SOURCE: Institutional Investor Events

November 17, 2008 07:30 ET

John G. Ruggie, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Business & Human Rights to Keynote Institutional Investor's Responsible Investing Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Institutional Investor Events (II Events) is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Forum on Responsible Investing set to take place on January 12-13, 2009 at the Union League Club in New York City.

Produced by II Events in association with Foundation & Endowment Money Management, Money Management Letter and the Social Investment Forum, this forum will once again offer leading insights on the mainstreaming of responsible investing and ESG integration.

This year's keynote address will be presented by John G. Ruggie, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights.

Other featured speakers include...

Scott Budde, TIAA-CREF

Marc Fox, Goldman Sachs

Sean Harrigan, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP)

Floyd Keene, Association of Small Foundations;The Triple EEE Foundation

Michael Lent, Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Lance Lindblom, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Jack McGourty, Columbia University

Michael Musuraca, New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS)

Drummond Pike, Tides Foundation

Howard Rifkin, State of Connecticut

D'Artagnan Scorza, University of California

Christa Velasquez, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Stephen Viederman, Christopher Reynolds Foundation; The Needmor Fund

New for 2009 is an interactive half-day workshop, "A Practical Guide to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)," led by Jerome Tagger, chief operating officer for the PRI Secretariat.

Forum Highlights Include:

--  What can the responsible investing community learn from the financial
--  Fiduciary duty: is it a driver, or a constraint?
--  Investor criteria for selecting a fund manager or consultant
--  Innovative approaches towards shareholder engagement
--  Real-world insights on community investing
--  Responsible investing for foundations: experiences from the ground
--  University endowments: the 'last frontier' of mission-based capital

Sponsors this year include Benchmark Asset Managers, Calvert Investments, KLD Research & Analytics, Parnassus Investments and Trucost PLC.

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