DENVER, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What will the 2016 election mean for the economy, for investors, for investment markets? How will it impact America's clean energy future? What are the electoral stakes for investors focusing on sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing? These are some of the big questions that will be tackled during the 27th annual SRI Conference which kicks off in Denver for three days starting on November 9th, the day after the 2016 Presidential election.
For more information and full agenda about The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, go to http://www.SRIconference.com.
"We have the advantage this year of convening the largest gathering of SRI investors and investment professionals in the U.S. immediately after the 2016 election concludes," said Steve Schueth, president of First Affirmative Financial Network and producer of The SRI Conference. "This seems like the ideal time to take stock and look ahead. To that end, we have assembled some of America's leading experts to help SRI Conference attendees make sense of the election outcomes and what they may mean for the nation in general and investors more specifically."
The five key election-related speakers and panels include:
- "Economic Forecast: What Awaits Our New President?" (November 9). This will mark First Affirmative Chief Economist, Mel Miller's, 25th annual economic assessment and forecast. Miller will address a range of key questions: Is the recovery nearing the end? Is a recession a possibility for the new President? What structural problems warrant addressing first by the next occupant of the White House?
- "Navigating the New Political, Economic and Market Environment" (November 9). In this keynote, Zachary Karabell, PhD, head of global strategy at Envestnet and president of River Twice Research, will assess the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, its possible consequences for markets and economic policy, and what that may mean for sustainable, responsible, impact investors. Karabell will discuss what we can expect, and also what areas of our system are unlikely to change regardless of who occupies the Oval Office and controls Congress.
- "The Post-Election Policy Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Responsible Investors" (November 10). This plenary panel will feature: Bennett Freeman, previously senior vice president, sustainability research and policy at Calvert Investments and currently board secretary of the Global Network Initiative; Joe Keefe, president and CEO of Pax World Management; and Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing and the US SIF Foundation. The panel discussion will be moderated by Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters. These industry leaders also have deep experience in the public policy arena. They will address post-election challenges and opportunities related to climate change and environmental sustainability; labor and human rights; financial regulation and economic innovation; shareholder rights and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). What are the possibilities, and what should be the priorities, for responsible investors given the new Administration and the new make-up of Congress?
- "In for the Long Haul: Investment for a New Strategic Era" (November 10). If an overarching long-term strategy for the future of the United States is not likely to be forthcoming from inside the Beltway, it has to come from investors—and the implications for modern portfolio theory are extraordinary. Retired Marine Colonel, Mark "Puck" Mykleby will join his co-authors Joel Makower and Patrick Doherty for a presentation based on their new book, "The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century." 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? Mykleby and Doherty are co-founders and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc., a media and events company focusing on sustainable business and clean technology.
- "Clean Energy: Policy and Opportunities in the New America" (November 11). In the 21st century, our wealth of energy resources must be adapted to tackle the challenges of sustainability. Few Americans bring the breadth of experience that former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, and former National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Director, Dan Arvizu, can deliver. The panel featuring Gov. Ritter and Dr. Arvizu will be moderated by Ken Locklin, a director of Impax Asset Management (US) LLC.
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).
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