US SIF Announces 2022 Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Recipients for 11th Annual Conference

The scholarship is intended to introduce students to the sustainable investment field and enhance the diversity of the field.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2022 – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment has announced the 2022 winners of the Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship.
The scholarship offers undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in sustainable and impact investment the opportunity to attend US SIF FORUM 2022, taking place from June 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico. The scholarship grew out of a US SIF initiative on diversity and inclusion and is intended to both enhance the diversity of the field and introduce students to the sustainable investment industry.
Scholarship recipients receive:
  • Registration for US SIF FORUM 2022, US SIF's 11th Anniversary Conference from June 6-8, 2022, including Member Day;
  • Registration for our course on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment;
  • Lodging (shared room) for non-local participants and eligibility for travel reimbursements.
"Educating and incorporating the voices of the next generation of sustainable investing professionals is increasingly important as the field grows and evolves," said Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF. "We enthusiastically welcome these young scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to the field of sustainable and impacting investing during their studies. By attending US SIF FORUM 2022, these scholars will gain a deeper understanding of sustainable investing and make connections with some of the industry's leading professionals."
This year's scholarship recipients are:
  • Rachel Koh – Boston University
  • Talia Vincente – Bryant University
  • Linda Wang – Colgate University
  • Derrik Chen – Emory University
  • Arafat Kabir – Johns Hopkins University
  • William Manson – Pennsylvania State University
  • Michelle Liang – Yale University

The scholarship is named for Peter DeSimone, who had a 20-year career in sustainable investment before his death in 2014 at the age of 43. Peter was a US SIF staff member for several years, inaugurating the position of Policy Director and helping launch our first conference. For more information, click here.
These scholarships are made possible through the sponsorship of Boston Trust Walden, Calvert Impact Capital, Ethos ESG and Praxis Mutual Funds.
For more information on US SIF's annual conference, please click here.
About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable 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, community investing organizations and nonprofit associations.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational and research activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering courses and other resources for advisors and other financial professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of sustainable investing.
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