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A Journey to Sustainable Finance

How an ecologist ended up on Wall Street
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by Suzanna Buck, Senior Impact Investment Associate at Domini Impact Investments (named to the 30 Under 30 list at The SRI Conference in Nov 2019) 

I might be the only ecologist on Wall Street, but I don’t mind. It’s exactly where I want to be: after a winding journey through field research, advocacy, and legal work, I believe changing the financial system may be the most effective solution to climate change.

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Investors Have a Fiduciary Responsibility to Combat the Climate Crisis

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by Jessye Waxman, Green Century Capital Management 

As a shareholder advocate for an environmentally-responsible mutual fund company, I directly engage companies on their supply chain strategies and have successfully convinced them to adopt practices that have real-world impacts that protect a triple bottom line. I’ve collaborated with Aramark and Tyson Foods to develop robust no-deforestation commitments, and have successfully pressed Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the US, to adopt a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.

Schneider Electric's Commitment to Sustainability Recognized at Davos

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 MostSustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year.

Post Davos: The Elite’s New Climate Narrative Has Dangerous Flaws

We’re living in a real life experiment of ‘wealth gone wild’ and it’s destroying our planet.
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As the Davos conference came to an end, the jet flying plutocrats seemed to unite around a new climate message. They are now warning us that dealing too quickly with climate change could lead to financial ruin. It’s an interesting shift that’s worth exploring.

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As the Davos conference came to an end, the jet flying plutocrats seemed to unite around a new climate message. They are now warning us that dealing too quickly with climate change could lead to financial ruin. It’s an interesting shift that’s worth exploring.

Millennials and Money: A Shared Sense of Destiny

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by Danan Kirby, Thornburg Investment Management 

Following my time in the military and as a regulator with the FDIC, I made my way into financial services in an investment capacity, with an intention to help people navigate their financial challenges. I wanted to help build a better outcome for their financial goals. Part of that was development of a process around investing in companies that support a more sustainable world as a whole, and not just companies that are financially sound.

Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

At Davos 2020, Johnson & Johnson Steps Up Case for Investing in Frontline Health Workers With $250 Million Commitment

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At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Johnson & Johnson announced a $250 million commitment to frontline health workers through the company's recently established Center for Health Worker Innovation.

Davos 2020: Werner Baumann (Bayer) on Sustainable Growth

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On the final day of the World Economic Forum,  Jörg Eigendorf of Deutsche Bank interviewed Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann about the key takeaways from the forum and what's next.

Baumann says: "We can be a systemic force for good - and sustainability itself can become a new driver of growth and prosperity."

Watch the interview here.

Corporate Knights and CDP Announce Global Sustainability Leaders

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Last week, both CDP and Corporate Knights announced the results of their 2020 assessment of thousands of global companies in the areas of climate change (CDP) and the broader topic of sustainability (Corporate Knights). At the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland Corporate Knights released their 2020 Global 100 ranking.

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