Registration Now Open For US SIF 9th Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2019) – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is hosting its 9th Annual Conference, “New Challenges, New Opportunities,” June 11-12 at the Downtown Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Early bird registration rates are in effect through March 15.
The US SIF Annual Conference gives attendees an opportunity to network with leaders in the sustainable investing community and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments. Registration is now open on the US SIF conference website at ussif.org/conference.
More than 450 participants are expected at this year's event including representatives from investment management and advisory firms, foundations and family offices, research firms and rating agencies, financial planners and advisors, universities, broker-dealers and community development institutions, federal and state government and private and public corporations.
Past US SIF conference speakers have included Vice President Al Gore; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; Kurt Summers, treasurer of the City of Chicago; Robert Jackson Jr., commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and Jennifer Pryce, president and CEO of Calvert Impact Capital. Videos of previous conference speakers can be found here. The 2019 conference speaker lineup and a detailed agenda will be available on the US SIF Conference website.
US SIF will host its annual Member Day for US SIF members on June 10 (additional fee required). Immediately before the opening of the conference on June 11, US SIF will offer a three-hour class on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment at the Downtown Radisson Blu 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 course can be taken as a stand-alone admission item or as part of the conference registration.
The Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program, now in its sixth 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 2019 conference include Prime Sponsors Impax Asset Management, Parnassus Investments and Trillium Asset Management; Wireless Network Sponsor Vigeo Eiris; Mobile App Sponsor ClearBridge Investments; Conference Lounge Sponsor Bloomberg; and Supporting Sponsors Hartford Funds, KBI Global Investors, Thornburg Investment Management, CRF USA and Calvert Impact Capital; and Contributing Sponsors Calvert Research & Management, MSCI, Sustainalytics, PIMCO and Brown Advisory. Firms interested in sponsoring the 2019 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 was released late 2018.
Learn more at ussif.org.