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Companies with Gender-Diverse Boards Gain Financially: MSCI Research

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Increased participation of women in top management positions should not be seen as an exercise in public image and reputation building. Research has consistently shown that having more women in senior positions and board of directors has a positive impact on a company’s financial performance and improves market returns for the investors.

Corporate Sustainability Helps Improve Employee Engagement

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Employee engagement is the psychological engine that drives corporate performance. While employee engagement worldwide is on a decline, some companies are managing to beat the trend. These companies typically have a sustainable business model that places environmental and societal considerations front and center along with growth and profits.

New Energy Commitments to Help Drive Zero-Emissions Economies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to Damian Ryan, Acting CEO of The Climate Group, the world is witnessing greater corporate action on climate than ever before due to the initiative of the world’s most influential companies. Using cleaner energy in efficient ways brings cost savings, lowers emissions, and improves corporate reputations.

Impact Investing Receives Boost with Funds Focusing on ESG Performance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of investment funds are profitably deploying private capital as a tool for effective change. The value proposition of this strategy is that investors are increasingly interested in looking at investment options that integrate sustainability.

UBS Transforms Work Space to Enhance Employee Efficiency

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable work spaces have gained prominence in recent years not just because they are more energy efficient, but also because sustainable buildings arguably correlate to a more productive work environment. Large companies increasingly recognize that introducing green innovation into office spaces can prove to be more profitable in the long run.

New Book Reveals How to Win with a Sustainable Brand

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Increased transparency in a connected world and growing stakeholder interest in creating sustainable businesses is leading more companies to make environmental and social goals integral to their business strategy.

Wealthy Individuals in Asia Increase Focus on Impact Investing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2007, the term “impact investing” was coined at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, putting a name to investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social and/or environmental impact. Among High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), impact investing delivers the satisfaction of wealth creation while making a difference to the society.

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.

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