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Robin Miller

Events Co-Chair

Robin leads the Investor Water Hub, a working group of the Ceres Investor Network composed of over 100 institutional investors with more $20 trillion in assets under management. The Hub promotes peer-to-peer learning and a how-to-guide on water risk integration called the Investor Water Toolkit.

Robin joined Ceres in 2017 as a manager of disclosure with the Capital Market Systems program where she engaged with investors, stock exchanges, securities regulators and other key stakeholders to drive better disclosure practices around environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics.

Prior to Ceres, Robin worked as a banker with Citizens Bank and held research roles at the Sustainable Endowments Institute and Breckinridge Capital Advisors. Before discovering her passion for sustainable, responsible and impact investing, Robin spent many years working as an environmental educator and trail crew leader in Massachusetts, California, Oregon and Alaska.

Robin holds a joint MBA/Master of Science in environmental science and policy from Clark University, and a bachelor's degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University. She is also the board president of Miranda’s Hearth, a nonprofit organization building community through creativity that is affordable, approachable and accessible.

The event co-chairs collaborate with the BASIC management team and BASIC affiliates to ensure events are engaging and touch on relevant topics in the SRI community. Robin served as BASIC's Event Co-Chair from 2017-2019.

Blog Posts

[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Investing in Climate Justice Solutions

On a balmy day in November, over 30 people gathered at Zevin Asset Management’s offices for a discussion with leaders and supporters of Grassroots International about opportunities to invest in climate justice solutions.

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] Scholars from Boston Share Takeaways from SRI Conference in Denver

Two years ago, a group of long-time SRI industry professionals led by emeriti members of the First Affirmative Financial Network felt it important to increase the number of aspiring young professionals attending the annual SRI Conference (formerly SRI in the Rockies). These members raised money to award scholarships to exceptional students and young professionals interested in careers in sustainable, responsible and impact investing from across the country. The scholarships cover the cost of registration, lodging and transportation to the conference.

For the 27th SRI Conference in Denver, twelve scholarships were given in memory of Laurie McClain who passed away this spring. McClain was a financial planner and First Affirmative Financial Network advisor who was highly respected by her colleagues and peers.

Several scholars this year are part of BASIC-Boston. Here are a few of their key takeaways from the conference:

[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] No Food to Waste

BASIC was pleased to collaborate with Net Impact Boston, WISE (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) - Boston, and ReFED to facilitate a discussion on May 24, 2017 at Greentown Labs around investment opportunities in the food waste landscape.