Posts Categorized ‘Impact Investing’

Survey: 2 Out Of 5 Financial Advisors Say They Already Offer "Impact Investing" to Clients, Another 15 Percent Plan To Do So
By Steve Schueth

Financial Advisors Agree: Millennials, Women, and College-educated Investors are Top Three Groups Driving the Availability of Impact-Investing Choices COLORADO SPRINGS (October 28, 2015)—“Impact investing” is a hot topic in the financial world today. Already, 39% of surveyed financial professionals say they are offering such choices to clients and another 15% plan to do so in Read more »

Posted: October 29, 2015

Impact Investing Survey for Advisors
By Steve Schueth

Do you have a moment or two to share your views on impact investing? Here’s the background: In 2015, The SRI Conference will put investing for impact in the spotlight, with insights and discussion from many of the industry’s leading experts. Presenters and panel discussions will explore a variety of investment strategies that can help Read more »

Posted: October 1, 2015

Environmental Economics and Impact Investing
By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

While conventional wisdom holds that environmental protection and financial success are at loggerheads, they can coexist and even flourish together. The growth in impact investing, a form of investment designed to generate financial gain and positive social and environmental impact, is a testament to investors’ willingness to take non-financial factors into account in their investment Read more »

Posted: May 27, 2015

Are we Winning the War on Coal?
By James Griffitts, Contributor

In Washington, tightening EPA restrictions and policies favoring cleaner energy have led some to characterize present policy as a war on coal. Whether or not an actual war on coal is underway, a recent report released by the Carbon Tracking Initiative indicates that the decline in the US coal sector is not cyclical, but structural. Read more »

Posted: May 13, 2015

Lessons from a Light Green Garage
By Charles Sandmel, Guest Author

“Green Bonds,” the long-awaited marriage of fixed-income and sustainable investing, has exploded in volume over the past few years and become a hot topic. Issuance grew from less than $1 billion worldwide in 2008 to $35 billion last year. Certification programs are beginning, indices have been created, and green bond funds have been launched. Still, Read more »

Posted: May 6, 2015

Record-Breaking Global Investments in Renewables
By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

Last year was a record-breaking year for new renewable energy installations. According to a report conducted by Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre, investments in renewable energy were up 17% from 2013 to $270 billion globally in 2014. Investments in solar and wind accounted for over 90% of all investments focused on the clean energy sector. Read more »

Posted: May 4, 2015

Investing With Your Values
By Rebecca Jackson, Contributor

For most people, the answer is probably simple—investing is the best way to build wealth for the long-term. But have you ever considered investing as a means to express your personal values and a way to improve social and environmental outcomes? Chances are, given numerous investor surveys suggesting as much, you have. Traditionally, investing to Read more »

Posted: April 27, 2015

Sustainable Investing = 30% of Global Managed Assets
By James Griffitts, Contributor

A study conducted by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GISA) has found that sustainable investing now accounts for 30% of professionally managed assets globally. Sustainable investing, which factors environmental and social criteria into portfolio selection, has grown by 61% globally over two years, reaching $21 trillion at the beginning of 2014. GISA defined sustainable investing Read more »

Posted: April 1, 2015

All Investing Is Impact Investing
By Bruce DeBoskey

Originally published in The Denver Post on January 11, 2015 In the United States, nearly $1 trillion is committed to philanthropy—sitting in foundations, donor-advised funds and elsewhere. Donors have transferred ownership of these funds to separate entities and received their tax deductions. Yet only a small percentage of those funds is expended on charitable donations Read more »

Posted: February 11, 2015

$6.57 Trillion in the U.S. Alone!
By Michael Schweibinz

Every other year, the US SIF Foundation reports on key trends in the sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing space. US SIF found that roughly one in every nine dollars in professionally managed investment assets in 2012 was in a portfolio characterized as SRI. That year was a historic year for the SRI industry; but now Read more »

Posted: February 2, 2015