Do you want to speak at SOCAP23? The SOCAP Open Session Submission Period Is LIVE!

Submit Your Ideas Here by April 1!

How Emerging Technology Can Help Financial Institutions Invest with Sustainability Top of Mind

Carole Harsch May 27, 2021

For a long time, quantifying the non-financial impact of a company’s products and investments was difficult and imprecise, but recent technological advancements have brought about a revolution in the evaluation and measurement of sustainable and social outcomes.

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, professionals at the forefront of the ESG technology field will explore the ways institutions can evaluate how their investments correspond to frameworks like the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the help of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics.

The workshop will be conducted by leaders from the New York City FinTech Innovation Lab and Util. The FinTech Innovation Lab pairs fintech startups with leading financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and BlackRock, to further develop and refine their products and strategies. Util, one of the ten companies in this year’s Lab cohort, gathers and evaluates data on companies’ impact on the “most critical social and environmental issues of our time.”



Meta Themes

  • Climate Action

  • Impact Investing

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership


Sustainability, fintech, climate risk, partnerships, accelerators

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The workshop seeks to educate asset managers and corporates about the wide variety of ways institutions are measuring and managing their investments in products and services that offer ESG-related outcomes with the help of technology, offering participants the opportunity to learn firsthand from tech leaders that have exposure to a broad cross-section of approaches to ESG engagement. Simultaneously, it will offer an informative look for entrepreneurs into the best methods for partnering with larger companies in order to bring about a more just and sustainable economy.


  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameMaria Gotsch
  • TitlePresident & CEO/Co-Founder
  • OrganizationPartnership Fund for New York City/FinTech Innovation lab
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NamePatrick Wood Uribe
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationUtil
  • StatusConfirmed
Join the SOCAP Newsletter!