Michael Greis, CFA, Principal, Riverbend Advisors

Michael is a sustainable investing professional committed to the principle that sustainable investing is the cornerstone of a sustainable economy. He works with the investment community to generate and fulfill greater demand for sustainable investing products and services. He brings thirty years of professional experience in business development, relationship sales and management to his work.

Michael is a CFA charterholder and an active member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He created the BSAS Sustainable Investing seminar in 2013 and serves as Chair of the Seminar Committee.

Michael began his career at IBM in technical sales and progressed through staff and management positions over a twenty-year career. He created and led IBM’s worldwide University Relations organization, working with teams from across the company to build collaborative relationships with universities. His consulting work has included economic development, solar PV business development and clean energy policy.

A commitment to building a sustainable economy includes public service and community engagement. Michael founded and chairs the Green Needham Collaborative, a community non-profit. He has been an elected member of and two-time chair of the Needham School Committee since 2005 and an elected Town Meeting Member since 1995.