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Deep Impact: Driving Social Change Through Impact Investing and Impact Assessment

"Individuals...are becoming increasingly aware of how they can connect their 'passions with their portfolios.'" -- Ron Cordes, co-chairman, Genworth Financial Wealth Management

Smart Money: Connecting Sustainable Investments and Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

"African entrepreneurs are the key to solving Africa’s development problems." — Iqbal Z. Quadir, founder and executive director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship{1}

More Greenbacks from Green Banks: Preparing for the Rio+20 Summit at the First Global Sustainable Finance Conference

"The challenges that we face are interrelated, so, if we are smart about it, if we spot and utilize the inter-connections among these problems, solutions to each problem can be solutions to all." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Truth Comes to Market: Sustainable Finance on the Rise in Nigeria

"We will not continue to take savings and deposits from Nigerians and then lend to companies that will use the funds to destroy the environment." -- Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian central bank governor

Eucalyptus in Brazil: Wooing Investors, Ignoring Science

"Eucalyptus plantations are destructive." -- Anne Petermann, executive director, Global Justice Ecology Project

The Almighty Peso: Sustainable Investing in Mexico

"Companies are looking for the best place to invest. It's obvious that Mexico has been that place for North America." -- Bruno Ferrari, Mexico Minister of Economy

CRISA and Regulation 28: South Africa Boosts Sustainable Investing

"ESG issues are mainstream investment considerations and not peripheral, especially at a time the world is facing serious sustainability challenges." -- John Oliphant, Chairman, Committee on Responsible Investing by Institutional Investors in South Africa

Air Force: Science and Regulation Dovetail to Give Wind Power a Boost

"The global wind power available 30 feet off the ground is greater than the world's electricity usage, several times over." -- John Daibri, California Institute of Technology."

Ghana Fishin’: Sustainable Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fastest-Growing Economy

"Foreign direct investment is relatively low for an economy of Ghana's potential." -- World Bank, June 17, 2011

Tapping Into Ancient Mercantilism: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Investing in India

"There is little interest in sustainable investment in India’s rapidly growing mutual fund and life insurance market at the current time." -- International Finance Corporation

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