Trends and Considerations for ESG Investment Options in Public Sector Defined Contribution Plans

Tuesday, June 29: 2:00-3:00pm EDT

Growing awareness and resulting employee interest is spurring defined contribution (DC) plans to include environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment options among their offerings. In this webinar, a panel will discuss research, data, demographic trends, and implementation options for public sector DC plan sponsors, and provide real-world examples of how plan sponsors are incorporating ESG into their programs.

Additionally, the panel will share information about new resources plan sponsors can use to evaluate the ESG and sustainability practices, policies, and initiatives of their DC plans’ investment management firms. Developed by the 2021 NAGDCA Publications Task Force*, these materials are available to NAGDCA members only.

Christina Elliott, Executive Director – Ohio Deferred Compensation

James Gorrell, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Sales – Nuveen

Emily Wrightson, Principal, Financial Advisor – CAPTRUST

Mikaylee O’Connor, Vice President, Senior Defined Contribution Strategist – PGIM

To register: NAGDCA ESG Webinar

* 2021 Publication Task Force

  • Co-Chair: Christina Elliott – Ohio Deferred Compensation
  • Co-Chair: Mikaylee O’Connor – PGIM
  • Kimberly Burch-Garcia – County of Los Angeles
  • Ted Disabato – Meketa Investment Group
  • James Gorrell – Nuveen
  • Sarah Gutierrez – State of California
  • Hank Levy – Alameda County
  • Keith Mekenney – Vanguard
  • Rose Nguyen – Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Julian Regan – Segal Marco Advisors
  • Drew Schechtman – Voya Investment Management
  • Michael Sowa – formerly with LGIM America
  • Bill Walsh – Prudential Retirement
  • Darryl Woody – City of Fort Worth
  • Emily Wrightson – CAPTRUST

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The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators is the premier professional association for plan administrators and services providers of government-sponsored defined contribution retirement plans. NAGDCA provides education, information, and training in all aspects of public plan administration to support members in creating plans that enable secure retirement outcomes for their participants. To encourage a grassroots movement for societal change around retirement, NAGDCA conceived and introduced National Retirement Security Week to Congress. Resolution for the creation of National Retirement Security Week was passed by the Senate in 2006 and continues with bipartisan support annually. To learn more about NAGDCA, visit