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Is Sustainable Responsible Investing (SRI) More Than an Ethical Decision?

With cash-strapped and debt-ridden governments, sustainable development experts are turning to private SRI investors to address the gap in social and environmental initiative spending. A UN paper titled Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development estimates that approximately US$5 trillion to US$7 trillion per year will be required to address sustainable development needs, with an additional US$44 […]

June 22nd

Green Investments Surpass $2 Trillion Globally

According to a new report by  The Green Transition Scoreboard, private investments in green markets now total more than $2 trillion.  This update is significant because many studies indicate that investing $1 trillion annually until 2020 will accelerate the Green Transition worldwide.  The updated 2010 finding of $2,005,048,785,088 puts global investors and countries on track to reach […]

February 23rd

Mission Markets: The World’s First Impact Investing “stock market”

Mission Markets is the world’s first fully functional, FINRA-regulated electronic impact investment platform.  Its mission is to provide the essential infrastructure to scale the social and environmental markets by facilitating transparency, efficiency, and impact measurement.  It is one step closer to achieving scale with its first two investments on its Impact Investment Platform.

February 4th

Students Drive Change Through SRI: How Universities Can Get Involved.

In the December 2010 issue of FAgreen, Jerilyn Klein Bier authors a feature article regarding college students driving SRI efforts through their universities’ endowments.  Bier reports that students at 39 U.S. schools have established Committees on Investor Responsibility  (CIR) while Yale University undergraduates are managing an innovative socially responsible endowment fund. This just two weeks after […]

December 1st

Community Investment 2.0 through Place-Based Strategies at SRI in the Rockies

SAN ANTONIO, TX:  Today I attended an energizing discussion regarding opportunities for investors to invest directly in their communities.  At a conference dominated with discussions of shareholder activism, stakeholder engagement with big oil and the business case for integrated ESG reporting, I was worried that the break out session for place-based strategies for social finance […]

November 20th

Bloomberg Adds Water to its ESG Service Offering

A recent post by guest contributer, Julie Urlaub, discussed the rising importance of water as a sustainability issue.  In it, Urlaub states, “clean, fresh, and ‘usable’ water is no longer just an issue for developing countries.  It has become a global social and business sustainability issue.”  This fact is more evident by Bloomberg’s recent announcement […]

November 16th

SRI in the Rockies: Next week in San Antonio, TX

I will be joining over 600 participants at the 21st annual SRI in the Rockies Conference Nov. 18 – 21 in San Antonio, TX.  SRI in the Rockies is the premier North American conference for investors, investment professionals, and organizations working with money in more sustainable, responsible, and impactful ways.  SRI in the Rockies is […]

November 9th

Principles for Responsible Investment: Who Reported In 2010?

The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact that aims to incorporate issues of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in investment portfolio decisions.  Their Report on Progress 2010 highlights greater participation of institutional investors worldwide.  See whose reporting and what […]

October 2nd