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US SIF Foundation to Release 2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States


Report Measures Growth of Sustainable Investing Strategies in the United States; Looks at Impact of Corporate Political Contributions for the First Time  

WASHINGTON--US SIF Foundation, the public education and research arm of US SIF, the national nonprofit membership association for the sustainable and responsible investment industry, will release its2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States to the media on a conference call on November 14, 2012.

 

The ‘Trends Report' is the definitive overview of the institutions, organizations and money managers that consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact and will cover the growth of SRI assets under management since the 2010 report. For the first time ever, the report tracks the impact and influence of investment policies concerning corporate political contributions.


For the report, US SIF contacted more than 500 investment management and advisory firms, and more than 1,000 public plan sponsors, foundations, educational endowments, faith-based institutions and other institutional asset owners.

 

WHAT:

Media conference call releasing 2012 Trends Report, the definitive overview of sustainable and responsible investment in the United States.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1PM

 

WHO:

Conference call speakers to include:

Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF 

Meg Voorhes, US SIF Deputy Director & Research Director

Joshua Humphreys, Trends report principal investigator and Fellow at Tellus Institute

Michael Lent, US SIF Board Chair, CIO of Veris Wealth Partners

 

TO PARTICIPATE: 

RSVP to Sarah Coppersmith:  scoppersmith@scottcircle.com, 202.207.3660

 

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US SIF:  The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (http://www.ussif.org) is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. US SIF's members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, community development organizations, non-profit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners.

 

The 2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States is a publication of  the US SIF Foundation, a 501c3 organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF.


CONTACT: Megan Smith, msmith@ussif.org, 202-747-7820

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