Erika Karp is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets enhancing investment processes through transparency and collaboration. In offering investment banking, investment management and strategic consulting services, Cornerstone works with corporations and financial institutions, driving new research in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, and facilitating capital introductions for companies engaged in sustainable business practices.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Erika was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank where she chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, an advisor to the UN Global Compact’s LEAD Board Development Program, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative’s Market-based Approaches track. Erika has been named among the nation’s “Top 50 Women in Wealth” by AdvisorOne, the “GOOD 100” and the“Purpose Economy 100” and one of 50 “Conscious Capitalists” who are “Transforming Wall Street.