Finance and SRI News

Balancing Digital Banking with Human Experience

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Digitization is transforming consumer behavior in every sphere of business, including banking. In 2015, mobile surpassed branches for the first time in terms of which platform US customers use to perform their weekly banking.

DWM Invests $60.8 Million to Promote Solar and Climate Solutions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – To control climate change and to create a safe and clean environment, it is critical to make a global transition to a zero-carbon economy. This involves switching over to renewable energy in both homes and commercial buildings across the world.

Investors with $685B in Assets Highlight Risks for Banks with Ties to DAPL

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The financial crisis of 2008 was marked by an excessive focus on short term profits, aggressive acceptance of higher risks, and an erosion of trust between institutions and consumers. The positive outcome of that crisis has been a growing recognition of values-based investment decision criteria, and an increasing consideration of ESG issues in investment decisions and services offered by financial institutions.

The Global Impact Investing Network Measures Progress by Strong Management Practices

Interview with Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer of the GIIN 

Innovative UN-Backed Digital Tool to Boost Green Finance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Digital technology is gradually turning the dream of financial inclusion in the developing world into a reality. User-friendly financial apps and mobile banking are empowering citizens in remote regions to participate in the financial economy and improve their lives.

Impact Investment Funds Adopt Diverse Approaches to Promote Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Increasing demand for a more socially responsible, purpose-driven finance has led to the emergence of innovative approaches to impact investing. Although impact investing began many years ago as a niche activity practiced by large philanthropists, it is now spearheaded by a wide range of impact investment funds that are committed to the larger global goal of building a sustainable world.

UK VCs Focus on ESG-Driven Investments

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is a type of publicly listed, tax-advantaged investment fund in the UK, designed as a way for individual investors to gain access to VC investments via capital markets. In recent years, VCTs have increased their focus on socially responsible investments that take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into account while assessing business performance. 

Socially Responsible Funds Link Pay to ESG Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Socially responsible investing (SRI) seeks out companies that are rated high for environmental stewardship, employee diversity, fairness to customers and suppliers, community engagement, and robust standards of corporate governance. According to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, one out of six dollars under professional management in the US in 2014 was invested following SRI strategies.

ESG Signals, Investment Tool, Launched by Sustainalytics

Interview with Antonio Celeste, Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings, has launched ESG Signals, an innovative quantitative risk management and portfolio tool that provides securities-level financial risk and opportunity signals based on environmental, social and governance (ESG), trading and financial data.

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