Socially responsible investment confab set for Oct. 17-20
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. - First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN) and the nonprofit Social Investment Forum will host the 13th annual Socially Responsible Investing in the Rockies Conference, October 17-20. SRI in the Rockies will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and is expected to draw over 400 professionals from the socially responsible investment industry in the United States and around the world. SRI in the Rockies is the largest annual gathering of the U.S. socially responsible investment industry. The conference's theme is "Transparency, Sustainability and Financial Markets: The Crucial Role of Socially Responsible Investors." "With corporate ethics and transparency the key business issues of the day, it is clear that socially responsible investors are critically important to the future of a trustworthy and sustainable free enterprise system," said FAFN Chief Executive Officer George Gay. Presentations include those from Jamie Heard, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) on "The Public Mistrust of Corporate America: Fertile Ground for Socially Responsible Investment Strategies"; William S. Lerach, partner, Milberg Weiss Bershard Hynes & Lerach, LLP: "The Chickens Come Home to Roost: How Wall Street, the Big Accounting Firms and Corporate Interests Chloroformed Congress and Cost America's Investors Trillions." For more conference details, go to http://www.sriintherockies.com.