US SIF Announces Recipients of Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship

Recipients will attend the 9th annual US SIF conference, “New Challenges, New Opportunities”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 29, 2019) – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment has announced the 2019 winners of the Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship. The unique opportunity offers undergraduate or graduate students committed to or interested in a career in sustainable, responsible and impact investment the opportunity to attend the US SIF conference from June 10-12 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis.

The scholarship covers registration, accommodation and the opportunity to take the US SIF Foundation's in-person course on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment. Peter DeSimone had a 20 year career in sustainable investment, including inaugurating the position of US SIF Policy Director. He was 43 when he died in 2014.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor these young scholars who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of sustainable and impact investment,” said Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF. “Attending the conference is an invaluable opportunity to learn directly from sustainable investment experts allowing scholars to enhance their knowledge and to form important professional relationships with attendees."

This year's scholarship recipients are:
  • Jakhyia Johnson, Jackson State University, B.A., Business Administration, (May 2021)
  • Alexandra Loparto, Bryant University, B.A., Business Administration (May 2019)
  • Gabriel Malek, Yale University, B.A., American Studies and Environmental Anthropology, (May 2020)
  • Emmanuelle Palikuca, American University, MBA (August 2019)
  • Baljmaa Zorig, Bentley University, M.S., Quantitative Finance (May 2020)
  • Kimberly Zou, Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Economics, Global Environmental Change (May 2019)
For more information on US SIF's annual conference, please click 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, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations and nonprofit associations. The 9th US SIF Annual Conference will take place June 10-12, in Minneapolis.
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 trainings 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 in late 2018.      
For more information about the Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship, please contact Bryan McGannon, US SIF's Director of Policy and Programs, at [email protected] or +1 202 872 5359.

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