What is the Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC)?
Founded in 2015, the Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) works with accounting firms, law firms and investment firms to integrate sustainability as part of a firm’s overall growth strategy. We work to spark innovation by discussing ideas that align with economic opportunities and environmental, social and other stewardship to firms’ shareholders and stakeholders.
The Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) was created to foster insight on how accountants and attorneys can incorporate sustainability practices that align economic opportunity with sustainable policies. SILC’s vision is to educate, encourage, and expand the understanding of sustainability and the impact it has on profitability based on policy, measurability and standards.
The SILCNY Committee
Stanley Goldstein launched a solo firm in 1964 which became Goldstein, Golub & Kessler,(now part of McGladrey). His work with City Associates, one of the earliest hedge funds, led to an expertise in that sector. He now runs a private equity fund with investments in Gerson Lehrman Group, Novus, Artivest, Clear-Serve and equalitycardproject.com. He is the founder of several non-profits including American Friends of James Joyce and Donors’ Forum, a roundtable of grant-making foundations and family offices. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the founder of The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.
Sarah is the Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations at Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm focused on investing in the Americas. She joined Arlon in 2010 and held a prior role as Senior Professional, Management Reporting and Analytics. Prior to joining Arlon, she was an Investor Relations Associate with Citi Private Equity/StepStone Group LLC from 2008-2010; a Research Analyst with Edelman from 2005-2007; and a Program Assistant for the Water and Coastal Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2002-2005. Sarah serves as President on the Board of HeARTs Speak, on the Young Executive Board of iMentor, on the Executive Council of the Alumni Council at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and as Chair of the Sustainability Committee and on the Management Committee of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable. Sarah received her BA in English from Vassar College and her MPA from SIPA at Columbia University, where she received a fellowship for International Finance and Policy.
Sachin Sawhney is a renewable energy consultant on a mission to simplify and scale the adoption of new energy solutions. He integrates and standardizes energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water reduction offerings into a packaged best-in-class solution designed to improve profitability for Property Managers, Nursing Homes, and Warehouses/Parking Garages. By creating a repeatable model that can be easily adopted by similar businesses, he is able to shift the power of negotiation to business owners. Through which they can attain favorable terms and make intelligent and informed decisions. He holds a BS in CIS, MBA in Finance, and certifications from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).