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The SRI Conference Announces "30 Under 30" Award to Nurture New Generation of SRI/ESG/Impact Investing Leaders

Who Will Help Continue to Shape the Flourishing SRI Movement?  New Award to Recognize 30 Leading Professionals, Including Financial Advisors, Social Entrepreneurs, Academics and Journalists


COLORADO SPRINGS (July 22, 2019) – To mark the 30th convening of The SRI Conference, organizers today announced a new annual award designed to spotlight and nurture the emerging generation of leaders who will guide the SRI/ESG/impact investing industry well into the second half of the 21st Century.

Recipients of the inaugural “SRI Conference 30 Under 30” award will be announced on October 7, 2019. The SRI Conference will announce the full list of honorees in a special blog post and The SRI Conference website and as part of a national news release highlighting the Award.

The SRI Conference is set to celebrate its 30th consecutive annual meeting in November 2019.  The “SRI Conference 30 Under 30” award will recognize the contributions of investment professionals, social entrepreneurs, financial advisors, researchers, academic professionals, journalists, investment marketers, issue advocates and employee of a mission-driven organization who exemplify the spirit of SRI.

The SRI Conference & Community CEO Paula A. DeLaurentis, said: “SRI/ESG/impact investing is all about looking forward and finding tomorrow’s SRI leaders. So it’s only fitting that we should mark The 30th Annual SRI Conference with this new award that spotlights the best and the brightest of an emerging generation of SRI professionals. The future of our industry – and the outcome of so many pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges is vested in these outstanding individuals.”

For submission guidelines and rules, go to To register or get more information about The SRI Conference, visit:

  • Nominations are now open and must be received by September 4, 2019. Winners will be selected by October 1, 2019, and notified directly by email or phone call.  Nominating parties will be notified of the outcome at the same time.
  • Nominees must be under the age of 30 as of December 31, 2019.
  • Nominees should be involved in the sustainable, responsible, and impact investing arena either as an investment professional, social entrepreneur, financial advisor, researcher, academic professional, journalist, marketer for an investment firm, issue advocate, or employee of a mission-driven organization who exemplify the spirit of SRI where they live, work, and play.
  • Nominees should have a visible profile and demonstrated record of achievement in SRI as evidenced by peer recognition, publications (articles, white papers, blog posts), media coverage, as well as other awards and citations.
  • Nominees should express interest in remaining in the SRI arena where they can continue to contribute to the advancement of sustainable, responsible, and impact investing.
  • Nominees should exemplify SRI both in their professional and personal lives (e.g. they are active in community and civic engagement, mentoring, volunteering, serving on nonprofit boards, etc.)
  • Candidates can be nominated by their peers and colleagues in the SRI profession and community, or by those who have been the beneficiaries of their impact.
  • Individuals may nominate themselves, but all submissions — including third-party submissions — must include two other individuals who can support the nominee’s candidacy.
  • The selection of the “SRI Conference 30 Under 30” award honorees is made by the staff of The SRI Conference & Community, major sponsors, First Affirmative and Folio Financial. Nominees may be asked to provide additional information as the award committee goes through its evaluation process.



The SRI Conference sponsors include: Dell, TerraCycle, S&P Dow Jones Indices, MSCI, EQIS Capital Management, Entelligent, First Affirmative, Folio Institutional, Pax World Funds, Parnassus, Matthews Asia, Calvert Research and Management, Natixis Investment Managers, Vert Asset Management, Thornburg  Asset Management, Sarasin, Praxis Mutual Funds, Miller/Howard, Community Capital Management, Capital Impact Partners, Brown Advisory, Aberdeen Standard, Appleseed Capital, Saturna Capital, Axiom, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, Trillium Asset Management, Shelton Capital, Advisor Partners, Jantz Management and Hope Enterprise Corporation.


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

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.


Patrick Mitchell for The SRI Conference at (703) 276-3266 or


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