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As part of its commitment to encourage investing that recognizes the importance of issues such as human rights, sustainability, and organizational ethics, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is proud to host its 6th annual RFK Compass conference in Hyannis Port, MA this week.

The annual event is taking place from June 15-17, with over 180 people in attendance this year.

"In our increasingly connected world, fiduciaries must include human rights considerations in their investment decisions," said Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. "The Compass conference is about educating leaders in the field about what they can do to fulfill their responsibility to shareholders and ultimately create positive change in our world."

The event featured notable speakers including Kerry Kennedy; Robert Smith, Chairman of the Board of RFK Human Rights and the CEO and founder of Vista Equity Partners; Congressman Barney Frank; Renee James, the President of Intel; and economist N. Gregory Mankiw of Harvard University. Attendees participated in panels, presentations and briefings on a variety of key investing issues. Topics being covered include SEC oversight, incorporating human rights in investment decisions, challenges facing U.S. public pensions, and setting standards for organizational ethics. Panelists and presenters at RFK Compass come from a diverse group of US and international institutional investors and leading investment management firms and academic institutions.

The RFK Compass program works with institutional investors to advance a discussion of the connections among investment performance, fiduciary duty, and public interest issues to optimize risk-adjusted rates of returns and address current and future global challenges. 

The next RFK Compass Conference will take place in Washington, D.C. from November 12-13, 2015. For more information please visit


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