As millennials we want our work to have meaning for ourselves and the world, and we place a higher value on consumer goods that have some sort of beneficial social or environmental impact. Although we are generally more conservative in our investment decisions than previous generations (can you blame us?), we are willing to take on more financial risk if it increases exposure to ESG impact.
What could be more important than keeping the pulse of the planet as a whole? We may be able to derive more health benefits from such data than from the personal activity monitoring that has become so popular these days.
With the omnipresence of the internet, parents must be increasingly aware and armed with the tools to keep their children safe online.
Amidst all the talk about the trillions of dollars in wealth transfer and flood of stats coming out about millennials, I thought I’d spend some time talking about what I see millennial investors doing as it relates to investing. I do so from my role at Calvert Foundation, working with investors, their financial advisors, their brokerage firms, and the entrepreneurs and organizations creating local solutions in their communities.
Toledo, Ohio, which lies along the western edge of Lake Erie, health officials had advised residents not to drink the water coming out of their faucets.
Earlier this year, Vodafone published one of the most fascinating reports I have read in a long while about the effects of mobile technology on women’s empowerment and improvement in quality of life.
Leading HMO Kaiser Permanente’s recent decision to halt the use of chemical flame retardants has been more than a wake-up call to the U.S. chemical industry. It has also been a growing inspiration to those who are already looking for sustainable healthcare options.
It’s no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across the country. While many companies are hesitant to hire the formerly incarcerated, a number of enterprises are taking a chance on these men and women — and, in turn, giving them a second chance at life.
Ashoka has always been the world’s leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to develop a world where everyone is a change-maker. Here, is a a brief illumination of the challenges and mission of Ashoka’s São Paulo, Brazil branch.
Federal budget sequestration continues to cut into Interior Department funds and investments, compromising potential economic, social and ecological benefits and investment returns. President Barack Obama is urging Congress to fully and permanently fund the U.S. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), something Congress has done only once in the legislation’s 50-year history.
Earlier this year, on this forum, I proclaimed that 2014 would be The Year of Impact Investing. Now that half the year is in the history books, it’s fair to ask if 2014 is living up to that billing. Let’s take a look at what the first six months of the year have produced.
Announced by the president and launched last week, the Tribal Climate Resilience Program should benefit American Indian tribes and the nation economically, socially and environmentally.
There’s conflict within every system, but we can learn to respond with grace and creativity – argues Jeremy Mathieu, a student of the martial arts and sustainability professional.
While some still view climate change as some distant or unidentifiable threat (and others simply argue its effects “won’t be so bad”), the impacts of rising tides and surging temperatures are already changing lives around the world.
Coca-Cola’s Project Last Mile leverages the company’s vast distribution network to increase and improve the delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries by 2019.