sustainable investing

Major ESG Trends to Impact Capital Markets in 2017

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The beginning of 2017 marks an inflection point for institutions that want to investfor the long-term. Investors and policy makers have increasingly advocated against short-termism. Institutional investors can manage economy-wide risks more effectively through collaborative engagements that strengthen market standards in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) areas.

Conservation Investing by Companies Shows Dramatic Growth

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last few years, socially and environmentally conscious impact investing by the corporate sector has witnessed encouraging growth. One of the key components of this field is “conservation investing,” which has assumed increasing importance in view of the global commitment to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Cox Enterprises Achieves a Milestone in its Sustainability Program

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a world that continues to face challenges at environmental, social and governance fronts, companies must have a long-term commitment to do business in a way that is sensitive to the needs of the planet. Companies must measure and report on corporate sustainability efforts so that stakeholders can recognize the contribution a company is making to global sustainable development.

Sustainable Investing Gains Wider Acceptance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable investing essentially involves putting money into companies that are committed to integrating their business goals with the larger environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. Investors strive to make their investments deliver competitive returns apart from making a positive social impact.

Diversity in Corporate Leadership Gives Competitive Edge

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Diversity in top management of a company can deliver tangible benefits, and not just create the image of a good corporate citizen. As the markets become global in character, customers, suppliers, investors, employees and other stakeholders increasingly favor companies that are motivated to build a diverse corporate leadership.

Companies Gain by Promoting Inclusiveness and Diversity at Work

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Work is a space where trust – among people of different political persuasions, education levels, races, sexes, ages and sexual orientations – can be fostered. Over the last few decades, some of the best companies have used inclusiveness and diversity to their competitive advantage, and made a compelling business case for why diversity matters.

Corporate Foundations Adopt More Strategic Approach to Social Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate foundations with a goal to maximize long-term social impact strategically apply their resources, expertise and connections to make a difference. While the parent company can create sustainable change, the foundation is often in a position to provide the practical framework, including social funding, opportunity to innovate, and governance and transparency structures.

Businesses Give Back in Innovative Ways this Holiday Season

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies traditionally make philanthropic efforts over the holidays. Some of them have heritage campaigns that run every year to mark the holiday season. This season a number of companies launched innovative campaigns and made landmark donation commitments to create an impact.

Philanthropic Giving by Ultra Rich on the Rise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Individuals with an ultra-high net worth (UHNW) constitute a mere 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population. Many of these ultra-wealthy individuals are involved in philanthropic activities and gift-giving, primarily motivated by a personal sense of fulfillment.

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