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The Disconnect Continues with Sustainability and Investing

[In a recent post Derek Wong of Carbon49 illustrated how sustainability leaders outperform the market (Canadian CSR Leaders Outperform TSX) yet a glaring disconnect continues when it comes to assessing a companies risks and opportunities as it relates to it’s CSR strategy.  Why is it so hard for the investment community to put meaningful metrics behind CSR?]

Bradley Silverman

Companies are struggling to effectively communicate with investors on sustainability, according to the UN Global Compact – Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Impact investing and responsible investing: what does it mean?

Impact Investing

Currently, the market for impact investing is estimated at anywhere from $1 trillion to $14 trillion when global infrastructure investments are included.

We hear a lot about impact investing these days, but what is it and how does it relate to responsible investing? As we know, responsible investing takes environmental, social and governance factors into consideration in investment decision making. Impact investing is a sub-set of responsible investing. Here the investor intentionally invests to achieve positive social and/or environmental impact in addition to financial return.

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Students Take Action: Demand University Endowments Stop Investing in Fossil Fuel Stocks

Last week, the New York Times reported on a growing trend in campuses across the U.S. – college students are demanding that their university endowment funds rid themselves of fossil fuel stocks. Energized by Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour, the students see this divestment campaign as a tactic that could force climate change back onto the national political agenda and pressure oil, gas and coal companies to start taking serious steps to fight global warming.

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Can Socially Responsible Investments Push Our Economy Forward?

What is the most successful green market in the U.S. in terms of both market share and volume? No, it’s not organic food and definitely not hybrid cars or clean energy. It is socially responsible investing (SRI).

According to a new report, more than one out of every nine dollars under professional management in the U.S. is invested today according to strategies of sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). The overall total of SRI assets is $3.74 trillion.

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