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Just Good Investing - Our Gender Lens Investing Journey by Jenn Pryce

Just Good Investing: Our Gender Lens Investing Journey

Jenn Pryce
Calvert Impact
Calvert Impact has invested in women since our founding nearly 30 years ago. As an investment firm dedicated to investing in solutions that people and planet need, we helped grow the microfinance and community development financial industries, both of which are important sources of capital for female entrepreneurs. Ten years ago, we began experimenting with a more formal approach to investing in women.
Gender is Untapped Opportunity for Climate-smart Investors

Gender is an Untapped Opportunity for Climate-Smart Investors

Suzanne Biegel
Catalyst at Large and GenderSmart
There is a growing recognition that addressing the climate crisis will require tapping into the knowledge, insights, and expertise of the whole population. If we want climate solutions that create a just transition for everyone affected, we need everyone involved - as innovators, entrepreneurs, workers, policymakers, customers, and investors. Gender diversity and other forms of inclusivity are material to climate investments.
Building Trust Through Authenticity by Cameron Barsness KBBS

Building Trust Through Authenticity

Cameron Barsness
KBBS Financial Counsel
Compared to just two years ago, our clients are far more aware of ESG as an investment approach. This includes awareness that ESG is, to some, a controversial topic. Part of our role as financial advisors is to dig into investment opportunities to ensure we understand them and how they match up with our clients’ goals for a more sustainable future – that includes a better planet and society over the next five, 10 and 20 years.
Despite a Tough Year, Women are Still the Future of Sustainable Investing

Despite a Tough Year, Women are Still the Future of Sustainable Investing

Leah Cantor
Longview Asset Management
Women are at the forefront of the movement towards a new kind of capitalism – one where companies don’t simply focus on maximizing profits for shareholders, but consider their impacts on all stakeholders, including the environment, their workers, and the communities in which they operate. Also we’ve seen companies where women hold top leadership roles tend to meet higher ESG standards than their industry peers.

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Now is the Moment for Women Advisors and ESG Customization

(From the Archives) Women and millennials value investment principles that have a positive impact on challenging issues, such as climate change, gender diversity, social justice, and employee equity. Demographic trends are among several powerful political, economic, and societal forces combining to produce a global investment landscape that demands increased alignment of core values and investment decisions.

Green Bonds are Big Business for Climate Investors

Can financial instruments such as green bonds and other sustainability-related products deliver enough financing for a multi-trillion-dollar energy transition? The cost of transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy seems fantastically astronomical. Current estimates of the capital needed to decarbonize the global economy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 offer some eye-watering figures. They range from about $1 trillion to $9 trillion annually.

Vert Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of its Global Sustainable Real Estate Fund

Vert Asset Management, a dedicated ESG investment manager, recently announces the 5th anniversary of Vert Global Sustainable Real Estate Fund, an open-end mutual fund which seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests across the globe in publicly listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) using evidence-based environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

Calvert Impact Releases its 2022 Impact Report: The Need for Transformative Change

Calvert Impact recently announced the publication of its 2022 Impact Report: Responding to the Need for Transformative Change. The report showcases Calvert Impact's portfolio partners' work in communities around the globe and the impact of its investors' capital. It also highlights key internal trends, with particularly noteworthy increases in Calvert Impact's climate and small business portfolios.

How do ESGs Compare to Other Eco-friendly Investments?

ESG investing has been all the rage over the last several years, and today’s investors can choose from hundreds of stocks, mutual funds, and municipal bonds. Eco-friendly investing puts money behind companies that claim to be better for the environment by actively trying to lower their carbon emissions. But investors who want to make decisions with the environment in mind can find themselves trying to navigate a confusing landscape.

Biodiversity Finance Guide Offers Investors a Blueprint to Protect Nature

“Protecting and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems is critical to ensuring sustainable economic growth. It is also a key component of our response to climate change mitigation, resilience, and adaptation. The private sector has a central role to play. This guide is a compass for businesses and investors seeking to align their activities with the goals of sustainable growth and a healthy planet.” said Makhtar Diop, IFC
 

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