Finance–the act of allocating capital to individuals and businesses so they can make productive use out of it–creates social value. Sustainable finance is the practice of creating economic and social value through financial models, products, and markets that endure and prosper over time.

Inaugurated in 2015, the Berkeley Sustainable Investment Forum focuses on the evolving concepts of risk management, capital allocation, and sustainable business practices with a focus on long-term value creation. It is a large convening of key players from business, the investment community, academia and NGOs. It is a collaboration between Berkeley Law’s Business in Society Institute, the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business, the University of California Office of the President’s Investment Office, and our corporate partners.