Cornerstone Capital Group Hires Alison R. Smith as Head of Business Development

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Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone”) today announced that Alison R. Smith has been appointed to lead the Company’s global business development efforts. Ms. Smith will be based in Cornerstone’s New York City headquarters and will report to Chief Investment Officer Phil Kirshman.

Alison R. Smith

"Alison will play a key role developing and maintaining relationships that spur growth across the impact investing landscape,” commented Cornerstone Founder and CEO Erika Karp.

Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone”) today announced that Alison R. Smith has been appointed to lead the Company’s global business development efforts. Ms. Smith will be based in Cornerstone’s New York City headquarters and will report to Chief Investment Officer Phil Kirshman.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Ms. Smith served as vice president of marketing and membership at TIGER 21, a peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors, where she managed several promotional and communications programs and coordinated outreach for the organization. She also worked at Marina Maher Communications and the United Nations Association in various roles. She holds a B.A. from Ithaca College and earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Erika Karp, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Cornerstone, commented on today’s news, “We are delighted to welcome Alison to the team. She will leverage years of experience working with high net worth individuals to advance Cornerstone’s mission to drive sustainable and impact investing. We see significant opportunities across the world to align investment objectives with social outcomes. Alison will play a key role developing and maintaining relationships that spur growth across the impact investing landscape.”

Cornerstone’s mission is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets, enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration. For investors looking for financial returns and to make the world a better place, Cornerstone is dedicated to systematically integrating the dimension of sustainability into investment decisions, delivering financial performance along with positive social impact.

Ms. Smith commented: “As sustainable finance gains momentum throughout the financial-services industry, Cornerstone continues to demonstrate significant market leadership. I look forward to working with the team and promoting the firm’s superior sustainable investing opportunities and ESG analysis.”

About Cornerstone

Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Group is a financial services firm based in New York. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration. In offering investment consulting and advising, investment banking, and strategic consulting services, Cornerstone works with asset owners, corporations and financial institutions, promoting new research in the field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, and facilitating capital introductions for organizations around the world engaged in sustainable business practices.

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