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Portfolio 21 Investments' Latest Publications Address Ecological Risks and Opportunities for Investors

Submitted by: Portfolio 21 Investments

Categories: Finance, Research, Reports & Publications

Posted: Jan 13, 2012 – 03:21 PM EST


PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ - Portfolio 21 Investments, a Portland-based investment management firm, has published two reports highlighting significant factors and trends impacting investors in the 21st Century.  The publications, Peak: Investing at the Edge of Ecological Limits and A New Foundation for Portfolio Management, offer a new framework for managing ecological risks and emerging opportunities, and meeting the multi-faceted needs of today’s investors.

 Peak:  Investing at the Edge of Ecological Limits

Unlimited growth has been the expectation for as long as there's been a stock market. It is the foundation of all traditional investment strategies, which is to manage volatility within an ever- expanding market. Today, we are exceeding ecological limits. The simple story of endless growth is giving way to something far more complex--a landscape of entirely different risks and opportunities.




A New Foundation for Portfolio Management 

We are reaching a tipping point in portfolio management--a moment in which investors are expressing unique sets of goals and priorities that require a nuanced definition and understanding of economic utility.  The purpose of this paper is to propose three new investment decision-making principles related to risk, growth, and utility: Integrated Risk, Selective Growth, and Multidimensional Utility Functions.

The lead author on both publications is Leslie E. Christian, CFA. Ms. Christian is CEO and CIO of Portfolio 21 Investments. The papers are available for download at 

About Portfolio 21 Investments:

Portfolio 21 Investments has been a pioneer in the field of environmental and socially responsible investments for nearly thirty years. The investment management firm is based in Portland, OR and has approximately $500 million in assets under management as of 12/31/11.  Portfolio 21 Investments is registered with the SEC.  You can find more information about us at the SEC's website and on

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