Values and Returns Matter to Investors

A new report from UBS surveys 5,300 investors with at least $1 million in investable assets across 10 markets to evaluate attitudes towards sustainable investing. Among the key findings: 81% align spending decisions with values; 51% of U.S. investors expect sustainable investment returns to match those of traditional investments; 19% expect sustainable investments to outperform traditional investments; and 58% of investors expect sustainable investing to become the standard approach to investing in 10 years. The survey includes a helpful breakout of the various approaches to sustainable investing. Brands with missions and principles embedded in their strategies and practices will find an increasingly receptive market in this development. 

John Howell, Editorial Director

Company News

May 9, 2011 9:24 AM ET

Unilever will become the largest commercial user of renewable energy in Canada by purchasing electricity from Bullfrog Power, Canada’s green energy provider. Unilever has agreed to...

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May 9, 2011 9:05 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MADISON, NJ - May 9, 2011 - Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services (NYSE: DGX), today announced its national sponsorship of...

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May 9, 2011 9:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 9, 2011 - The Natural Step Exchange, Canada's go-to network for support, advice and inspiration on sustainability, is welcoming new...

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May 9, 2011 8:21 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 9, 2011 - The report describes how the Group has delivered against its strategy to become the leading global mining company and is making a real difference in host communities...

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May 8, 2011 12:59 AM ET

This Mother's Day, the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is launching its second annual "Meals for Moms"campaign...

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May 7, 2011 6:22 PM ET

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of extra stuff that you no longer want, but would like to see end up in a safe new home.

This year, turn your spring cleaning into an opportunity to clean out your closet and ...

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May 6, 2011 5:00 PM ET

Our sons stand taller than we do now.  And our...

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May 6, 2011 4:18 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 6, 2011 - New York, NY - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Executive Director Jennifer Martin will be participating on a keynote panel discussion during the Justmeans ...

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May 6, 2011 3:00 PM ET

General Electric's latest green-technology initiative will be found in unlikely place: the inside of a refrigerator.

The industrial giant tomorrow will announce that it has changed its refrigerator manufacturing to use a gas...
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May 6, 2011 11:30 AM ET

GE Transportation recently announced a $1.3 million contribution to United Way. The donation combines employee contributions to the 2010 United Way campaign with a 50% match from the GE Foundation.

Despite lower total...
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