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The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments
Recently the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns. It wasn’t so long ago that the SRI field was considered an outlier in the world of finance, and now it is the declared future of financial asset management. Read More
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
Three ESG Trends in Asia to Watch in 2019

Three ESG Trends in Asia to Watch in 2019

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

“Water security is the single largest investment opportunity in the years ahead. It is the foundation for healthy people, planet and profit. Water security investments ensure social and environmental returns, as well as possible financial outperformance,” states writer Thomas Schumann. Read More

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

Incorporating ESG factors into an investment strategy has shown to decrease volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns over the long term. Read More

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

As You Sow released its fifth ‘Invest Your Values’ screening tool, Gender Equality Funds, an online resource that can be used by any investor. Read More

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

The growth of GLI is a positive development in a year overshadowed by the gender pay gap, lack of women on boards and harassment scandals. Read More

How Calvert Impact Capital Strengthens Communities Through Impact Investments

Investors increasingly seek opportunities to make a social and environmental difference through their impact investment portfolios. Read More

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
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