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Social Responsibility Investing, Sustainable Investing, Green Investing
There is a sizable and fast-growing number of "socially responsible" or "socially-minded" investors -- individual and institutional " that, according to the Social Investment Forum (SIF) now represents more than $2.3 trillion in corporate equity investments (estimated in 2003). That's roughly $1 in $9 invested in the stock market today in the United States. The Forum reported in 2005 that "social investing" grew at a faster rate than all other investing trends in 2005, with three primary styles being applied to portfolio management: (1) stock screening, (2) shareholder advocacy, and (3) community investing.
News & Updates
Source: Investment News
Money managers work to build products for younger investors, who are expected to favor values-driven investing
July 21, 2014 Can You Make Some Green by Investing Green'
The Bradenton Times - The release in April of the long-awaited report from the United Nations' îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has spurred renewed discussion of ways to combat climate change and its...
July 21, 2014 Another View: Divesting means losing a seat at the table
TheSacramento Bee - CalPERS was a founding member of the îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî, a leading group of 100 institutional investors representing more than $10 trillion in assets, addressing a policy agenda...
Research & Insights
July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing
FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...
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.
June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....
Commentary & Opinion
July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically
theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...
July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed MeSource: Politico
When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...
Have you ever moderated a panel on the implementation of financial market reform in a hall streaming a blockbuster World Cup game? I have. Shortly before noon today I took the dais here at Bloomberg HQ in Manhattan with two...
Richard Barr Featured Columns
Richard Barr transitioned out of a 20-year career as an SRI advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network and is now a commentator for the Governance & Accountability Institute. Click Here
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