New York, NY (September 14, 2016) – The second annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) will take place in New York on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Adam Weinstein, President of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR), a non-profit organization focused on promoting ethics and best practices within the alternative investment industry, is pleased to announce that the NYHFR will again partner with the New York State Society of CPAs’ Foundation for Accounting Education (NYSSCPA) to present the Conference. SILC, the first and only conference of its kind in the United States, provides a unique forum featuring some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders in sustainability and integrated corporate accounting. SILC speakers and attendees include accounting firms, law firms, and investment firms, among others, and the conference helps the investment industry consider and integrate sustainability as part of a firm’s overall growth strategy.
“We are honored to be in the company of such esteemed partners, and we are especially pleased to be collaborating again with the New York State Society of CPAs, one of the largest and most eminent state accounting organizations in the U.S.,” said Adam Weinstein, President of the Roundtable. “The 2017 SILC event represents nearly a decade in which the Roundtable has convened annual events with luminaries from the alternative investment world to discuss sustainability and its impact on companies and the financial community. We look forward to the important conversations at next year’s event, as we believe they will continue to shape how the investment community measures, addresses and incorporates sustainability.”
The NYHFR and NYSSCPA are proud to announce several new premier sponsors of this year’s conference, including:
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries;
• Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the world’s leading academic center for the integrated study of the Earth, its environment, and society;
• 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a global, practitioner-driven non-profit organization serving more than 13,000 alternative investment management investors and professionals through educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives.
“We need CPA leadership in the global effort to introduce integrated corporate accounting to the U.S., and partnering with the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable to produce this conference was the first step toward that goal,” said Joanne S. Barry, Executive Director, and CEO of the NYSSCPA. “For the first time in the U.S., international thought leaders in sustainable corporate accounting from as far as South Africa and Australia convened to discuss the path forward for the U.S. Next year, we will build on that progress. I’m excited to see such a high level of support from these new sponsors –it tells me we are headed in the right direction.”
The Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) works with accounting, legal and investment companies and employees to integrate sustainability as part of a firm’s overall growth strategy. SILC was founded in 2015 to provide insight on ways accountants and attorneys can incorporate best business practices to align economic opportunity with sustainable policies. SILC’s mission is to educate, encourage and expand the global understanding of sustainability and the impact it has on profitability based on policy, measurement, and standards. SILC seeks to spark innovation by discussing ideas that align with economic opportunities and environmental, social, governance and other stewardship to firms’ shareholders and stakeholders. For more information, visit www.silcny.com.
Britt Erica Tunick