SRI Scholarship Winners Embrace the Full Emersion into SRI
By Guest Contributor

Compiled by Robin Miller, 2016 SRI Scholar Those who attended the 27th Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing in Denver may have noticed a slight change in demographics, with more faces of Millennials and Gen Z'ers gracing the crowd. For twelve of these younger faces, attendance was made possible through the SRI Scholarship program.  Read more »

Posted: March 20, 2017

Genderfluenced Investing Gets Dynamic During an Action Strategy Circle
By Guest Contributor

Robin Miller, SRI Scholarship Winner 2016 Women as investors and entrepreneurs are a powerful and growing source for good. Over the next few decades, $30 trillion in wealth will be transferred to a younger generation, and women stand to receive well more than half. Recognizing this, there is a growing body of evidence that using Read more »

Posted: March 20, 2017

Summer Internship in Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing
By Laura Isanuk

About First Affirmative: First Affirmative Financial Network is an investment advisory firm specializing in sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing. Through its national network of advisors, First Affirmative provides investment advisory services to investors who seek the integration of personal values and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the construction and management of investment portfolios, Read more »

Posted: March 14, 2017

Intangible Assets: Understanding the Link Between Ethics and Returns
By Guest Contributor

By Sarah Reice With the onset of 2017, we find ourselves in an extremely turbulent economic, cultural, and political environment. Despite efforts to create a global unified rule of law by organizations such as the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund, no global regulatory consensus exists. In a world of unprecedented globalization, no single Read more »

Posted: March 13, 2017

Toward an Innovative CEO Compensation Package
By Mel Miller

There are four functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. The first three are self-explanatory, but leading involves motivating others. Motivation is the subject of this blog and many other articles. Specifically, I want to explore whether the techniques utilized to motivate base-level employees and managers are effective for Chief Executive Officers (CEO's) of Read more »

Posted: February 13, 2017

持続可能性: Sustainability, the Japanese Way
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Discussing environmental, social and governance issues with companies can be a challenge even when you share a common language and culture. How does one navigate this complex conversation when these commonalities are absent?  Lauren Compere, Director of Shareholder Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, recently returned from her third trip to Japan. She represented First Read more »

Posted: January 18, 2017

Impact Investing and the Dakota Access Pipeline
By Laura Isanuk

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a textbook example of environmental injustice within the United States. The treatment of sovereign Native American nations by the U.S. government has rarely been admirable over the past 200 years, but DAPL has sparked the interest of a broad swath of Americans interested in social justice and attracted thousands Read more »

Posted: December 30, 2016

The Future of Native Sovereignty in the US
By Guest Contributor

  By Greg Jackson The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is one of the most controversial domestic issues in the United States at the present moment. Despite a recent US government call for "nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes' views on these types of infrastructure projects," the first draft of the Army Corps of Read more »

Posted: December 21, 2016

The Relationship Between ESG and Financial Performance
By Will Linkenheil

Until quite recently, Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing was looked down upon by much of the investing community. There was serious concern "that incorporating environment, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into a portfolio design meant accepting a lower rate of return." However, a growing body of research is making it "clear that sustainable and responsible Read more »

Posted: December 19, 2016

A Post-Election Impact Investor Survival Kit
By Guest Contributor

By Ana Olaya-Rotonti   Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. This headline took much of the world by surprise on November 8, 2016. Beyond the initial shock, perhaps half of the citizenry of the United States are feeling very pessimistic about the future under a Trump presidency. While more clarity will Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2016

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