Register Now – Maxwell Alumni Reception and Program at Lubin House 4/29

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Register Now to Join Us!

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at
Syracuse University invites you to a

New York City Alumni Networking Reception and Program

Managing Risk, Enhancing Reputation:  A Discussion on Environmental and Social Performance in the Finance Sector

Shawn Miller ’96 MAIR, Citi’s Global Head and Managing Director of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM), will speak on Citi’s environmental sustainability journey, and its leadership role in advancing environmental and social responsibility in more than 100 countries where the bank operates through engagement and partnership with clients, peer banks and stakeholders.  He will use  Citi’s founding role in the Equator Principles as an example where leadership can make a positive and lasting difference to both business and society at large.

Reconnect with fellow alumni, network with our NGO Sustainability friends, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Welcome and Networking 5:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 p.m.
More Networking 7:30 p.m.

Lubin House

11 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

Please register here by Thursday, April 24

You are welcome to bring a guest
Please forward this email on to your Maxwell friends!

Questions?   Please call us at (315) 443-5504 or email us at

MillerShawn D. Miller
Global Head and Managing Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management

Shawn Miller is Citi’s Global Head and Managing Director of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) where he advises senior Citi management and bankers on environmental and social risk issues and transactions globally.  With over 18 years of experience in the field of sustainable finance, he is responsible for formulation and implementation of Citi’s environmental and social risk policies, including implementation of the Equator Principles.  His unit at Citi reviews and provides advice on more than 500 transactions per year in a variety of sectors and banking product types including project finance, corporate loans, and debt and equity underwritings.

He works closely with Citi’s Corporate Sustainability Unit, including on NGO and SRI engagement, human rights issues, shareholder advocacy response, and responding to press inquiries on transaction-related issues that may arise.

Mr. Miller represents Citi externally on ESRM issues including holding the position of elected-Chair of the Equator Principles Association from 2010-2012, and was a co-author of the Equator Principles II (2006)  and a co-drafter of Equator Principles III (2013).

Known as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of sustainable finance, he was a recipient of a 2007 Financial Times Sustainable Banking Awards “Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Sustainable Project Finance” and 2006 co-recipient of “Special Commendation for Sustainable Banker of the Year” from the Awards. Prior to joining Citi in 2004, he was employed for 8 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, as a social development specialist where he focused on environmental and social policy development; conducted social due diligence on IFC investment projects in the oil, gas, mining and hydro sectors; and was the first IFC staff member dedicated to advising on and managing IFC’s relationships with the environmental NGO community.

This event is hosted in partnership with


NGO-Sustainability-logoNGO Sustainability, founded in 2005 by Roma Yellon Stibravy (’54 BA IR/PSc), President,  represents organizations in Consultative Status to the United Nations.  We promote sustainability and renewable energy, and have a lecture series at the UN, in our effort to protect the future of Planet Earth.  We also have a UN funded small-scale solar project in Liberia, and are consultants to a 0 emissions tourist and research island being developed in the Bahamas. We welcome members, young professionals, and interns (  NGO Sustainability, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

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