San Francisco To Host Impact Investing Event On March 24th As First Stop On Five-City U.S. Tour

SRI Industry Leaders Offer Continuing Education for Bay Area CFPs, CFA, and CIMAs, with Focus on Investing for Positive Social and Environmental Impact

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Mar 07, 2016, 12:00 ET from The SRI Conference, Denver from ,First Affirmative Financial Network, Colorado Springs

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ///NEWS ADVISORY/// Impact investing—easily the hottest topic today in the world of sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing—will be the focus of an all-day training session on March 24, 2016 for San Francisco area investors and investment professionals.  Produced by First Affirmative Financial Network, "Investing for Impact San Francisco" will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm at The Hotel Nikko.  Full details are available online at

Investing for Impact: San Francisco presenters will include:  Danielle Fugere, president, Oakland-based As You Sow; Carol Bowie, head of research, ISS; and Mel Miller, chief economist, First Affirmative Financial Network.  Fugere, Bowie, and Miller will engage attendees with a presentation titled: "Executive Compensation: What Should Shareowners Say on Pay?"  In addition, Yelena Danziger, vice president and senior corporate counsel, San Francisco-based HIP Investor; John Streur, CEO, Calvert Investments; Lincoln Pain, president, Effective Assets; and George Gay, CEO, First Affirmative Financial Network will host: "Transformative Investing: From "SRI Jail" to Rehab."

"Investing for Impact San Francisco" will focus on how advisors can address the current demands of socially conscious investors by teaching the basics of sustainable portfolio management, with presentations on subjects such as fossil fuel free investments, high-demand green bonds, and the quickly evolving definition of fiduciary duty.  This event series is designed for investors and investment professionals who are interested in putting money to work to change the world through sustainable and responsible investment strategies, but who may not have all the right tools at their fingertips.

Event organizers expect to offer up to four hours of continuing education (CE) credit for investment professionals who hold a CFP, CFA, or CIMA designation.  San Francisco will be the first stop for similar financial professional training sessions through the first half of this year in Portland, Chicago, New York, and Boston.  Investing for Impact events in 2016 will culminate with the 27th annual SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, November 9-11, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, where the theme will be "All In For Impact."

First Affirmative Financial Network President Steve Schueth said:  "Although the SRI landscape is rapidly expanding, many investment advisors across the country are still attempting to serve socially conscious clients without much support from their firms, and without a great deal of the information and insights that impact-oriented clients require.  That's where our regional 'Investing for Impact' event series comes into play—offering the information, tools, resources, and services that advisors need to meet the growing demand for more responsible investment strategies."

For more information about Investing for Impact San Francisco and a complete agenda for the day, go to:

Interested investors and investment professionals are encouraged to register at:

For more information, contact Danielle Burns at 877-542-8583 or  The registration deadline is March 22, 2016.

Investing for Impact Events are produced by First Affirmative Financial Network with support from Calvert Investments, PAX World Investments, Green Century, Saturna Capital, Parnassus Investments, Appleseed Fund, Folio Institutional, and Praxis Mutual Funds.

First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC ( is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587) offering investment consulting and asset management services through a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious investors. First Affirmative produces The SRI Conference (, which will be held this year at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver on November 9–11, 2015.


SOURCE The SRI Conference, Denver; First Affirmative Financial Network, Colorado Springs