Finance and SRI News

From Wall Street to SRI: Former Goldman Sachs Exec Invests in Triple Bottom Line

(3BL Media and Just Means) - When the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and Scott Sadler found himself without a job, he seized the opportunity to make a shift in his career; a change he would not have considered previously. Sadler had developed a solid career in finance and had worked at the VP level with Wachovia Bank and more recently, with Goldman Sachs.

Bringing Women into Africa’s Growth Story

(3BL Media and Just Means)- Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei’s paths first crossed when they worked together at McKinsey & Company. But the idea to start a pitch competition and entrepreneurial training organization for women-owned, African companies was birthed a few years later during a women’s conference.

Over 70 Percent of Investors Keen on Sustainable Investing: Morgan Stanley Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investors have been increasingly showing an inclination to develop portfolios that offer competitive financial returns while also promoting sustainability. Particularly, over the last decade, a new wave of investors representing billions of dollars in capital has emerged that specifically seeks innovative alternative investment vehicles with measurable, direct ESG impacts.

Citigroup Announces $100B Investment for Green Projects

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The impact of climate change across business sectors, supply chains, customers, and the world economy as a whole cannot be under-estimated. However, climate change also presents investors and businesses with an unprecedented opportunity. Investments in innovative green initiatives and sustainable technologies can limit the overall impact on the environment, and generate new market and job opportunities, and growth potential.

Impact Investing Demands More than the Money

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Impact investing is a fairly new concept, dating back only to 2008. But in this short time, the idea of investing in companies to create social and environmental good as well as for financial returns has lit up the business world. Traditionally, a company’s main obligation was simply to return value to shareholders. Now, more and more businesses are holding themselves to a different set of standards.

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