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Women and Sustainable Investing: Driving Assets and Benefitting From a Gender-Lens Approach

84 percent of women expressed interest in sustainable investing
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by Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF and US SIF Foundation

Women are Increasingly Driving Asset Growth

Make Every Dollar Count: Is Your Cash Sleeping with the Right Partners?

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by Annie McShiras, Investment Associate, Self-Help Federal Credit Union 

Impact investing has emerged as a major force in philanthropy. Last year the Global Impact Investing Network conducted a survey showing that the estimated value of the impact investing sector doubled between 2017 and 2018, increasing from $114 Billion to $228 Billion in assets under management. The rise of impact investing signals a shift from a “do-no-harm” approach to a demand for investments that actively produce measurable positive social and environmental outcomes.

The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

The latest insights from Amy Domini
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by Amy Domini, Founder, Domini Impact Investments

On October 23, 2018 the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his own opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns.

Momentum Grows for Gender Lens Investing

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New article by Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO; with Alison Pyott and Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, Veris Wealth Partners

In the world of Sustainable and Impact Investing, few ideas have captured the imagination as quickly as Gender Lens Investing (“GLI”).

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

Executive Summary of the New Report
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US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.

Financial Markets and the Making of Climate Resilience

The Huge Capital Shift That No One Saw Coming
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by Katie Hoffman, principal of the Resilience Collaborative, LLC, a firm working with investors and innovators to shift capital toward equitable and scalable climate solutions across sectors

BlackRock, Ceres Launch Investor Guide on US Corporate Engagement

Large Investors Increasingly Expected to Engage on Sustainability Matters, and Better Understand Emerging ESG Risks
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NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has teamed up with nonprofit sustainability leader Ceres to create guidance for U.S. institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues.

BlackRock, Ceres Launch Investor Guide on US Corporate Engagement

Large Investors Increasingly Expected to Engage on Sustainability Matters, and Better Understand Emerging ESG Risks
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has teamed up with nonprofit sustainability leader Ceres to create guidance for U.S. institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues.

Investors Push SEC to Require Stronger Climate Risk Disclosure by Fossil Fuel Companies

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BOSTON, April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Just one day after BP adopted a shareholder resolution to support better carbon asset risk disclosures following disappointing global oil demand and low oil prices, 62 institutional investors representing nearly $2 trillion in assets called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to push for better disclosure by oil and gas companies of critical climate change-related business risks that will “profoundly affect the economics of the industry.”

Do Investors Care About Companies' Climate Change Disclosure?

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Taken at face value, more evidence surfaced this month supporting a close relationship between company market performance and the disclosure of environmental, social and governance criteria.  Less clear is when more investors will reward ESG disclosure and inspire nondisclosing companies to get on board.  Integrating fundamental equity analysis with ESG criteria boosts the quality of investment decisions, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

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