DENVER, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What would happen if the United States focused on a "New Grand Strategy" that made sustainability the nation's new strategic imperative? Could a new national framework tap into a trillion-dollar market demand for walkable communities, regenerative agriculture, and resource productivity? What would that mean for financial professionals and investors who want to be a part of the process?
Those are some of the important questions that will be tackled when participants at the 27th Annual SRI Conference hear from a panel consisting of the authors of newly published book "The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century." The authors/panelists will outline their vision of a clear, pragmatic plan that can unite Americans and launch a new era of prosperity and security.
The SRI Conference panel will consist of co-authors retired Marine Colonel Mark "Puck" Mykleby, Joel Makower, and Patrick Doherty. Their In for the Long Haul: Investment for a New Strategic Era panel, will be presented at The 27th Annual SRI Conference on November 10, 2016 in Denver. For more information about The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, go to http://www.SRIconference.com.
Joel Makower said: "The New Grand Strategy plan combines the best of the left and the right — a progressive economic agenda that aligns prosperity, security, and sustainability, but with a conservative approach, led by business, for profit, with or without Washington's help (or money). Our presentation is timely, considering that it will take place shortly after the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th. So, we will encourage the responsible investment community to lead the way in helping to embrace and foster this new strategy."
Steve Schueth, president, First Affirmative Financial Network and producer of The SRI Conference, said: "With politicians and Wall Street struggling to see over the horizon, the impetus for sustainable economic growth must come from those of us who are committed to making it happen. At The SRI Conference this fall, we look forward to welcoming Joel and Puck and Patrick and to learn more about how impact investors can play a vital role in their New Grand Strategy. This is going to be an exciting and informative session that brings together those with the vision and those with the financial tools to help make it happen."
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Mark "Puck" Mykleby is a founder and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987. Designated as a qualified F/A-18 pilot in December 1990, he served in five fleet fighter squadrons from 1991 to 2006, in support of Operations Provide Promise, Deny Flight, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, Mykleby was assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, where he developed strategy for the Special Operations Forces. From 2009 until 2011, he served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he coauthored with Navy Captain Wayne Porter A National Strategic Narrative, a concept and vision for a twenty-first-century grand strategy for the nation. Mykleby retired from the Marine Corps in 2011.
Patrick Doherty is a founder and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He is a strategist focused on the intersection of macroeconomics, sustainability, and national security. Previously, Doherty was deputy director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he worked with Puck Mykleby to develop a coherent approach to grand strategy in the twenty-first century. Before joining New America, Doherty was director of communications at the Center for National Policy, a senior editor at TomPaine.com, and spent more than ten years in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, and the Caucasus, working at the intersection of conflict and development. He was a research associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project and holds a master's degree in security studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor's degree from the School of International Service at American University.
Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc., a media and events company focusing on sustainable business and clean technology. Makower hosts the annual GreenBiz forums as well as the VERGE conferences produced around the world by his company, and he is principal author of GreenBiz's annual "State of Green Business" report. A former nationally syndicated columnist, Makower is author of more than a dozen other books, including Strategies for the Green Economy (2008), The E-Factor (1993), and Beyond the Bottom Line (1994), the latter of which is among the earliest books on corporate environmental responsibility and corporate social responsibility. The Associated Press has called him "the guru of green business practices."
To learn more about The New Grand Strategy book (St. Martin's Press, 2016) go to https://www.amazon.com/New-Grand-Strategy-Prosperity-Sustainability-ebook/dp/B0191KMH96.
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), a 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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