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New Report on Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends - Executive Summary

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From the US SIF Foundation

Sustainable investing in the United States continues to expand at a healthy pace. The total US-domiciled assets under management using sustainable investing strategies grew from $12.0 trillion at the start of 2018 to $17.1 trillion at the start of 2020, an increase of 42 percent. This represents 33 percent, or one in three dollars, of the $51.4 trillion in total US assets under professional management.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E27: Reflections on a Challenging, Clarifying, Transformative Year

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.

CECP Data Offers a Unique Look at Social Investments Before and After 2020

By André Solórzano Senior Manager, Data Insights, CECP
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The 2020 edition of Giving in Numbers is here! As always, this year’s report covers trends in corporate social investment and includes a brand-new section on corporate purpose.

Given the rapidly changing state of the world during 2020, CECP took steps to ensure that Giving in Numbers data was supported with real-time insights by increasing the frequency of CECP Pulse Surveys.

Loving Our Neighbor in a Time of Crisis: Stewardship Investing in all communities

Bringing a lens of Faith to the reality of low-to-moderate income communities during these challenging times
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by Stella Tai, Manager of Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis for Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial 

Pursuing Justice Through Faith-Based Impact Investing

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by Amanda Joseph, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at Calvert Impact Capital 

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.

Innovation in Community Impact Investing

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by Andy Posner, founder, Capital Good Fund 

According to US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, Socially Responsible Investing (“SRI”) has reached the $12 trillion asset mark. Unfortunately, the vast majority — 97 percent, to be precise — comprises investments in the traditional capital markets in which decisions are made using Environmental, Social, or Governance (“ESG”) criteria. While I applaud people adding ESG screens to their portfolio, it is imperative that we find ways to support direct, community-level investments.

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