Self-Help believes in investing in communities on the front lines of harm from climate change. Our mission: create and protect economic opportunity for all with a focus on the underserved, including people of color, women, and low-income families and communities. We loan to environmental projects like recycling, land conservation, affordable housing, and solar energy.
Gurtin supports social impact by investing in municipal bonds that fund essential government projects, like improving access to affordable housing. We also support social impact in communities by investing in municipal bonds that finance projects like parks and recreation facilities, libraries, public transit, bridges, and other infrastructure that benefit underserved communities.
In the next decade, local impact investment funds will be an essential asset for most place-focused foundations. Why? Principally, communities need this type of flexible investment. The mission-aligned foundations leading these funds demonstrate their willingness to remain relevant in their communities – putting distance between themselves and other financial services companies and online tool providers.
SRI Investing has reached $12 trillion in assets. But, the vast majority – 97 percent – are investments in the traditional capital markets. Beyond adding ESG screens to portfolios, it is imperative that we find ways to support direct, community-level investments as innovative nonprofits are at the forefront of driving social change, but for them to scale they must attract significantly more capital.
Because public and private equity investing garner most of the attention of impact investors, the liquid “cash” portion of the portfolio is often overlooked despite the availability of a variety of socially impactful options that may even yield better returns at a lower risk than traditional approaches.
The report, T100 Focus: The Frontier of SDG Investing, unearths data from 76 Toniic member portfolios, totaling $2.8 billion in committed capital, to reveal where the most active impact investors see investable opportunities towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across asset classes.
In a new white paper, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) explores the current state of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in the U.S. and provides recommendations for ESG methodologies that better reflect renewable energy use and investment.
The award honors 20 dreamers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, business leaders, policymakers and investors on the cutting edge of sustainability and technology. Every economic movement, every technology revolution is led by the vanguard, blazing a trail to the future.
More than eight in ten U.S. individual investors now express interest in sustainable investing, while half take part in at least one sustainable investing activity, according to a new survey published in September 2019 by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.
The 2021 agenda will deliver fresh, robust, and action-oriented insights into creating a sustainable ocean economy. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access highly curated content and the chance
The 2021 agenda will deliver fresh, robust, and action-oriented insights into creating a sustainable ocean economy. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access highly curated content and the chance to make meaningful connections no matter where you are in the world. Join over 5,000 participants and 130 speakers, as we continue the focus on high-level conversation and policymaking in plenary sessions as well as specific industry detail in six dedicated tracks.
How do we make progress after a year like 2020, with so many unfortunate setbacks? It’s time to take heed of the lessons we’ve learned and look toward a future
How do we make progress after a year like 2020, with so many unfortunate setbacks? It’s time to take heed of the lessons we’ve learned and look toward a future full of infinite possibilities. By 2030, women are expected to control much of the $30 trillion in financial assets passed by baby boomers, and across industries, leaders are setting goals to reach gender parity by 2025. Right now, we have the opportunity to create wealth, take on real, systemic challenges and accelerate impact and true change. While the task may sound daunting, it’s within reach by collectively coming together to tackle some of these challenges head on.
The Summit brings together business leaders, policymakers and regulators for insightful discussion and cutting-edge analysis. Our event shapes the evolving dialogue on climate risk and provides strategic insights to our
The Summit brings together business leaders, policymakers and regulators for insightful discussion and cutting-edge analysis. Our event shapes the evolving dialogue on climate risk and provides strategic insights to our audience. We will explore how firms can effectively measure, analyse, transform and scale their climate risk initiatives. How can good data be generated and embedded into an organisation’s decision architecture? What incentives are needed to stimulate innovation? What are the latest technologies that can be deployed to assess and limit climate risks?