Press Release – WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2018 – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is hosting its 8th Annual Conference, “Investing for a Sustainable World,” from May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open via the US SIF conference website.
The conference gives attendees an opportunity to hear from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field and network with leaders in the field of sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI).
More than 450 participants are expected including representatives from investment management and advisory firms, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers and community investing institutions and corporate leaders and policy makers.
Past US SIF conference speakers have included Vice President Al Gore; US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez; Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org; and Deborah Winshel, Managing Director and Global Head of Impact Investing at BlackRock. Videos of previous conference speakers can be found here. The 2018 conference speaker lineup and more detailed agenda will be released in late February.
Immediately before the opening of the conference on May 31, US SIF will offer a three-hour class on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The course, which requires a separate registration fee, is an introductory resource for investment advisors, financial planners and other financial professionals who want to learn the basics of sustainable, responsible and impact investment.
The Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program, now in its fifth year, provides six undergraduate or graduate students interested in a career in sustainable investment with an opportunity to attend the conference. Scholarship applications and videos of former Scholars are available on the conference website.
Committed sponsors for the 2018 conference include Lead Sponsor Natural Investments, Member Day Sponsor Bain Capital, Reception Sponsor Bloomberg, and Parnassus Investments, Pax World Investments, ISS-Ethix, Terna, ClearBridge Investments, Natixis Investment Managers, Trillium Asset Management, Domini Impact Investments, Calvert Research & Management, Eventide Asset
Management, S&P Dow Jones Indices, MSCI, Dana Investment Advisors, General Motors, Morgan Stanley, Sustainalytics, Campbell Soup Company, Calvert Impact Capital, North Sky Capital, Hartford Funds, Vigeo Eiris, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, KBI Global Investors, Walden Asset Management and Parametric. Firms interested in sponsoring the 2018 conference can learn more here.
About US SIF
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, pension funds, foundations and other asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing institutions and nonprofit associations.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering classes for advisors and other financial professionals on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment. The US SIF Foundation’s Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends is the definitive and most comprehensive report on the sustainable investment industry. The 12th edition will be released in late 2018.
Learn more at www.ussif.org.