Socially responsible investing

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Socially Responsible Investing Has A Politics Problem

As a topic up for public discussion, socially conscious investing comes with some political touchiness, mostly thanks to its inherent interconnection with the broader climate science debate. Just as our overall political climate has pulled us further apart and closer to the poles of our partisan spectrum, the divisiveness surrounding socially conscious investing has created

Impact Investing Must Hold Chinese Companies to Same Ethical Standards

Socially responsible investing has gained traction in recent years. Traditionally, an underperforming niche product ignored by most serious investors, it has become a key investment rationale and a differentiator among portfolio managers. There has been tangible growth of investment in companies that make a positive impact in terms of environmental, social, and governance issues—or ESG

The Sustainability Game

When it emerged on the scene a decade ago, sustainable finance was widely regarded as little more than a boutique business for a relative handful of concerned investors. Today, it might be on the cusp of prime time. “They said that 2018 would be the year of socially responsible investing. Now they say 2019,” says

The State of Socially Responsible Investing

In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first green bond, a EUR 600 million equity index-linked security, whose proceeds were used to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. A year later, the World Bank followed suit, and by 2017, over $155 billion worth of public and corporate green bonds had been issued, paving

How to Evaluate Socially Responsible Investing

FINDING SOCIALLY responsible investments is easier than ever before, but questions still remain around just what impact these investments are actually having. A responsible fund may call itself a low-carbon exchange-traded fund, but how much carbon is it actually mitigating? "The challenge for impact investors is it can be hard to understand what's actually going on in

SRI, ESG And Impact Investing – A Natural Evolution For Investment Management?

Summary Exploring the differences and applications of SRI, ESG And Impact Investing from one independent money manager's practical experience that argues they should be integrated in core investment processes and thinking. In today’s business environment, social investing methodologies can add a series of new astute business analysis factors and be seen as a natural evolution

Impact Investing: The Intersection Of Funding Founders Of Color

In the past couple of years, lots of capital has poured into social impact businesses, taking pages out of the original black investors playbook. Since venture capital funds have long sought out high growth companies with strong bottom lines, factoring in a new level of consciousness can be tricky. The Breakdown You Need to Know

When will “socially responsible investing” become just “investing”?

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, bringing with it an inescapable reminder of the power of the finance industry. While many tangible things have changed over the past decade—from stricter regulation to big banks’ leadership ranks—more subtle, yet no less consequential, shifts are also underway in the financial world. It

ESG funds: What you need to know about socially responsible investing

Don’t worry if you don't know what ESG means. Odds are high that this acronym will become part of your vocabulary — and part of your portfolio — in the near future. "Environmental, social and governance" funds focus on sustainable, socially conscious investing. Such investing, “has gained considerable traction and continues to be an important focus not just for institutional investors, but individual

For just $5, you can now start a responsible investment portfolio

People interested in investing typically have two hurdles to clear: First, the learning curve associated with where their money might go, and, perhaps more importantly, making sure they can afford it. Of course, you need to learn learn how to invest 100k before you start investing any money. Knowledge is very important! For millennials, that’s

Impact Investing: Using Your Dollars to Make Change

Maybe you’re the sort of person who participates in boycotts, deletes an app or protests a company because of an issue you’re passionate about. But what if you invested in the company instead? It may seem counterintuitive, but one way to effect change is through impact investing — investing in a company with the goal

Why you should give ethical investing it a try

Ethical investing is one of the ways in which investors can partake by putting their money into responsible causes. According to Investopedia, it can be observed in two ways. The first is eliminating industries like gambling, alcohol, or firearms or investing in industries that meet the person’s ethical guidelines. The second is by being conscious of

The Family Office World Grapples With How to Confront Big Corporations

John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Co. and as a result was the richest person on the planet when he died in 1937. Yet some of his 200-plus living descendants have embarked on a mission to challenge Standard Oil offspring Exxon Mobil Corp. on climate change.  So it should come as little surprise that the investment company

UN SDGs can propel impact investing into the mainstream

 Impact investing is set to continue to grow, as many investors are interested in making their money work for good, as well as for returns. Research shows directing capital into investments that seek both attractive returns and a measurable positive environmental and societal impact could be a US$1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) business globally by 2020.

Everyone’s a winner? How ‘impact investing’ can make money – and do good

Rural families in Africa who need access to power and investors seeking a decent return on their money are getting together so everyone prospers. The cherry on the cake? It’s good for the environment too. British investors are funding solar kits for households in East Africa with no access to electricity. As families pay for

The Beginner’s Guide to Impact Investing

Impact investing has taken off, and it’s no wonder: while people want to watch their money grow in the market, they don’t want to stash their cash with corporations they dislike. A recent study found that 78 percent of millennial investors have either put their money into these types of investments, or plan to in the future.

Caring about a company’s values has grown into a multi-trillion dollar industry

People generally like to measure a business's worthiness based on its bottom line — not its values.  But over the past couple of decades, socially responsible investing (SRI) has grown into an industry worth trillions. Cliff Feigenbaum, who founded GreenMoney Journal 25 years ago, joined us to talk about the increase in people who are matching their