2019 SPONSORS

Partners

EQIS Capital Management

EQIS provides simple, elegant, curated and differentiated investment strategies to elevate a Financial Professional’s business and the experience of their clients. We offer investors with as little as $25,000 access to the same high caliber money managers, both strategic and tactical, that have formerly been reserved for only the wealthiest individuals. With an EQIS account, Financial Professionals can customize their client’s investment selection including restricting investments in certain industries, sectors or individual stocks to invest in a socially responsible manner.

First Affirmative Financial Network

First Affirmative is a registered investment advisor offering Sustainable Investment Solutions™ to socially conscious individuals and institutional investors. Working through a nationwide network of qualified investment professionals, we integrate mission and values into a custom portfolio management process designed to meet the unique needs of each client.

Folio Institutional

Folio Institutional provides custody and brokerage services to financial professionals and institutions nationwide, servicing billions of dollars in assets. Our patented online brokerage and investing solutions enable advisors to manage thousands of client accounts, implement diversified investment strategies, manage tax liabilities, and fully integrate billing, performance reporting, and other services.

Leaders

Calvert Research and Management

Calvert Research and Management is a global leader in Responsible Investing. Calvert helps investors see financial potential through the lens of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Their mission is to deliver superior long-term performance to clients and enable them to achieve positive impact.

Dell Inc.

By creating social and environmental good as part of our everyday business objectives, Dell is creating a Legacy of Good. Our efforts are already starting to pay off – delivering real, measurable value for customers, communities and the planet. Learn more at legacyofgood.dell.com.

Matthews Asia

At Matthews Asia, we believe in the long-term growth of Asia. For over 25 years, we have pursued an active, fundamental approach to investing in Asia, placing a significant emphasis on corporate governance in making investment decisions. Independent and privately owned, Matthews Asia is the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the U.S.

Parnassus Investments

At Parnassus Investments, we invest responsibly to build wealth for our clients. We select businesses that we believe have increasingly relevant products or services, sustainable competitive advantages and quality management teams for our high conviction portfolios. Every investment we make must meet rigorous fundamental and environmental, social and governance criteria.

Impax Asset Management | PAX World Funds

Pax World Funds (“Pax”) are advised by Impax Asset Management LLC, formerly Pax World Management LLC, a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. Pax offers a diverse lineup of mutual funds focused on the risks and opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. Each fund integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) research into the investment process to better manage risk and deliver competitive long-term investment performance. Since 1971, Pax has made it possible for investors to pursue financial returns while having a positive social and environmental impact.

Supporters

Appleseed Capital

Appleseed Capital is the institutional arm of Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, a Chicago based asset manager founded in 1990. Appleseed Capital strategies employ a go-anywhere value approach that integrate Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria with Global Value and Long/Short Global Value offerings.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating long-term value for clients. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive range of investment capabilities, as well as the highest levels of service. Overall, we manage worldwide assets worth $77.88 billion (as of December 31, 2017) on behalf of clients in 80 countries. In managing these assets, we employ over 1,000 investment professionals and provide client support from 46 client relationship offices globally.

Brown Advisory

Brown Advisory is a leading independent investment firm that offers a wide range of solutions to institutions, corporations, nonprofits, families and individuals. Our mission is to make a material and positive difference in the lives of our clients by providing them first-rate investment performance, customized strategic advice and the highest level of personalized service. We follow a philosophy that low-turnover, concentrated portfolios derived from sound bottom-up fundamental research can generate attractive performance results over time. We have a culture and firm equity ownership structure that help us attract and retain professionals who share those beliefs, and we follow a repeatable investment process that helps us stay true to our philosophy.

Capital Impact Partners

Through capital and commitment, Capital Impact Partners helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. We champion social and economic justice for underserved communities to foster good health, economic opportunity, and interconnectedness. Through mission-driven lending, incubating social impact programs, impact investing, and policy reform we partner with local communities to create equitable access to health care and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and dignified aging for those most in need. We have disbursed more than $2.5 billion to revitalize communities over the past 35 years. Our leadership in delivering financial and social impact has resulted in Capital Impact earning a “AA-” rating from S&P Global and being recognized by Aeris since 2005 for our performance. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, and Oakland, CA. Learn more at www.capitalimpact.org.

Community Capital Management

Founded in 1998, we provide investment management services to institutions and individuals through mutual funds and separate accounts. We are committed to achieving excellent long-term results and providing outstanding client service. We are equally passionate about helping our environment and communities through a variety of initiatives including: office recycling, water filtration system to avoid the use of plastic bottles, energy-efficient lighting, reducing printed materials and paper consumption, charitable giving, volunteer service days, and community service.

Miller/Howard Investments

Miller/Howard Investments’ first ESG strategy debuted in 1991. Grounded in the knowledge that good corporate governance involves appropriate and ethical management of environmental, human, and financial capital, we work with companies for healthy action toward a sustainable future. Our ESG strategies are available for investment as SMAs and mutual funds.

MSCI

MSCI ESG Research products and services are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. Ratings and data from MSCI ESG Research are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research Inc. is a Registered Investment Adviser.

Praxis Mutual Funds

A leader in integrating values and cutting-edge impact investing strategies, Praxis Mutual Funds® offers five mutual funds to meet client needs. Through Values + ESG screening, positive-impact bonds, corporate engagement, proxy voting and community development investing, Praxis investment options seek to make a real-world difference. Invest in what matters.

S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators. Since 1884, S&P DJI has become home to over 1,000,000 indices across the spectrum of asset classes that have helped define the way investors measure and trade the markets. For more information, visit www.spdji.com.

Sarasin Asset Management

Sarasin Asset Management is a leading investment manager of Institutional, Not-For-Profit and Private Clients. Our robust Global Thematic Equity selection process takes an active and responsible approach to corporate governance issues; a strong stewardship philosophy is embedded within the investment process.

Thornburg Investment Management

Founded in 1982, Thornburg Investment Management offers solutions for retail and institutional investors. Our flexible active approach, unconventional portfolio construction, and collaborative culture are important to how we do business. In Santa Fe, NM - far from the groupthink of Wall Street - Thornburg sees the world from a different financial perspective.

Vert Asset Management

Vert Asset Management is a dedicated ESG fund manager. Our mission is making investing for sustainability easier for financial advisors and their clients. As a business, we work to lead by example. We are a pending B Corp, a US SIF member and contributor to 1% For The Planet.

Friends

Advisor Partners, LLC

Advisor Partners specializes in Active Tax Indexing, High Quality Dividend Yield portfolios, Socially Responsible portfolios and Managed Asset Allocation Programs (MAAP). Advisor Partners has the resources and cutting edge investment tools to enhance the effectiveness of your offering and realize increased efficiencies in your daily operation.

Jantz Management LLC

Jantz Management LLC is an emerging investment management company specializing in SRI portfolios meeting broad social criteria and divested from the top 200 global fossil fuel firms. The firm utilizes dynamic fundamental modeling and ESG scoring for its portfolio construction. This yields a disciplined approach that adds excess return at a near market risk profile.

 

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