On September 11, the third annual NYC Sustainable Investing Conference will take place at the United Nations (UN). Featuring more than two dozen speakers from throughout the financial sector, the one-day event is expected to draw between 350 and 400 financial professionals.
According to Jeff Gitterman, co-founding partner of the Edison, New Jersey, and New York, NY-based firm, Gitterman Wealth Management (GWM), and one of the event’s co-organizers, this year’s conference represents the next step in the industry’s increased focus on environmental, social and corporate responsibility.
“We’re trying to dispel the myth that sustainable investing doesn’t yield good returns,” Gitterman says. “The conference will feature a number of managers that have a five-year track record of outperforming alpha benchmarks. This is the future of our business.”
For this year’s conference, Gitterman says the goal is to tie socially responsible investing—known by the acronym ESG, short for Environmental, Social and Governance—to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including quality education, zero hunger and reduced inequality.
“The world has enormous problems to solve,” Gitterman says, “and we simply can’t address them all without the power of private capital.”
Following breakfast and a brief keynote address, the conference will feature four panels throughout the day, on topics ranging from the growing RIA commitment to ESG to a discussion on the merits of sustainable investing, moderated by Morningstar.
The conference will conclude with a 90-minute networking reception.
Tickets to the event can be purchased through Eventbrite, or by visiting www.GittermanWealth.com/2018conference
Gitterman Wealth Management is an industry leader in the Sustainable, Impact, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing space, offering investing services for individuals, as well as research, education and investing services for other financial professionals. For more information, please visit www.GittermanWealth.com
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