The Crisis on Wall Street and the Future of Social Investing
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Investors' Circle and Seven-Star Events welcomes those interested in learning more about the current economic crisis and the role that social investing principles will play in shaping future market opportunities to the Investors' Circle Fall 2008 conference Education Day, held Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
The Education Day is open to the public and offers a rich platform focused on the emerging principles of sustainable business practices and the investment opportunities they provide. Attendees will gain practical insight into the relationship between fiduciary and social investment responsibility. The Investors' Circle Fall Conference will provide attendees with a solid foundation in understanding and investing in triple bottom line investments.
A robust speaker line-up includes sector-shaping personalities such as Doug Bauer, Senior Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, who will moderate the plenary session "The Crisis on Wall Street and the Future of Social Investing", along with speakers Ben Cohen, founder of Ben & Jerry's, Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, and John Abele, Founder & Chairman of Boston Scientific Corporation. Majora Carter, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and founder of Sustainable South Bronx will be the keynote speaker.
Other session topics range from the role of independent media in strengthening and promoting the social and entrepreneurship sector in innovative ways to provide capital and exit opportunities for mission-based businesses. Attendees will benefit from the chance to network during breaks and breakout sessions, where audiences' questions and interests facilitate the discussion.
Since its inception in 1992, Investors' Circle Members have invested over $130 million into 200 companies or small venture funds. The companies in which Investors' Circle invests historically generate a 5% to 14% return.
"As I reflect on the significance of these past two weeks in our economy in the context of this Investors' Circle community, I am buoyed by the hope that our community represents - an investment in the future, a bedrock on which to construct a solution to this crisis. Over the past 15 years, the Investors' Circle community has been at the forefront of building a sustainable economy. Now more than ever the IC community is called upon to demonstrate leadership and strength through investing in a better world. The November conference will be a time for all of us to gather, seek solutions and build momentum towards a more hopeful future," stated Karyn Barsa, President, Investors' Circle.
To register or learn more information about Investors' Circle Fall Conference 2008, visit investorscircle.net.