Impact Investing

Annie McShiras Self-Help CU - GreenMoney

Make Every Dollar Count: Is Your Cash Sleeping with the Right Partners?

Annie McShiras
Investment Associate, Self-Help Credit Union
Impact investing has emerged as a major force in philanthropy. Last year GIIN conducted a survey showing that the estimated value of the impact investing sector doubled between 2017 and 2018, increasing from $114B to $228B. There’s a growing demand for investments that actively produce measurable positive social and environmental outcomes. Read More
The Capacities Foundations Need to Embark on Place-Based Impact Investing

The Capacities Foundations Need to Embark on Place-Based Impact Investing

Teri Lovelace
President, LOCUS Impact Investing
Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change. Read More
Aligning Resources for Good: Incorporating SRI into a Philanthropic Framework

Aligning Resources for Good: Incorporating SRI into a Philanthropic Framework

Melissa Berman
CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Philanthropy is transforming to incorporate advocacy and investing, presenting new opportunities to create change and measure impact. Among a field of new players, vehicles and approaches, one strategy gaining traction is SRI investing. As philanthropies broaden beyond traditional grant making they are reassessing and reallocating their financial as well as non-financial resources. Read More
Debra Schwartz - MacArthur Foundation - GreenMoney

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

Debra Schwartz
Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation
Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found. That phrase describes how foundations and impact investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible. Read More
Global 100: The World’s Most Sustainable Companies

Global 100: The World’s Most Sustainable Companies

Sustainable companies don't just make the world a better place, they offer higher returns and longer lifespans according to Corporate Knights. Read More
State of GreenBusiness 2019 – GreenMoney

The State of Green Business 2019 from GreenBiz

The 12th annual edition looks at key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s?most pressing environmental challenges. Read More
Native American Credit Unions: Building Financial Access and Capability

Native American Credit Unions: Building Financial Access and Capability

The structure and mission of credit unions uniquely positions them to effectively provide a range of basic financial services critical to Native communities. Read More
Impact Coffee Triskeles Foundation

Triskeles Foundation Launches Impact Coffee

Sourced in Peru and roasted locally by Stolen Sun Craft Brewing & Roasting Co., Impact Coffee supports the empowerment and promotion of women-grown coffee. Read More
Foundations Moving to Greater Mission Alignment

Foundations Moving to Greater Mission Alignment

These foundations, large and small, are beginning to move their endowment assets to align with their values–-and their missions keep expanding. Read More
Want to Change the World? Here are Five Steps to Take

Want to Change the World? Here are Five Steps to Take

Case Foundation’s CEO Jean Case’s new book, Be Fearless, profiles leaders who have used their desire to solve a problem, to drown out their fears or risk of failure. Read More
On Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

On Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

Nikishka Iyengar
Founder and CEO, The Guild
I examine my personal finances by asking myself three overarching questions: How am I making money? How am I investing it? And how am I spending it? As a full-time social entrepreneur, I routinely ask myself if I’m making money in a way that allows me to have a real impact. Read More
The Best Kept Secret: A Career in Financial Services

The Best Kept Secret: A Career in Financial Services

Kelly Coyne
VP, Impax AM and Pax Ellevate Mgmt.
Companies that are winning at attracting millennials are nailing it on culture and values. My career path is a perfect example. I left a large mutual fund company to join a sustainable investing firm because its focus on investing for both performance and impact resonated with me. Read More
How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

Gabe Rissman
Co-Founder and President, Yourstake.org
I rose to the podium, looked at Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, and asked “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations [like ALEC], when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question saying “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” Two years later, Exxon ceased funding them. Read More
Millennials & Money: Insights from an Often Overlooked Community

Millennials & Money: Insights from an Often Overlooked Community

Erika Andraca
Director, Operations, Nia Impact Capital
As a millennial, my generation has little trust in large institutions — from governmental offices to our large banks and financial institutions. We want our money aligned with our values and desires for a more sustainable planet. We are poised to catalyze big shifts in how financial services operate. Read More
The Spiritual Growth of Wealth Redistribution

The Spiritual Growth of Wealth Redistribution

Kate Poole
Investment Advisor, Natural Investments
Thinking about and talking about money and investing has a huge impact on how we understand ourselves, our families and our relationships. My advice to millennials about money is to find spiritual practices that support you as you navigate financial conversations and decisions. Read More
How Impact Investing Can Change Our Relationship with Money

How Impact Investing Can Change Our Relationship with Money

Yuliya Tarasava
Co-Founder and COO, CNote
Millennials see investment decisions as a way to express their social, political and environmental values. With CNote, we make investing simple and impactful. Our members’ money works towards revitalizing communities; building affordable housing; and getting women and minorities business loans. Read More
The Real Leaders 100 Top Impact Companies 2019

The Real Leaders 100 Top Impact Companies 2019

Business can be a force for good, here’s 100 companies that are growing by doing good. Real Leaders, with Big Path Capital and B Lab, rank the top companies applying capitalism for greater profit and greater positive impact. Read More
Green Alpha Next Economy Index Achieves Ten-Year Milestone

Green Alpha Next Economy Index Achieves Ten-Year Milestone

The Next Economy Index’s strong track record demonstrates that climate change-focused, innovation-driven investing offers an effective way to preserve and create wealth. The strategy currently holds 115 publicly traded companies. Read More
Natixis Investment Managers Launches Mirova International Sustainable Equity Fund

Natixis Investment Managers Launches Mirova International Sustainable Equity Fund

The fund focuses on solutions to major global transitions such as demographics, environmental issues, technological advances, and governance changes by investing in companies with a positive impact on the UN SDGs, while avoiding companies that have a negative impact. Read More
Reflections on SRI Investing in 2018

Reflections on SRI Investing in 2018

Lisa Woll
CEO, US SIF and US SIF Foundation
Sustainable and impact investing in the US continues to grow and to make a difference. Investors now consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across $12 trillion of professionally managed assets, a 38 percent increase since 2016. Financial firms and institutional investors are addressing a diverse set of ESG concerns across a broader span of assets than ever. Many of these money managers and institutions, concerned about racial and gender discrimination, gun violence and environmental protection, are using portfolio selection and shareowner engagement to address these important issues. Read More
Climate Finance: More Money Than Ever Invested in Climate Action, but is It Enough?

Climate Finance: More Money Than Ever Invested in Climate Action, but is It Enough?

Climate finance is a central issue in how the global community proposes to follow through with implementation of the Paris Agreement. A new study, shows that while investment in climate action has been steadily increasing, it falls short in key areas. Read More
10 Years of Green Bonds: From Evolution to Revolution

10 Years of Green Bonds: From Evolution to Revolution

Issued in November 2008, the World Bank’s first green bond created the blueprint for sustainable investing in the capital markets. Today, the green bond model is being applied to bonds that are raising financing for all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read More
The Nature Conservancy’s CEO on How to Scale Up Investments in Nature

The Nature Conservancy’s CEO on How to Scale Up Investments in Nature

Mark Tercek spent 24 years working as an investment banker and the last 10 years as the CEO of The Nature Conservancy. How to scale up investments in nature – is what he thinks about and what he wants you to start thinking about more. Read More
CSE Research Links Financial and Corporate Sustainability (ESG) Performance

CSE Research Links Financial and Corporate Sustainability (ESG) Performance

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence releases its third annual report on Sustainability (ESG) Reporting Trends: North America 2018. This research provides a useful and convenient representation of the current state of Sustainability Reporting. Read More
UK Leads Europe in Sustainable and Responsible Investment

UK Leads Europe in Sustainable and Responsible Investment

The United Kingdom is the frontrunner in Europe for sustainable and responsible investment (‘SRI’) according to data published in November 2018 by Eurosif, Europe’s sustainable and responsible investment membership organization. Read More
SRI Trends Report 2018: Executive Summary

SRI Trends Report 2018: Executive Summary

SRI Investing in the US continues to expand at a healthy pace. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $8.7 trillion at the start of 2016 to $12.0 trillion at the start of 2018, an increase of 38 percent. This represents 26 percent—or 1 in 4 dollars—of the $46.6 trillion in total US assets under professional management. Since 1995, when the US SIF Foundation first measured the size of the US sustainable and responsible investment universe at $639 billion, these assets have increased more than 18-fold, a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent. Read More
SRI Trends Report 2018: Community Investing

SRI Trends Report 2018: Community Investing

Community Investing is a vital form of SRI Investing that the US SIF Foundation has tracked for 20 years. The community investing sector has experienced rapid growth over the last decade, nearly doubling in assets between 2014 and 2016, and growing more than 50 percent from 2016 to 2018. In the US, community investing institutions direct capital to communities and individuals underserved by conventional financial services. They provide capital for small businesses, affordable housing units, charter schools, grocery stores as well as responsible lending products and related programs. Read More
ESG Outlook for 2019

ESG Outlook for 2019

Katherine Collins
Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments
Amidst all of the important improvements in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data, all of the thoughtful research reports, and all innovative new investment options, another, deeper trend has taken root. As we turn towards 2019, we see increasing evidence that Systems Thinking is becoming more prevalent and influential throughout corporations and the sustainable investment community. This subtle, under-the-surface development is one of the most vital requirements for effective long-term investing. Systems Thinking aims to understand the whole, in addition to the individual parts. Read More
Three ESG Trends in Asia to Watch in 2019

Three ESG Trends in Asia to Watch in 2019

Vivek Tanneeru
Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia
For investors interested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies, a regionally diversified approach can help capture global growth. In the coming year, Asia offers a prime opportunity to invest in profitable companies addressing critical ESG challenges through robust and sustainable business models. ESG innovation in Asia is evident across many sectors, including health care and pharmaceuticals, technology, finance and alternative energy. To fully capture the growth and profits of the world’s most innovative ESG companies, it is worth considering Asia. Read More
It’s Time to Invest in Her

It’s Time to Invest in Her

Joe Keefe
President and CEO, Pax World Funds
As engaged investors, we need to persuade the companies in our investment portfolios to say loudly and clearly: We will no longer tolerate gender inequality — on our boards, in our executive suites, in our workplaces or in our supply chains. Our industry cannot even begin to talk about investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy unless gender equality is a core component of that transition. Eradicating gender inequality could help unleash perhaps the greatest period of economic growth in the history of the planet. Read More
New Gender Lens Investing Tool Helps Drive Capital to Mutual Funds Supporting Gender Equality

New Gender Lens Investing Tool Helps Drive Capital to Mutual Funds Supporting Gender Equality

As You Sow released its fifth ‘Invest Your Values’ screening tool, Gender Equality Funds, an online resource that can be used by any investor. Read More
Veris Wealth Partners Reports Gender Lens Investing (GLI) Assets Rise 85% and Exceed $2.4 Billion

Veris Wealth Partners Reports Gender Lens Investing (GLI) Assets Rise 85% and Exceed $2.4 Billion

The growth of GLI is a positive development in a year overshadowed by the gender pay gap, lack of women on boards and harassment scandals. Read More
How Calvert Impact Capital Strengthens Communities Through Impact Investments

How Calvert Impact Capital Strengthens Communities Through Impact Investments

Investors increasingly seek opportunities to make a social and environmental difference through their impact investment portfolios. Read More
Water Risk: Single Largest Risk Threatening People, Planet and Profit

Water Risk: Single Largest Risk Threatening People, Planet and Profit

“Water security is the single largest investment opportunity in the years ahead. It is the foundation for healthy people, planet and profit. Water security investments ensure social and environmental returns, as well as possible financial outperformance,” states writer Thomas Schumann. Read More
Thornburg Better World International Fund Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary and Receives Five-Star Morningstar Rating

Thornburg Better World International Fund Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary and Receives Five-Star Morningstar Rating

Incorporating ESG factors into an investment strategy has shown to decrease volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns over the long term. Read More
The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments
Recently the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns. It wasn’t so long ago that the SRI field was considered an outlier in the world of finance, and now it is the declared future of financial asset management. Read More
God Calls His Followers to Honor Him with Their Finances

God Calls His Followers to Honor Him with Their Finances

Robert Knight
Communications Adviser, Timothy Partners
With the rising number of “responsible” funds in the early 90s, there wasn’t really an option for Christian conservatives to invest without compromising their beliefs, in life and family values. In 1994, under Art Ally’s leadership, the Timothy Plan unveiled its fund aimed at evangelical Christians. Secular investment firms weren’t thrilled by the arrival of Timothy Plan’s Biblically Responsible Investments, but investors were, and today there are over a dozen successful BRI-based mutual funds with billions in assets. Read More
Inspired Stewardship

Inspired Stewardship

Teresa Romano Roybal
Minister, The River Santa Fe
Each financial seed we plant in each and every field we choose, is only destined for success if all the criteria in the divine mandate has been met. Good seed in good soil and people of integrity managing the process. Unethical practices, policies or products erode human dignity and moral enterprise. Placing little value on honesty and ethics creates a morally hazardous field and a harvest of unsustainability. Is faith and trust a commodity to be traded? I don’t believe so. Read More
What Would the Good Samaritan Do?

What Would the Good Samaritan Do?

Mark Regier
Vice President, Praxis Mutual Funds
The phrase “What would Jesus do?” emerged in American consciousness during the 1990s as motto for many Christians seeking to regularly reflect on how the moral teachings of Jesus could be reflected in their daily lives. Whether one participates in organized religion or not, the idea of finding a mechanism that calls us to step outside of our personal situation to view things from a different, morally-grounded perspective can have many benefits especially for values-driven investors. Read More
The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America: Trends 2016 and 2017  –  A new report from ANDE and LAVCA

The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America: Trends 2016 and 2017 – A new report from ANDE and LAVCA

Direct investments in companies with social and financial objectives is a dynamic industry with robust activity in the region Read More
Gender Lens Investing: Opportunities in Fixed Income  –  A new report from Community Capital Management

Gender Lens Investing: Opportunities in Fixed Income – A new report from Community Capital Management

The fast growing impact investment theme of GLI has attracted over $900 million in assets from investors around the world Read More
Responsible Investing Accelerates as Investment Merits Gain Traction: A new survey by  RBC Global Asset Management

Responsible Investing Accelerates as Investment Merits Gain Traction: A new survey by RBC Global Asset Management

Most institutional investors believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) integrated portfolios will perform well Read More
New UBS Investor Watch Study Reveals Stark Differences in Sustainable Investing Globally

New UBS Investor Watch Study Reveals Stark Differences in Sustainable Investing Globally

Investors around the world see sustainable investing as the way of the future. Across all ages, wealth levels and regions. Read More
Billion Dollar Energy Fund Expands its Portfolio of Startups Fighting Climate Change

Billion Dollar Energy Fund Expands its Portfolio of Startups Fighting Climate Change

Akshat Rathi
Quartz
Bill Gates has Breakthrough Energy Ventures investing in radical energy startups capable of drastically cutting global emissions Read More
The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being  –  a new book by Jed Emerson

The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being – a new book by Jed Emerson

The path from modern Financial Capitalism to Integrated Investing that helps create the World and lives we seek Read More
Clean Energy Investing: Changing Lives, Changing the World

Clean Energy Investing: Changing Lives, Changing the World

Maxwell Roe
Business Development, Clean Power USA
Renewable Energy was the most-added source of new power generation in 2017. In an increasing number of regions, clean energy is the cheapest source of new electricity. Confidence in the clean energy sector can be seen in the large commitments made by major banking institutions. The public and our investors are grasping the reality of a renewable energy future. Rooftop solar panels are commonplace and are required on new homes in some cities in California. Solar photovoltaic installers and wind turbine service technicians have become the nation’s two fastest-growing occupations. Read More
Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

Jess Brooks
Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
At Sunwealth, we invest in a sustainable future by financing diverse renewable energy projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen local resilience and bring the benefits of renewable energy to under-served communities. Since 2014, we have financed over 70 solar installations on rooftops and in open spaces. We are poised to invest over $12 million in solar energy and storage projects in 2018, more than double our 2017 investment. We have a 2019 pipeline of over $40 million in new solar projects that will provide 20 megawatts of solar power across 50 communities. Read More
2018 Money Manager Roadmap on SRI from the US SIF Foundation

2018 Money Manager Roadmap on SRI from the US SIF Foundation

A new comprehensive guide for money managers on incorporating sustainable, responsible and impact investing at their firms Read More
Impax Launches the Pax Global Opportunities Fund

Impax Launches the Pax Global Opportunities Fund

The new fund invests in companies positioned to benefit from the transition to a more sustainable global economy Read More
Newday Investing Brings Impact Investing to the Mainstream

Newday Investing Brings Impact Investing to the Mainstream

New app and platform enables consumers to invest in proprietary portfolios for social good with a low minimum Read More
The Future of “Clean” Energy

The Future of “Clean” Energy

Murray Rosenblith
Co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in 1982. Our Fund’s approach has always been to consider the broad sector of energy and related environmental areas like clean water, clean air, and naturally grown and organic food. Energy is not just the production of electric power we also see conservation and efficiency playing major roles. Read More
First-Ever Clean Energy Credit Union Officially Launches

First-Ever Clean Energy Credit Union Officially Launches

The new credit union focused exclusively on clean energy lending also begins taking deposits and making loans all online Read More
The Clean Trillion: A CERES Report on Clean Energy Investments

The Clean Trillion: A CERES Report on Clean Energy Investments

The "In Sight of the Clean Trillion" report gives an update on the ever-expanding landscape of investor opportunities Read More
The GreenMoney Interview: Muhammad Yunus

The GreenMoney Interview: Muhammad Yunus

Grameen Bank founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is interviewed by award-winning, filmmaker Holly Mosher
(Fall 2011)  When Holly Mosher read about Muhammad Yunus and the story of Grameen Bank’s microcredit for women in Bangladesh, she was fascinated. Why had an economist and a bank won the prize for peace and not the prize for economics? And how had one man gone from loaning $27 to 42 people, to helping millions of people? With these questions in mind, she embarked on a film about his work. Read More
Impacting the Next Generation

Impacting the Next Generation

Rianka R. Dorsainvil
CFP®, Founder and President, Your Greatest Contribution
(Feb 2016) Without a doubt we, the millennial Generation, believe that we can change the world. There is a “change agent” in each and every one of us. How do I know? Well, because we are different. Huge economic, cultural, and social shifts have changed our view on the world, and as a generation, we have demonstrated a desire to leave the world a better place than it was when we entered. Read More
Responsible Investing - Principles, Pillars and Progress

Responsible Investing – Principles, Pillars and Progress

John Streur
President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
(July/Aug 2017) The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day. Read More
From Growth Capitalism to Sustainable Capitalism

From Growth Capitalism to Sustainable Capitalism

Joe Keefe
President and CEO of Pax World Funds, and President of Impax Asset Management LLC
(Fall 2012) Twenty years from now, we will have either successfully transitioned from our current economic growth paradigm to a new model of Sustainable Capitalism or we will be suffering the calamitous consequences of our failure to do so. Likewise, sustainable investing will either remain a niche strategy or it will have supplanted mainstream investing. Read More
The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money

The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money

Hal Brill, Michael Kramer and Christopher Peck
Managing Partners of Natural Investments
(Aug 2014) Does the challenge of making informed decisions about your life seem far more complex today than it did even a short time ago? Does the future—yours, and that of the world—feel highly uncertain, perhaps even precarious? Read More
<strong>The Next 25 Years</strong> - Big Picture Thinking

The Next 25 Years – Big Picture Thinking

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investment
(July/Aug 2017) Responsible investing momentum is strong. For me, and for many of my generation, the future is clear: we are well on our way towards the installation of a vitally important system-level force for good, one that will protect future generations, indeed the planet itself. We have laid the groundwork for a financial system which functions globally to protect people and the planet. Read More
<strong>Impact Investing:</strong> Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature

Impact Investing: Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature

Mark R. Tercek
President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy
(Sept 2015) Today's environmental challenges are bigger than ever. And a rapidly growing population coupled with climate change will only exacerbate current threats. The environmental movement must try new approaches and scale up our work so it’s bigger, better and faster. Read More
In Mandela’s Footsteps: The Long Walk Continues

In Mandela’s Footsteps: The Long Walk Continues

Donna Katzin
Founder and CEO, Shared Interest
(Feb 2014)  “Eliminating poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice… Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. People have created and tolerated poverty. And it is people who will overcome it.” In 2013 on Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, children with crayons in Kazakhstan drew his face on the sidewalk. At the UN, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, who has been shot in the head by the Taliban, says Mandela has influenced her and she forgives her shooters. Later that year the world mourned his death but we still harvest lessons from this monumental man who has taught us so much, and left so much more to do. Read More
2018 Financial Advisor Roadmap: Incorporating Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing into Your Practice

2018 Financial Advisor Roadmap: Incorporating Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing into Your Practice

The US SIF Foundation recently released a guide for financial advisors on how to incorporate sustainable, responsible and impact investing into their practice. The Financial Advisor Roadmap was prepared with insights from financial advisors and other industry professionals. Read More
2018 Green Transition Scoreboard Finds $9.3 Trillion in Green Sectors Worldwide

2018 Green Transition Scoreboard Finds $9.3 Trillion in Green Sectors Worldwide

Ethical Markets released in late April its 2018 Green Transition Scoreboard® finding $9.3 trillion of private investments in green sectors worldwide, cumulatively since 2007. Read More
Gender Pay Scorecard:  Failing Grades for Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Walmart; Top  Marks  for  Apple, Nike and Wells  Fargo

Gender Pay Scorecard: Failing Grades for Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Walmart; Top Marks for Apple, Nike and Wells Fargo

Published to coincide with International Equal Pay Day in April 2018, the first edition of a new annual scorecard ranking 33 of the world’s largest financial, technology, and retail companies on their current gender pay disclosures, performance, and commitments shows Apple, Nike, Starbucks, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan with the highest grade (A-), while Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Walmart are among 11 companies that share the lowest grade (F). Read More
Investors Accelerate Toward 100% Impact – New Report from Toniic

Investors Accelerate Toward 100% Impact – New Report from Toniic

New report from Toniic provides evidence that investors are going farther, faster and deeper into impact, while meeting their targeted financial and impact returns. 100% impact portfolios are getting easier to build, the pioneers behind them are accelerating their shift to deeper impact, and investors are meeting their goals for both financial and impact returns, reveals a new Toniic Institute report released in late May 2018. Read More
50 Farms and No Regrets

50 Farms and No Regrets

Teresa Opheim
Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms
Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining us soon. We have seen strong and steady growth in the value of our investment portfolio since 2007. We recently launched a new offering to raise $20 million to help fund more farmers. We also offer Soil Restoration Notes to investors, with a portion of the returns going to help our farmers transitioning to organic. Read More
Engage the Chain:  An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Brooke Barton
Senior Director, Ceres
The challenge is clear for global food and beverage companies: as the population rises, the agriculture sector they rely on will need to produce more food with fewer greenhouse gas emissions while shifting toward farm practices that conserve or restore diminishing water and soil resources. Sustainable sourcing strategies and supply chain transparency are essential for the food and beverage industry to ensure that their suppliers are making these critical changes. As significant owners of and lenders to companies, investors can be a major force in driving more sustainable practices. Read More
The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

Harn Soper
CEO, Sustainable Farm Partners (SFP)
Farming, like investments, carries some degree of risk. How SFP mitigates these risks is unique and key to the opportunity. Market demand for organic food is the fastest growing segment in grocery stores. Geographically, our established operating network of farms is spread out to minimize the impact of local weather. Our distributed farm network is focused on areas with the best available soil and linking that network allows us to negotiate better offtake agreements and discounts on inputs. In the event of any crop damage due to weather, which diminishes yields, we have crop insurance. Read More
Amy Domini - Emerging Feature - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Emerging Challenges in Gender Lens Investing

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments
For the past several years Domini Impact Investments has been incubating a small portfolio that, in addition to other standards, applies a gender lens of the simplest nature. In order to qualify for stock purchase, the company must employ one female on the executive management team or have one female on the board of directors. The portfolio is unconstrained, multi-cap, global and opportunistic. Within this Wild West of a universe, this one standard has produced portfolio management challenges, personal challenges and frustration well beyond anything I had anticipated. Read More
Jane Carten - Women in Finance - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Women in Finance: Plant Your Garden and Tend It

Jane Carten
President and Director, Saturna Capital
My path to finance has not been unusual; throughout my childhood, my parents ran an investment management and brokerage firm, so I grew up in the industry. Watching and admiring the dedication my parents put into their business and their careers showed me the value of entrepreneurship, independence, and of planting a garden and tending it. I’m grateful for the lessons in responsibility, hard work, and drive that have been ingrained in me, and early on it became obvious to me that finance could and should be a tool for good. Read More
Putting our Feminism into our Finances

Putting our Feminism into our Finances

Kristin Hull
Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital
From wealth advisors and fund managers, to start up entrepreneurs, to company leadership at the board and executive levels, intuitively we have long known the need for greater gender diversity within the financial industry. Research shows a variety of benefits for companies, and their investors, that embrace inclusivity. With findings that show diverse teams are more innovative (leading to increased revenue generation) and that companies with women in leadership perform better during times of financial uncertainty, we are well on our way to making a strong financial case for inclusion. Read More
Women, Politics and Climate Top Shareholder Issues for Proxy Season 2018

Women, Politics and Climate Top Shareholder Issues for Proxy Season 2018

Corporate Annual Meetings will Reflect Opioid Crisis, Gun Laws, Board Diversity and more Read More
Sonya + Gloria - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Sonya Dreizler, CFP Interviews Gloria Nelund, CEO, TriLinc Global

Impact Investing Success Story: Lending in Developing Countries - Improving Lives and Livelihoods While Generating Market Rate Returns Read More
ImpactAssets Releases IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

ImpactAssets Releases IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

Industry’s only free, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers features firms that manage $29.2 billion in assets Read More
Top 10 Stakeholder - Feature

Top 10 Stakeholder Engagement Trends of 2018 – New Report from Future 500

Global businesses can and must take the lead on environmental and social issues, because the future of sustainability is now in the hands of worldwide brands, their consumers, and the NGOs holding them accountable. Read More
Pax World Funds Persuades Finance and Tech Companies to Close Gender Pay   Gap

Pax World Funds Persuades Finance and Tech Companies to Close Gender Pay Gap

Sustainable Investment Firm Withdraws Pay Equity Shareholder Resolutions at Discover, HP, KeyCorp and US Foods Read More
Investment Decisions That Impact Your Career

Investment Decisions That Impact Your Career

Bonnie Foley-Wong
Founder, Pique Ventures
By Bonnie Foley-Wong, Pique Ventures Some impact fund managers began their careers in traditional venture capital whilst other investors have found success previously as entrepreneurs. Read More
Julie Gorte - Gender Equality: With or Without the Federal Government - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Gender Equality: With or Without the Federal Government

Julie Gorte
SVP, Impax Asset Mgmt/Pax World Funds
Investors are more interested in gender equality than they ever have been before, judging by things like proxy voting and shareholder engagement. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, recently has signaled in its proxy voting guidelines that all-male boards are not acceptable, and noted that boards should have at least two women on them. Pax World has been voting like that for years and we know our impact will be multiplied if other investors vote similarly. Another large investor, State Street, reportedly voted against directors of 400 companies whose boards were all-male Read More
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies (with Calvert Research)

Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies (with Calvert Research)

Every weekday, instead of a private car, Benno Dorer takes Bay Area Rapid Transit from San Francisco to Clorox’s headquarters in Oakland. The Clorox CEO buys sustainable products, including his company’s Brita water Read More
NIA Impact Capital Launches RIA for Impact Investing Investment Solutions

NIA Impact Capital Launches RIA for Impact Investing Investment Solutions

NIA Impact Capital Launches RIA To Provide Wealth Advisors with Impact Investing and Women-Focused Investment Solutions Nia Impact Capital (www.niaimpactcapital.com) announced in February 2018 the launch of its women-led Registered Investment Advisor Read More
MSCI 2018 ESG - GreenMoneyJournal.com

MSCI’s 2018 ESG Trends to Watch

Linda-Eling Lee and Matt Moscardi
MSCI
Bigger, faster, more. Whether due to policy, technological or climatic changes, companies face an onslaught of challenges that are happening sooner and more dramatically than many could have anticipated. Investors in turn are Read More
The Business of Planting Trees - GreenMoneyJournal.com

The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity

New research finds businesses are making money from planting trees and growing sales as rapidly as 10 times per year The Business of Planting Trees - GreenMoneyJournal.com Many investors don t know what restoration is or realize the Read More
Should Your Investment Strategy Incorporate a Climate Risk Discount?

Should Your Investment Strategy Incorporate a Climate Risk Discount?

Cyrus Lotfipour
Vice President, MSCI and MSCI ESG Research
Consider these recent developments - California emerged from drought in 2017; fewer companies reported impacts associated with water scarcity; and the average freshwater intensity of companies in the MSCI ACWI Index dropped by 15 percent. While these are positive short term signals for investors concerned with water scarcity, 2017 was also the most costly in U.S. history for natural disasters. This underscored the thinking behind a key trend that MSCI ESG Research identified last year - institutional investors are shifting their portfolio analysis from the measurement of regulatory risks to physical risks. Read More
Water and Investing - Lydia Miller - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Water and Investing: Is Your Portfolio on the Growth Side of Disruption?

Lydia Miller
Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors
Water is a systemic risk to investors, as in many parts of the United States and other areas of the world this precious resource is in danger. Investors and market players should be deepening their research and investment process to tackle water risks, often hidden in holdings across all asset classes. As investment advisors, how do we first protect our clients from these risks, and how do we position these same clients to benefit from the growth opportunities in companies that are providing innovative systems, products and services to solve water quantity, quality and resilience issues? Read More
Top 10 Sustainability Trends for 2018 from The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

Top 10 Sustainability Trends for 2018 from The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

Nikos Avlonas
President, The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence
Over the past decade, the term sustainability has caught on in the boardroom, courtroom and living room. While the concept has reached the mainstream, opportunities abound for implementation.

Ten trends to watch for Read More

Pat Miguel Tomaino of Zevin AM Named to Bloomberg’s Ones to Watch List

Pat Miguel Tomaino of Zevin AM Named to Bloomberg’s Ones to Watch List

We are pleased to announce that Pat Miguel Tomaino, Associate Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Zevin Asset Management LLC, has been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s inaugural Bloomberg 50 issue. The issue highlights Read More
Eleven Online Platforms where you can make Socially Responsible Investments

Eleven Online Platforms where you can make Socially Responsible Investments

Lena Backe
Social Impact Analyst, Pacific Community Ventures
A quick guide to the minimums, fees, investment types and impact of leading online advisors for retail investors. As the socially responsible, ESG (environmental, social and governance), and impact investing[1] movements have gained Read More
The 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List includes Twenty Industries

The 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List includes Twenty Industries

What never grows old? The burning desire of youth to reinvent the world. That ambition and impatience is on full display in Forbes 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30, our annual Read More
Millennials are Leading the Charge to Social Impact Investments

Millennials are Leading the Charge to Social Impact Investments

From UBS Intellectual Capital (Dec 2017) Technological advancements are not only enabling increased automation and connection across many businesses, potentially transforming business models, but also enabling greater awareness of global economic and social Read More
Amalgamated Bank Agrees to Acquire New Resource Bank

Amalgamated Bank Agrees to Acquire New Resource Bank

Amalgamated Bank (“Amalgamated”) and New Resource Bancorp, the parent company of New Resource Bank (OTC: NRBC; together, “New Resource”) announced in mid-December 2017 the signing of a definitive merger agreement by which Amalgamated Read More
Millennials & Money: We’re Not as Different as You Think

Millennials & Money: We’re Not as Different as You Think

Kelly Coyne
VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Impax Asset Mgmt/Pax World Funds
The financial services industry is a bit obsessed with trying to understand the next generation of investors – the notorious millennials. And for good reason – millennials represent the largest generation in history with a spending power of over $1.5 trillion. Many millennials are well into their wealth accumulation phase and have already begun to inherit $30 trillion in the largest wealth transfer ever. As a millennial working in SRI, I believe, that for everyone, money is inherently personal, complicated and ultimately a vehicle to attain the goal of living a rewarding life. Read More
Investing in Our Nation’s Future: No One Left Behind

Investing in Our Nation’s Future: No One Left Behind

Will deHoo
Founder & Executive Director, FoolProof Foundation
Walter Cronkite was the legendary CBS News anchorman known as “The most trusted man in America.” In 2003, I had the chance to go sailing with Mr. Cronkite, we talked constantly while tacking our way through the waters off the British Virgin Islands and while visiting his friend, Remar Sutton, who I worked for. Having the opportunity to talk for hours on end with such an iconic figure was life changing for me. From those wind-swept discussions the FoolProof Foundation was born. The big question we needed to answer was: is financial education, as it exists, working? Read More
Providing Millennials with the Financial Planning They Need

Providing Millennials with the Financial Planning They Need

Lauryn Williams
4x Olympian and founder, Worth Winning
There are two opinions about millennials floating around society. The first is that our generation is lazy, and we feel "entitled." The second is that we are going to change the world because we don't settle for following in the set paths that have been established before us. As a millennial that has had to work hard on all levels, including being a 4x Olympian and an entrepreneur in financial planning, I agree with the second opinion. Millennials are different than previous generations, but that's how we are going to set ourselves apart. Read More
GreenMoney Interviews: Morgan Simon, author of Real Impact

GreenMoney Interviews: Morgan Simon, author of Real Impact

GMJ: Why did you write this book?

Morgan: Impact investment—the practice of investing not just for profit, but also for social benefit—is the trillion-dollar trend most people have never heard of. There’s Read More
The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

Edited by Jed Emerson

Practical guide to impact investing lays out how individual investors, family offices, financial advisors and foundations can generate social and environmental value through capital investing.

With greater demand than Read More
Bloomberg Includes Gender Pay Trailblazer Natasha Lamb on its "50 Most Influential" List

Bloomberg Includes Gender Pay Trailblazer Natasha Lamb on its “50 Most Influential” List

Investor Activist/Sustainable Wealth Manager Championing Gender Pay Equity in Tech, Banking and Retail Industries Earns Unique Spot in Special Issue of Businessweek; Which Sector is Next?

“The Bloomberg 50” list of the Read More
Vert Asset Management Launches the First Sustainable Real Estate Mutual Fund in the US

Vert Asset Management Launches the First Sustainable Real Estate Mutual Fund in the US

Vert Asset Management, a dedicated ESG investment manager, recently announced the launch of the Vert Global Sustainable Real Estate Fund (Ticker: VGSRX), an open-end mutual fund which seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation. Read More
New GIIN Report on the Impact Measurement and Management Practices of Impact Investors

New GIIN Report on the Impact Measurement and Management Practices of Impact Investors

A new report, published in Dec 2017 by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), provides a comprehensive survey of the state of impact measurement and management (IMM) in the impact investing industry. The Read More
Domini Impact Investments Signs the Stockholm Declaration on the UN SDGs

Domini Impact Investments Signs the Stockholm Declaration on the UN SDGs

Domini is proud to announce that we have recently signed the Stockholm Declaration, re-affirming our support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The Stockholm Declaration was organized by the GRI Read More
Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson
President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Last year, as CEI conducted a strategic review as part of our leadership transition, we found ourselves asking the same questions that were being asked across the country, on both sides of the political aisle. At the heart of those questions was the recognition that our economy is not working for everyone. And a major takeaway was that rural regions, gateway cities, and the people who live there were being left behind. Maine-based CEI is taking strides to change that, from investing in small businesses, job training programs, and pragmatic policy solutions. Read More
Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

Deb Markley
Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. Many place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grantmaking with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities. There’s a growing recognition that traditional grantmaking is not enough to address complex, tough community issues like early childhood education, affordable and energy efficient housing, good jobs and career opportunities for all. Read More
Invest Close to Home with the Homewise Community Investment Fund

Invest Close to Home with the Homewise Community Investment Fund

Laura Altomare
CFRM, Director of Communications and Development, Homewise
Homewise is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that offers a comprehensive suite of homeownership services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families, many of whom have been largely underserved by traditional lending institutions. Our services include financial education and coaching, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, home improvement and refinance lending, real estate development and disinvested property rehabilitation. Each of our services is designed to bolster our other services, providing a one-stop resource for creating an accessible and affordable path to successful homeownership. Read More
Community Impact Investing

Community Impact Investing

Jamie Horwitz
Chief Marketing Officer, Community Capital Management
Community Capital Management is an RIA, based in South Florida, with offices in Boston and Charlotte. The firm manages just over $2.4 billion, most of which is in our CRA Qualified Investment Fund (CRA Fund). "CRA" stands for the Community Reinvestment Act, which regulates banks within the U.S. The CRA Fund is a market-rate, fixed income fund that invests in U.S.-based community impact investments. Community impact investments focus on positive criteria for inclusion in a portfolio and can include a wide range of intentions such as affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and small business development. Read More
The SRI Conference Announces 2017 SRI Service Award Winners

The SRI Conference Announces 2017 SRI Service Award Winners

The annual award recognizes Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investment Industry Leadership. Richard Liroff and Cliff Feigenbaum named as 2017’s most influential leaders in SRI. The SRI Conference, which hosted more than 800 investment professional Read More
Greenpeace USA Releases 2017 Guide to Sustainable Electronics

Greenpeace USA Releases 2017 Guide to Sustainable Electronics

Samsung Trails Behind Apple in New Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Average Grade Across 17 Companies Is D+, Indicating Long Way to Go Toward Sustainable IT.

The 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics (the Read More
Green Century, the First Fossil Fuel-Free Mutual Fund Family Reaches $500 Million

Green Century, the First Fossil Fuel-Free Mutual Fund Family Reaches $500 Million

Green Century Capital Management announced recently that its assets under management (AUM) reached a new landmark, exceeding $500 million as of October 20, 2017. Green Century is the investment advisor to the first Read More
ImpactAssets Adds New Private Debt and Equity Impact Investment Options

ImpactAssets Adds New Private Debt and Equity Impact Investment Options

ImpactAssets announced in September 2017 the addition of new lower minimum, high-impact investment options within the ImpactAssets Giving Fund (www.impactassets.org), its donor advised fund. The four private debt and equity investments are managed Read More
2017 Moskowitz Prize Winner for Sustainable and Responsible Investing Research

2017 Moskowitz Prize Winner for Sustainable and Responsible Investing Research

The Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, announced in October, in collaboration with The SRI Conference, the winner of the 2017 annual Moskowitz Prize. The Read More
SRI is Growing Up Right Before Our Very Eyes

SRI is Growing Up Right Before Our Very Eyes

Matthew Blume, CFA
Director of ESG Research and Shareholder Advocacy, Appleseed Capital
At Appleseed Capital, we have watched developments in SRI and ESG with great satisfaction. Having launched the Appleseed Fund nearly 11 years ago, we are proud to have been a participant in the long-term movement to align investments with values. As we look forward to 2018 and beyond, we expect to see the recent trends surrounding SRI investing to remain solidly intact. We believe that more and more traditional investors and asset managers will come to understand the value, both social and financial, of investing with a purpose, and we are confident that the Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing industry will continue to evolve in response to the changing political and economic environment. Read More
Urgent Needs for 2018

Urgent Needs for 2018

John Streur
President and CEO, Calvert Research & Management
Aligning the capital markets more directly with the urgent needs we face as a society to halt environmental destruction and reverse decades of worsening inequality must be our priority for 2018. Alignment needs to occur at every level, across the global markets. Despite the tremendous efforts behind the Paris Climate Accord, formalization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a long history of other efforts to change the course of climate change and inequality, we are not making nearly the progress needed. The 1,700 signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, which represent $70 trillion of assets and a wave of press about ESG investing, have not gotten us on track yet. Read More
My 2018 Outlook

My 2018 Outlook

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments and The Sustainability Group
Looking into 2018, higher corporate earnings – inevitable with the new lower taxes rates – ought to lead to the sort of volatility-free rise in the stock market that 2017 saw. Further, employment is full in this country; emerging economies continue to grow at rates that exceed those of developed economies; exciting new industries such as software-as-a-service, alternative energy storage and the internet of things arise with regularity fueling dynamic growth. Then there's the other picture. There are two enormous longer-term and permanent threats to my cheerful scenario. China is the macro geopolitical one and the other is due to climate change. Further, there are three short-term unavoidable threats, also worth acknowledging. Read More
Pax World Management Agrees to be Acquired by IMPAX Asset Management Group PLC

Pax World Management Agrees to be Acquired by IMPAX Asset Management Group PLC

Combination of Sustainable Investment Leaders Will Significantly Expand their Investment Management, Global Research and Client Service Capabilities Pax World Management LLC (Pax), investment adviser to Pax World Funds and a pioneer in Read More
US SIF Foundation Releases Resource Guide for Retail Investors: “Getting Started in Sustainable and Impact Investing”

US SIF Foundation Releases Resource Guide for Retail Investors: “Getting Started in Sustainable and Impact Investing”

In response to rapidly growing demand for sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing, the US SIF Foundation recently released a new guide for retail investors, “Getting Started in Sustainable and Impact Investing.” This Read More
LIFT Economy named to the "Best for the World" 2017 List

LIFT Economy named to the “Best for the World” 2017 List

LIFT Economy was recently recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, Read More
Six New Issuers Join ImpactUs Marketplace

Six New Issuers Join ImpactUs Marketplace

Financial technology provider ImpactUs announced in Sept and October the onboarding of six additional issuers to its impact investing platform, ImpactUs Marketplace. The Marketplace is a community-driven fintech platform offering institutions, individuals and Read More
Change Finance Launches CHGX, Impact Investing ETF

Change Finance Launches CHGX, Impact Investing ETF

Change Finance, a majority women-run asset manager, announced in October the launch of its first ETF. The Change Finance Diversified Impact U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF (CHGX) is the only ETF Read More
The Magic of Money and Other Cautionary Tales

The Magic of Money and Other Cautionary Tales

Cliff Feigenbaum
Founder, GreenMoney Journal
It began with a magic trick. When I was young a friend of my father's would pull a quarter out from behind my ear, and then make it disappear again. This became an apt metaphor for my relationship with money: one moment there and the next moment gone, feeding two powerful feelings about money: insecurity and lots of fear about never getting it back. My next memory of money was of being gifted with Kennedy silver half dollars on my birthdays (one for every year). Not realizing their worth, I spent most of them, but when I moved some years ago I found a stash of them in a small black bag. Read More
It's Monday Morning

It’s Monday Morning

Timothy Karsten
Life and Business Strategist
It’s Monday morning, the beginning of a new week. The day starts with greeting the sunrise from our garden that faces to the East. A few minutes of taking in the energy that provides us so many benefits every day, and then some meditation, establishes the foundation for all else. After a stroll in the garden it is time to enter into the technological universe with a quick review of Bloomberg.com and WSJ.com. What is happening on the global stage and in the financial markets? How are the markets doing and how might global factors and the events of the day impact the people that I work with? Read More
Doubling Down on Impact: Leveraging all that I have for the World I want to see

Doubling Down on Impact: Leveraging all that I have for the World I want to see

Kristin Hull, PhD
Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Advisors
As a child, money was tight; often a stressful topic at our house. Money messages included being prudent, entrepreneurial and thrifty. I wore hand-me-down clothes, planted seeds in our victory garden and overheard as my parents argued over whose turn it was to pick up the food stamps. My father taught math at a local high school and then took to the streets as a Fuller Brush salesman in the evenings. To bring in additional income, my mom corrected high school English papers and my father managed apartments to reduce our rent. I learned about the importance of saving money, of looking for opportunities, and of working hard. Read More
From Noble Poverty to my Brand of Joy

From Noble Poverty to my Brand of Joy

Carrie B. VanWinkle
CFP®, Natural Investments
For my first 40 years I lived a life of "noble poverty". When I heard that term I had a visceral reaction in my heart and my gut. I felt deeply understood, experiencing relief having named a condition I had lived with since I was a child. It is "the belief that there is virtue in not having money and that good people do not have it". People with this mindset live by the phrase "it is better to be good and poor than rich and evil". Now I understand that this mindset is based on a false dichotomy that you can have one or the other, and not both. Read More
Farmer by Farmer, Investor by Investor, Regenerating America’s Farmland

Farmer by Farmer, Investor by Investor, Regenerating America’s Farmland

Teresa Opheim
Board Manager, Iroquois Valley Farms
In northern Montana, Doug and Anna Jones-Crabtree restore soil health while growing organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulse and oilseed crops on 4,700 acres. A thousand miles away in Central Minnesota, the Main Street Project sequesters carbon as it transforms 100 acres of bare ground to a permaculture farm alive with hazelnut trees and foraging chickens. Read More
The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact  Investing is November 1-3 in San Diego

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing is November 1-3 in San Diego

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, is the industry’s seminal event. The 28th annual conference is right around the corner. Thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals from all corners of the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing universe convene to gain and share knowledge and strategies that align financial performance with positive change. Conference participants are working to catalyze a shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Read More
LOCUS Impact Investing is Empowering Foundations To Build  Prosperous, Vibrant Communities

LOCUS Impact Investing is Empowering Foundations To Build Prosperous, Vibrant Communities

Leading community development financial institution (CDFI) Virginia Community Capital (VCC) and the nationally recognized Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (CRE) announced in June the launch of LOCUS Impact Investing (LOCUS), a new social enterprise to empower place-focused foundations to invest their capital locally to build prosperous, vibrant communities. Read More
TONIIC T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants  2017

TONIIC T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants 2017

Toniic Institute, the global action community for impact investors recently released T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants 2017. This is the second report in the T100 Research Project, a longitudinal study of 100% impact investing portfolios of Toniic members. Read More
How 'Catalytic Philanthropy' Could Solve Global Waste

How ‘Catalytic Philanthropy’ Could Solve Global Waste

Doug Woodring
Founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance
The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an in creasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access to solutions, and this is where "catalytic philanthropy," particularly in the resource recovery sector, can make an enormous impact on peoples’ lives on a global basis. Read More
Morningstar and Sustainalytics Expand Their Sustainability Collaboration

Morningstar and Sustainalytics Expand Their Sustainability Collaboration

In a continuing and growing commitment to helping investors integrate sustainability considerations into portfolio decisions, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, and Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and ratings, announced in July 2017 that Morningstar has acquired a 40 percent ownership stake in Sustainalytics. The direct investment represents an important milestone in Morningstar’s long-term sustainability strategy and intends to support Sustainalytics’ ability to deliver high-quality, innovative ESG products and services to the global investment community. Read More
Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

Joe Keefe
President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC and CEO, Pax Ellevate LLC
When SRI industry leaders look at the future of sustainable investing, our tendency is to pat ourselves on the back for the tremendous progress we have made and make optimistic predictions about the wonderful progress that still lies ahead. While not wanting to be the skunk at the garden party, and while remaining a die-hard optimist when it comes to possibilities, I am more pessimistic about probabilities if we remain on our current course. We need to up our game and here is how. Read More
Reflections from a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

Reflections from a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

Lisa Woll
CEO, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
The SRI field has grown rapidly to nearly $9 trillion and the next decade will bring continued expansion in assets and in the types of investors who control those assets, as well as further growth in the products and services available. From high net worth individuals to retail investors to new robo-advisor platforms all will increasingly bring their assets into SRI. Foundations of all sizes will be changing their investment process to better connect their mission to their endowments and Pension funds, including private sector funds will offer sustainable investment options. Read More
Responsible Investing: Past, Present and Future

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and Future

Benjamin E. Allen
President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund
I believe that companies will continue to benefit economically by pursuing excellence in corporate responsibility, especially in the context of climate change and increased resource scarcity. As responsible investing integrates into the mainstream, ESG data will be incorporated into greater numbers and types of investment strategies. Investment firms that can successfully identify companies with leading ESG profiles, strong financials and attractive fundamentals will be the most likely to succeed. Also leadership in the responsible investment industry will require meaningful engagement with portfolio companies on ESG issues. Read More
GreenMoney's 25 Year Journey

GreenMoney’s 25 Year Journey

Cliff Feigenbaum
founder and managing editor, GreenMoney Journal
Where did this begin for me? Was it watching the “Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” or the ecology flags we pasted on our bumpers in the early 70s? Or that public service TV spot of the canoeing Native American tearing up as he looked at the litter along the river. Or maybe it was those smog alerts in LA where I grew up. Fast forward to the 80s when I was working at a hospital in the NW. After I chose my 401k plan I soon discovered, as I tried to make more “informed” financial decisions, that the mutual funds had numerous tobacco stocks in their holdings. Wow! At a healthcare institution! A good friend who was a skilled editor decided after much research to join me in writing an article on SRI for the local Journal of Business – they published our first draft. Read More
The Next 25 Years - Big Picture Thinking

The Next 25 Years – Big Picture Thinking

Amy Domini
founder, Domini Impact Investments
Responsible investing momentum is strong. For me, and for many of my generation, the future is clear: we are well on our way towards the installation of a vitally important system-level force for good, one that will protect future generations, indeed the planet itself. We have laid the groundwork for a financial system which functions globally to protect people and the planet. My purpose in advocating what I called ethical investing was to build a large enough investor presence that demanded a clean and dignified future for all. Read More
Responsible Investing - Principles, Pillars and Progress

Responsible Investing – Principles, Pillars and Progress

John Streur
president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day. The UN Principles for Responsible Investment – of which Calvert was a founder – counts 1,700 large investors & $70 trillion in assets. Read More
The Future of SRI

The Future of SRI

Matthew Patsky
Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset Management
Eight years ago I received the call asking me to consider joining Trillium Asset Management as CEO. Since that time, we have seen more interest than ever in the field of sustainable investing from a wide variety of institutions, mainstream money managers, and families often driven by women and millennials, bringing assets over to impact. Looking out over the horizon, I see six emerging trends that I believe shed light on the future of sustainable investing. Read More
New Report on Opportunities for Impact Investing in Employee Ownership

New Report on Opportunities for Impact Investing in Employee Ownership

With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to spreading wealth more broadly. Most recently, research from the National Center for Employee Ownership released in May 2017 shows that employee owners have a household net worth that is 92 percent higher than non-employee owners. They also make 33 percent higher wages, and are far less likely to be laid off. Read More
Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution: Insights for asset owners and managers financing the circular economy

Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution: Insights for asset owners and managers financing the circular economy

A report published June by The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) examines the opportunities, challenges, and breakthroughs needed for investors to finance the circular economy. Written by William Burckart (TIIP) and Jamie Butterworth (Circularity Capital), Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution: Insights for asset owners and managers financing the circular economy details how investors and corporations are incorporating global issues related to the health, food, and energy systems, as well as others, into their investment and production design processes, respectively. Read More
Benefit Chicago Fund Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago Fund Announces First Round of Impact Investments

The for-profit subsidiary of a West Side nonprofit that provides transitional jobs for the formerly incarcerated in its production of local honey and honey-infused skincare products; a company that employs adults with autism founded by the father of an affected child; a collaborative created to renew a corridor that was once the heart of entertainment and shopping on Chicago’s south and southwest side – these are three of the beneficiaries of the first loans to be made by the impact investment fund established for Benefit Chicago. Read More
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is now available. The survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 209 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, pension funds, and insurance companies. Survey respondents collectively manage nearly USD $114 billion in impact assets, a figure which serves as the best-available “floor” for the size of the impact investing market. Read More
Trillium Launches New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

Trillium Launches New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

A group of investors has released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation. Read More
"DrawDown" - GreenMoneyJournal.com

‘Drawdown’ and Global Warming’s Hopeful New Math

Joel Makower
chairman & executive editor, GreenBiz Group
April 18, 2017 marked the publication of an ambitious new book with the audacious goal of showing how to reverse the warming of the planet through a myriad of innovations, many of them led by business for profit. Read More
Global Sustain Invest Review

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance Releases Biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016, now totaling $23 trillion

In Late March, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016, showing that global sustainable investment assets reached $22.89 trillion at the start of 2016, a 25% increase from 2014. Read More
Green Transitions Scoreboard - GreenMoneyJournal.com

2017 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tracks Private Green Investments At $8.1 Trillion

In late April 2017, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD ($8,133,456,730,370). Read More
SOCAP announces the Good Capital Project - the Next Step in Bringing Impact Investment  into the Mainstream

SOCAP announces the Good Capital Project – the Next Step in Bringing Impact Investment into the Mainstream

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy - convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. We are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. Read More
State Street Says It Will Start Voting Against Companies That Don't Have Women Directors

State Street Says It Will Start Voting Against Companies That Don’t Have Women Directors

Joann S. Lublin and Sarah Krouse
The Wall Street Journal
Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors on Tuesday March 7 began pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at those firms without any female directors. The money manager, which is a unit of State Street Corp., says it will vote against board members charged with nominating new directors if they don't soon make strides at adding women. Firms won't have an exact quota to be in compliance with State Street's mandate, but must prove they attempted to improve a lack of diversity. A firm that doesn't add women, for example, would have to prove to State Street it attempted to cast a wider net and set diversity goals. Read More
Momentum Grows for Gender Lens Investing

Momentum Grows for Gender Lens Investing

Patricia Farrar-Rivas, Alison Pyott, and Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile
Veris Wealth Partners
In the world of Sustainable and Impact Investing, few ideas have captured the imagination as quickly as Gender Lens Investing (“GLI”). In just the past few years, the number of Gender Lens solutions has grown rapidly. The premise of this Read More
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A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate

Alexandra Stevenson and Leslie Picker
The New York Times
Once a year, a small group of executives who control trillions of dollars in American companies meet for lunch in Manhattan. Among the things they discuss: pushing for greater say in how companies are run. It is an elite gathering, but you will not see a single man in a suit in the room. The event, called the Women in Governance lunch, underscores a rare corner in finance where women dominate. Read More
Feminist Stakeholders, DAPL and ESG Investing

Feminist Stakeholders, DAPL and ESG Investing

Rebecca Adamson
Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide

“The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has implications beyond the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It is a fight for everyone who wants clean air, clean water, and gender equality. As governments increasingly prove incapable or unwilling to protect these things, citizens are turning to the market and the market is responding.”

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Building a Career in Impact Investing

Building a Career in Impact Investing

Jenn Pryce
President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
What do an artificial heart, the theater, and Gabon all have in common? From where you’re sitting, probably not much. For me, however, they are key facets of my life that have led me to a career in impact investing. Read More
Proxy Season 2017 to Highlight Big Gaps Between Investor Expectations and New Administration Goals

Proxy Season 2017 to Highlight Big Gaps Between Investor Expectations and New Administration Goals

With a new administration in the White House and major national policy shifts underway, shareholder proponents are focused on preserving key gains they have won in their shareholder resolutions this spring. Investors will consider a near-record number of proposals filed on environmental, social and sustainable governance (ESG) issues for consideration at corporate annual meetings. Proxy Preview 2017, released in early March by As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, lists the specific shareholder resolutions filed this year and lays out major themes, including corporate political influence, climate change and economic inequality. Read More
Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the women?

Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the women?

Kathleen McQuiggan
Senior Vice President, Global Women's Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC
For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women. Read More
ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

ImpactAssets has released its 2016 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The sixth annual list provides a diversified overview of fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. Read More
Community Capital Management Joins United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Community Capital Management Joins United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Community Capital Management, Inc. (CCM), a leading fixed income impact investing manager, announced recently that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), enhancing its 18-year commitment to incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into its investment philosophy and processes. Read More
Top Sustainable Business Trends of 2017

Top Sustainable Business Trends of 2017

Joel Makower
Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz
It’s hard to imagine a time more hopeful and horrifying for sustainable business. On the one hand are great achievements and milestones. The Paris Agreement on climate change was ratified in 2016, faster than any United Nations pact in history, Read More
The Clean Money Revolution: Billionaires of Love

The Clean Money Revolution: Billionaires of Love

Joel Solomon
author and Chair of Renewal Funds
A profound political disruption has raised the stakes for clean money. It's a watershed moment for progressive business and investing, and a major bump in the pathway from the old economy to a new one. We must double down to ensure a just, resilient future civilization. Read More
On Borrowed Time: New Report Finds Banks Making Slow Progress in Fast Changing Climate

On Borrowed Time: New Report Finds Banks Making Slow Progress in Fast Changing Climate

A new report examining 28 of the world’s largest banks on their management of climate-related risks concludes they are failing to align their business practices with targets to keep global temperature rises below two degrees [1]. The investor assessment comes despite praising banks for introducing measures such as climate stress testing, carbon footprinting and governance for climate risk. Read More
Impact Investing Issuer Spotlight: Envest Microfinance

Impact Investing Issuer Spotlight: Envest Microfinance

Interview with Jon Bishop and Laura Dreese For the past decade, for-profit microfinance company Envest Microfinance has been striving to bridge the gap between microfinance and financial markets to make access to financial services universally available. It has tapped into support from individual and institutional investors to provide sustainable financing to the world’s economically marginalized and geographically isolated populations. Read More
10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World from Sustainalytics

10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World from Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, recently released a new thematic research report titled, 10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World. The report looks at the key drivers of 10 ESG investment themes that are expected to create new risks and opportunities for investors in 2017. In addition, the report profiles 10 companies, spanning seven countries and eight industries, that are poised to take advantage of these trends. Read More
The Behavioral Benefits of Values-based Investing

The Behavioral Benefits of Values-based Investing

Dr. Daniel Crosby
President of Nocturne Capital and the New York Times bestselling author of The Laws of Wealth
I am a son of the American South and a student of her often troubled history. A native Alabaman, I now live in Atlanta and only recently became aware of an instance where Coca-Cola used corporate power to do social good in the Civil Rights Era. In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the city of Atlanta was preparing a formal dinner befitting of this great honor. Invitations went out to the city’s elites but almost no one responded. Worried, Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen expressed his concerns to Robert Woodruff, the former president of the soft drink giant and still one of the most powerful people in town. Read More
Banking on Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

Banking on Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

Sean Tennerson
Program Officer, The Case Foundation
For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors. Read More
Investing isn't Enough: 6 Things You Need to do to Grow Your Wealth

Investing isn’t Enough: 6 Things You Need to do to Grow Your Wealth

Gabriel Anderson
a Certified Financial Planner and founder of Crafted Wealth Management
Let’s take a break from talking about investments. Yeah, yeah. This is a journal about Sustainable Investing, but what is it you’re really after? What’s the reason you’re investing in the first place? Have you thought about where you’d like to end up? How will you know that you accomplished what you’ve set out to accomplish if you haven’t defined your goal? Investments are an important tool but they become more powerful when you view them as a part of your larger financial life strategy. Read More
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Young, Radical, and Candid: How Millennials will Remake Socially Responsible Investing

Pat+Zevin_Additionalby Pat Miguel Tomaino, Associate Director of Socially Responsible Investing, Zevin Asset Management Marketers are obsessed with attracting Millennials, and their pitches can look downright desperate. Domino’s invites young customers to order Read More
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ESG in 2017: A Fundamental Rethink?
6 Trends to Watch

Linda-Eling Lee
Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI
This year may ring the bell on a fundamental rethink for investors. Underlying all the major trends we identified for 2017 is a strategic decision point – do we change the way we think about investing, or is this business as usual in a new order? Read More
TONIIC T100: Launch Report and New Directory

TONIIC T100: Launch Report and New Directory

Offering New Insights and Resources from the Frontier of Impact Investing

Toniic Institute, the global action community for impact investors, recently released T100: Launch “Insights from the Frontier of Impact Investing,” in a presentation at the GIIN Investor Forum 2016 Read More
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Is Your Mutual Fund Company Taking Climate Change Seriously?

Rob Berridge
Director of Shareholder Engagement, Ceres

Examining how the nation’s largest mutual fund companies voted on climate-related shareholder resolutions in 2015 and 2016. The results are revealing.

The vast majority of climate scientists (97 percent) believe climate change is real, but what about your mutual fund company? We examined how the nation’s largest mutual fund companies voted on climate-related shareholder resolutions in 2015 and 2016. The results are revealing. Read More
A New Fund Seeks Both Financial and Social Returns

A New Fund Seeks Both Financial and Social Returns

Andrew Ross Sorkin
The New York Times
Just about every big Wall Street firm and big-time philanthropist has recently tried to get in on what’s often called double bottom line investing. The idea is that an investment isn’t just intended to score a high return; perhaps more important, it is supposed to make a significant difference in an area that had been considered un-investable. Goldman Sachs, for example, created social impact bonds to reduce the recidivism rate for adolescent offenders at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York City. Read More
Whole Foods Market’s Top 10 Trends for 2017

Whole Foods Market’s Top 10 Trends for 2017

New condiments, functional beverages and natural foods

Recently, Whole Foods Market’s (NASDAQ: WFM) global buyers and experts announced the trends to watch in 2017. Wellness tonics, products from byproducts and purple foods are just a few top predictions according to the trend-spotters, who share more than 100 years of combined experience in sourcing products and tracking consumer preferences. Read More
US SIF Statement on Updated ERISA Guidance on Shareholder Rights

US SIF Statement on Updated ERISA Guidance on Shareholder Rights

On December 29, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded Interpretive Bulletin 2008-2 relating to the Exercise of Shareholder Rights and replaced it with Interpretive Bulletin 2016-01 (www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ebsa/ebsa20161228) which reinstates the language of Interpretive Bulletin 94-2 with some modifications. US Read More
Strong Growth in Sustainable and Responsible Investment across Europe

Strong Growth in Sustainable and Responsible Investment across Europe

The 7th edition of the biennial Eurosif Market Study reveals double-digit growth for sustainable and responsible investment (SRI). The growth ranges from 30% for stewardship (Engagement & Voting) to 385% for Impact Investment. SRI is growing faster than the broad European investment market with retail investors returning to the market (up 549% since 2013). Read More
Major SRI Drivers and Trends from the SRI Trends Report

Major SRI Drivers and Trends from the SRI Trends Report

Money managers increasingly are incorporating ESG factors into their investment analysis and portfolio construction, driven by the demand for ESG investing products from institutional and individual investors and by the mission and values of their management firms. Of the managers that responded to an information request about reasons for incorporating ESG, the highest percentage, 85 percent, cited client demand as a motivation. Read More
US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016 (Executive Summary)

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016 (Executive Summary)

US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 Read More
The 2016 Biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends from the US SIF Foundation

The 2016 Biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends from the US SIF Foundation

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing assets now account for $8.72 trillion, or one in five dollars invested under professional management in the United States according to the US SIF Foundation’s biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends Read More
The New Grand Strategy - In for the Long Haul: Investment for a New Strategic Era

The New Grand Strategy – In for the Long Haul: Investment for a New Strategic Era

The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century

A new book by Mark Mykleby, Patrick Doherty, and Joel Makower The New Grand Strategy describes a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a strategic national imperative. It tells how a discipline called “grand strategy” has been used in the past to align our economy, foreign policy and governance structures to take on the big challenges of the day, such as fighting fascism or containing communism. Read More
How to Shut Up, and Other Lessons From the Godfather of Impact Investing – Jed Emerson

How to Shut Up, and Other Lessons From the Godfather of Impact Investing – Jed Emerson

Amber Nystrom
Conscious Company magazine (Nov/Dec 2016)
After decades of pioneering the “how” of impact investing, Jed Emerson wants us to shut up and ask “why” and other the deep questions about values. If you want to know what Jed Read More
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Reflections on Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing in 2016

Lisa Woll
CEO, US SIF and US SIF Foundation
LisaWoll_with REFLECTIONS_AddlThe demand for sustainable and impact investing is growing — investors now consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across $8.72 trillion of professionally managed assets, a 33 percent increase since 2014. Money managers and institutional investors are scrutinizing Read More
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