Bloomberg to Convene Inaugural Sustainable Finance Week in New York in Collaboration With Nuveen and Others

First week of December dedicated to accelerating the mainstreaming of sustainable finance; Responsible Investor and SASB to host key events
Nov 28, 2018 11:20 AM ET
Press Release

NEW YORK, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/– Bloomberg will convene the first ever Sustainable Finance Week in New York City in early December to accelerate the adoption of sustainable finance practices. Anchoring Sustainable Finance Week is the Bloomberg Global Responsible Investing Forum powered by Nuveen, an organization with over five decades of responsible investing leadership. Rounding out the week are the RI Americas 2018 conference and SASB 2018 Symposium, both sponsored by Bloomberg.

More than 1,200 financial, business and policy decision-makers will be in New York during Sustainable Finance Week attending a range of events. Sustainable Finance Week will focus on visionary ideas, emerging trends and market-moving players critical to mainstreaming sustainable finance. The week of December 3 will provide the backdrop for essential conversations, insights and leaders to emerge.

Key events taking place during the Sustainable Finance Week:

A recent U.S. SIF Foundation report sponsored by Bloomberg showed that U.S. sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing has grown by 38% from 2016 to 2018.  At $12.0 trillion or 26% of total US assets under management, there is still much scope to expand sustainable investment practices among investors.

“The private sector has an incredible ability to channel capital by investing in climate action, building a more resilient economy ensuring that the U.S. will meet its Paris Agreement targets. America’s Pledge is one example of private sector leadership,” commented Lee Ballin, Global Head of Sustainable Business Programs at Bloomberg. “Bloomberg is helping private sector participants by providing them with the right tools and platforms for collaboration and scale. This inaugural Sustainable Finance Week is one of those crucial platforms.”

A cross-platform collaboration, the week will combine the best of Bloomberg from Editorial, Bloomberg Intelligence, BloombergNEF and Panorama – the new Bloomberg Media creative agency. New content and multimedia campaigns on topics that matter will set the tone for conversations during Sustainable Finance Week: good governance and the role of boards, AI and big data in monitoring ESG exposures, ESG in emerging markets, decision-useful disclosures (such as the TCFD recommendations and SASB Standards), new products and platforms, investing in gender equality, and more.

A dedicated sustainable finance hub sponsored by Nuveen is now available at

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