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Gender Is an Untapped Opportunity for Climate-Smart Investors

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by Suzanne Bigel of Catalyst at Large and GenderSmart

When I started investing, it was in companies making sustainable food, sustainable packaging, and products that would reduce the amount of toxins in the environment. Soon after, I began to invest in climate solutions such as clean energy including solar, wind, and water. Early on, I joined Toniic’s 100% impact network, for investors who are committed to using their capital for impact across every investment.

Impact Investing for Social Justice: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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by Adam Connaker, Surdna Foundation

Like so many impact investors, we’ve hit an inflection point. For several years, our Foundation has taken steps to explore the terrain of impact investing, steadily learning how to complement and enhance our work to move toward positive value in this world. Now, we must take stock of where we are and chart a course for the future.

ESG and Responsible Investors: Positive Trends Built on Solid Market Infrastructure

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by John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management

As we look forward to the next 30 years, we believe that capital markets are on the precipice of an increase in the impact of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance on security prices. We expect a corresponding acceleration of capital deployed to solve the environmental challenges we face today, such as excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and plastic pollution. We also expect substantial improvement in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion performance.

GM's Vision for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future

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by Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Over two years ago, businesses were forced to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The world experienced disruptions on a massive scale, which pushed companies like General Motors to find new and more tactical ways of doing business.

The ESG Industry's Strong Foundation and Bright Future

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by Tim Smith, Boston Trust Walden

In light of my forthcoming retirement in December 2022, I am especially pleased to be included in this 30th anniversary issue of GreenMoney. It has been a tremendous privilege to be embedded in the evolution of ESG Investing for 50 years, first at ICCR and then at Boston Trust Walden.

Investing in the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy

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by Joe Keefe, President of Impax Asset Management

The coming decades will require an epochal transition from an industrial-age economy where negative long-term environmental and social externalities are ignored to a sustainable economy where future growth is accompanied by dramatically improved environmental and social outcomes. The future of human civilization as well as countless species, and indeed of nature itself, depends on it.

Sustainable Investing: What Would Nature Do? What Would Nature Have Me Do?

A look at the Next Thirty Years
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by Katherine Collins, head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam Investments

How to Avoid Greenwashing When Choosing ESG Investments

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by Lori Keith, the Director of Research at Parnassus Investments and Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund 

ESG strategies are rapidly gaining popularity as interest in supporting companies that manage their carbon footprints, invest in their employees, and promote diversity surges. As more and more funds claim the ESG label, how can investors effectively decide which investments are genuine?

Avoiding Investments that Masquerade as ESG Choices

Why Gender Diversity May Lead to Better Returns for Investors

Investing in equality for women can potentially increase a company’s—and your portfolio’s—bottom line. Our expert explains.
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By Lily Trager,
Wealth Management, Director of Impact Investing

Navigating the Canals of Water Investing

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by Garvin Jabusch and Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors

Water is elemental. Crucial for life as we know it. Finite in supply—particularly fresh water—it is chronically degraded by pesticides, herbicides, fossil fuels operations, discarded plastics, and countless other contaminants.

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