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October 2021
President's Message
A big thank you to all who participated in our October 13, 2021 webinar. We had 52 attendees learning about the developments in integrated reporting and the role of governance in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Next, on November 10, 2021, we will have Jeff Shafer, Chief Executive Officer for CommmonGood Capital and CommonGood Securities speak to us on A Bigger Investment Mindset. He will discuss the history of ESG and how investors are considering their values and using their investment capital to solve problems. Use this link to register and monitor our website https://ncc.imanet.org/home for information about this and other no cost webinars. All of our webinars will require you to register and will begin at 6:00 pm and end by 7:00 pm.

Also, there is still time to register for the November 5 Virtual IMA Annual Student Leadership Conference. Students can connect with well-known companies and organizations and learn from industry experts. Please encourage students to register. The $25 fee includes a one year student membership. You can contact me at President@imanationscapital.org for more information.

The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) website also offers numerous educational resources and discusses events and activities you can join. Also, the web site https://www.imanet.org/membership/benefits?ssopc=1 describes many of the benefits you may wish to share with others, encouraging them to join IMA and our local chapter. I also encourage you to inform students on how IMA membership enhances their resume and builds a great networking platform. You can share the information found at https://www.imanet.org/students/student-membership?ssopc=1
Thank you for your support of our IMA local chapter and I'm looking forward to your participation in our upcoming activities!

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
Welcome New Members!
Members Joining in September 2021
Crystal Lewis
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Our 2021 Webinars Have Begun!
ESG: Environmental, Social & Governance: Defining Roles & Responsibilities
During our October 13, 2021 webinar, our Chapter President, Kathleen Sobieralski, discussed the progress related to integrated financial reporting and the role of governance in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. She provided information to help participants:

  • realize the importance of integrated financial reporting
  • improve critical thinking to manage issues related to ESG
  • identify and assess connections between governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and ESG
  • become aware of and take action related to ESG and GRC
  • benefit from an expanded knowledge base of emerging issues related to ESG and GRC.
November 2021 Speaker
A Bigger Investment Mindset

November 10, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Speaker: Jeff Shafer, Chief Executive Officer for CommmonGood Capital and CommonGood Securities

As evidenced by Larry Fink's 5 most recent CEO newsletters, the largest asset manager in the world is championing a bigger investment mindset. Investing has been about risk, reward, returns, and meeting financial goals. Today, more and more investors are also considering their values and passions, with the use of their investment capital, to help create solutions to huge solvable problems while benefiting from the opportunities. 

This is not a new trend, but it has seen significant momentum recently. Come learn about the history of this trend, as well as some of the forces pushing this forward.

Our speaker will be Jeff Shafer, Chief Executive Officer for CommmonGood Capital and CommonGood Securities. CommonGood Securities is a boutique impact investment firm that has invested more than $57 million in impact and values-aligned private investments across affordable/workforce housing, mobile home communities, renewable energy, emerging market private credit, climate smart forestry, and US private credit. Mr. Shafer has more than 25 years of experience, primarily in financial services industry Senior Executive roles.
Webinar Announcement

Additional Future Webinars: Save the Dates!
Save the dates of our other upcoming webinars:

  • December 8, 2021, Tax Preparation, Speaker: Jason Darby

  • February 9, 2022, Economic Development: Why it Matters, Speaker: Dr. Brandon Schweitzer, ACUE Collegiate Associate Professor; School of Business, Accounting; UMGC

  • March 9, 2022, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Speaker: Darryl A. Jackson, MBA, CAE, IOM, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

  • April 27, 2022, Three Lines of Defense: New Model, COSO and Applications, Speaker: Sylvia Anderson, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE

All webinars will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude by 7:00 pm.
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