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.
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?