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 46: A Deep Dive into the US SIF Trends Report – With Farzana Hoque

Episode 46: A Deep Dive into the US SIF Trends Report – With Farzana Hoque

What are the latest trends in sustainable investing?

Get ready to find out in this data-packed episode!

Join Kimberly Griego-Kiel and the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment’s acting director of research, Farzana Hoque, as they sit down to shed some light on the US SIF Trends Report. This is a document that provides extensive data on the number of institutional asset owners, money management firms, and investment vehicles that are using sustainable investment strategies. 

You will learn:

  • What the US SIF Trends Report measures and why it’s so important for the sustainable and impact investing industry 
  • A trend comparison between the 1995 and 2020 report 
  • The reason for the exponential asset growth between 2018 and 2020
  • Who puts the document together and the stages of developing the Trends Report
  • And more!

Listen in today to explore the importance of the US SIF reports for current and future sustainable investing industry practitioners!

Resources:  Episode 43 | Episode 44 | Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: 505-982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Facebook  | Kimberly Griego-Kiel | Farzana Hoque | The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) | US SIF 2020 Trends Report | Croatan Forum