The speakers included Grassroots International’s Executive Director, Chung-Wha Hong and Director of Grantmaking and Advocacy, Sara Mersha who spoke about the organization’s work to connect people in the United States with global movements solving the root causes of inequality and climate change. Robert Zevin, Founder of Zevin Asset Management, joined them to speak about why he has supported the organization for several decades.
[Event Recap] Discussion of the US SIF Report on The Impact of Sustainable and Responsible InvestmentUS SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment), led a discussion of the positive impacts of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) over the last 25 years. Ms. Woll’s presentation, focusing on the following four areas of broad impact, reviewed the findings from the US SIF Foundation’s recent report. One of the report’s primary goals is to provide data to help communicate how impact investing has influenced the investment industry, companies, communities, public policy, and global standards.
[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Perspectives on rating funds on sustainability performance with Morningstar and SustainalyticsMorningstar Sustainability Rating.
[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] The Road Does Not End with Paris: A Review of COP 21 and Where We Go Next
Juliana CusackOn Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium held a discussion on COP 21 and its implications for the investment community. The event was held at the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston’s Innovation District. The panelists included Geeta Aiyer, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, and Sue Reid, VP of Climate and Energy Programs at Ceres, who both attended the recent climate talks in Paris.
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[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] US SIF Brown Bag Lunch Briefing of the DOL Changes in ERISA Guidance and Unlocking ESG IntegrationOn Monday, December 14, 2015, the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium and US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment held a lunchtime seminar at Putnam Investments near Post Office Square in Boston, MA. The speaker was Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF.
[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Sustainable Development Goals & Socially Responsible Investing: Focus on Inequality with Carly Greenberg, Rob Wilson, and Sonia Kowal
Dylan BrixOn Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium held a seminar on Income Inequality & Poverty. The seminar was hosted at the offices of MFS Investment Management in Back Bay. The panelists included Carly Greenberg of Walden Asset Management, Rob Wilson of MFS Investment Management and Sonia Kowal of Zevin Asset Management.
[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] An Update on the LGBT Workforce, Presented by Shelley Alpern and Laurent Belsie
Dylan BrixOn Thursday September 24th the Boston Area Sustainable Investing Consortium sponsored a seminar titled “An Update on the LGBT Workforce.” Hosted by The Christian Science Monitor at their stunningly beautiful building located on Massachusetts Avenue, the discussion was led by Laurent Belsie of The Monitor and Shelley Alpern of Clean Yield Asset Management. Click through to read Dylan Brix's summary.