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Opening Prayer

The Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee
Chief Ecclesiastical Officer
Church Pension Group

The Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee is Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer for CPG. She serves as an ambassador for CPG and is a key advisor to the organization. She joined CPG in 2014.

Immediately prior to joining CPG, she served as Vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City for 10 years. Ordained for over 30 years, her ministry has been at the diocesan level and in campus, parish, and cathedral settings.

She holds a BA from the University of Kansas and an MDiv from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.

Welcoming Remarks and an Update on the Church Pension Group


Mary Kate Wold
CEO and President
Church Pension Group

As Chief Executive Officer and President of CPG, Mary Kate Wold leads a $13 billion financial services enterprise that provides retirement, health, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and other products and services to The Episcopal Church. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Church Pension Fund, CPG’s governing body.

Mary Kate has served in a variety of leadership positions in the corporate, legal, and government sectors. Prior to joining CPG, she was a senior finance executive and principal corporate officer of Wyeth, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Before embarking on her corporate career, she was a partner and chaired the tax practice group of Shearman & Sterling, a leading global law firm. Earlier in her career, she served in the Office of Tax Policy of the United States Department of the Treasury.

She chairs the board of the Church Benefits Association, a national association of faith-based benefits organizations, and she serves on the vestry of Trinity Church Wall Street and on its investment committee, which oversees the institution’s $5 billion real estate and securities portfolio. She is a former director and chair of a publicly traded medical device company. Mary Kate’s professional affiliations include membership in the Women’s Forum of New York and Women Corporate Directors.

Mary Kate spent her childhood in Bottineau, North Dakota, a small rural community on the Canadian border. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, summa cum laude, with a BA in English and Theater, and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Panelists

Rebecca Linder Blachly
Director, Office of Government Relations
The Episcopal Church

Rebecca is the Director of the Office of Government Relations of The Episcopal Church, where she oversees the office’s work on domestic and international policy issues. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Advisor for Africa in the Office of Religion and Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. From 2007 to 2008, she was Acting Chief of the Strategic Communication Division at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. She served as the Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as a Research Associate in the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Rebecca has conducted fieldwork and research throughout Africa and the Middle East, and she has published on civil-military relations, peacekeeping, and humanitarian assistance. She is the recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

She received her BA in philosophy from Williams College, and her MDiv from Harvard University. She is the Junior Warden at the Church of Ascension and St. Agnes in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Hoyt
Investment Director
Cambridge Associates

Sarah joined Cambridge Associates in 2017. She conducts manager research through the lens of impact and ESG and is based in the Boston office. Her focus spans asset classes and impact themes, and she leverages this research to support clients in activating impact and environmental, social, and governance considerations in portfolios.

She has more than ten years of diverse experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. Sarah began her career advancing women’s political and economic empowerment in western Africa. She then spent four years with Conservation International in Washington, D.C., leveraging climate change science to influence global policy. This work prompted her graduate studies at Duke University, where she focused on the link between corporate strategy, environmental and social performance, and impact investing.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, she worked for the management consulting firm Partners in Performance on operational improvement initiatives for industrial clients around the world. Sarah brings a unique blend of perspectives in environmental management and business strategy and operations to Cambridge Associates’ sustainability and impact investing work, and balances client engagement with in-depth manager research.

She received an MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a BA from Bates College.

Adam CT Matthews
Director of Ethics & Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board
Co-Chair Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI)

Adam is the Director of Ethics and Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative and a Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). He is also the co-lead, on behalf of CA100+, for engagement with Royal Dutch Shell that led to the 2018 joint statement on climate targets agreed between Shell and institutional investors.

Following the Brumadinho Tailings Dam disaster, Adam is co–lead of the Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative with John Howchin, from the Swedish Ethics Council. He also represents the Principles for Responsible Investment as a co–convenor of the Global Tailings Review.

Adam founded and now Co-Chairs the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative that assesses companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low-carbon economy (and publishes this through the London School of Economics). Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI), a forum that convenes dialogue between mining company CEOs and Church leaders.

Adam also serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians Investment Advisory Board and on the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Stewardship Advisory Group.

Christopher Rowe, CFA
Managing Director, Investments Department
Church Pension Group

Christopher Rowe is a Managing Director of CPG. He is responsible for leading CPG’s socially responsible investment engagement strategy and outreach initiatives. He works to build relationships with companies in which CPG invests, peer organizations, The Episcopal Church, and other stakeholders with similar values. Additionally, he works on behalf of the Chief Investment Officer to oversee various aspects of administration for the Investments Department, including communications and compliance.

Prior to CPG, Christopher was Chief of Staff to the CEO of PGIM, Prudential Financial’s asset management business, where he was responsible for wide-ranging activities, including business administration, external relations, and sustainability. Earlier in his career he worked directly with institutions and faith-based investors on strategies for integrating values with investments.

He received a BA in economics from Haverford College and an MBA in finance from New York University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Rachel Segal
Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Research Analyst
Pzena Investment Management

Rachel Segal has been an ESG Research Analyst at Pzena Investment Management (Pzena) since March 2019. At Pzena, her role is to conduct proprietary ESG research, lead ESG-related engagement efforts and manage the firm’s relationships with third party organizations, including the Principles for Responsible Investment (to which Pzena is a signatory).

Prior to joining Pzena, Rachel spent time as a sustainability consultant, both internally at BNY Mellon and in client service at PwC. During her two years at BNY Mellon, Rachel advised the bank’s various business lines on how to better incorporate ESG into their business practices and products. For example, she co-led an impact investing pilot strategy with the Investment Management division. During her four years at PwC, Rachel worked with clients across all industries to set corporate sustainability strategy and environmental finance targets, develop sustainability and risk-management policy best-practices and catalyze internal organization transformation.

Rachel is originally from the UK and graduated with a BA in Geography from Emmanuel College at Cambridge University and an MA in International Relations and Economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).