October 2020

Global SRI Investing

Welcome to the October issue on Global SRI Investing, featuring leaders from the Industry, including Amy Domini of Domini Impact Investments who shares her insights on global investing and John Streur of Calvert who introduces GreenMoney readers to China for the first time, stating that “it is preferable for responsible investors to invest in China and engage as shareowners, rather than divest.” I am not sure I agree with John. Do you?

We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Climate & Capital Media, who will keep us well-informed on the many aspects of climate, business and finance — especially how climate impacts not only companies and capital markets around the world, but our very lives. 

I close with a recommendation for the VERGE 20 Conference happening online October 26-30. Learn from a variety of experts about accelerating the Clean Economy. Read more about this GreenBiz event and others on our extensive Global Events Calendar.

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Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

Amy Domini
Domini Impact Investments
We are not just advocating for our SRI field because we think it might help you make better investment decisions, though it might. We are advocating for this investment approach because we believe that only an engaged investor class can prevent a complete collapse of the fragile ecology of our planet, and provide universal dignity to all people around the world.

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Responsible Investing in China

John Streur, Hellen Mbugua, and Jade Huang
Calvert Research and Management
China’s influence on the global economy, financial markets and geopolitical system is significant. The decision whether to invest in China is a complicated one. The power and reach of China’s state-led model, its weak human rights record and lack of transparency, can dissuade investors. Calvert chooses to invest in China and engage as a shareowner, rather than divest.

Going Global with ESG Investing

Matthew Blume, CFA
Pekin Hardy Strauss Wealth Management
Emerging markets have historically presented an added challenge for investors focused on sustainability factors. However, the growth in ESG disclosure by emerging market companies and the ever-widening coverage of those companies by ESG data providers has dramatically lowered this hurdle, giving SRI investors far more opportunities to invest.

Trailblazing ESG Fund continues to Perform-6.30.20-Trillium Global Equity

Trillium Global Equity: Trailblazing ESG Fund Continues to Perform

Matt Patsky, Jim Madden and Patrick Wollenberg
Trillium Asset Management
In the ever-evolving landscape of ESG investing, Trillium’s philosophy has remained the same since 1982: provide for the financial needs of our clients while leveraging their capital for positive ESG impact in alignment with their values. Trillium’s ESG Global Equity fund has proven itself, through a long track record of positive results and generating returns responsibly.

October 2020 Additional Articles

US SIF Foundation Releases Report-Investing to Advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

US SIF Foundation Releases Report on Investing to Advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The report examines why sustainable investors in the United States are interested in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the challenges in furthering the SDGs. The Sept. 2020 report also assesses whether the SDGs have led to a change in investment strategies, new investment products or new investment flows.
GreenMoney announces strategic partnership with Climate and Capital Media

GreenMoney Journal Announces Strategic Partnership with Climate & Capital Media

Climate & Capital Media is a global media company that connects investors and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Its news service develops informative profiles that deliver meaningful investment and leadership insights about businesses who are addressing global warming and building a more sustainable climate economy.
First Affirmative Financial Network is now an Employee-owned B Corp

First Affirmative Financial Network is Now an Employee-Owned Certified B Corp

First Affirmative, a pioneer in SRI Investing announced in September it will return to independence as an employee-owned Certified B Corp focused on values-based investing. First Affirmative and Goldman Sachs announced the spinoff as part of Goldman Sachs's acquisition of Folio Financial, which acquired First Affirmative in 2016.
World Tree USA Becomes Most Successful Female-Founded Company on Wefunder

World Tree USA Becomes the Most Successful Female Founded Company Ever on Wefunder

Started by Wendy Burton in 2015, World Tree USA, recently surpassed $2M on the Equity Crowdfunding Platform. This marks the third most successful capital raise in Wefunder’s history and the highest amount raised by any female founder. The agroforestry company offers investors the opportunity to participate in a timber investment through its Eco-Tree Program.
The VERGE20 Conference Goes Virtual-GreenMoney

The VERGE 20 Conference Goes Virtual October 26-30 to Accelerate the Clean Economy

Join thousands of leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors, and startups — who are advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, electrified transportation, the circular economy, carbon removal and sustainable food systems.



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