The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Investing requires us to think about the future. Many investors, including individuals, pension plans and foundations, seek to provide security and opportunities to the next generation and beyond.
Investing for the next generation has become more urgent, however, as scientists warn that we have only about 35 years–the time span of a generation—to stabilize and reduce our greenhouse gas emission.
Meanwhile, the financial crisis of the previous decade, combined with a variety of structural changes to the US economy, have raised concerns about whether the members of the US millennial generation will have the same level of income and financial security as their parents. Reducing poverty and increasing economic opportunity, remains a challenge in many areas around the world as well.
For investment professionals, there is growing interest in integrating, or better integrating, economic, social and governance (ESG) factors that will have long-term, generational impact—including climate risk and demographic changes—into investment analysis.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: May 23, 2016 - May 25, 2016