Finance and SRI News

Sustainable Investing Boosts Bond Portfolio Performance: Barclays Study

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a world where concerns over climate change, pollution and issues of sustainability are ever more pressing, socially responsible investing has become an important consideration for a growing number of individuals and institutions. Investors increasingly look for financial returns while helping to achieve a positive impact on the world around them.

Funds Offer Investments in Companies with Robust ESG Practices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global investment funds are increasingly focusing on socially responsible investing (SRI). According to the Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investment, the assets of US investment funds incorporating ESG criteria quadrupled to $4.3 trillion between 2012 and 2014. Client demand is the key driver behind this growing positive trend.

Surge in Sustainable Investing Revealed in Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The best approach in the sustainable investing market is to leverage an investment firm’s strengths and focus on its unique value proposition in designing the products they bring to market. To maximize opportunities and develop credible investment products, firms may also need to invest more resources in growing their sustainable investing business. 

Greening Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson

Millennials Set to Transform Sustainable Investing

Millennials Set to Influence Sustainability in Business and Investing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to Accenture, over the next few decades, millennials are going to be the recipients of as much as $30 trillion in assets in the US alone, which are expected to pass to them from the baby boomer generation. With so much wealth heading their way, this digital-savvy Generation Y is the focus of new efforts to encourage them to save and invest responsibly.

How CSR Supports Financial Bottom Line: New Program to Measure Business ROI

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A broad consensus has emerged over the years that companies should invest in corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives. But how much should be such investment, and whether it will detract from or boost the bottom line, continue to be hotly debated issues. What is clearly established is that it is not enough to do CR, but one must do it well in order to achieve measurable benefits.

CSR Investment Summit Explores ESG-Driven Markets

 

Gender Diversity Linked to Investment Performance: CFA Institute Study

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Research studies in the past have indicated that companies that rank high in terms of gender or ethnic diversity have a greater likelihood of achieving financial returns above their national industry average. Diversity appears to be a competitive differentiator that shifts market share toward more diverse companies over a period of time.

GRI And Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs Use Sustainability Reporting To Create More Jobs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  The global economic recovery is uneven and social, and political destabilization risks remain high in many parts of the world. To help strengthen the recovery, people and markets urgently need to see greater transparency across all organisations to help restore trust in the institutions that help underpin the world’s financial markets.

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