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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

Islamic Finance: A Fast-Expanding Market

When the Western financial world imploded in 2007-8, many nations’ economies suffered as a result. Riding out the storm with little to no negative impact in the midst of severe economic downturn, the Islamic financial market has paradoxically been experiencing exponential growth. For this reason, Islamic finance has become a topic of worldwide interest. However, […]

January 5th

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

Strategically Aware Investing: Do We Really Need Another Acronym?

The world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting is not always easy to navigate.  It is heavily laden with definitions that often overlap, yet their users (or opponents) attempt to keep them distinct.  I always thought this peculiar.  If a company is concerned with reporting […]

October 8th

CDFIs: Community Investing as Part of Your SRI Portfolio

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has become a nearly $3 trillion dollar industry in the United States.  Investors in SRI use screening and shareholder advocacy to influence corporations to improve their environmental practices, social impact and governance issues.  What I was surprised to find out was that community investing is the fastest growing area of SRI.  […]

August 5th

Inspired Economist: Pick of the Week

  This column highlights the top economic stories of the week. Reports of the demise of the U.S. dollar may be premature. But when some of the world’s most powerful investors are warning of the currency’s decline, investors take notice. More on this story here. There are many cynics out there that critique and question the […]

August 23rd