Investing with Impact

William Geary, BA '14.

William Geary, BA '14

Using investment capital to create change.

The rise of the conscious consumer has increased the focus on environmental, social and governance issues such as, but not limited to, climate change, sustainable practices and corporate transparency. Investors are thinking beyond philanthropy and looking to drive their capital with purpose.

The rapidly growing field of impact investing is giving investors more opportunities to align their portfolios with the environmental, social and corporate governance values important to them, without sacrificing returns. Could it be that companies that are less wasteful, better managed, and more forward thinking offer potential long term performance advantages? Join William Geary from Merrill Lynch for a discussion on how conscious consumers are making more impactful investment decisions.

William Geary, BA '14, built a financial services practice in Buffalo after graduation, specializing in personal wealth management and impact investing. A member of the UB Young Alumni Leadership Council, he also volunteers with Buffalo/Niagara Riverkeeper and teaches financial literacy with the Financial Opportunity Corps.