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Gender Lens Is Emerging as a Fundamental ESG Screen

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By Jennifer Coombs, College for Financial Planning and the Chartered SRI Counselor designation program

Accelerating the Diversity Flywheel in 2022 and Beyond

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by Emily Chew and Jade Huang, Calvert Research and Management 

Every year, the message becomes clearer. Diversity is just good for businesses that embrace it – and bad for those that don’t.

Sustainable Investing: Good News for 2022 and Beyond

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by Carole Liable, CEO of Domini Impact Investments

For women-led and impact leading Domini Impact Investments, sustainable investing isn’t a trend; it’s a tradition. CEO Carole Laible explains what’s ahead for sustainable investing in 2022—and why women are the ones that will continue to power its momentum.

Recent SEC Staff Interpretation Bodes Well for Gender Lens Investor Advocacy

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by Beth-ann Roth of RK Invest Law 

The newest SEC staff interpretation relating to shareholder proposals is poised to make it easier for ESG issues to get onto the ballot at company annual meetings. Investors should take steps to put issues of gender and diversity front and center. While terms like “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “gender lens investing” are becoming part of corporate and investing vocabulary, implementation of the values for which those concepts stand is far from complete.

Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

The Next Steps Towards a Circular Economy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors 

The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Engineering a More Equal Future

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Diversity matters. In an increasingly globalised business world, diverse working teams bring new perspectives and experiences, open broader dialogue, and promote creativity, innovation, and adaptability.

The more diversity, inclusion, and engagement there is in a workplace, the stronger and more sustainable the outcomes.

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