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The US Forum for Sustainable Investment’s (US SIF) Hill Day Wrap-Up with Rachel Curley (Ep. 95)

The US Forum for Sustainable Investment’s (US SIF) Hill Day Wrap-Up with Rachel Curley (Ep. 95)

Kim Griego-Kiel was recently a part of the US Forum for Sustainable Investment’s (US SIF) Hill Day in Washington, D.C. 

This event was all about educating policymakers about sustainable investing and representing the critical need for sustainable investment advisors and industry professionals to engage with our legislators and voice what truly matters.

This week, Rachel Curley, the director of policy and programs at US SIF, joins Kim to share her valuable insights and experiences from this significant gathering. Kim and Rachel reveal the takeaways from the meetings they attended while emphasizing the value of ongoing dialogue when it comes to policy decisions designed to shape the future of ESG and sustainable investing.

They cover:

  • The purpose of Hill Day and its significance in shaping ESG and sustainable investment policies 
  • The role of the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus in providing vital support for sustainable investing initiatives
  • The importance of educating policymakers about sustainable investing 
  • Why it’s important to dispel misconceptions surrounding anti-ESG campaigns
  • The ongoing efforts to promote climate risk disclosures 
  • The value of participating in US SIF efforts 
  • And more!


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About Our Guest:

Rachel Curley leads US SIF’s policy and programming work to advance the interests and perspective of the sustainable investment community with policymakers and stakeholders. Rachel brings significant organizing, coalition-building, and public policy experience to the role.

Before joining US SIF, Rachel worked for seven years as a democracy advocate for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, where she supported Public Citizen’s work on democracy and investor protection issues. In this role, she led advocacy coalitions supporting corporate political spending and ESG disclosure.

Rachel started her career as the program coordinator for Doctors for America, where she led the charge on several of the organization’s major campaigns. Rachel graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy.

Episode 44: What You Need to Know About the Palm Oil Industry – With Jessye Waxman

Episode 44: What You Need to Know About the Palm Oil Industry – With Jessye Waxman

Not many investors realize the impact the palm oil industry has on people, animals, and the environment. 

Find out what you need to know about this industry in today’s information-packed episode with Green Century Capital Management’s Jessye Waxman. 

Jessye joins Kimberly Griego-Kiel to discuss her work as a shareholder advocate and to explain how she works with companies to help mitigate their exposure to the material, financial, operational, and reputational risks related to palm oil and deforestation. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why Jessye is passionate about the environment
  • Palm oil industry issues and how they are closely related to Green Century’s deforestation concerns 
  • How child labor in the palm oil industry is tied to Girl Scout cookies
  • Ways you can contribute to the advocacy, environmental, and investment work Green Century does 
  • And more!

Stream this episode today to discover how the No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE) Commitment holds supply chains accountable for the negative impacts of palm oil!

Resources: Horizon Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | kim@horizonssfs.com | Facebook | Jessye Waxman | Green Century Capital Management | 30 Under 30 List | Tom Chapin | No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE) Commitment | Palm Oil and Girl Scout Cookies