Committees

 

US SIF and US SIF Foundation committees enhance the programmatic work of our organizations and provide valuable member and industry benefits. Committees are comprised of member experts. Participation in committees must be approved by US SIF staff.

To inquire about a committee, please email info@ussif.org. 

Company Calls: This committee organizes due diligence calls for US SIF members with publicly traded companies. These calls provide US SIF members with valuable opportunities to speak with company representatives about environmental, social and governance practices and performance. The committee serves as a resource to companies by providing a point of contact into the sustainable investment analyst community.

Conference Agenda: Members of this committee help organize US SIF's annual conference, including conference theme, plenary and breakout topics, and speaker selection. Committee members are expected to "champion" at least one breakout panel discussion by developing the description of session, inviting panelists and moderators for that session and convening a planning call for the panelists and moderator a few weeks before the conference date.

Education: Comprised of academics and leading practitioners, this committee provides advice and input to the US SIF Foundation and its Center for Sustainable Investment Education on educational programming and other content meant to educate current and prospective sustainable and impact investing practitioners. 

Membership: This committee reviews and suggests membership recruitment and retention strategies, dues schedules and benefit programs in order to grow organizational revenues from membership dues and to expand US SIF membership.

Member Programming: The Member Programming Committee provides valuable input and assistance to US SIF and the US SIF Foundation on programming for members. The Committee supports work on Member Day of the US SIF conference (next one is scheduled for May 10, 2017), other convenings, webinars and other member programming.

Public Policy: This committee assists US SIF in identifying, evaluating and monitoring public policy trends and issues that impact the SRI industry and helps US SIF identify tools and strategies to advance its public policy priorities. The Policy Committee conducts an annual review of policy priorities for the organization. Members of the committee should have some experience in policy and be at firms that engage with public policy.  

Research: Members of the Research Committee assist US SIF staff members in undertaking, commissioning or publishing research under the brand of the US SIF Foundation in order to advance public understanding of investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. The Research Committee strives to ensure that research published by the US SIF Foundation meets a high standard of quality, accuracy and documentation.