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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings, has launched ESG Signals, an innovative quantitative risk management and portfolio tool that provides securities-level financial risk and opportunity signals based on environmental, social and governance (ESG), trading and financial data.
Posted: Dec 19, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Today, the majority of our savings leave the local community, with the general exception of businesses we own directly. While we may sometimes avoid shopping at big-box stores that work to out-compete our local independent favorites, our savings, our retirement accounts, and our mutual funds often directly underwrite the growth and expansion of these mega-corporates. While we likely want more financing to be available for local businesses, sustainable innovations, and community infrastructure, our investments often speak otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The cornerstone in this context is the integration of sustainability criteria into investment decisions.
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
More and more each day, sustainability is becoming a crucial topic in the business world. To this extent, the UN Global Compact has specified four main principles for maintaining a sustainable business: human rights, labor rights, environmental protection and anti- corruption.
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
With the financial crisis forcing organizations to look beyond their bottom line and prove themselves as responsible and trustable, the issue of Corporate Sustainability rises as highly important. It is an issue that involves all of its main functions, such as HR, Marketing, Supply, and therefore brings value to the whole organization.
Posted: Feb 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative provides the resources and tools necessary for its participating private equity portfolio companies to determine materiality and the means to measure it.
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Larry Fink is Chief Executive of BlackRock. BlackRock’s portfolio weighs in at a cool US $4.6 trillion. So when he speaks it’s wise to listen. He has spoken. And what he has said, in a letter to top US and European CEOs, is the single most significant intervention ever made by an investor on CSR issues.
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
China’s expansionism, like that of the U.S. and other empires, revolves around lending countries easy money, then plundering their resources, and paralyzing their leaders through fear. But China appears to have learned from the mistakes of the United States. Chinese loan deals sidestep many of the draconian demands imposed by the World Bank and IMF, such as voting for specific UN policies, trading only in dollars, or authorizing the establishment of military bases occupied by foreign troops.
Posted: Jan 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.
Posted: Dec 09, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part Four of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What have we experienced since September 11, 2001? Is our world better, more just, and more unified? Do we have more freedom and equality? Do impoverished people around the planet have greater access to basic necessities? Is there less violence? Less destruction of the environment? Less pollution? Less war and terror?
The answers to these, and similar, questions are of course not the ones any of us like to hear.
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