real Leaders, 2021.     * Named among “Top 50 Women in Wealth” by AdvisorOne, one of the “Purpose Economy 100,” the “Good 100” and one of 50 “Conscious Capitalists” who are “Transforming Wall Street.”     * Named by Worth Magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World.”     * Received Babson College’s 2019 Lewis Institute Centennial Social Innovator Award.     * Honored by UN Women of NY Metro as a “Champion of Change,” 2017.