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June 27, 2014 Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?


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....

June 25, 2014 Investment Professionals Taking Stranded Assets Seriously

Social Funds - In advance of the 25th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî surveys sustainable investment professionals and finds that a majority...

June 24, 2014 Life & Death from the Himalaya to Asia's Factory Floors

Myanmar Times - The îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî has said it would call on companies to contribute more to the fund, in a push supported by more than 130 institutional investors. A year from now...

June 24, 2014 Responsible investing matures, becomes more nuanced


Socially responsible investing is a philosophy that has earned its place in the investment conversation at the individual, family and philanthropic level. Baby boomers are starting to think more about passing on their assets as...

June 23, 2014 Climate change crunch looming, says university pension fund

City Wire - One of these has had particular impact. The Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report released at the end of March by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), stated...

June 20, 2014 New Coalition Advocates Socially Responsible Investing of College Endowments

The Chronicle of Higher Education - The îResponsible Endowments Coalitionî was started last month by students at Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Barnard, Swarthmore, and Williams Colleges. Members...

June 18, 2014 Green investors favor Apple after environmental reforms

Source: Reuters

Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That’s good news for...

June 16, 2014 The Surge in Investing by Conscience

New York Times - But strategies with an explicit social component are growing rapidly, according to the most current data from the industry association that supports and tracks this field: îUS SIFî â the Forum...

June 14, 2014 Investor Coalition Successfully Urges Natural Gas Companies to Address Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Source: Green Century Capital Management, 617

Under pressure from a coalition of investors for the fifth year in a row, major oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, EQT, and Occidental Petroleum agreed to report on steps being taken to mitigate the adverse environmental...[more]

June 13, 2014 Balancing act for P&G: Going green at right price

Cincinnati - A TEMPTING TARGET FOR GROUPS LIKE GREENPEACE Andrew Behar, chief executive of Oakland, California-based shareholder advocacy group îAs You Sowî, says P&G's high profile makes the company a tempting...

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