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Women and Sustainable Investing: Driving Assets and Benefitting From a Gender-Lens Approach

84 percent of women expressed interest in sustainable investing
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by Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF and US SIF Foundation

Women are Increasingly Driving Asset Growth

Sappi Sees Growth Opportunities to Meet Prosperity Goals

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Meet or Exceed 12% RONOA 

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.

In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.

Major Drivers and Trends in SRI Investing Growth

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Grows 33% in 2 Years
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In recent years, numerous trends have shaped the evolution and growth of SRI within US financial markets:

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

Executive Summary of the New Report
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US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.

Bloomberg Markets Strategies Guide 2016: ESG Performance

Keeping Tabs on Your ESG Performance
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This originally appeared in Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Getting a handle on environmental, social, and governance information has become more crucial for investor relations officers and other corporate executives. A lot of money is invested in accordance with ESG-related guidelines these days. The 1,380 institutions that have signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, oversee $59 trillion of assets.

Bloomberg's Carbon Risk Valuation Tool Receives Environmental Leader Product & Project Award

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As an organization, Bloomberg recognizes that to create true and enduring sustainable legacy they need their efforts to have both an internal and external impact. To have a more meaningful external impact, Bloomberg has created their Carbon Risk Valuation Tool which recently received the Environmental Leader Product & Project Award.

Read the blog from Bloomberg’s CEO and President Dan Doctoroff.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Turning Point in Recognizing Natural Capital Risks?

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Two events in the UK’s House of Commons this week could mark a turning point in recognition of an invisible risk to the world’s economy – how natural capital underpins the security of our financial system.

Investors Controlling $1 Trillion in Assets Call on Russell 1000 Companies to Integrate Sustainability Into Business Models

Environmental, Social, Governance Concerns Are Clear Material Business Risks, Say 31 Letter Signers; Companies Asked to Demonstrate Actions, Disclosure Steps
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Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

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Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

INCR Director Mindy Lubber Issues Statement on new Mercer report “Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation”

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) BOSTON - February 15, 2011 - The following statement was issued today by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 95 institutional investors across North America managing more than $9 trillion in assets:

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