Boston Security Analysts Society’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Investment Seminar on will be held on November 20th
NOVEMBER 5, 2014 // BOSTON, MA: In response to overwhelming feedback to last year’s seminar, on Thursday, November 20th the Boston Security Analysts Society is hosting its second full-day Sustainable Investment seminar.
This event will bring together expert practitioners to provide practical advice on navigating the evolving sustainable investing landscape.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8 am – 5:30 pm
Where: The Westin Boston Waterfront
Cost: BSAS members: $200 / Non-Members: $300
“Over the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in investors who consider Environmental, Social and Governance issues in their investment decisions — across all asset classes,” said Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management. “Many investment managers are responding to client interest on climate change, human rights, diversity and governance while companies are also highlighting their sustainability records noting excellence has a positive influence on shareholder value.”
Since last year’s BSAS session over 200 additional asset owners and managers signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The 1,200 PRI Signatories are now responsible for $45 trillion of assets, a 32% increase in just one year.
This growth in the size and scope of sustainable investing presents a challenge and an opportunity for the mainstream investment professional serving long-term investors. This seminar will give an overview on how a sustainable investing lens can be applied within and across asset classes in a portfolio.
The seminar is sponsored by MSCI, Trillium Asset Management and Breckinridge Capital Advisors. More details, including agenda and speakers, can be found here.
For more information: George Dudley, Boston Security Analysts Society, 617-651-8644, firstname.lastname@example.org