ESG

Political Spending, Climate Change Dominate Shareholder Proposals

The CEO of As You Sow share what's on the minds of responsible investors this season.

Record Number of U.S. Companies Issuing Sustainability Reports

2011 was the first year ever that a majority of companies in the S&P 500 publicly disclosed their sustainability performance, according to new…

The Investor Perspective: ESG Disclosure and the SEC

Sustainable and responsible investors have had some success in obtaining rules and guidance on greater disclosure from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission…

Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…

Can Socially Responsible Investments Push Our Economy Forward?

According to a new report more than one out of every nine dollars under professional management in the U.S. is invested today according…

Northern Trust Enhances Offering for Socially Responsible Investors

Northern Trust announced this week that it has enhanced its offering of socially responsible investing solutions for institutional investors. Through an agreement with…

Symbolic Rather than Substantive CSR Action to Maximize Financial Impact?

A new paper entitled “Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? The case of CSR” explores not if CSR affects financial performance, but rather…

5 Reasons Why Integrated Reporting Can Be a Game Changer

Earlier this month Prof. Robert Eccles of Harvard Business School was interviewed on MIT Sloan Management Review about the latest developments in integrated…

Mexican Stock Exchange Launches Sustainability Index

this article has been edited since it was first published. Mexico’s stock exchange recently announced the launch of its new sustainability index, which in addition…

Aspen Institute Releases List of Top Green MBA Degrees

The Aspen Institute recently released their annual list of top business schools that offer sustainable MBAs. According to Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey:…

Haute-Couture CSR: The True Cost of Luxury is Not on the Price Tag

London Fashion week kicked off last Friday and the New York Fashion week is going on this week. Every designer that matters is…

Sustainability, the CFO’s Job: Three Key Issues

Ernst & Young released a report earlier this week that explains how sustainability can and will change the role of the Chief Financial…

How to Incorporate Emerging Markets into Socially Responsible Investment Funds

CSR and socially responsible investing (SRI) have made large improvements in the environmental and social performances of corporations.  SRI is a booming market in…

How CSR Yields Higher Investment Returns With Lower Risk

This post originally appeared on alrroya.com By: Ron Robins When I started my career as an investment analyst in 1970, the idea that…

ESG Ratings via Financial Times and London Stock Exchange

With 2,300 public companies rated, the FTSE’s ESG ratings are gaining respect in the responsible investment realm. Portfolio managers are turning more and…