by Geeta Aiyer, president & founder of Boston Common Asset Mgmt
For much of my life, I have found myself inadvertently combining two elements that don’t always sit naturally together. For example, trying to balance the demands of parenthood alongside the demands of work, or bringing my Indian roots together with US culture to ensure my children enjoy the richness of each, and in my professional work, bringing sustainability into the world of investment.
Impact Investing: Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature
By Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy
Today's environmental challenges are bigger than ever. And a rapidly growing population coupled with climate change will only exacerbate current threats. Big challenges like these will require bold solutions. The environmental movement must try new approaches and scale up our work so it’s bigger, better and faster.
Jon Duncan – Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement, Old Mutual
Sustainability pundits might argue that the US major league baseball player, Yogi Berra, who coined the phrase ‘The future ain’t what it used to be’, was a far-seeing hippy who knew way back in the 1980’s that our vision of the future needed some rearranging.
The 2014 U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends Report
Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing (SRI) in the United States has grown substantially over the past two years. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies expanded from $3.74 trillion at the start of 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014, an increase of 76 percent, according to the US SIF Foundation’s latest biennial survey, the Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014.