Museum of American Finance to Present In-Person Panel on “Going Green: Exploring the Relationship of Sustainability and Finance”

Program followed by reception with performance of artists from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Press release issued September 14, 2022

Museum of American Finance to Present In-Person Panel on “Going Green: Exploring the Relationship of Sustainability and Finance”

New York, NY – On September 19, the Museum of American Finance will present “Going Green: Exploring the Relationship of Sustainability and Finance,” a timely in-person panel discussion featuring a diverse panel of industry experts who will break down how companies are addressing the growing dependency between finance and sustainability. Sustainability has emerged as the leading theme in 2022 as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and commitments have become a critical priority for companies against a backdrop of increasing pressure and scrutiny from regulators, stakeholders and the media. 

Topics include:

  • How corporations successfully embed ESG into their strategy, values, processes and services
  • How ESG initiatives impact the bottom line: opportunities and pitfalls
  • Understanding "greenwashing" from an investment perspective
  • Ways to finance a Net-Zero transition
  • The future ESG landscape from a financing perspective here and abroad

The panel discussion will be moderated by Amrith Ramkumar, Climate Finance Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and will include introductions by Michael Brauneis, Managing Director, Global Financial Services Leader, Protiviti and Gerald Walker, CEO, ING Americas.

Panelists include:

Ron Gonen, Founder and CEO, Closed Loop Partners 
Robert Hirth, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti and former SASB Co-Vice Chair
Ana Carolina Oliveira, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, ING Americas

The program will be held from 5:00 – 7:15 pm (ET) at ING Headquarters, located at 1133 6th Avenue, 10th Floor, NYC. The formal program will be followed by a cocktail reception, where guests will be treated to a live performance of featured artists from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It is free to attend, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. 

“Going Green: Exploring the Relationship of Sustainability and Finance” is sponsored by Protiviti and ING. For more information, or to register, visit

About the Museum of American Finance
As a socially relevant organization, the Museum of American Finance seeks to improve understanding of the influence of financial institutions and capital markets on the US and global economies, and on individuals’ lives. The Museum is dedicated to educating the public on finance and financial history through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery. For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.

Media contact:
Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance