Vijay Advani
Vijay Advani

Bloomberg is bringing together more than 1,200 financial, business and policy decision-makers to help chart a course for moving sustainable financing practices into the mainstream at the first-ever Sustainable Finance Week.

The event, which runs in New York from Dec. 3-7, is set to cover such topics as good governance and the role of boards, investing in gender equality, ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) in emerging markets and the emergence of new products and platforms that address sustainable finance.

The week’s activities kick off with the Bloomberg Global Responsible Investing Forum, which is being presented by Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA. Speakers at the two-day (Dec.3-4) event will include Nuveen CEO Vijay Advani, Full Harvest founder and CEO Christine Moseley and Female Factor CEO Bridget Brennan.

Other events include Moving the Market: SASB Sympoium on Dec.4, RI Americas on Dec. 5-6 and the IR Magazine/Corporate Secretary ESG Integration Forum on Dec. 6.

According to a recent Bloomberg-sponsored report from the U.S. SIF Foundation, sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing in the U.S. grew by 38 percent from 2016 to 2018. SRI investing now accounts for $12 trillion, or 26 percent of total U.S. assets under management.

“By collaborating with others we can move the market to develop a deeper, shared understanding of how sustainabililty factors can drive value, inform corporate strategies and improve investment decisions,” said Sustainability Accounting Standards Board director of education and partnerships Nicolai Lundy.

For more information on Sustainable Finance Week, go to https://go.bloomberg.com/events/sustainable-finance-week/