The Global Impact Investment Network defines impact investments as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.” Few people understand that concept better than Jed Emerson.
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According to a new report more than one out of every nine dollars under professional management in the U.S. is invested today according to strategies of sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). The total is $3.74 trillion. Is it enough to move the whole economy forward?
California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week – permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does this mean for businesses?
Entrepreneurs and the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) they create contribute up to 78 percent of employment and more than 29 percent of GDP in developing economies. But the problem is that these entrepreneurs face a host of challenges when it comes to growing their businesses and succeeding.
María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable farming. It’s a concept she believes in passionately and is having increasing success selling to both local farmers and non-profit aid organizations throughout Latin America.
Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn’t having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters to help “free the birds.”
Northern Trust announced this week that it has enhanced its offering of socially responsible investing solutions for institutional investors. Through an agreement with MSCI, a leading provider of investment research and support tools, Northern Trust’s institutional clients will now have access to a wide range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and indices.
Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social entrepreneurs need to demand real-world results before offering rewards and celebrity.
The coal industry is in trouble. It faces competition from natural gas and renewable energy sources. This has led to shuttering coal plants and coal company bankruptcies.
The key to a sustainable and sustained business is knowing that failure is a critical part of success and, to reap the rewards, you have to make failure work for you.
The past month in Seattle has seen an incredible surge of efforts around sustainable, conscious, impactful business. Showcased across four events, more than four dozen emerging, impactful, social enterprises have shared their stories with the city and with the world.