How to Move Sustainable Investing Into the Spotlight

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.”

How Social Consciousness Can Drive Financial Success

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.

Four Economic Reforms that Can Save the Environment

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.

The Quiet Progress of Green Property Funds

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.

Why It’s Time to Invest in Post-Conflict Countries

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.

The Unintended Consequences Of Trump’s 35 Percent Import Tax Proposal

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.

How to Increase the Sales Value of Your Green Business

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.