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Former Mass. Governor and Bain Capital Double Impact Managing Director Deval Patrick to Address Largest Annual Meeting of SRI/ESG/Impact Investor

Patrick to Speak to Gathering of Sustainable Investing Pros Managing $12+ Trillion in Assets


COLORADO SPRINGS (October 31, 2019) – The SRI Conference & Community announced today that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, now a managing director at Bain Capital Double Impact, will participate as a main stage speaker at the Conference this November.

Prior to joining Bain Capital Double Impact, Patrick served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for eight years. As governor, Patrick was an early supporter of the use of impact and green bonds in Massachusetts in three areas: homelessness, juvenile justice and renewable energy. Under Patrick, Massachusetts joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in a successful multistate effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The landmark 30th SRI Conference will take place November 11-15, 2019 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Governor Patrick’s address will focus on the power of impact investing to build companies that deliver both competitive financial returns and meaningful, measurable social and environmental good. Additional details regarding Governor Patrick’s presentation will be released as part of the official Conference agenda.

Bain Capital Double Impact employs a value-added approach to impact investing by building mission-driven companies, maximizing their financial potential and scaling their social and environmental impact. The Bain Capital Double Impact team focuses on three core themes: health and wellness, sustainability and education and workforce development. Since its founding in 2016, Double Impact has completed 11 platform investments.

Sustainability/SRI/ESG/impact investing has exploded in recent years: More than one out of every four dollars under professional management in the United States— upwards of $12.0 trillion — is invested according to various SRI strategies, up more than 38 percent from $8.7 trillion in 2016. Women, millennials and large-asset owners – like 401(k) and 403(b) plans, large pension plans, and prominent foundations and endowments – are leading the charge and SRI Conference attendees will learn how they can be part of this historic shift in the investment marketplace.


The SRI Conference sponsors include: Aberdeen Standard Investments, Act Analytics, Advisor Partners, Allianz Global Investors, Appleseed Capital, Axiom, Brown Advisory, Calvert Impact Capital, Calvert Research and Management, Capital Good Fund, Capital Impact Partners, College for Financial Planning, Community Capital Management, Dell, Energy Income Partners, Entelligent, EQIS Capital Management, First Affirmative Financial Network, Folio Institutional, General Mills, Green Century Funds, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, Hope Enterprise Corporation, Iroquois Valley Farms, Jantz Management, Kiva, Matthews Asia, Miller/Howard Investments, MSCI, Natixis Investment Managers, Open Invest, Parnassus, Pax World Funds, Praxis Mutual Funds, RBC Global Asset Management, Riskalyze, Sarasin Asset Management, Saturna Capital, Self Help Federal Credit Union, Shelton Capital, S&P Dow Jones Indices, TerraCycle, Thornburg Investment Management, Tides, Trillium Asset Management, Vanderbilt Financial Group, Vanguard, and Vert Asset Management.


The SRI Conference is the premier annual gathering of the sustainability/SRI/ESG/impact investing world. The 30th SRI Conference takes place November 11-15, 2019 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, go to

#fromEVOLUTIONtoREVOLUTION is the focus of this milestone conference, which will draw an estimated 1,200 attendees. The 30th Annual SRI Conference offers participants the chance to learn from authentic SRI experts, gain insight on policy and future trends, be among the first to know about new SRI products, and enjoy opportunities to network and do business with a diverse range of organizations and leaders at the forefront of investing for social, economic, and environmental progress.

Folio Financial, Inc. is the parent company of The SRI Conference & Community. Folio Financial (formerly FOLIOfn, Inc.), Folio Investing, Folio Institutional, First Affirmative, and VIA Folio together comprise the Folio brands, delivering innovation that benefits investors and those who serve them.


Bain Capital Double Impact ( is the impact investing strategy arm of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital’s proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver both competitive financial returns and meaningful, measurable social and environmental good. Bain Capital Double Impact focuses on health & wellness, sustainability, and community building to create long-term value and meaningful impact at scale. Its goal is to enable the next phase of financial and impact growth for our partner companies, which are solving critical social problems, and doing so profitably. We believe that our value-added approach, experienced team, and broad platform expertise will help our partner companies to thrive.


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