Thriving in the rapidly evolving US sustainable finance landscape

The Responsible Investor USA conference is back for its 15th year to provide sustainable finance professionals with an unrivalled platform to learn from the leaders in the industry and come away with actionable insights on current sustainability issues. With an agenda curated to spark conversation and find common ground amidst the anti-ESG backlash, hear from thought leaders on both sides of the debate on the practicalities of responsible investing. The speaker line-up in 2023 included representatives from Utah State Pension Fund, R Street, the Bipartisan Policy Center and more.

Connect with a global audience of senior-level executives and understand what asset owners are looking for in their next investment partner.

Gain insights from industry leaders on topical sustainable finance themes including:

  • fiduciary duty in the 21st century
  • disclosure standards and US corporates
  • biodiversity and engagement
  • corporate transition plans
  • navigating the ESG backlash

Join us next year at RI USA and be a part of the discussion that transcends differing perspectives to tackle industry challenges head-on.

2023 asset owners attendees included:

2023 Speakers included:

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Reasons to attend

Get real insight into the industry

RI USA’s program gets straight to the point on what sustainability means for business and investment in the real world. We ask the right questions and deliver the answers.

Build a long-lasting network

Our event attracts stakeholders from across the sustainable finance industry. Network in-person at our workshops, panels, private breakfasts, debates, and evening drinks reception.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from active asset owners honing their sustainable finance strategy and creating real impact. Asset owner attendees included Aflac, Alameda County Employee Retirement Association, CalSTRS, Pension Boards, Pension Boards United Church of Christ, Phoenix Group, Sierra Club Foundation, United Church Funds, Wespath, Office of the New York City Comptroller, and many more.

Key event themes

•  Acclimating to SEC disclosure: What are the implications and risks of ESG reporting for asset managers and asset owners?

•  Increasing demand for ESG data: What are the best practices for ESG measurement and management?

•  Operationalizing net-zero commitments: What role will new technologies, renewables, and carbon offsets play in the transition to net-zero?

•  The role of politics in sustainable finance: How will net-zero agendas and targets evolve with political fluctuations?

•  Managing physical and transition risk: How can investors quantify, manage and adapt to growing climate-related risks to assets and portfolios?

•  Navigating global regulatory differences: How will the regulatory landscape evolve amidst standardization debates?

•  Hydrogen, carbon capture, electrification, natural capital and beyond: What are the best sustainable investment opportunities today and what are key barriers to scale for emerging climate solutions?

Apply for a complimentary asset owner pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible asset owners to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, foundation, endowment, trust, family office or corporate investment division.

Please register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Connect with investors & ESG professionals

Responsible Investor USA provides an opportunity to make connections with an exclusive audience of ESG and sustainable finance decision makers.

Share your solutions, collaborate and network with senior-level executives through bespoke sponsorship packages to meet your 2024 business goals.

For more information on speaking in 2024, please contact Joana Frade.

Joana.F@pei.group | +44 (0)203 879 3893

Download last year’s agenda

2023 speakers included:

Carolyn Allwin

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

Ulrich Atz

Research Fellow, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Antoine Begasse

Finance Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Vicki Benjamin

President - Co-founder, Karner Blue Capital

Sarah Bernstein

Managing Principal/ Head of Sustainability, Meketa Investment Group, Inc.

Willie Botha

Program & Technical Director, IAASB

Lisa Bozzelli

Sustainable Finance Advisor

Dan Byrd

Director - ESG Industry Practice Lead, Moody’s Analytics

Annette Capretta

Chief Counsel, ICI Global

David Carlin

Head of Risk, UNEP FI

Sabina Chatterjee

Director, Sustainable Finance & Advisory, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

Daniel F. C. Crowley

Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Rachel Curley

Director of Policy and Programs, US SIF: The Sustainable Investment Forum

Colleen Davis

State Treasurer, State of Delaware

Sofia De La Parra

Investor Outreach Manager, FAIRR Initiative

Tim Doyle

Senior Policy Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

Svenja Dube

Associate Professor of Accountancy, Baruch College

Carolyn R. Eagle

Head of Americas - Sustainable Equity Index Product, FTSE Russell

Robert Eccles

Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Naomi English

Managing Director and Head of Climate Strategy, MSCI

Mike Ferguson

Senior Director and Analytical Manager, S&P Global Ratings

Azish Filabi

Executive Director, Maguire Center for Ethics, The American College of Financial Services

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor, PEI Group

Danielle Fugere

President & Chief Counsel, As You Sow

Sonja Gibbs

Board Member / Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, ICVCM / Institute of International Finance

Simon Glynn

Founder, Zero Ideas

Rachel Mattes Greenberg

Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability

Pedro Guazo

Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of assets, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

Cynthia Hanawalt

Director of Climate Finance and Regulation, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Kendra Haven

Director of Projects (US), InfluenceMap

Denise Hearn

Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Andreas Hoepner

Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin (UCD)

John Hoeppner

Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, LGIM America

Andrew Howell

Senior Director of Sustainable Finance, EDF

Betty Moy Huber

Partner, Global Co-Chair ESG, Latham & Watkins LLP

Patricia Hudson

Executive Director, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

Matthew Illian

Director of Responsible Investing, United Church Funds

Carol Jeppesen

Head of US, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Dave Jones

Director - Climate Risk Initiative, UC Berkekely Law, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment

Mirtha Kastrapeli

Sector Head for Consumer in Corporate Ratings, ISS ESG

Colleen Keenan

Senior Financial Officer, World Bank

Chavi Keeney Nana

Director, Equitable Global Supply Chain Program, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Dinah Koehler

Director of ESG Research, FactSet

Cary Krosinsky

Co-Founder, Sustainable Finance Institute

Lydia Kuykendal

Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Mercy Investment Services, Inc.

Eli Lehrer

President, The R Street Institute

Maria Lettini

Chief Investment Officer, US Sustainable Investment Forum

Sanford Lewis

Director, Shareholder Rights Group

Kerstin Lopatta

Professor of Financial Accounting - Auditing and Sustainability, University of Hamburg

Carmen X. W. Lu

Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Lauren Lynch

Manager, Blue Oceans

Divya Mankikar

Sustainability Market Engagement, S&P Global Sustainable1

Renaye Manley

Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives Department, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Whitney Mann

Manager, RMI

Aeisha Mastagni

Portfolio manager, CalSTRS

Ryan McQueeney

Manager, Investments Marketing and Communications, Wespath / Communications Co-Lead, Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Joellen Meckley

Executive Director, Center for Women in Financial Services, The American College of Financial Services

Radhika Mehrotra

Associate Director- Capital Markets, CDP North America

Bill Mills

CEO, KPX LLC

Sara E. Murphy

Chief Strategy Officer, The Shareholder Commons

Patricia Pina

Head of Product Research & Innovation, Clarity AI

Lisa Pinheiro

Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Mitali Prasad

Lead Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, Trillium

Anand Rajagopal

Sustainability Lead – Private Markets, Phoenix Group

Shivaram Rajgopal

Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing, Columbia Business School

Tracey Rembert

Associate Director, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Danielle Reyes

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Andreas Ross

Head of New Product Research and Development, ZAIS Group

Samantha Ross

Founder, AssuranceMark, The Investors' Consortium for Assurance

Steven M. Rothstein

Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Laurie Schoeman

Senior Advisor Climate Resilience, Executive Office of the President, CEQ

Lucas Schoeppner

Manager - Sustainable Investment Stewardship, Wespath

Ned Shell

Counselor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Department of Treasury

John D. Skjervem

Chief Investment Officer, Utah State Retirement Systems

Tim Smith

Senior Policy Advisor, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Tara Mei Smith

ESG Integration Officer, Bureau of Asset Management, Office of New York City Comptroller

Anya Solovieva

Global Commercial Lead - Climate Solutions, Morningstar Sustainalytics

Meagen Stack

Manager ESG Reporting, Chevron

Georgia Stewart

CEO, Tumelo

Neil Stewart

Director of Corporate Outreach, ISSB / IFRS Foundation

Jérôme Tagger

Partner and Co-Founder, WhiteLabel Impact

Alison Taylor

Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

Andrew Teras

Client Strategy Lead, Sustainable Finance, ICE

Jerry Theodorou

Policy Director, Finance, Insurance and Trade, R Street

Diana van Maasdijk

Co-Founder & CEO, Equileap

Paul Verney

Features Writer, Responsible Investor

Heidi Welsh

Founding Executive Director, Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)

Courtney Wicks

Executive Director, ISAJ

Jessica Wirth Strine

Managing Partner, CEO Sustainable Governance Partners

Heather E. Wright

Vice President, World Wildlife Fund

Ethan Zindler

Climate Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury

RI USA 2024 agenda coming soon.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Joana Frade.

Joana.F@pei.group | +44 (0)203 879 3893

Download last year’s agenda

Network at America's leading responsible investment event

Meet America’s sustainability leaders

Network with active asset owners, banks, insurers in the industry. Benefit from also our expansive and multistakeholder community who will be in attendance throughout the conference.

Network in-person in New York

Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build valuable connections

Our past attendees included British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, CalPERS, Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund, Credit Suisse, Office of the New York City Comptroller, Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System, and many others.

Connect with active investors

AP Pension
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec
California Public Employees' Retirement System
California State Teachers' Retirement System
Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund
Government Pension Investment Fund
LifeBank Foundation
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Office of the New York City Comptroller
OMERS
PGGM
Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
State of New Jersey
Toyota Tsusho Corporate Pension Fund
World Bank Group

Be recognised as driving the future of sustainable finance

Responsible Investor USA provides an opportunity to make connections with an exclusive audience of ESG and sustainable finance decision makers. Share your solutions, collaborate and network with senior-level executives through bespoke sponsorship packages to meet your 2024 business goals.

Enquire about sponsorship

Be recognised as driving the future of sustainable finance to institutional investors in the US

Sponsoring at Responsible Investor global events positions your company at the forefront of key decision-makers and ensures your profile gains a competitive advantage within the industry. Enquire about bespoke sponsorship packages to:

  • Align your brand with Responsible Investor’s authoritative content-led event portfolio and be seen as a go-to solution provider for senior ESG and sustainable finance professionals.
  • Stand tall amongst your competitors by positioning your company at Responsible Investor USA and embed your brand as a major player to senior institutional investors.
  • Raise your profile as a thought leader within the industry to overcome the key challenges within responsible investing.
  • Showcase your institutional investor solutions, in-person to new global audiences and generate new business opportunities to achieve your targets.

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2023 sponsors included:

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Cocktail Reception Sponsor

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Connect with responsible investment investors

African Development Bank
AGF Investments
AIMCo
Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Allegra Wealth
Allianz Global Investors
Allstate Investments
Alphinity investments
AMP Capital
Aon
Atlantic Bank
Aviva Canada
AXA Investment Managers
Axia Real Assets
Baillie Gifford
Banister & Company
Bank of America
Bank of Canada
Banque Nationale Investissements
BC Pension Corp
BCI
BentallGreenOak
BHP Foundation
BlackRock
BlueOrchard
BMO
BMO Global Asset Management
BNP Paribas
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
Brookfield
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Brookfield Properties
BTG Pactual
CalPERS
Canada Climate Law Initiative
Canada Life
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
Capstone Infrastructure
CDPQ

Hiroshi Komori

Senior Director, Stewardship & ESG, GPIF

RI events around the world have been beneficial to catch up on ongoing ESG issues and network with great people.

Andrea Palmer

ESG Lead, PGGM

I appreciate the quality of the delegates and the conversations. It’s the go-to venue to gauge developments in ESG integration.

Asset owners at RI USA 2024

The Responsible Investor USA provides an unrivalled platform for asset owners investing in sustainable finance.

A limited number of complimentary passes for the event are available for asset owners. Check out the benefits of joining the conference and learn who among your peers attends. Apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team now.

What to expect?

Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.

Gain expert insights

Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.

Stay aligned to developments and opportunities

Discover remarkable investment opportunities and leverage ESG expertise focused on regulation, human rights, biodiversity, net zero and more.

Meet with the best and brightest funds

Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest and best ESG managers in the market.

Connect with active investors

Alecta
AP2
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Cambridge Associates
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Church of England Pensions Board
Friends Provident Foundation
Irish Life
Local Pensions Partnership
MP Investments
NEST Corporation
Nestlé UK Pensions
Nordea Life & Pension
Scottish Widows
Wellcome Trust
The Health Foundation
London Pensions Fund Authority
BBC Pension Trust
Folketrygdfondet
British Airways Pension Investment Management
Folksam
ING
VBV Pensionskasse
LGIM
Cambridge University Endowment
Migros Pension Fund
Caisse des depots et Consignations
Baloise
Strathclyde Pension Fund
GPIF
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
OMERS
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
State of New Jersey
New York City Comptroller
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
HOOPP

Apply for a complimentary asset owner pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible asset owners to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, foundation, endowment, trust, family office or corporate investment division.

Please register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

 

Apply for a complimentary pass 

Our leading advisory board in 2023 included:

David Carlin

Head of Risk, UNEP FI

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor, PEI Group

Cary Krosinsky

Co-Founder, Sustainable Finance Institute

Maria Lettini

Chief Investment Officer, US Sustainable Investment Forum

Ryan McQueeney

Manager, Investments Marketing and Communications, Wespath / Communications Co-Lead, Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Steven M. Rothstein

Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Georgia Stewart

CEO, Tumelo

Alison Taylor

Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

Heidi Welsh

Founding Executive Director, Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)