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Green Century Funds President Named SRI Service Award Winner

30th Annual SRI Conference Honors Impact/ESG Investing Leader Leslie Samuelrich


COLORADO SPRINGS (November 19, 2019) – Today, The 30th Annual SRI Conference announced that Leslie Samuelrich, president of Boston-based Green Century Capital Management, is the 2019 winner of the SRI Service Award.

SRI30 Service Award Winner Leslie Samuelrich, Green Century Capital ManagementEvery year, leading sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing professionals gather for the industry’s largest and longest running meeting, The SRI Conference.  A conference hallmark is when attendees vote to bestow the conference’s highest honor to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, innovation, high standards of professional conduct, and accomplishment in collaboration with other SRI industry leaders.  

Paula DeLaurentis, CEO of The SRI Conference, said: “We extend our warmest congratulations to Leslie Samuelrich, who has demonstrated unparalleled leadership in ESG investing and corporate engagement, as well as environmental and public health advocacy. It is an honor for us to be able to confer this award each year to the best and brightest in our community.”

Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich said: “I am honored to receive the SRI Service Award. It is especially gratifying to be recognized by my peers in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing at the 30th Annual SRI Conference, which is always an inspiring event. This personal recognition is a reflection of the work of the whole Green Century team and I’m pleased to accept it in their honor.”

Samuelrich leads Green Century Capital Management, a pioneer in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing, focusing on the firm’s investment strategies, business development, and impact investing program. The Green Century Funds have experienced 527 percent growth under her leadership.

Samuelrich has more than 25 years of experience in ESG investing, corporate engagement, and environmental and public health advocacy. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and the Advisory Board of the Intentional Endowments Network.  She is a guest lecturer on impact investing at The Wharton School and annually presents at dozens of national and regional industry conferences and events.


The SRI Conference sponsors include: Aberdeen Standard Investments, Act Analytics, Advisor Partners, Allianz Global Investors, American Century Investments, Appleseed Capital, Axiom, Brown Advisory, Calvert Impact Capital, Calvert Research and Management, Capital Good Fund, Capital Impact Partners, Clean USA Power, College for Financial Planning, Community Capital Management, Dell, Earth Equity Advisors, 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, Morningstar, Inc., 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, Uncommon Giving, Vanderbilt Financial Group, Vanguard, Vert Asset Management, and WaterEquity.


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

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.

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