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

Oct 26, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Plenary Session 6
Let's Coach for a Change

Roxanne Cameron,
President, Coaching @ The Edge

This second interactive workshop will look at...

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Oct 26, 2010 9:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 26, 2010 - The exhibit booths are being dismantled and put inside crates and boxes for shipment home. The Renewable...

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Oct 26, 2010 8:11 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 26, 2010 - Hermes is pleased to announce the publication of its fourth annual Responsible Property Investment Annual Report: ‘Protecting and enhancing value: the role of sustainability...

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Oct 25, 2010 5:00 PM ET

Posted on 10/25/2010 by Kevin Hagen, REI Director CSR Program

Three cheers for product innovation that solves environmental challenges. 

In 2004, Jetboil® successfully entered the backpacking stove field with their...

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Oct 25, 2010 4:45 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 25, 2010 - Over time, an approach some organizations have chosen to pursue is combining the chief compliance officer position with that of the general counsel. In...

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Oct 25, 2010 3:39 PM ET

Clients in our sustainability consulting ask, “What circumstances, frameworks or parameters need to be in place to spark creativity, ideas, and innovation in my business?"    As we've discussed previously, the conversation of business...

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Oct 25, 2010 1:34 PM ET

In today’s global business environment, it is extremely rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations now rely heavily on external supply and resources.  This has made the supply chain a...

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Oct 25, 2010 12:34 PM ET

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, October 25th:

Marsh and McLennan Companies, the global professional services firm, has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its...

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Oct 25, 2010 10:35 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 25, 2010 - A computer powers up and a family logs on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the same time, an orphaned teenager logs on at a computer lab in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the...

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Oct 25, 2010 10:25 AM ET

On October 21st, 2010, 3BL Media caught up with Claude Ouimet, Senior V.P. and G.M (Canada and Latin America) at InterfaceFLO while attending the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR...

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