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BaseCamp Conference Series Kicks Off in San Francisco March 23rd
By Steve Schueth

On March 23, 2010, First Affirmative Financial Network will kick off a series of BaseCamp SRI events for investors and investment professionals who work to direct the flow of investment capital in responsible, sustainable, and transformative ways.

The five-city series starts in San Francisco on March 23rd, with subsequent stops in Portland on April 20th, Denver on May 12th, New York on June 16th, and Seattle on July 15th. The 2010 BaseCamp SRI series will culminate with the Summit Camp to be held the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas on November 16th. The Summit Camp will precede the 21st annual SRI in the Rockies Conference that begins on the 18th at the same location.

Whether it’s called responsible investing, sustainable investing, or green investing, there are many ways for investors and investment advisors to devise more positive, healthy, transformative investment strategies. A day at BaseCamp SRI offers information you can put to use the very next day.

As the producer of the annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, the premier annual gathering of the sustainable and responsible investment industry in North America, First Affirmative is uniquely positioned to assist in the professional growth of socially conscious investors and the financial professionals who serve them. We have structured our regional BaseCamps to offer insights about critical and controversial global issues that responsible investors most care about. BaseCamp SRI is designed to help participants:

  • Understand the valuable resources available to socially conscious investors and their investment advisors,
  • Articulate the concept of combining social responsibility with investment performance, and
  • Provide in-depth information on important issues that can affect investment decisions, portfolio risk, and profit opportunities.

BaseCamp participants pay a nominal $20 per person entry fee, which is waived for subscribers to First Affirmative’s 2010 Member Services Program, or for anyone bringing a qualified participant to the event. More information about attending a 2010 BaseCamp is available at http://basecampsri.firstaffirmative.com/ or by contacting BaseCamp Coordinator Danielle Burns at danielleburns@firstaffirmative.com.

BaseCamp SRI is an excellent destination for advisors and planners who want to get to the top of this growing market. There’s no need for anyone to go solo and, to continue with the climbing metaphor, the view from the summit is magnificent!

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.

Steven J. Schueth

Note: A mention of any specific company, security, or mutual fund should not be considered either a buy or sell recommendation. For information regarding the suitability of any security for your investment portfolio, please contact your financial advisor.

Posted: March 18, 2010