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November 7, 2014 Sallie Krawcheck Embraces Socially Responsible Investing

Source: CSRWire

In the Fall 2014 issue of Progressive Asset Management’s newsletter, News & Views, Sallie Krawcheck discusses three important topics:

November 7, 2014 4 Ways To Play The Coming Water Crisis

Source: Seeking Alpha

As climate and resource data continues to pour in from every corner of the globe, it is quickly becoming apparent that the environment is "in play" for investors. Finding sectors and markets that are safeguarded from the...

November 6, 2014 Analyst Sees 'Dangerous Scene' for Markets as Others Yawn

For sure, the consensus among many market pundits after last night’s election results is that there’s no reason for alarm. And the early moves higher in stock prices reinforce that

November 5, 2014 Climate Change Is Hurting Poor Countries Right Now. Why Won't Rich Countries Act?

Source: The New Republic

"All politics is local,” Tip O’Neill, the legendary Capitol Hill pol, used to say. He wasn’t talking about the politics of climate change, but he might as well have been. Powerful governments around the world have failed to act...

November 5, 2014 Falling Oil Prices Reveal America's Fracking Trap -- And Saudi Arabia's Continued Energy Dominance

Source: Huff Post

LONDON -- The end of the shale boom is nigh. The recent plunge in oil prices reveals an economic and geological reality that some brave industry analysts depict, but which power brokers in Washington, Houston and on Wall Street...

November 5, 2014 What investors look for in CSR disclosure

Source: IR Magazine

Integrating key sustainability concerns into everyday decision making and useful metrics of what’s been achieved into companies’ storytelling are among the things on SRI firms’ wish lists

November 4, 2014 Twelve Steps to Economic Recovery

Source: National Review

Since the turn of the century, the most accurate predictor of elections has been the electronic prediction markets. On the eve of the election, most of these exchanges suggest with overwhelming odds that the 114th Congress will...

October 31, 2014 Talking Sustainability with Your CFO Shouldn’t Be Scary

Source: Triple Pundit

We often hear that sustainability professionals need to get better at talking to the CFO. Frankly, this is a scary proposition for many people. That said, experienced sustainability managers will tell you that having a good...

October 31, 2014 The future of energy in the EU

Energy Global - In March the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî called in its strongest ever terms for world leaders to cut carbon emissions to avert dramatic disruptions of natural ecosystems and human life....

October 30, 2014 Sustainability Challenges: When Good Intentions Backfire

Source: KnowledgeInstead.edu

Sometimes business goals and community ideals just don’t fit. How far should you go to be sustainable and meet your company‘s corporate social responsibilities?

October 29, 2014 Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Source: Scientific American

Nowadays, it seems like every big company promotes an image of sustainability. A common example is the now-ubiquitous hotel-bathroom notice invoking images of ocean animals or pastoral scenery in an effort to convince guests to...

October 29, 2014 Climate rescue mission 'not hopeless': International Panel on Climate Change chief

The Straits Times - "It is not hopeless," Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel-winning îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, said on opening a five-day IPCC meeting in Copenhagen to complete a landmark...

October 29, 2014 EU Leaders Called Out For Lackluster Climate Change Package

Source: Triple Pundit

European leaders agreed to reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030. Two targets of 27 percent were also agreed on: one for the market share of renewable energy and another for energy efficiency improvement. The renewable...

October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investments

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...

October 27, 2014 12 Ways to Play the Energy Slump

Source: Barron's

After a sharp selloff, the energy sector is looking attractive. Energy stocks are 15% or more below their early-summer highs. The decline has accelerated since late September, as West Texas Intermediate oil has fallen $14, to $81...

October 27, 2014 The Financial Case For Fossil-Fuel Divesting?

Source: Forbes

There’s a financial case for divesting from funds with holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an advisor and author on socially responsible investing, but most activists don’t make the financial case.

October 24, 2014 Income Inequality Got You Down? Do Something About It!

Source: Huff Post

The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no...

October 24, 2014 Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

Source: Grist.org

When I think about companies like Cargill and General Mills, I don’t exactly imagine a den of climate hawks. So I’ve been surprised to see a string of announcements from food industry giants about their environmental initiatives....

October 24, 2014 Survey: Half Of Surveyed Financial Professionals Have Offered SRI Options To Clients

IT Business Net - according to the findings of the first annual "First Affirmative Survey on the Views of Financial Professionals About SRI" released today by îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî. The major new...

October 23, 2014 The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable Economy

Source: GreenTech Media

We need to ride the waves already our way and do our best to start new waves...

October 23, 2014 How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels

Source: The Seattle Globalist

Last week Glasgow University became the first academic institution in Europe to commit to pulling all investments out of fossil fuels. They will phase out $29 million in investments over the next ten years.

October 23, 2014 [Business Ethics] How Much is Too Much?

Source: PCT

Greed is defined as “an overwhelming desire to have more of something (such as money) than is actually needed.”

October 23, 2014 Talking To Investors About Pricing In Corporate Governance Risks

Source: Forbes

Anyone in denial about the growing importance of corporate governance, environmental and social factors in setting the direction of business needs to start talking to investors.Some 90% of institutional investors from across the...

October 23, 2014 Market Structure Map - Perspective

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute, net US inflows to mutual funds were $152 billion, of which $52 billion went to target-date hybrid funds (mixes of bonds and equities based on one's age), and about $53...[more]

October 22, 2014 Corporate Sustainability: The Ever Evolving Business Imperative

Source: Environmental Leader

Sustainability has become a business imperative for essentially every company today – large or small. Most everyone has their own description of what sustainability means for their company, and a framework, or frameworks, from...

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