About Us


 
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable investing across all asset classes. Our mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.

Our vision is that environmental, social and governance impacts are meaningfully assessed in all investment decisions resulting in a more sustainable and equitable society.

Our members, representing $5 trillion in assets under management or advisement, include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, community development organizations and non-profit 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.
 
US SIF’s and the US SIF Foundation’s primary activities and strategies for advancing sustainable and impact investing include:

  1. Producing cutting edge research, including our biennial Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, as well as fact sheets and guidebooks on sustainable investing;
  2. Offering education and training through online, live virtual and in-person courses for financial professionals and retail investors. We also offer, in collaboration with the College for Financial Planning, the only sustainable investment designation in the United States; 
  3. Advancing public policy initiatives through outreach to legislators and regulators and through providing our members with opportunities to engage in this work;
  4. Increasing public awareness of and demand for sustainable investing through engagement with and education of the media and through speaking at key investor events; 
  5. Providing opportunities for US SIF members to enhance their professional expertise through US SIF webinars, other programs and networking; and 
  6. Providing opportunities for the sustainable and impact investing community to convene at our annual national conference and at local events.   

To accomplish our work, we are guided by the following values:

Commitment: We are dedicated to our mission and achieving results.
 
Knowledge: We provide resources that allow investors and the public to develop sustainable, responsible and
impact investing expertise.

Collaboration: We pursue robust relationships with our members and value other collaborations that advance our mission.  

Inclusion: We actively seek and embrace diversity as a key component of our work. 

Accountability: Our actions are filtered through the prism of broad environmental and social sustainability,  including transparent and high-quality governance practices.

Optimism: We pursue our strategic goals with a belief in our ability to advance systemic change. 


To learn more, we invite you to read our 2019 - 2021 Strategic Plan. Click here for a snapshot.


US SIF is a member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) and a member of the US Impact Investing Alliance's Industry Advisory Council. Using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, our Annual Financial and Sustainability Reports provide an overview of the programs and accomplishments of US SIF and the US SIF Foundation.

Click the following links to learn more.

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report 
2017 Annual Report