2019 Conference

 
 
2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
 
The US SIF 9th Annual Conference will be held June 10-June 12, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis and our Member Day Reception at the top of the Guthrie Theatre overlooking the Missippi River and Stone Arch Bridge. This year we will again offer an exciting sponsor and exhibitor experience in a new city.  We have a wonderful Minneapolis/St. Paul Host Committee in place and are looking forward to an innovative national conference.  Our 2019 sponsorship opportunities will deliver optimal exposure while offering space for attendees to congregate, network and engage with our event sponsors and exhibitors. 

We expect 500 attendees to join us in Minneapolis. Among the participants at New Challenges, New Opportunities will be representatives of investment management and advisory firms, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, and community development institutions, along with policymakers and corporate leaders. This is the first time US SIF has held our national conference in Minneapolis and we are excited about being the first national impact investing event in the Twin Cities.
 
 
 
2019 PLENARY SPEAKERS
 
Saker Nusseibeh
CEO 
Hermes Investment Management


Saker Nusseibeh is Chief Executive of Hermes. He was appointed CEO in November 2011 after having joined the firm in June 2009 as CIO. Previously, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having initially been appointed to the firm as CIO Global Equities in 2005. In 2015, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Global Investor Investment Excellence Awards and in 2018, he was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards.

 
   
Winona La Duke
Environmentalist & Political Activist
Executive Director, Honor the Earth

 
Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist working on issues of economic, food and energy sovereignty. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota and leads several organizations including Honor the Earth, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, Akiing, and Winona’s Hemp.  These organizations develop and model culturally-based development strategies utilizing renewable energy and sustainable food systems. 

 
   
Kat Taylor
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Beneficial State Bank

 
Kat Taylor works to restore social justice and environmental well-being. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. Currently, she serves as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Kat is also a founding director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation.
 
2019 SESSIONS
 
  • Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Risks and Accountability
  • ESG and Outperformance: Understanding the Why
  • Investing in Climate Change Solutions
  • Now Serving More Sustainable Food!
  • Beyond the Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Human Capital: Valuing our People
  • New Leadership and Opportunities for Philanthropic Impact Investing
  • Go Big or Go Home: Can the Green New Deal Solve our Climate, Infrastructure and Inequality Crises?
  • Water Challenges, Water Solutions
  • Achieving Impact with Municipal Bonds
  • Value Add? Opportunities and Challenges in ESG Research and Ratings
  • Three Shareholder Engagement Success Stories
 
Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about US SIF or the annual conference. 
 
 
2019 SPONSORSHIP
 
We are delighted to welcome Minneapolis based McKnight Foundation as our Host City Sponsor and Allianz Life Investment Management LLC as our Sustainability Sponsor.  They are joined by more than 25 other sponsors including Bloomberg, Bank of America, MSCI, Calvert, Trillium Asset Management, Clearbridge, Impax Asset Management, Parnassus Investment and Pimco. To see all remaining 2019 opportunities, click here for the full prospectus. 
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN MINNEAPOLIS THIS JUNE!