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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
August 24, 2021 Are your ESG investments ‘sustainable grade’?Source: GreenBiz
At the end of 2020, an estimated $38 trillion in assets under management carried the ESG label, an increase of more than 24 percent from 2018. Looking into the future, ESG assets are on track to grow globally to more than $53...
August 9, 2021 Expert team to boost drive on sustainable development goalsSource: Times Malta
A team of experts made up of technical officers from various ministries is being set up to identify data gaps and give impetus to the country’s drive towards reaching the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Source: Daily Record
The 'Towards Sustainability' label aims to help investors find socially responsible and sustainable investment options by recognizing financial products that meet strict environmental, social and governance (ESG) guidelines.
Research & Insights
December 11, 2020 5 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing ShiftSource: Visual Capitalist
Against all odds, sustainable investing in the U.S. smashed records in 2020. Estimated net flows reached $20.9 billion in the first six months alone—that’s nearly equal to the amount of new money invested in all of 2019.
October 16, 2019 More large-scale investors are skittish about an ESG strategy at the expense of returns: surveySource: MarketWatch
That is according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s RY, +0.53% fourth annual survey on responsible investing, which found that 18% of institutional investors globally said an environmental, social and governance strategy will...
September 19, 2019 The World’s Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Responsibility 2019Source: Forbes
Some of the world’s biggest businesses were in crisis management mode last year, picking up the pieces of reputations shattered by scandal. While many corporations have yet to regain the trust of stakeholders, others have made...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Pamela J. Styles, Next Level Investor Relations
The rate of change across ESG/Sustainability is staggering. It’s tough for company boards and management teams to get ahead of the curve, especially for small and mid-cap companies. It has become effectively non-optional for...
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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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