Horizons Sustainable Financial Services Presents:
“Exploring Horizons in Carbon Energy: Divestment and Engagement”
September 16 & 17, 6 to 8 pm — Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM — August 22, 2014 — Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, a Santa Fe-based registered investment advisory firm, announced a two-evening event about carbon energy, climate change, and investment-driven solutions: “Exploring Horizons in Carbon Energy: Divestment and Engagement”. Both evenings’ events will be free and open to the public at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe.
On Tuesday, September 16th, at 6 pm, the documentary A Climate of Change will be screened. A powerful new film by young Canadian filmmaker Ray Kocur, A Climate of Change explores the climate-related problems caused by reliance on fossil fuels. “My film features a selection of Canada’s foremost climate scientists as they discuss their research relating to our changing planet,” said Kocur. “It takes a holistic approach, comparing different data sets to derive common sense associations that expose the immediate and future dangers of climate change.” Kocur will take questions from the audience after the screening.
The next evening, Wednesday, September 17th, also at 6 pm, a panel of experts from the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investment industry will discuss some ways we can use our investment dollars to create positive change. Johann Klaassen, Chief Investment Officer of Horizons, will moderate the panel, and will be joined on stage by:
- Stu Dalheim — Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy — Calvert Investments
- Adam Kanzer — Managing Director & General Counsel — Domini Social Investments
- Ken Locklin — Managing Director — IMPAX Asset Management / Pax World Investments
- Mark Regier — Director of Stewardship Investing — Praxis Mutual Funds / Everence Financial
- John Streur — President — Portfolio 21 Investments
“We’re well past the point where climate-change denialism is anything but a crackpot’s position, and we can’t continue pumping carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere for much longer,” said Klaassen. “As investors, should we divest from carbon energy companies, or continue to engage with them in order to push them into a low-carbon future?”
Horizons would like to offer special thanks to Calvert Investments, Pax World Investments, and Portfolio 21 Investments for their generous sponsorship of these evenings, and to Domini Social Investments, Green Century Funds, and Praxis Mutual Funds / Everence Financial for their financial support.
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About Horizons: Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor that is incorporated and registered in the State of New Mexico. In accordance with federal law, we may only conduct business in states where appropriately registered or exempted from registration. Horizons offers a full range of investment services to further our clients’ socially conscious values. We currently serve clients in a number of states nationwide, and would be pleased to discuss whether it is permissible (given your state of residence or incorporation) for us to serve your financial needs. Visit us online at HorizonsSFS.com. Nothing in this release should be interpreted as investment advice, or as an offer to buy or sell securities.