InvestmentNews to host 2nd annual ESG Summit & Film Festival with the UN Office of Partnerships

Virtual event Dec. 2-3 for individual advisers, RIAs and other financial professionals seeking best practices and strategies for sustainable investing.

New York, NY — November 18, 2020 — The second annual InvestmentNews ESG Summit and Film Festival will showcase investing strategies, communications plans and policy approaches for financial advisers seeking to support clients’ burgeoning interest in the $40 trillion global market for environmental, social and governance investments.

The virtual event, to be held December 2nd and 3rd, will be hosted in conjunction with the United Nations Office of Partnerships, and is designed for individual advisers, RIAs and financial professionals looking for best practices and strategies behind integrating ESG and impact investing into their businesses.

It also will showcase half-a-dozen films that illustrate the global investment needed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 UN SDGs offer a pathway to a more just and sustainable world and form the foundation for guiding socially responsible investing strategies that stand to change the investment landscape.  

Executives from Morningstar Inc., top ESG asset managers, and other thought leaders will address the audience and speak directly to how ESG criteria and impact investing strategies can be implemented for clients, and how they can create a sustainable business focus for advisers.

Additional programming highlights will include:

  • Prominent ESG advisers explaining how they integrate ESG criteria and impact investing tools into asset allocations for clients.
  • Chief marketing officers discussing effective messaging techniques that advisers can use to explain socially responsible investing topics and tools to clients, and how ESG investing and impact vehicles vary among providers.
  • Leading ESG portfolio managers teaching advisers how to look out for “greenwashing” when evaluating mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other investment vehicles.

Advisers will have the chance to ask top experts about due diligence, risk management, asset allocation methods, ratings and other approaches to building ESG into their existing business models.

The conference reflects InvestmentNews’ firmwide commitment to helping the financial services industry elevate its understanding of ESG and impact investing through new stories, videos, and events, including its dynamic online destination, ESG Clarity US.

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About the United Nations Office of Partnerships

The UN Office of Partnerships helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. UNOP’s mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.