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General Motors and EVgo aim to accelerate EV by adding fast chargers nationwide

General Motors and EVgo Aim to Accelerate Widespread EV Adoption by Adding Fast Chargers Nationwide

GM and EVgo will triple the size of the nation’s largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next 5 years, to help accelerate widespread electric vehicle adoption. “We are moving quickly to bring new EVs to market that customers will love,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. Read More
Sustainable Investing Firm Blue Marble Celebrates 20th Anniversary-GreenMoney

Sustainable Investing Firm Blue Marble Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

“For 20 years we’ve been on the leading edge of ESG focused investment advice. From clean energy to gender empowerment to self-driving cars, we’ve helped investors build diversified ESG portfolios, and participate in some of the world’s fastest growing trends,” said Arturo Tabuenca, founder of Blue Marble Investments. Read More
Sustainable Funds continue to rake in Assets during Second Qtr-Morningstar

Sustainable Funds Continue to Rake in Assets During the Second Quarter

Jon Hale, Ph.D., CFA
Morningstar
Sustainable fund flows in the US continued at a record pace in the 2nd quarter of 2020, with net flows of $10 billion, bringing the total for the first half of the year to $21 billion, just shy of the annual record of $21.4 billion in sustainable fund net flows set in 2019, that were 4 times the previous record for a calendar year. Read More
Within Our Reach-Equitable Local Economies-by Sydney England-LOCUS Impact Investing

Within Our Reach – Equitable Local Economies through Action and Investment

Sydney England
LOCUS Impact Investing
The intersection of a new pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equality has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and an economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen. Read More
Foundations Sustainable Investments for People and the Planet-by Christen Graham-Giving Strong

Sustainable Investments that Foundations can make for People and the Planet

Christen Graham
Giving Strong
Foundations have a unique ability to provide capital to ramp up new technologies, catapult “moonshot” ideas to fruition, influence corporate behavior and activate other funders to participate in projects that might have been considered too risky for business or government, accountable to a different set of external stakeholders. Read More
Asset Building for Immigrant Communities thru Affordable Sustainable Homeownership

Asset Building for Immigrant Communities through Affordable and Sustainable Homeownership

Laura Altomare
Homewise
Homeownership is an important way that many create financial security and build wealth, which are critical to a family’s financial well-being and quality of life. Many families face obstacles that lock them out of the long-term economic benefit. Homewise addresses these obstacles through a two-pronged strategy. Read More
Domini Impact releases Domini Funds 2019 Impact Report-GreenMoney

Domini Impact Investments releases the Domini Funds 2019 Impact Report

Throughout 2019, Domini Funds enhanced their Impact Investment Standards, continued to identify how their investments support the UN’s SDGs, and collaborated with a wide variety of stakeholders, including companies, civil society organizations, and other investors. In addition to its focus of addressing climate change and human rights through its investment process and engagements. Read More
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Parnassus on Companies Becoming More Relevant to Customers during COVID-19

Todd C. Ahlsten
Parnassus Investments
Benjamin E. Allen
Parnassus Investments
Companies that exhibited the best capabilities to serve customers as they began to shelter in place relied on innovation long before the pandemic emerged. Remaining relevant to customers during this time requires inventiveness, adaptability and resilience. Here are the companies that have stepped up, supporting the virtual economy, while investing in the workplace and managing supply chain risks. Read More
MSCI-ESG Data-From too little to too much data?

MSCI: How 30 Years of ESG Indexing Informs Portfolio Construction

Linda-Eling Lee
MSCI
As it happens, Index-based Investing and ESG Investing met 30 years ago, when Peter Kinder, Steve Lydenberg and Amy Domini ran a research firm in Boston, and assembled a set of socially responsible stocks they called the KLD 400 Social Index. MSCI has created a new interactive timeline, which traces the evolution of ESG indexes back to 1990. Read More
Water and Pandemics-Alina Donets-Allianz Global Investors

Water and Pandemics

Alina Donets
Allianz Global Investors
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to human lives and the global economy. In this turmoil, the water theme has not remained immune, facing many ambiguities and difficulties but also potential opportunities. The water industry now needs to consider the resilience of this essential service in the light of future risks while recognizing the importance of water for the well-being of our societies. Read More
The Future of Water-Jill Jedlicka-Waterkeeper Alliance Warrior-GreenMoney

The Future of Water

Mary Beth Postman
Waterkeeper Alliance
To weather this global pandemic, we need a sustained effort to protect the health and well-being of all people, while also planning for an economic recovery that leaves our communities and economy stronger and more resilient. One-fifth of the US economy, including the agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and electricity sectors, need a reliable and clean supply of water. Read More
The Rise of Water Investing-by Justin Winter-Impax-GreenMoney

The Rise of Water Investing

Justin Winter
Impax Asset Management
Clean water and sanitation for all is the subject of the UN’s sixth sustainable development goal, and an increasingly relevant topic to both emerging markets and the developed world. The need for water infrastructure is great in the developing world, and in the developed world, ensuring access to clean water is an ever-present issue. All of which brings opportunities for sustainable investors. Read More
LA Cleantech Incubator 2019 event on Fed Carbon Pricing Policy with Kirsten James-CERES-GreenMoney

Investors Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Kirsten James
Ceres
The sheer scope of the global water crisis means that the entire financial system has to get onboard — and act boldly to significantly reduce water impacts. Creating this shift will depend on bringing together a broad group of investors and companies that recognize the market, and the financial and reputational risks of water use and management and act to mitigate these risks. Read More
Water Foundry and ConnectMii Launch Virtual Meeting Platform-GreenMoney

Water Foundry and ConnectMii Launch a new Virtual Meeting and Events Platform

Water Foundry, a global advisor in solving water challenges and driving technology innovation, and ConnectMii, a company and platform that delivers unique virtual conference experiences, announced the launch of Blue Foundry Events, a virtual meeting and events platform that aims to facilitate meaningful engagement amongst water industry stakeholders. Read More
Apple Commits to Carbon Neutral by 2030-GreenMoney

Apple Commits to Being Carbon Neutral by 2030 in its Environmental Progress Report

Apple has released a 10-year roadmap, as part of its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, to ensure that every device it produces has a net-zero climate impact by 2030, as part of its plans to become carbon neutral. "Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth," said Apple's CEO Tim Cook. Read More
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How to Accelerate Bending the Temperature Change Curve

Pooja Khosla, Ph.D.
Entelligent
Leading climate scientists have warned that we have to keep global warming below 1.5°C, beyond which even half a degree more will worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people. Meeting that target requires emissions not just to stabilize but decrease, requiring immediate transformation of our infrastructure, including how we generate energy and fuel our economy. Read More
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Flipping the Switch: Catalytic Capital for Renewable Energy

Leah Thibault
CEI Maine
To expand municipal solar in Maine, we’ve helped community banks learn the ropes through participation in a CEI municipal solar loan. CEI takes the lead in organizing, negotiating and documenting a solar financing transaction, while the bank provides funding dollars and, learns how to replicate the model. The involvement of community banks, along with new legislation, has allowed the scale of projects to expand statewide. Read More
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Renewable Energy in Real Estate: Data Centers Lead the Way

Sam Adams
VERT Asset Management
Buildings consume 40% of global energy and create 30% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; they are a big part of the climate change puzzle. The energy needs of our data has increased exponentially as our music, our movies, and more of our lives has moved into the "cloud". It actually resides in buildings we call data centers, which have a large and growing carbon footprint. Read More
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The Outlook for Renewable Energy

Lydia Miller
Dana Investment Advisors
The competitiveness of Renewable Energy with fossil fuels is strong, driven by innovation, and economies of scale. The transition to a low-carbon economy is happening and will continue over the coming decades. Corporate leaders have largely embraced this outlook and individual and institutional investors have turned to ESG strategies to avoid risk, capture alpha and drive this low-carbon transition. Read More
Practical Sustainability Strategies-Gain Competitive Advantage

Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

This newly updated book provides practical guidance about moving towards a more Sustainable Economy, because now more than ever, practical sustainability solutions are needed to guide corporations and sustainability practitioners through the COVID-19 challenges and other new business realities from dealing with a volatile global supply chain to understanding the pressures of limited resources. Read More
The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 List of Sustainability Leaders

The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 List of Sustainability Leaders

The fifth annual list from GreenBiz includes young sustainability leaders from companies, nonprofits and communities. They hail from seven countries, tackling diverse challenges — from cultivating a more sustainable food system to advocating for climate justice on behalf of disadvantaged communities to testing best practices for circular cities to negotiating impactful renewable energy contracts. Read More
Human Rights Investor Toolkit-from IAHR and ICCR

The New Investor Toolkit on Human Rights from IAHR and ICCR

The Investor Alliance for Human Rights has recently published this Toolkit for asset owners and money managers to address risks to people posed by their investments. The variety of crises in the world, has shown a light on systemic economic and social inequalities across societies as well as the precarious foundation that financial markets rely upon which is more evident now than ever. Read More
Intel is Charting a New CSR Shared Course after Ten Yrs

How Intel is Charting a New Course in Shared Responsibility after a Decade of CSR Accomplishments

Intel has a long history of integrating corporate responsibility efforts into its operations, and now 10 years have passed since the company developed their 2020 corporate responsibility goals-achieving nearly all of them. Their latest CSR Report details efforts in addressing climate change and sustainable water use; advancing gender diversity and taking responsible business practices worldwide. Read More
Valuing Nature-A Handbook for Impact Investing-by William Ginn

Valuing Nature: A Handbook for Impact Investing

This new book by William Ginn, founder of NatureVest at TNC, outlines the need to invest trillions in renewing our large-scale infrastructure, from energy production to water delivery systems. While the business world has often exploited nature, he argues that its entrepreneurial talent and financial capital are critical resources for developing solutions to global issues while protecting natural systems. Read More
Regeneration the Land and Native Communities with Bison-photo by Erika Larsen

Regenerating the Land and Native Communities with Bison

Dawn Sherman
Native American Natural Foods
As the demand for meat continues to escalate during this pandemic, the store shelves grow bare and the food supply system shows cracks. Sustainable, smaller production models, like Niman Ranch, are succeeding and supporting the families who work the land and raise the animals. At Native American Natural Foods, we believe buffalo can positively impact the future of a more sustainable food system. Read More
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WHOA NELLIE!

Woody Tasch
Slow Money
As I sat down to write this article, a story appeared on CNN about the Whoa Nellie Farm in Acme, PA. I had no choice but to start the article with them because when, due to covid-19 supply chain disruptions, the farm’s milk processor stopped purchasing their milk, so they ramped up the bottling and pasteurization operation on the farm and put out a call to their community. Before long, there was a line of cars. Read More
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GreenMoney Journal wins 2020 Business Excellence Award

Acquisition International magazine, based in London, has announced the winners of the 2020 Business Excellence Award. The goal of the Awards is to shine a spotlight on the achievements of entrepreneurs, managers, owners and founders around the world. The GreenMoney Journal team is honored to receive this award, which is our fifth significant award over the last 3 years. Read More
As You Sows Invest Your Values wins FastCos Ideas Award

As You Sow’s Invest Your Values wins FC’s World Changing Ideas Award

The winner in the Impact Investing category of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards, is As You Sow’s “Invest Your Values” online tool, which gives users a chance to view what’s in the funds they’re investing in and — if they don’t like what they find — to pick a mutual fund more aligned with their goals. It helps everyday investors to align their investing with their values. Read More
Domini launches Domini Sustainable Solutions Fund

Domini Launches the Domini Sustainable Solutions Fund

By investing in companies providing solution-oriented products and services aligned with themes — from renewable energy systems and electric vehicles to breakthrough medical technologies, healthy and organic food, and lending for underserved communities — the new Fund is designed to help create a more sustainable future and provide investors an opportunity to better align their portfolios with the SDGs. Read More
Yvon Chouinard-Patagonia-Why Food?

Why Food?

Yvon Chouinard
Patagonia
As I write this, the pandemic we’re experiencing has warned me that perhaps the days of buying expensive gear and plane tickets to travel halfway around the world to fish, ski, climb and surf may be over, if not greatly reduced. But we still need to eat. In fact, I think the only revolution we’re likely to see is in agriculture, and I want to be a part of that revolution. Read More
MSCI makes public ESG Metrics for Indexes

MSCI makes public ESG metrics for indexes and funds to drive greater ESG transparency

Providing investors and industry stakeholders with publicly available ESG metrics for tens of thousands of funds, companies and indexes is helping to drive awareness, educate the market and raise ESG disclosure standards. MSCI believes that enhanced transparency and comparability is fundamental to ensuring broader adoption of ESG indexes, and in driving capital towards more sustainable investments. Read More
Farming for the Future at Frey Vineyards-Katrina Frey

Farming for the Future at Frey Vineyards

Katrina Frey
Frey Vineyards
As organic food sales are increasing, consumers are also drinking more organic, no sulfites added, wine. So far in 2020, in light of the global pandemic, organic wine sales are rising as people are choosing to eat and drink pure products for their health and the health of the planet, because we know that sound organic farming practices will build healthy soil today and nourish future generations tomorrow. Read More
How to Spot Opportunities in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

How to Spot Opportunities in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Michael Landymore
Impax Asset Management
The food and ag sector is transitioning towards more sustainable food production and consumption. Growing environmental and resource pressures, changing consumer demands, innovation, and regulations are disrupting depletive practices and unhealthy preferences. We now see new fast-growing insurgent companies and changing business models leading to investment opportunities. Read More
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Responsible Gender Lens Investing

Betsy Moszeter
Green Alpha Advisors
Diversity of a company’s leadership team is a highly material variable that should be assessed and factored into a prudent investment process. It’s one of many variables that should be analyzed to create a holistic picture of a company’s risk and opportunity profile. First and foremost, how and from where, does a company derive its revenue stream must be evaluated as well. Read More
Sallie Krawcheck-Ellevest-Why Investing in Women is Crucial Right Now-GreenMoney

Why Investing in Women is Crucial Right Now

Sallie Krawcheck
Ellevest
I am hearing loud and clear from our Ellevest community on their desire to help each other during this crisis. Some of us will donate our time, others our money. I think there’s another thing to consider doing: continue to shift capital to investments that are better for women. Because as we come out of this crisis, the same global issues that existed before will exist afterward. Read More
Barrons 100 Women Leading US Finance

The 100 Women Leading the U.S. Finance Industry into the Future

Barron’s decision to recognize and honor influential women in finance comes at a time when business institutions themselves have begun to realize that their long-term competitiveness, and the health of the capital markets, require remediating the industry’s gender gap. In the financial world, men have generally made more money than women and dominated management. Read More
ImpactAssets 50 Impact Investment Fund Mgr Showcase

ImpactAssets’ IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Manager Showcase

The publicly available online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. And new for 2020 is an Emerging Impact Manager category Read More
Gender Lens as a Winning Strategy in Impact Investing

Gender Lens as a Winning Strategy in Impact Investing

Tami Kesselman
LOHAS Advisors
Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent financial strategy. Read More
Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

Julie Gorte
Impax AM and Pax World Funds
Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the one of the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a positive contribution to make. Read More
USSIF-Investing to Advance Women-A Guide for Investors-GreenMoney

Investing to Advance Women: A Guide for Investors from SIF

Investing to promote gender equality and advance the socioeconomic standing of women is a leading priority of many sustainable investors. The US SIF found that at the start of 2018, institutional investors considered “gender lens” as a criterion in $868 billion of investment assets, doubling since 2016. Read More
Kate Finn - First Peoples Worldwide - Recalibrating Risk for Indigenous Women - GreenMoney Journal

Recalibrating Risk Assessment for Indigenous Women

Kate Finn
First Peoples Worldwide
Risk assessment is a ubiquitous tool used to understand the impacts of investment. What past assessment tools have lacked, however, is a complete understanding of Indigenous women’s experiences of life in their communities. We are recalibrating the lens to more aptly account for Indigenous women’s economic and social wellbeing. Read More
Dan Chu-Sierra Club Foundation-GreenMoney

Investing with Tribal Partners to Create a Climate Safe World

Dan Chu
Sierra Club Foundation
Last Year, the Sierra Club Foundation embarked on an intentional effort to partner with tribes not only to defend the environment from the extractive industry but also to invest early capital into clean energy projects that advance social justice outcomes. We established a new High Impact Investment Fund within our broader investment portfolio. Read More
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Solving the SRI Puzzle

Becky Albert-Breed
First Nations Community Financial
My journey understanding SRI and how to implement it within Indian Country has been a captivating and everchanging learning experience. This journey led me to meet many inspiring people that have dedicated their lives to the SRI beliefs. Their commitment and enthusiasm have kept me moving forward to help solve this puzzle for my tribe. Read More
Standing Rock-Driving Capital from Foundation of Indigenous Values-Allie Fredericks

Driving Capital from a Foundation of Indigenous Values

The Staff
First Peoples Worldwide
One of the challenges, especially in relation to investing in Indigenous communities, is measuring the “S” in ESG for the dual purposes of understanding the full extent of social impacts as to development, but also to advocate for a process that elevates Indigenous perspective and values, as to social and cultural impacts. Read More
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Reconciliation and the Role of the Indigenous Economy

Mark Sevestre, NATOA
and Katie Wheatley, SHARE/RRII
The Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative is part of an emerging movement to align investment with reconciliation and Indigenous rights and values. Long-term investment returns for Indigenous and non-Indigenous investors depend on resilient communities and sustainable economies. Read More
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At the Forefront of Economic Development in Indian Country

Chris James
American Indian Enterprise Development
For over 50 years, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) has played a leading role in business and economic development for tribes, tribal owned businesses, Native American and Alaska Native entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking to do business or invest in Indian Country. Read More
Partnering with Indigenous Peoples-Carla Fredericks First Peoples Worldwide-GMJ

Partnering with Indigenous Peoples to Ensure a Just Transition

Carla Fredericks
First Peoples Worldwide at CU
March 1st Edition Overview As I read through the articles for this March 1st edition by so many esteemed contributors, I am struck by the progress that we have made together in this field. Our work has led us all to consider individually and collectively the frameworks and practices necessary to implement a just transition with and for Indigenous Peoples. Read More
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Oneida Nation: Rebuilding and Refining our SRI Practices

Keith Doxtator
Oneida Nation
The Oneida Nation, located in northeast WI, was one of the first Native Nations to formally adopt Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing policies for our trust assets. This resulted in nearly 30 years of engaging with companies as shareholders to bring forth issues impacting Native Country and the environment. Read More
GreenMoney Interviews: Jan Bryan talks with Jason Campbell

GreenMoney Interviews: Jan Bryan talks with Jason Campbell

Guest editor Jan Bryan talks with Jason Campbell
With the opportunity to interview a leader in the Native American community, the first name that came to mind was Jason Campbell, because he understands through his strong Native entrepreneurial spirit how Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing can and does positively impact Indigenous Peoples. Read More
Germaine Simonson owner of Rocky Ridge Gas and Market

How Native Entrepreneurs are Tapping into the Grand Canyon Tourism Economy

Jessica Stago
Change Labs
A rediscovery of the Grand Canyon that includes our stories, accurate historical accounts, and true representation of Native people will provide visitors, as well as local communities, the opportunity to interact with our people in a positive way and create an equally beneficial economic paradigm. Read More
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Native American Resources

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

New Mexico Maker Space & Incubator

Solve by MIT

Indigenous Communities Fellowship Program

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Maker Space & Incubator

There is no place in New Mexico Read More
GoSun - Why Solar Makes Sense for Millennials - GreenMoney Journal

Why Solar Makes Sense for Millennials

Like many of us, Millennials are large consumers of energy. Previous generations may have been indifferent to where their energy came from; generated by a coal plant or at a dam. But this is changing as Millennials desire to have meaning in their work, their products, and the type of energy they consume. Read More
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Millennial Workforce Tackles Poverty

Andy Posner
Capital Good Fund
Millennials are excited by social enterprises that tackle injustice at scale. At CGF, our team is motivated by the challenge of maintaining a balance between the imperative to fulfill our mission and the need to generate revenue, everyone is directly engaged in finding solutions. Read More
Journey to Sustainable Finance - Suzanna Buck - Domini Investments - GreenMoney Journal

A Journey to Sustainable Finance

Suzanna Buck
Domini Impact Investments
What good is a well-funded retirement in a world of extreme inequality and climate disaster? After searching for solutions from personal action to ecology, I now believe the answer is to change the paradigm of the investment community, so that it supports its own sustainability by combating climate change. Read More
Dan Carreno - GreenMoney Journal

Born Ready: Millennials and the Financial Impact of the Energy Transition

Dan Carreno
Change Finance
Millennials were born into a rapidly changing financial landscape which should inform us of the diligence required for the next economic revolution. Thousands of individuals, corporations, and institutions are moving investment assets away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. Millennial investors should do the same. Read More
Morningstar - Sustainable Funds Estimated Flows - GreenMoney Journal

Sustainable Fund Flows in 2019 Smash Previous Records

MORNINGSTAR – Sustainable funds in the United States attracted new assets at a record pace in 2019. Estimated net flows into open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds that are available to U.S. investors totaled $20.6 billion for the year. That's nearly 4 times the previous annual record for net flows set in 2018. Read More
State of Green Business 2020 - GreenBiz - GreenMoney Journal

The State of Green Business 2020 from GreenBiz

The 13th annual report, examines Key Trends and Metrics about Corporate Sustainability: how, and how well, companies are making progress in assessing and minimizing their impacts and embracing a range of strategies that move them forward in significant ways. Read More
MSCIs Five ESG Trends to Watch in 2020 - GreenMoney Journal

MSCI’s Five ESG Trends to Watch in 2020

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge suddenly. MSCI is watching Five Trends they believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade: Climate Innovation, Corporate Finance, Real Estate, Human Capital, and Stakeholder Capitalism. Read More
Jessye Waxman Green Century Funds - Investors have a responsibility to combat climate change - GreenMoney Journal

Investors Have a Fiduciary Responsibility to Combat the Climate Crisis

Jessye Waxman
Green Century Funds
Investors should consider long-term climate and environmental risks as fundamentally material, and act accordingly. Prioritizing ESG and using all the tools of active ownership to hold portfolio companies accountable for mitigating the environmental and social harms that have traditionally been treated as externalities. Read More
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Millennials and Money: A Shared Sense of Destiny

Danan Kirby
Thornburg Investment Management
The shared experiences of Millennials have created a sense of shared destiny. Seeing the effects of financial market events and sharing our responses to them, mostly on social media, has made risk very real for us when making financial decisions. It has created a unique set of values with how we interact with money and our investments. Read More
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Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

Francis G. Coleman
CBIS (retired after 32 years)
The second saga of Facebook has begun, as they capitalize on the rise of social media as a primary news source. They do not call themselves a news outlet, but a news ‘platform.’ That is a subtle but meaningful distinction as it relates to the issue of their responsibility for the news that finds its way onto the Facebook ‘platform’. Read More
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Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Responsible Business Awards

Maersk, Kimberly-Clark, BT, Hannon Armstrong, Intel and Firmenich were among winners at the international Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards. Over 300 leading figures in global responsible business gathered at the 10th ceremony held in London. Read More
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The New Capitalism with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia founder talks with FC about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon — and why it’s not too late to save the planet. He set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. Read More
Calvert Impact Capital Launches New Guide-GreenMoney

Calvert Impact Capital hits Milestone & Launches New Guide

Calvert Impact Capital passes $500 Million milestone in distribution of Community Investment Notes via Incapital Network and releases new Guide to Impact Investing to help Financial Advisors keep pace with growing client demand Read More
RBC Global Asset Mgmt 2019 Responsible Investing Survey GreenMoney

RBC Global Asset Mgmt: 2019 Responsible Investing Survey

The new survey from RBC Global Asset Management uncovers a variety of views on responsible investing among institutional investors. While more institutional investors are going “all in”, others stay on the sidelines for now. Read More
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30 Under 30 Award Winners Named at The SRI Conference

These leading Millennials and Gen Z financial advisors, investment professionals, social entrepreneurs, issue advocates, employees of mission-driven organizations, students and researchers are set to lead the way forward in SRI and ESG Investing. Read More
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Positive Impact Bonds Build on Strong Foundations

Benjamin Bailey, CFA
Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial
Over the last decade, issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds have exploded. Over $190 billion in green bonds issued globally this year and another $49 billion in sustainability bonds and social bonds. Markets will continue to grow because both issuers and investors want to make an impact on the world. Read More
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What Mainstream Means

Lydia Miller
Dana Investment Advisors
Responsible Investing has grown from a cottage industry, born from values-based investing, to one that truly is becoming mainstreamed based on material ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) factors that impact value, risk, and return. As this decade comes to a close, let’s take a moment to assess the progress and the way forward. Read More
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Sustainable Investing & Stakeholder Capitalism

Jon Hale, Ph.D
Morningstar
Companies face expectations to be good stewards of the environment, to treat their workers well and pay them fairly, to encourage diversity, respect human rights, deliver safe and useful products, and behave in an ethical and transparent manner. This requires making decisions through a sustainability lens, which considers all relevant stakeholders. Read More
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Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Leslie Samuelrich
Green Century Funds
The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution. Investors are putting their money where their mouth is: sustainable funds attracted $13.0 billion in net flows in the first three quarters of 2019. I expect the exponential growth of ESG investing to continue in 2020; and I think three factors largely will drive it. Read More
Morgan Stanley Survey: High Investor Enthusiasm for SRI

Morgan Stanley Survey: High Investor Enthusiasm for SRI

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. Read More
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GreenBiz Names the 2019 VERGE Vanguard Award Winners

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. Read More
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Toniic: How Private Impact Investments are Funding SDGs

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. Read More
Travis Green - LOCUS- Impact Investing - GreenMoney

A First Step for Place-Focused Foundations

Travis Green
LOCUS Impact Investing
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. Read More
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Plan for Tomorrow by Supporting Vulnerable Communities Today

Ebony Perkins
Self-Help Credit Union
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. Read More
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Why Invest Internationally in Companies with Strong ESG Practices?

Scott LaBreche
Director, Impax Asset Management
The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. Companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities globally. We look at the ESG quality phenomenon and other takeaways about risk and performance from our experience managing the Pax MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Index Fund. Read More
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GreenMoney Journal Wins 2019 International Finance Award

Acquisition International magazine, based in London, has announced the winners of the 2019 International Finance Awards. The Award recognizes the companies, and individuals, within the finance industry who have shown excellence and dedication in their field. The GreenMoney Journal team is honored to receive this award. Read More
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CCM’s Impact Bond Fund Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

The Fund focuses on place-based community investments primarily utilized by financial institutions. It has evolved to include 18 impact themes and diversified its client base through the launch of Institutional Shares for religious organizations, non-profits, foundations, and HNW investors along with Retail Shares for individual investors. Read More
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Natural Investments Named a 2019 “Best For The World” B Corp

Natural Investments has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their work to improve the lives of their customers through the use of their financial products or services. Ranking in the top 10 percent of all 3,000 B Corps for their positive impact on society and the environment. Read More
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Matthews Asia ESG Fund Looks Beyond ESG Integration

Vivek Tanneeru
Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia
In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the ESG Fund more than four years ago. The Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens. Read More
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International SRI Funds – Domini, Thornburg and Boston Common

This is the first of two articles featuring short profiles on a number of the International SRI Mutual Funds, which invest in companies outside the United States, including from Domini Impact Investments, Thornburg Investment Management, Boston Common Asset Management. Read More
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International SRI Funds – Calvert, Green Century, Praxis, Mirova

This is the second of two articles featuring short profiles on a number of the International SRI Mutual Funds, which invest in companies outside the United States, including from Calvert Research and Management, Green Century Funds, Praxis Mutual Funds, and Mirova. Read More
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Money, Money, Money – It’s What We Want?

One of GreenMoney’s main goals since 1992 has been to bring our readers more clarity about their relationship with money as it informs so much of how we approach our daily lives on a variety of levels. Assessing our relationship with money requires honest self-examination. Here are my latest thoughts on the topic. Read More
From Monk to Money Manager

From Monk to Money Manager

Doug Lynam
author & financial professional
I’ve always hated talking about money. Growing up in a rich family, I learned through the ­behavior of those around me that money and materialism were evil. Instead of being used in love and service, money was weaponized and became a tool to manipulate and control behavior. Read More
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From Brooklyn to Asia with Love

Danielle Burns
Business Development, CNote
Growing up as a little girl in Brooklyn, I had no idea that we were low to middle income. Our community was rich and full. We loved and respected each other, our neighbors and our friends. We never talked about money but somehow we managed to “manage.” Then at age 11, I experienced what not having money meant. Read More
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thinkPARALLAX on Effective ESG Communications

The new white paper, The Formula for Communicating ESG serves as a practical guide for corporate sustainability leaders looking to increase ESG ratings and better engage investors around corporate sustainability initiatives. Read More
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Frank Coleman of CBIS wins ICCR’s Legacy Award

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility’s annual award was created to honor those whose work has provided a strong moral foundation and an enduring record of demonstrated influence on corporate policies. Read More
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Praxis Mutual Funds Celebrates 25 years of Impact

Praxis, a leading faith-based, SRI family of mutual funds from Everence Financial, is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. Since 1994, Praxis has achieved a number of important milestones in stewardship investing. Read More
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The Case for Investing in Sustainable Buildings

Sam Adams
CEO & Co-Founder, Vert Asset Mgmt.
Buildings are a big part of the sustainability challenge, and thus a huge opportunity. The construction and operations of buildings account for 40% of global energy use, 30% of energy-related GHG emissions, approximately 12% of water use, nearly 40% of waste, and employs 10% of the workforce. Read More
The Productivity Equation

The Productivity Equation

Cynthia Curtis
Senior Vice President, JLL
Sustainability investments in physical assets are increasingly being influenced by more than finance, facilities and RE managers. The recognition that a sustainably-designed and healthy workplace directly impacts attitude, satisfaction level and productivity, has led to human capital management and sustainability functions becoming integral and influential in the decision-making process. Read More
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Millions of Idle Power Plants

Ryan Dings
Chief Operating Officer, Sunwealth
Combating climate change requires our economy to make a comprehensive transition to clean energy, where rooftop solar is part of the solution. The buildings all around us consume so much power and generate so much carbon. But the rooftops of those buildings have high technical potential to generate solar power right at the point where it is consumed. Read More
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The Sustainability Edge in Real Estate Investing

Kimberly Ryan
Portfolio Mgr., Wells Fargo Private Bank
Improvements in building efficiency provide cost savings to landlords and tenants. Impactful initiatives include installation of more efficient LED lighting; upgrades to HVAC; smart metering; reductions in water consumption; and waste management. Also sustainably-managed structures typically command higher rents, and experience lower vacancy and higher tenant satisfaction. Read More
Mid-Course Correction Revisited

Mid-Course Correction Revisited

John Lanier
author and grandson of Ray Anderson
Recently the Ray C. Anderson Foundation updated and republished Ray’s first book because bringing his story to the present day could inspire a new generation of business leaders. Also the book looks at how far Interface has come since 1998 and why the company became more successful with its commitment to sustainability. Read More
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Domini Funds Releases its 2018 Impact Report

Domini Funds shareholders use their investment dollars to make a difference by helping build a world of universal human dignity and ecological sustainability. The Report details how Domini works for change on behalf of fund shareholders. Read More
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Green Transition Scoreboard Reports over $10 Trillion in Private Green Investments

GTS, tracking private green investments since 2009, has released its 2019-20 Report. New capital continues expanding clean energy, green construction, corporate R & D and a widening of the healthier plant-protein food sector. Read More
VERGE Conference: The Platform for Accelerating the Clean Economy

VERGE Conference: The Platform for Accelerating the Clean Economy

Fast-changing technologies and global risks are forcing companies and cities to become more adaptive, and business models to evolve and diversify. This challenging time has many opportunities to create a clean economy that increases economic and community resilience. Read More
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America’s Housing Crisis is a Chance to Change the Narrative and Fix the Future

Zane Fischer, CEO
Extraordinary Structures
Our shared mythologies tell us home is sweet and home is where the heart is. But access to good housing is increasingly difficult for many. The US housing crisis is tied to our economy and our environment. Solutions lay in both our perception of equity around shelter and in where and how we choose to build. Read More
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The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Steven Hoffman
Managing Director, Compass Natural
Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns. Read More
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A Seed to Stalk Future: Financing America’s Grain Economy

Leah Thibault & Brett Richardson
CEI Capital Mgmt & Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?” In Maine, the craft beer industry is making sure that grain is valued from field to glass to trough. Read More
U.S. Organic Sales Break Through the $50 Billion Mark in 2018 setting a New Record

U.S. Organic Sales Break Through the $50 Billion Mark in 2018 setting a New Record

Clean, transparent, fresh, sustainable. Environmentally-friendly, animal humane, high quality are all traits identified with organic, and in 2018 they all helped push organic sales to unprecedented levels. Read More
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The Growing Organics Market Presents a Natural Investment Opportunity

Nick Cherney
CFA, Senior VP, Janus Henderson
As Americans become more aware of the environmental and health benefits of organics, we are presented with an increasing number of opportunities to align our investments with our lifestyle choices – by investing in the companies and agricultural operations that are driving organic innovation and bringing natural products to the marketplace. Read More
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Paths to Sustainability

Nilang Gor & Theodosia Ferguson
Cultivating Empathy for All & Healing Living Systems
Our Planet Earth is at a challenging ecological intersection. We’re looking at Peak Farmable Soil and Carbon Capture Capacity, Peak Edible Food, and Peak Water all bundled into escalating Climate Instability. Here are three strategic solutions. Read More
Campbell’s named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Campbell’s named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Ranked No. 4 among all large-cap Russell 1000 companies in the annual listing, which measures and ranks corporate responsibility, analyzing 98 environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Read More
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Intel releases 2018-19 Corporate Responsibility Report: Creating Value Through Transparency

The report highlights the progress made over the past year toward their 2020 goals with important insights and information for all stakeholders, including investors, customers and employees. Read More
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A Train Ride to Perris: Investing in a Sustainable Future

Theodosia Ferguson and E. Seth Wilson
Healing Living Systems
The 2028 Olympics in LA will occur as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development approaches. What might a train ride to Perris, CA look like through a lens of sustainable urban agriculture? Will passing neighborhoods display small-lot gardens, homes with grey water and rain catchment systems? Will large open spaces be organized into working landscapes, blooming with ecosystem benefits? Read More
What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

Meggin Thwing Eastman
Impact and Screening, MSCI ESG Research
ESG investing has garnered more and more acceptance and enthusiasm in the market as investors tackle some of the most urgent environmental and social issues of our time, from climate change to social inequalities. I have long been passionate about women’s advancement and inclusion in the workplace. Read More
Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg: Sustainable Investing a Business Imperative Among U.S. Asset Managers

Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg: Sustainable Investing a Business Imperative Among U.S. Asset Managers

New survey shows that 75% say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016 because of increased expertise, better data and impact reporting. Read More
ImpactAssets Releases New IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Manager Showcase

ImpactAssets Releases New IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Manager Showcase

The industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers sees record number of applicants and features firms that manage $28.5 billion in assets. Read More
MacArthur Foundation Commits $150 Million in Catalytic Capital to Address Social Challenges

MacArthur Foundation Commits $150 Million in Catalytic Capital to Address Social Challenges

The Rockefeller Foundation and Omidyar Network join the new Catalytic Capital Consortium and call for more flexible impact investments and more collaboration. Read More
Pentegra, Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial Introduce the Big Green Retirement Plan

Pentegra, Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial Introduce the Big Green Retirement Plan

The aggregate retirement program has a focus on SRI, offering comprehensive, bundled 401(k) plan services with full fiduciary outsourcing capabilities for companies. Read More
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Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

Acacia Carr
Identity Designer, Web Developer & Author
Author and web developer Acacia Carr shares her journey as a self-employed web developer as well as highlights rewarding careers for women in tech. Read More
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Women and Sustainable Investing: Driving Assets and Benefitting from a Gender-Lens Approach

Lisa Woll
CEO, US SIF and US SIF Foundation
US SIF’s Lisa Woll on how women are moving forward with investments in sustainability-focused products and strategies with 84 percent of women expressing interest in SRI. Read More
Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

Julie Gorte, Ph.D.
Senior VP, Impax AM and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. Read More
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Helping Women Build Assets through Successful Homeownership

Laura Altomare
Chief Communications Officer, Homewise
Homewise is working with women, particularly those of low-to-moderate income, to build assets through successful and sustainable homeownership. Each year single women and single mothers make up 30 percent of new Homewise homeowners; that’s nearly 200 New Mexico women buying a home of their own and building financial stability and wellbeing every year. Read More
Women in the Field of Finance

Women in the Field of Finance

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments
At the financial firms I am involved with, Domini Impact Investments has five employee equity-owning managers in leadership. Four of the five are female. The Sustainability Group has four partner-level members and three of the four are female. I feel pretty secure in stating that female leadership is possible, even within the financial asset management field. Read More
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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
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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
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
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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
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
State of GreenBusiness 2019 – GreenMoney

The State of Green Business 2019 from GreenBiz

Joel Makower
Chairman and Executive Editor, 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
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
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
Best Kept Secret for Millennials: A Career in Financial Services

Best Kept Secret for Millennials: 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
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
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
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
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
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
MSCI’s Five ESG Trends to Watch in 2019

MSCI’s Five ESG Trends to Watch in 2019

MSCI explores pressing topics for investors heading into 2019. The five key ESG trends anticipated to dominate the conversation are: climate change, waste management, leadership and talent, ESG regulation, and the ESG signal revolution. 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
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
Here's a Way to Fight Climate Change: Empower Women

Here’s a Way to Fight Climate Change: Empower Women

“Gender and climate are inextricably linked,” said environmentalist and author Katharine Wilkinson at TEDWomen, a recent gathering of women thought leaders and activists in Calif. Women, she says, are disproportionately affected by climate change. 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
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
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
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
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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
Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Ray Anderson believed the industrial sector could create positive environmental change because it is so large. The university sector is next. 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
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
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
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
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
The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

Amy Domini
Domini Impact Investments
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 a sustainable investing strategy will lead to higher returns. 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
The High Calling of Business

The High Calling of Business

Jason Myhre
Managing Partner, Eventide Asset Mgmt
God gives us work and entrusts us with the task of world-making. In the story of creation, God created the garden rich with latent potential, yet withheld the task of completing it for the people he would make. God intends humanity, through work, to be his partner in developing the world. Humanity was to enlarge the locus of the beauty and provision of the garden, in all our culture making, throughout the world and for the benefit of all. Many Christians believe that the purpose of business is to serve the global common good. Read More
Inspired Stewardship – A Woman of Faith

Inspired Stewardship – A Woman of Faith

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. 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
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 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
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
The Future Is Decentralized

The Future Is Decentralized

David Breecker
Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory
In every part of the world, from the industrialized to the emerging economies, energy systems are shifting from a highly centralized architecture (i.e., large generation plants, long transmission lines, and one-way flows of energy) to a decentralized, distributed network model. This model takes the form of microgrids (or “mini-grids” in Africa and Asia), small, integrated systems capable of autonomous operation; and as Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems and Virtual Power Plants, as ways of making the existing bulk power grid more flexible. Some compare this to the advent of “the internet of energy.” Read More
Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

Kristen Graf
Executive Director, WRISE
Renewable electricity generation from technologies that are commercially available today, in combination with a more flexible grid, is adequate to supply 80 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2050. Prioritizing workforce diversity both in terms of race and gender are important components for building a successful Clean Energy company. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2018 VERGE Vanguard Awards: Leaders in the Clean Economy

2018 VERGE Vanguard Awards: Leaders in the Clean Economy

From individuals to companies that demonstrate leadership in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and the circular economy 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
Good Greed

Good Greed

Ray C. Anderson
Founder of Interface, Inc. (1934-2011)
(Summer 2010) Since you’re reading the GreenMoney Journal it’s likely that you’ve already made the mental shift to sustainability, and if that’s the case, welcome! I believe that shift happens one mind at a time, one company, one technology, one university curriculum, one industry, one community at a time. 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
Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

Janine Benyus
Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute
It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in chemistry, building, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing – even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is now widely taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise. Read More
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What’s Next on a Random Walk Down Facebook Lane

Francis G. Coleman
Executive Vice President, CBIS
(Dec 2017)  There are numerous lessons to be learned from experiences at Facebook. First, agnosticism comes at a price. We live in a values laden society. To presume that our wide spectrum of values can be discounted and factored out of the algorithmic equation ignores the current reality of our society and world. It is still people who are using the platform and people are imperfect. Of course humans are integral to Facebook and when complemented by algorithms, that incorporate ESG factors, they can make an excellent product even better. Read More
Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

Edward Mazria
Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030
(Sept 2016)  Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change. Architecture 2030 has spent over twelve years working with architects, designers and policymakers on programs and initiatives that will lead to zero emissions in the built environment by 2050. In 2014, I had the opportunity to present our “Roadmap to Zero Emissions” report, at the COP21 meetings in Paris, which sets out the country-specific international greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets needed to avert irreversible and devastating climate change. 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
Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
(Sept/Oct 2017)  We can’t completely predict what our world will look like in 25 years, but we constantly study trends to anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. By 2040 it is estimated that: Global population will exceed nine billion; 40 cities will have populations over 10 million; Renewable energy will account for half of installed capacity and a third of electricity generation worldwide. Add shifting consumer attitudes about vehicle ownership to these insights and it is why I believe the auto industry is changing more today than it has in the past 50 years. 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
Celebrating  its  35th  Anniversary,  Stonyfield  Organic  Takes  its  Good-For-The-Planet  Mission  to  New  Pastures

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Stonyfield Organic Takes its Good-For-The-Planet Mission to New Pastures

Marking its 35th anniversary, Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, announced in April 2018 a bold commitment that not only celebrates the brand’s organic leadership role in the food space, but also casts an eye to a different and equally as large issue facing families. While huge strides have been made in the organic food space over the past 35 years, less is happening around environmental and health issues specific to the use of pesticides beyond food. Read More
Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2018

Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2018

Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) announced in early May its 19th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, recognizing the standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of public companies across the United States. 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
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
Developing the New Mexico Landrace (Heirloom) Corn Project

Developing the New Mexico Landrace (Heirloom) Corn Project

Tim Vos
Field Coordinator & Agroecologist, NMLCP
On February 2016 The New York Times ran a story, "Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in US and Europe", highlighting the work of a new company called Masienda that was sourcing landrace (heirloom) corn from small farms in Mexico. Masienda’s business model emphasizes conservation of agrobiodiversity, while supporting smallholders using sustainable/organic farming methods. When some of us here in Santa Fe saw this article we asked the question, "Why can’t this be happening in New Mexico as well?" And so the New Mexico Landrace Corn Project was born. 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
Maturing U.S. Organic Sector Sees Steady Sales Growth of 6.4 Percent in 2017 to Nearly $50 Billion

Maturing U.S. Organic Sector Sees Steady Sales Growth of 6.4 Percent in 2017 to Nearly $50 Billion

American consumers in 2017 filled more of their grocery carts with organic, buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices and organic dried beans, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2018 Organic Industry Survey released in mid-May. 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
Frey Vineyards - Out of the Ashes

Frey Vineyards – Out of the Ashes

Katrina Frey
CEO, Frey Vineyards, Ltd.
This story begins with a strange orange glow in the sky that awakened me at 1:00am on the morning of October 9th, 2017. Stepping outside into a howling wind, I watched in horror as a huge wildfire burned on the distant ridge. The wind was blowing away from us and towards are neighbors, then it all changed. Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
AquaWeb - Ray of Hope - GreenMoneyJournal.com

Nature-inspired water collection system wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Grand prize for biomimicry acceleration goes to Team NexLoop for AquaWeb, an innovative water capture system designed for use in urban food systems. By 2050, 9 billion people will live on our Read More
The State of Green Business - GreenMoneyJournal.com

The State of Green Business – 2018 Report

Joel Makower
Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2018, published in mid-January by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost. Download the report. “Two degrees and the SDGs.” That’s the new sustainable business mantra. 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
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A Bill of Rights for Clean Water

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Waterkeeper Alliance
The protection of our shared environment is among government’s most fundamental responsibilities. In England, the Magna Carta included a powerful articulation of the principle that the commons of water, fisheries and woodland were not commodities to be bartered away, but the rightful property of all citizens. 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

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
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
AIM2Flourish: Business Education Meets Business for Good

AIM2Flourish: Business Education Meets Business for Good

Megan Buchter
Operations Manager, AIM2Flourish at FCB
A new generation of business students is becoming aware of the opportunity to do good and still be profitable in their current and future careers. Overwhelmingly, Millennials say that they are looking for careers that provide good work-life balance and give them a sense of purpose over simply making money. Here are two examples of companies profiled on AIM2Flourish.com, run by Millennials who are out to change the world with their drive, passion, and dedication to be a force for good. Both companies were awarded an inaugural Flourish Prize in 2017. 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
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
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
Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience: An Interview with Muhammad Yunus

Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience: An Interview with Muhammad Yunus

David Bornstein
New York Times
For more than 40 years, Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi founder of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize[1], has been asserting that the most powerful way to eradicate poverty 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
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What’s Next on a Random Walk Down Facebook Lane

Francis G. Coleman
Executive Vice President, CBIS
There are numerous lessons to be learned from experiences at Facebook. First, agnosticism comes at a price. We live in a values laden society. To presume that our wide spectrum of values can be discounted and factored out of the algorithmic equation ignores the current reality of our society and world. It is still people who are using the platform and people are imperfect. Of course humans are integral to Facebook and when complemented by algorithms, they can make an excellent product even better. The company itself could also better manage the risks to their brand that seems to be dogging them these days. In 2018, ESG is here to help. Responsible algorithms anyone? 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
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
Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017

Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017

Surprising Trends in Sustainability Reporting -- Research shows US lagging Europe despite better revenue returns with strong reporting practices The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its second annual research of Sustainability 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
GM Boosts STEM Education for Girls and Women

GM Boosts STEM Education for Girls and Women

Leon Kaye
Triple Pundit
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has long been an advocate for girls enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education[1]. Now GM is cutting checks to help more females enter these professions. 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
Wildlife Works Launches Everland To Accelerate High Impact Forest Conservation Projects That Fight Climate Change

Wildlife Works Launches Everland To Accelerate High Impact Forest Conservation Projects That Fight Climate Change

Wildlife Works announced in July the launch of Everland LLC, a specialized marketing company representing an established group of high-impact forest conservation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have successfully stopped deforestation by applying REDD+, a performance-based mechanism, to conserve highly threatened forests. 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
The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 in Sustainable Business List

The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 in Sustainable Business List

The GreenBiz team is proud and excited to reveal our second annual list of promising young professionals in the field of sustainable business. This year's "30 Under 30" cohort was selected by GreenBiz editors Read More
UPS Commits to more Alternative Vehicles, Fuel and Renewable Power by 2025

UPS Commits to more Alternative Vehicles, Fuel and Renewable Power by 2025

UPS announced in late June 2017 aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. Read More
Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
We can’t completely predict what our world will look like in 25 years, but we constantly study trends to anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. By 2040 it is estimated that: Global population will exceed nine billion; 40 cities with have populations over 10 million; Renewable energy will account for half of installed capacity and a third of electricity generation worldwide. Add shifting consumer attitudes about vehicle ownership to these insights and it is why I believe the auto industry is changing more today than it has in the past 50 years. Read More
The Next Quarter Century’s Organic Marketplace

The Next Quarter Century’s Organic Marketplace

Gary Hirshberg
Chairman and Cofounder, Stonyfield Farm & Chairman, Just Label It
As an entrepreneur, I lean optimistic, and so here are a few predictions for where the organic marketplace is heading. Several megatrends will combine to keep the sales of organic foods growing at a robust rate, they include: Increased awareness about the negative health impacts and costs of widespread agrichemical exposures; Organic Certification will remain the only reliable standard for consumers seeking real, clean foods; the positive role that organics can play in mitigating the effects of climate change including better data on the benefits of organic production; and Lower cost organic offerings. 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
BSR at 25: Redefining Sustainable Business to Meet the Moment (Parts 1 & 2)

BSR at 25: Redefining Sustainable Business to Meet the Moment (Parts 1 & 2)

Aron Cramer
President and CEO, BSR
We are living in a time of extraordinary change. Virtually every dimension of business is changing. As I have been reflecting on what these changes mean for the future of all companies, I have zeroed in on three big changes that are flowing together: One of the changes is positive, one is neither inherently good nor bad, and one is problematic. 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
Better Life Breakthroughs: Innovation in Investment – SRI and fintech

Better Life Breakthroughs: Innovation in Investment – SRI and fintech

From The Economist Intelligence Unit
In a global investment landscape that at times appears rife with uncertainty and beset by bubbles and busts, two main areas stand out both as pockets of opportunity and as major forces for change: sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing – that is, investment that considers environmental, social and governance criteria as well as returns – and financial technology, or fintech, which is revolutionizing how financial services are delivered. 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
Ethisphere Announces 124 Companies to Make the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies List

Ethisphere Announces 124 Companies to Make the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies List

The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced recently 124 companies spanning five continents, 19 countries and 52 industry sectors as the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® honorees. Read More
The Nature Conservancy Wins WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award for Mapping Ocean Wealth

The Nature Conservancy Wins WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award for Mapping Ocean Wealth

"Mapping Ocean Wealth" (MOW), an initiative run by The Nature Conservancy, has won one of the highest accolades the tourism industry has to offer, the Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award. The Award was presented at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 17th Global Summit, in Bangkok in April 2017. Read More
A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing -  Healing People and the Planet

A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing – Healing People and the Planet

David Miller
co-founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farms
We at Iroquois Valley Farms are pleased to announce a new corporate entity as we begin our 11th season of operations. In 2007 when we started the company, our idea was simple - growing healthy foods on organic soils would be good business. Read More
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SOIL–Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

Woody Tasch
Founder, Slow Money
I often refer to Slow Money as "the CSA of investing." As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the US — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, and angel networks. Read More
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‘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
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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
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Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey Releases New Book “The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity”

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey announced the release of his new book last month, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity. Mackey co-authored the book with Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman, known for the documentary, Forks Over Knives. 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
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The 100 Things We Need To Do To Reverse Global Warming – from Paul Hawken’s new book “Drawdown”

Adele Peters
Fast Company

His new book claims to have made a definitive list of the most effective global strategies for lowering our emissions. Don’t despair: they’re all totally achievable.

DrawDown+shadowIf you read anything about climate change, it’s not hard to become convinced that we’re screwed. For instance, here are just a few notable recent apocalyptic warnings: In January, a chunk of ice roughly twice the size of Central Park split off a glacier in Antarctica; within months, another chunk larger than Rhode Island is likely to follow. By 2100, sea levels could rise eight feet. Much earlier–perhaps as soon as in 15 years–drought and disease linked to climate change could begin to kill more than a quarter of a million people each year. 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
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
HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

Christine Svarer
Director, HERproject, BSR
Back on March 8, International Women’s Day 2017—we thought it was a good time to take stock of our collective progress toward gender equality. And such a moment of reflection is particularly relevant for HERproject (herproject.org) this year, as we are hitting a big milestone: It’s our 10th birthday! On our anniversary, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do. 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
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
Corporate Social Responsibility Trends in 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility Trends in 2017

Tim McClimon
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express and President, American Express Foundation
For the past six years, I’ve been predicting what trends will impact Corporate Social Responsibility in the coming year. Sometimes, I’m right; sometimes I’m less right. Read More
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The State of Green Business 2017

Richard Mattison
Chief Executive Officer, Trucost

This article introduces the latest annual assessment of corporate sustainability produced in our partnership with GreenBiz.

2016 was undoubtedly a year of change. Aside from major political shifts (in the US and the UK), there were also significant shifts in climate action. The implications of the Paris Agreement at COP21 filtered through to both businesses and investors, leading to a number of breakthroughs in policy and behavior. 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
The 100 Most Sustainable Global Companies

The 100 Most Sustainable Global Companies

Every year the Canadian-headquartered firm Corporate Knights (publishing, research) ranks “the world’s most sustainable companies,” from a universe of 4,000 global enterprises with market cap of at least US$2 billion each. The research team applies 14 metrics in its analysis of “corporate sustainability” to evaluate the management and governance of the sustainability journey. Read More
Sustainable Business Trend: Unlimited Water Becomes a Goal

Sustainable Business Trend: Unlimited Water Becomes a Goal

Libby Bernick
Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost
The World Economic Forum’s 2016 global risk report ranked water crises as one of the top societal risks to the global economy ahead of fiscal crises, cyber attacks and even food crises [1]. Megatrends are converging to create this vortex: a growing middle class with greater demand for water; a changing climate altering the availability of water; and global declines in water quality, reducing the supply of clean water, increasing the treatment cost and putting people’s health and communities at risk. Read More
Sustainable Business Can Unlock $12 Trillion in New Market Value and Repair Economic System

Sustainable Business Can Unlock $12 Trillion in New Market Value and Repair Economic System

More than 35 CEOs and civil society leaders of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) recently reveal that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and increase employment by up to 380 million jobs by 2030. Putting the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unleash a step-change in growth and productivity, with an investment boom in sustainable infrastructure as a critical driver. However, this will not happen without radical change in the business and investment community. Real leadership is needed for the private sector to become a trusted partner in working with government and civil society to fix the economy. 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
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
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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
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
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

ETHICMARK Award Winners for Best Advertising Campaigns in 2016

ETHICMARK® Winners: “Do Right Initiative” and “Give Mom Back Her Name” were awarded the Best Advertising Campaigns For 2016. The Advertising campaigns showed the positive effects of community action in India and the importance of women’s identity in the Middle Read More
CSE Announces Surprising Findings for Corporate Sustainability In Silicon Valley

CSE Announces Surprising Findings for Corporate Sustainability In Silicon Valley

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its ground breaking report: Sustainability Trends in Silicon Valley. While much has been made about whether Silicon Valley corporations, start-ups and tech giants are or are not models of sustainability, CSE provides the first systematic research on the true picture of sustainability efforts by analyzing the current state of sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting by Silicon Valley-based companies and organizations. Read More
Patagonia’s Record-breaking Black Friday Sales of $10 million all to Benefit the Planet

Patagonia’s Record-breaking Black Friday Sales of $10 million all to Benefit the Planet

Back in November, when we announced we’d give 100 percent of our global retail and online Black Friday sales directly to grassroots nonprofits working on the frontlines to protect our air, water and soil for future generations, we heard from many of our customers calling it a “fundraiser for the earth.” Read More
Megan Epler Wood - Cambodia

The Future of Ecotourism

Megan Epler Wood
Epler Wood International
Twenty-five years ago travelers were just beginning to think about the environmental impacts of their travel. Ecotourism became a catch-all term in the 1990s for making travel environmentally and socially beneficial — that both conserved the environment and sustains the well-being of local people. Read More
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