Speaker Profile

Todd Bridges

Todd Arthur Bridges, Ph.D., conducts ESG Research and Strategy Development at State Street Global Advisors and is a Vice President on the Global Equity Beta Solutions team. The Global Equity Beta Solutions research team is responsible for research across index equities, smart beta, and ESG. The team leads the thought-leadership efforts in these areas through white papers and strategy research development. Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2017, Mr. Bridges was Head of Research at Ethic in Silicon Valley (San Francisco). In that role, he helped build the financial technology startup, and was responsible for developing the sustainable investing framework, integrating ESG data into portfolio management, and developing shareholder engagement strategies for the platform. Prior to joining this entrepreneurial venture, he was Managing Director of a cross-disciplinary research institute at Cornell University focused on the role of finance, technology, and governance in sustainable economic development.
Dr. Bridges holds MA and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University, and has completed research fellowships at the National Science Foundation, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Oxford University, and Harvard University. He has published research and presented data-driven findings to business executives and social scientists in the US, UK, EMEA, APAC, and Russia.