Sustainable and Responsible Investment Industry Event to Be Held in New York

One-Day Event Designed to Help Investors and Investment Professionals Navigate the Growing ESG/SRI Investment Landscape

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 27, 2010) -  First Affirmative Financial Network (, a leading provider of investment management and consulting services for financial advisors and their socially conscious clients, will host a regional BaseCamp in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Lighthouse Executive Conference Center, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY. Click here for details and registration:

The New York BaseCamp agenda offers discussion and insights about some of the critical and controversial global issues that responsible investors care about most, including:

  • Whether the recent Gulf Oil Spill and Coal Mine Disasters have enhanced prospects for improving corporate transparency. Adam Kanzer, Managing Director and General Counsel for Domini Social Investments, and Sanford J. Lewis, Attorney and Advocate with the Investor Environmental Health Network.
  • Progressive Investing: A State of the Union" Review of Performance and Impact. Presenter: Mark T. Donohue, Babson College Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Founder, Expansion Capital Partners.
  • Doing Green Marketing Right! Jacqueline Ottman, Founder and President, J. Ottman Consulting and author of The New Rules of Green Marketing.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: National Energy Blessing or Curse? John Rumpler, Senior Environmental Attorney, Environment America.

Lunch will be served, thanks to the support of sponsoring organizations: Calvert, Pax World Investments, Green Century Funds, Folio Institutional, Calvert Foundation, MMA Praxis Funds, and Parnassus Investments.

First Affirmative's regional mini-conferences are designed to refresh and enhance the perspective of investors and investment professionals who are looking to make money and making a difference.

The 2010 BaseCamp series continues with a stop in Seattle on July 15th, and will culminate November 16-18 with a Summit Camp, held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The 21st annual SRI in the Rockies Conference (, the premier annual gathering of the sustainable and responsible investment industry in North America, will follow this event at the same location.

About First Affirmative
First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587). First Affirmative specializes in socially responsible, sustainable, and transformative investment management and consulting, and supports a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious investors.

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Questions About BaseCamp SRI:
Danielle Burns