The Climate Trust’s director of investments, Kristen Kleiman, explains how we can bring sustainable investing into the spotlight: “If 25 years have taught me anything, it’s that framing is everything.”
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week’s Congressional hearings. But does that mean he won’t be nominated as secretary of state? Not necessarily…
Doing good and generating attractive returns don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Combining social justice with financial return can have many far-reaching implications. Here are some lessons to help you lead your organization toward these goals.
We shouldn’t rate ourselves by GDP growth, but by sustainable increases in human wellbeing. Four relatively simple reforms will transform how our economies interact with the environment and make a pristine environment compatible with growth and prosperity.
At the nexus between property developers and today’s socially-conscious investors stands an increasingly persuasive investment choice. Called a green property fund or impact fund, it’s an influential way for investment managers in emerging markets to match make developers with those who aspire to both profits and positive change.
On a global scale, conflict is displacing more people from their homes than it ever has. And sadly, especially over the past five years, the problem appears to be accelerating. Here’s how investment can help.
In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms, who would quickly point out that the supposedly ‘free’ market is now instead skewed in favor of foreign firms. Such tampering of the market is about as far away from conservative ideals as you could possibly imagine from a Republican president, and it would help neither American companies nor American consumers.
The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.
India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move may end up causing more misery for the country’s poor.
As Jessica Matthews, head of mission-related investing at Cambridge Associates, said at SOCAP16, “We need to think of advisors as a gateway, rather than a gatekeeper to impact investing.”
JPMorgan Chase is committing $75 million to support women-, minority- and veteran-owned small businesses over next three years.
As a nonprofit employee or executive, imagine finding out your organization holds investments that work against the impact you’re trying so hard to achieve. For many NGOs, this may not be far from the truth. But socially responsible investing can help.
Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long road ahead.