DENVER, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Online registration at special "early bird" rates is now available for The SRI Conference to be held in Denver at The Hyatt Regency Downtown, November 9–11, 2016. To learn more about rates and registration, go to http://www.sriconference.com/register/.
For 2016, The SRI Conference theme is "All In For Impact." The focus on impact investing is of interest to both the investment industry and those in the philanthropy and foundation worlds, with a special appeal to financial professionals and the growing number of nonprofits, charities, universities, pension funds, medical facilities, and other organizations that are increasingly engaged in investing for positive impact.
The five "SRI Pioneers" who will be featured at the 27th annual event are:
Rebecca Adamson, PhD, an Indigenous economist, founder and president, First Peoples Worldwide. Adamson established First Nations Development Institute in 1980, and founded First Peoples Worldwide in 1997. A leader and activist, she utilizes the wisdom and paradigms of Indigenous economics, advocacy, and engagement of corporate social responsibility as tools to catalyze change. Her work established the first microenterprise loan fund in the United States, the first national tribal CDFI intermediary and Calvert Foundation 'community notes.'
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc. Hon., FRSA, president, Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil). Henderson is a futurist; evolutionary economist and author of the award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and many other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard®, and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.
Thomas Van Dyck, CIMAR, is Managing Director - Financial Advisor with the SRI Wealth Management Group at RBC Wealth Management. He has been a leaderin the field of socially-responsible investing for more than 30 years. Hecurrently consults on $1.6 billion of ESG-screened assets. In 1992, Mr. VanDyck founded As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy organization.* In 2014, hewas a featured guest on Bill Moyers and Company and discussed theDivest/Invest movement which he helped initiate with his clients. In 2013,he was named one of the Financial Times' Top 400 Financial Advisors. He wasalso a featured speaker at the TedX Wall Street conference in 2012. Mr. VanDyck is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMAR) and holds Series 7and Series 66 FINRA licenses.
*RBC Wealth Management does not endorse or support As You Sow.
Jerome L. Dodson, founder and president, Parnassus Investments. Dodson is lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fund and the Parnassus Asia Fund and is the sole Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Endeavor Fund. With over $16 billion in assets, Parnassus is the nation's largest mutual fund complex committed to ethical and environmental guidelines in all the funds it manages. Before founding Parnassus Investments in 1984, Mr. Dodson was president of Working Assets Money Fund, a money market fund making socially responsible investments.
Steve Lydenberg, CFA®, partner, Strategic Vision for Domini Social Investments LLC, founder and CEO, The Investment Integration Project, and founding director, Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University. For over three decades, Lydenberg has been active in responsible investment with the Council on Economic Priorities, Trillium Asset Management and KLD Research & Analytics. He is author of numerous articles on responsible investment, and several books including: Corporations and the Public Interest (Berrett-Koehler) and Dilemmas in Responsible Investment (Greenleaf).
ABOUT THE SRI CONFERENCE
The 27th annual SRI Conference will be held November 9–11, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver, Colorado. The SRI Conference (http://www.SRIconference.com) is the premier annual forum for investors and investment professionals engaged in sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing. Conference participation includes investment professionals, institutional investors, and related organizations. The SRI Conference features educational sessions and focused opportunities to network with hundreds of like-minded individuals, organizations, and leaders in the field of Sustainable, Responsible, Impact investing.
The SRI Conference is produced by First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC (http://www.firstaffirmative.com), an independent Registered Investment Advisor offering investment consulting and asset management services through a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious, impact-oriented investors (SEC File #801-56587).
For assistance with The SRI Conference registration and sponsorships, please contact Krystala Kalil, Conference Coordinator at 888-774-2663 or Krystala@SRIconference.com.
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