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

By Sarah Reice, 2016 SRI Conference Scholar 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 Read more »

Posted: March 13, 2017

Toward an Innovative CEO Compensation Package
By Mel Miller

The advocacy organization, As You Sow, has documented the growth of CEO compensation, which is up an amazing 943% over the past 37 years. In 1976 the average CEO was paid 36 times as much as the average worker; by 1993, the average CEO was paid 131 times as much. CEO compensation critics were hopeful 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, 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

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 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 arise with time, some Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2016

Regenerative Agriculture: The Future of Farming
By Guest Contributor

By Sarah Reice, 2016 SRI Conference Scholar   The loss of fertile soil and biodiversity around the world poses a threat to the future of life on the planet. According to scientists, the current rate of soil destruction from erosion, de-carbonization, desertification, and chemical pollution will cause serious damage to public health. Current farming practices will Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2016

Wealth Management's Changing Landscape: Women and Millennials
By Danielle Burns

By: Betsy Moszeter, COO, Green Alpha Advisors, and Danielle Burns, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, First Affirmative Financial Network As consumers and investors, women are changing the way society interacts with its money by consistently making more holistic decisions than men about how they spend, save, and invest their money. Currently, women directly control 39% Read more »

Posted: November 29, 2016

White House to Require Greenhouse Reporting by Government Contractors
By JJ Jahania

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has proposed new legislation to require the United States government's top suppliers to report whether or not they publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. These contractors will be required to also address how they plan to reduce these emissions and how climate change may affect their operations in the future. Read more »

Posted: August 26, 2016

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