RI New York 2019

RI New York 2019

4th-5th December

Sustainable finance in an era of populism, climate collapse and global trade wars


RI New York, formerly RI Americas, the leading sustainable business and finance conference in North America, is back for its 11th annual conference on 4th-5th December 2019 at Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York City. 


Changing business cycles, a growing recognition of social and economic inequality along with turbulent politics have all made 2019 a key year for responsible investment in North America. How can investors continue to build resilient portfolios that address these tectonic shifts in society’s expectations, respond to technological disruption, and react positively to fundamental structural changes in the economy? 


RI New York will provide a forum for investors to debate shareholder rights and proxy access, the role of central banks and securities regulators in climate risk, the importance of transforming energy systems, the impact of technologies like AI and machine learning on investor portfolios, requirements for data privacy, and ways to include human rights and other governance factors into investment portfolios.


RI New York provides a unique opportunity to examine a wide range of responsible investment issues with 600+ investment professionals from across the globe. Participants will engage with and learn about key themes affecting the largest North America, European and Asian institutional investors. Thought-leaders from across the institutional investment sector, academics and policymakers will come together to debate these issues and provide new insights for participants. 


RI New York is proud to be part of Sustainable Finance Week. Sustainable Finance Week is dedicated to mobilizing the next $10 trillion in capital for a more inclusive, sustainable world. During the 2nd-5th December, New York City will be a center of gravity for the new intelligence, visionary ideas and market-moving players at the forefront of sustainable finance.


The 11th annual New York conference is the place to be for those who are serious about responsible investment and sustainable finance.




Asset Owners and Investment Consultants attend for free.

Public Pension Funds
Corporate Pension Funds/Plan Sponsors
Insurance Funds (Asset-Liability Management)

Taft-Hartley Funds


Sovereign Wealth Funds
Large Family and Multi-Family Offices
Fund Selectors (Non-proprietary and open architecture platforms)
Central Banks
Pension Consultants (Non-Discretionary)*


*Pension and investment consultants considered for admission are those that primarily advise pension funds and other institutional asset owners on investments, independent from providing asset management products or discretionary investment services. For example, those that primarily provide services such as due diligence, evaluation, manager selection and monitoring on behalf of institutional asset owners, on a non-discretionary basis.


Take a look at last year's conference:


Responsible Investor is committed to making sustainable events which tackle climate change and other ESG topics both through discussion and through action.

The average person (EU) has a food footprint of 802.5 kg of CO2 per year from meat and dairy1. For this reason, catering at our events is 100% vegetarian, with many vegan options also provided.

View RI's editorial coverage on the meat industry and responsible investment here.


Responsible Investor is a registered Continued Professional Development (CPD) provider. CPD is an initiative to increase standards of educational provision to professionals in relevant market sectors.

Attendees of our events will be able to apply for CPD hours and a certificate of attendance (more information).