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Who's Afraid of MIFID 2?: Fixing Wall Street’s Broken Plumbing

By Hazel Henderson
Blog

The European Union (EU) has sweeping reforms of financial markets coming into force January 3, 2018. They will affect Wall Street firms in many ways, covering all transactions of EU securities wherever traded worldwide.  Whether the firm is on the buy-side: portfolio managers, mutual funds, institutional investors, or on the sell-side: broker-dealers, investment advisors, researchers, consultants, MIFID II will affect business models, research, trading, reporting and order execution.

Responsible Investing – Principles, Pillars and Progress

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by John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management 

The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day.

GreenMoney's 25 Year Journey - Influencing Capital and Corporations

The inside story on the award-winning publication from its founder
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by Cliff Feigenbaum, founder and managing editor, GreenMoney Journal and GreenMoney.com 

Twenty-five years. Is that possible? Have I been publishing the GreenMoney Journal for 25 years? When I realized that 2017 was upon us, and that 25 years had passed, I knew it was time to take a look “back” to the future that GreenMoney has been striving to help create since 1992. 

Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the Women?

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 by Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women.

Major Drivers and Trends in SRI Investing Growth

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Grows 33% in 2 Years
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In recent years, numerous trends have shaped the evolution and growth of SRI within US financial markets:

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.

2017: Our Financial Interconnectedness is the Big Story

From Humanity to Personal Finance
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by Don Shaffer, president and CEO of RSF Social Finance

In 2017, we’ll hear a deafening roar from investors: 

• “Are screened mutual funds the best I can do?”

• “Why is my ESG portfolio filled with technology and big bank stocks?”

• “Can you please find me more direct investments?”

We’ll hear the following demands:

Millennials Are Coming and They Want Sustainable Investments

Article

Originally posted on Bloomberg

"Everyone is always so curious about millennials,” says Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing. “Especially in this space.”

Thoughts on Money, Meaning and Mission

How ESG, CSR and SRI Can Have Real Impact
Blog

by Amy Domini, founder, Domini Social Investments and The Sustainability Group 

One of the most stubborn problems facing practitioners of responsible investing is the name game. Despite the fact that the practices of any one firm are almost universally accepted practices at all firms, we ourselves choose to confuse the public with a myriad of names. Business schools ‘teach’ nuances implied by the use of differing titles; our own sales literature emphasizes one language while attempting to position this as an advance over other phrases.

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