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July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESGSource: Investor Daily
The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.
July 14, 2014 New ESG Tool For AdvisorsSource: Financial Adviser
As investment strategies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have morphed from the fringe to the mainstream, several entities have created indexes and other metrics to help investors incorporate those...
July 13, 2014 Are Pensions Finally Fed Up with Social Divesting'
Governing - Since then, trends have hopped from one cause to another. In 2013, a number of pension funds, including the California teachers and îNew York City pensionî funds, divested from gun manufacturers as a...
July 11, 2014 World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investmentsSource: The Guardian
An umbrella group of churches, which represents over half a billion Christians worldwide, has decided to pull its investments out of fossil fuel companies. The move by the World Council of Churches, which has 345 member churches...
A handful of mostly tiny U.S. companies have become the first to adopt controversial bylaws that would shift legal fees to investors who sue and lose, which legal experts said could upend the economics of shareholder litigation....
July 2, 2014 Are Pensions Finally Fed Up with Social Divesting'
Government Technology - Since then, trends have hopped from one cause to another. In 2013, a number of pension funds, including the California teachers and îNew York City pensionî funds, divested from gun...
July 2, 2014 How to win funding from impact investorsSource: Devex Impact
Battered by the global financial crisis, global investment firms across the board have come to the realization that they need to reinvent themselves and re-evaluate their corporate values in order to survive over the next decade....
June 30, 2014 The challenge of ethical investingSource: Financial Review
Ethical investing is more than just a fad. The world’s largest investment funds – such as Norway’s $800 billion Norges Fund and Australia’s $100 billion Future Fund have chosen to divest their investments in coal and tobacco amid...
Reuters - The changes are coming about as institutions invest more in activist funds, which showed healthy returns last year. The two groups also are increasingly taking similar positions on corporate governance issues at the...
June 27, 2014 Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?Source: Inc.com
How much change can you make with $1.5 billion? A group of social investors and social entrepreneurs are about to find out. More than 20 banks, foundations and individuals are pledging the $1.5 billion to fund social ventures....
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