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Climate Change: Identifying Future Makers And Future Takers

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

It is important that one of the world's largest investment consultants has leapt into the debate on climate change and its effects on investment portfolios with reasoned analysis and actionable recommendations.

Capitalism: The Preserve of Psychopaths or Saints?

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Put simply, if we don't find ways to offer economic opportunity to more than a privileged few, there will be no shortage of other -- more destructive and terrifying -- opportunities offered to them by others elsewhere.

Are Your Pensions Destroying Our Planet?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

Dr Steve Waygood is responsible for Aviva Investors' analysis, engagement and voting on environmental social and governance (ESG) issues across the £246bn of assets under management.

Contesting the Myths Around Renewable Energy Investment

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

Professional investors generally base their investment decisions on rigorous analysis rather than gut feelings and unchallenged preconceptions. However, when it comes to renewable energy, many investors are unwittingly deterred by three myths.

Why Asset Management Traditionalists Are Missing Out by Not Prioritizing ESG/SRI/Impact Investing

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Julie Fox Gorte

Until recently, sustainable investing has been regarded, at least in North America, as a niche investment strategy. Mainstream asset managers were often skeptical of it, primarily for perceived performance reasons.

Prospering in Finance Without Cheating

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Julie Fox Gorte

The good news is that anyone with a web browser can gather this information. The tricky part is knowing which ones will turn into disasters, and distinguishing them from the false positives. Not every company with problems winds up having disasters.

6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn't help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. So here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress.

Is Climate Risk a New and Troubling Source of Systemic Risk?

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
David W. Richardson, CFA

There are signs that environmental risks, particularly extreme weather and government regulations to reduce pollution, are becoming both more material but also systemic, with the potential to affect large swathes of investment portfolios.

Against Divestment -- Why Walking Away Won't Make a Difference

Nell Minow | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Nell Minow

Submit shareholder proposals. Nominate new directors. Attend annual meetings to ask questions of the executives and board members. But do not sell the stock that gives you the right to engage on the issues you care about with the people who can make a difference.

Impact Measurement : The Faultlines

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is argued that the active pursuit of output data may distract or detract a social enterprise from its impact objectives. It is also argued that impact accounting imposes a compliance burden that acts as unnecessary overhead.

Yellow Brick Road to the Impact Economy

David Bank | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
David Bank

I was at Bloomberg to explore corporate sustainability data as a fuel for impact investing in transformative innovation. So I sat up when Daniel Doctoroff, Bloomberg's CEO, said the market's movement toward sustainability had reached a tipping point.

Note to Gekko: Governance is Good

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Good governance that includes a system of checks and balances in corporations can assure that the rights and responsibilities of all are respected. Faith-based investors can hardly ignore these priorities and opportunities.