Presented by Kimberley Paris / Merrill Lynch Impact Investing Director
Session Three, 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Oct 4, 2019
When it comes to money, we are about more than the bottom line. Yes, we care about performance, but we also see money as a way to finance the life we want to live — to meet our commitments to ourselves and to the people and issues we care about. Regarding investing, women said we want to invest in causes that matter to us — generating financial returns along with social or environmental returns. Led by a woman for women, this discussion will focus on the importance of financial wellness; and how we can link our values, goals and priorities to sustainable investing.
Kimberley Paris Bio
Kim Paris supports the Impact Investing initiative across Merrill from within the Thought Leadership – Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions organization of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this capacity she responsible for developing training, track metrics, build awareness, and assist with rolling out Impact Investing programs such as Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) investing, and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). Kim manages relationships with Merrill advisors interested in impact investing.
Kim has over 20 years in the financial services industry focused on investment product development and marketing with major asset management companies and wealth management organizations. Impact investing has been an area of interest for over 10 years.
Kim holds the Series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA.
In addition to her career at Merrill Lynch, Kim and her husband, William, are raising twin boys in central New Jersey. Active in the community, Kim voluntarily serves as member of the Robbinsville Environmental Commission in New Jersey; an advisory body responsible for providing guidance and education to township leaders and residents.