ESG Investment Strategies On the Rise

There’s new evidence that interest in environmental, social, governance/socially responsible investing strategies continues to grow. “The {ESG/SRI] industry began to see more mainstream acceptance,” according to Benefits Pro, evaluating a report by research firm Cerulli Associates, “U.S. Products and Strategies 2016: Identifying Opportunities for Active Management.” The same report notes that the market share for actively managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds had a subpar year in 2015, and that the outlook going forward appears bleak for this basic investment practice; active managers “may need to reinvent themselves.” Looks like innovation in the form of “creative destruction” is poised to overturn this traditional investment model—today.

John Howell, Editorial Director 

ReportAlert: Owens Corning releases 2015 Sustainability Report

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Heinken has released a new sustainability report, ​and also an interactive experience that not only promotes the company's achievements, but also encourages the visitor to go further.

14 hours 30 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumers are more emotionally driven about sustainable consumption of food than any other product. They increasingly want to know whether the food they are buying in the supermarket is locally grown, organic, GMO or pesticide-free. According to a survey by Cone Communications, 89 percent of American consumers consider where the product is made, and two-thirds would pay more for a local product.

20 hours 30 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Low-income students wherever they may be in the world often lack the guidance and support they need to prepare for college, apply to the best-fit schools, apply for financial aid, enroll and persist in their studies, and ultimately graduate. As a result, large gaps remain in educational achievement between students from low-income families and their high-income peers. For many low-income students, they are the first in their family to attend college.

1 day 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, nearly 32 million people across drought-hit southern Africa are food insecure. Food insecurity and dependence on rain-fed water threatens the ability for subsistence farming as well as commercial farming in the marketplace. If an efficient irrigation system is available, these smallholder farmers can substantially increase their yield and income and improve their quality of life.

2 days 8 hours ago

Interview with Tim Gnatek, President and Co-founder, Blue Practice

Sustainability thought leaders are seeking experienced communications organizations to help get their vision and mission communicated both internally and externally, along with promoting new trends.

2 days 8 hours ago

(3BL Media/ Justmeans)​ ​- ​GM's assembly plant in Orion is celebrating a new achievement. The site has been listed as one of top users of onsite-generated green energy in the United States, compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. ​More than 50 percent of the plant is powered with​ methane ​tapped​ from​ ​a nearby landfill​.​

2 days 8 hours ago

(3BL/JustMeans) The company that owns the fast food chains Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut takes green building seriously. Yum Brands is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has built over 30 LEED certified buildings in nine countries. The company’s LEED certification total was the second highest among restaurateurs in 2015.