Almost the entire roster of Huntington Park’s Finance Department was placed on administrative leave and one staffer was arrested as part of an investigation into a records breach that has sparked competing claims of wrongdoing by city employees.
A statement issued by the city Wednesday said officials became aware of a “large-scale security breach of electronic financial records at Huntington Park City Hall” that was “intercepted and contained” by the city’s information technology division. The Huntington Park Police Department initiated a criminal investigation, according to the statement.
Environmental scientist Laura Garcia Velez cut her teeth on projects to help Ethiopian farmers insure crops for drought and connect remote Colombian communities to the electricity grid before working for conservation campaigners WWF.
Now she’s an analyst for Lombard Odier, charged with improving the $350 billion Swiss bank’s green credentials.
“It’s really important that finance recruits from science,” said Velez, one of a growing number of campaigners and scientists who have switched to banking, which she hopes can play a role in “greening the polluting industries”.
Activism and finance may seem an unlikely pairing of two implacable foes.
Seema Hingorani has been on a mission to solve a problem that became glaringly clear while she was chief investment officer of the New York City’s retirement systems: A dearth of women on the investment teams of the money managers vying for the city’s business.
Asset managers decried a pipeline problem, while women on college campuses knew little of the industry—or worse, had a negative view of it. Hingorani, who began her career as a T. Rowe Price analyst, set out to fix the problem, founding Girls Who Invest in 2015. The nonprofit built a 10-week summer program that teaches … Read More
Motivated to meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, as well as ethical principles, finance and accounting professionals are looking more critically at diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within their organizations. They are asking questions about issues like social justice and equity, and thinking critically about who gets a seat at the leadership table and who does not.
I recently spoke with Okorie Ramsey, Vice President of Sarbanes/Oxley at major health care consortium Kaiser Permanente. I discussed many issues with Okorie, all of them related to the theme
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