Environmental impact

/Tag: Environmental impact

What’s your sustainability moonshot?

There’s a story about the 1969 Apollo moon landing that I haven’t been able to confirm. It may well be apocryphal. But it’s a good story, nonetheless. The story as I heard it took place soon after President John F. Kennedy gave that historic speech in May 1961, four months into his presidency, committing the United States

The shockingly simple way to make packaging more sustainable

If you quickly scan through the products under your sink–counter spray, window cleaner, dish soap–they all have one thing in common: Water is their main ingredient. Until now, few consumers thought this was a problem. But as a growing number of people become increasingly aware of both climate change and plastic pollution, the outsize environmental impact

Creating Social Change with Capital: Why Impact Investing Matters

There has been a radical shift in the role of business in society. People expect more from their businesses, especially the rising millennial generation. According to Deloitte, millennials believe that a business' success should be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance and 76% of millennials say businesses, in general, are having a

What advisers should know about impact investing

The official definition of impact investing provided by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), is “investment that is made into companies, organisations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.” An impact investment should be an investment, as opposed to a grant, but it is this explicit ‘intentionality’