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.
The COMMIT!Forum Issue Tables provide a relaxed setting for attendees to share their knowledge and insights on the most relevant corporate responsibility issues.
As an attendee, you can attend this unique, intimate setting to discuss, debate, and share knowledge on the below issues. Each table will be chaired by an issue expert who will help guide and facilitate the conversation.
The sustainable investing community has a saying that their greatest achievement will be to put themselves out of business. The fossil fuel divestment movement could say the same: when fossil fuel companies stop their relentless drilling and all assets currently held in reserves are abandoned, drivers of the movement will be looking for work.
The way things are going with fossil fuel companies, we might be able to halt the divestment movement sooner than we think.
Posted by Audrey Choi, CEO, Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing; Christine Driscoll Goulay, Associate Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, INSEAD; Jamie N. Jones, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Must impact investing sacrifice financial returns for social or environmental good?
Graduate school student teams from around the world propose innovative investment vehicles to tackle social and environmental challenges
NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A proposal to create an investment vehicle to remediate brownfields using poplar trees has taken first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. A team of students from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University presented the investment strategy behind the proposed Fresh Coast Forest Fund last week at Morgan Stanley’s New York City headquarters. The team proposed leasing contaminated land from municipalities to plant poplar tree farms that have remediation properties and can be harvested for use as biomass or w
Since the 2008 market meltdown, banks and financial services firms have re-set their practices and missions for better performance. That includes integrating environmental, social, and governance issues into their overall business strategy. Ceres, the organization that advocates for sustainability leadership, has signed up several leading banks and financial services firms to its company network, including Bank of America, Citi, State Street, Legg Mason, JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Financial and Wells Fargo.
RobecoSAM ranks company Bronze Sustainability Leader
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23, 2014 / 3BL Media/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, announced today that RobecoSAM (SAM’s), an investment specialist focused on sustainability investing, has recognized the company as a 2014 Bronze Class Sustainability Leader in its annual Sustainability Yearbook. The yearbook commemorates companies with the best sustainability practices.