Posts Categorized ‘Human rights’

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

Robin Miller, 2016 SRI Conference Scholar 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

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, 2016 SRI Conference Scholar 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 Read more »

Posted: December 21, 2016

How Far Would You Travel to Save Your Homeland?
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Small shareowners may feel powerless to have any impact on the decision-making of the enormous public corporations in which they invest. However, there are times when a few shares and a lot of teamwork can make a difference. Here is a case where a coalition of players, including shareowners, worked together to give a voice Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2016

Unintended Consequences: Student Debt
By Mel Miller

Within the sustainable, responsible, impact investing community, intention is important. Intention sets us apart from other investment styles, even if those other investment activities happen to generate unintended positive social and environmental impacts. However, intention alone is rarely sufficient. When we use tools such as investing to solve sizeable problems, there is always a risk Read more »

Posted: December 16, 2015

Governments and Companies Make Public Disclosures on Business and Human Rights
By James Griffitts, Contributor

New interactive platforms released by the Business and Human Rights center disclose actions taken by 94 companies and 41 governments on the impacts of business on human rights. The organization made specific inquiries regarding human rights to more than 100 governments and 180 companies, with a response rate of 40% and 52% respectively. The goal Read more »

Posted: March 18, 2015