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Brown Advisory To Host Sustainable Investing Panel at SXSW 2017
"Investing to Change the World" Panel to Take Place on Tuesday, March 14th at 9:30 a.m. at JW Marriott

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment firm Brown Advisory will host the "Investing to Change the World" panel at the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. Two of the firm's partners will be joined by leaders from the venture industry on a panel to offer practical and powerful solutions for people who want to generate positive impact on society through their investments.

The panel will cover topics that include: mobilizing large-scale capital for impact investing; creating vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley, Boston and New York; democratizing entrepreneurship; and addressing the gap between angel funding and growth capital to sustain mission-driven start-ups. 

Confirmed panelists include Karina Funk, co-portfolio manager of the Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund; Dune Thorne, head of Brown Advisory's Boston office and head of client experience; Victoria Fram, managing director at VilCap Investments, Village Capital's affiliated for-profit investment fund; and Seth Miller, founder and partner at Fearless ventures.

Panel Details
Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St, Austin TX 78701

"We are excited to bring the dialogue on sustainable investing to the diverse and forward-thinking group of people who attend SXSW," Ms. Funk said. "We believe that investors can generate profits and make progress by investing in companies with cutting-edge environmental strategies, in bonds that fund clean energy or support low-income communities, and in innovative private investments that seek to drive social change."

Brown Advisory is committed to making a material and positive difference in the lives of its clients through a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of service.  The firm opened an office in Austin in 2016.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions and a variety of networking opportunities.

About Brown Advisory

Brown Advisory is an independent investment firm committed to providing its clients with a combination of first-class investment performance, strategic advice, and the highest level of service. Founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading U.S. investment bank, Brown Advisory became independent in 1998.

Today the firm serves private clients and institutions in 34 countries from eight offices globally. The firm's colleague equity ownership, experienced investment professionals, collaborative investment process, and client-first culture help to make a material difference in the lives of its clients. For more information, please visit


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