BlueOrchard Finance

BlueOrchard Finance is a Swiss company specializing in the management of microfinance investment products.  Highlights of their portfolio include: Co-management of the Dexia Micro-Credit Fund, the first private worldwide and fully commercial microfinance investment fund sponsored by Dexia-BIL bank in Luxembourg. This fund currently finances about 60 microfinance institutions in 25 different emerging economies for …

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Enterprise Community Investment, Inc Announces New Senior Vice President of Capital Markets

Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., a national leader in affordable housing finance and community investment, announces the appointment of Doug Able to senior vice president, Capital Markets. Able brings nearly 15 years of corporate finance and investment management expertise to Enterprise.  In this newly created position, Able’s major focus will be identifying and securing capital for …

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Social K and ExpertPlan Offer New 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans

Social(k) has partnered with ExpertPlan to provide a groundbreaking paperless retirement platform for 401(k) and profit sharing plans. Social(k) provides over 600 funds for companies and their financial advisors to choose from. Included in these funds are Socially Responsible funds, Judeo Christian funds and traditional funds; which include actively managed funds, index funds, and lifestyle …

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First Investment Fund Dedicated to the UN Global Compact Launched

The Guilé Foundation, in association with the United Nations Global Compact and De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co., recently launched the Guilé European Engagement Fund, the first fund dedicated to the UN Global Compact and its mission of advancing ten universal principles for responsible business in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. …

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Principles for Responsible Investment

There is a growing view among investment professionals that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios.  Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give appropriate consideration to these issues, but to date have lacked a framework for doing so.  The Principles for Responsible Investment provide …

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The Global Environment Fund

Global Environment Fund (GEF) is an international investment firm that invests in emerging markets, clean technology and forestry.  The firm manages private equity funds totaling approximately $800 million and limited partners include prominent  endowments, foundations, family offices and pension funds. GEF was established in 1990 to provide financing and management support to companies that contribute …

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The Winslow Green Growth Fund

The Winslow Green Growth Fund seeks capital appreciation through investing in small and medium-sized companies.  The Fund invests in a wide range of industries, and does not exclusively focus on particular sectors such as alternative energy. Some of the Fund’s portfolio companies directly address environmental problems, and all are operating responsibly with respect to their …

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Microbial Fuel Cells

Alternative Energy Stocks reports that though still in their infancy, microbial fuel cells are an emerging technology that show "promise to one day be the cornerstone of highly profitable companies." Microbial fuel cells (MFC’s) are biological fuel cells that use bacteria to create electric power with a sugar such as glucose being the fuel source.  …

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The FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and to facilitate investment in those companies. Transparent management and criteria alongside the FTSE brand make FTSE4Good the index of choice for the creation of Socially Responsible Investment products.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios. Currently 56 DJSI licenses are held by …

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