By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA
Over the last several years, I have realized that there has been a compelling shift in the minds of investors in our business.
Historically, most investors wanted to know the numbers. What would be the return on their investment and how soon would it happen? But more and more, I meet people who are asking about impact, not just dollars.
The momentum of that sea change hit home this spring when we met new investors, a couple. They were mission-driven. They wanted their money to have a measurable impact on the world.
By Will deHoo Founder & Executive Director, FoolProof Foundation and the Walter Cronkite Project
Walter Cronkite was the legendary CBS anchorman known as “The most trusted man in America.” In 2003, 84-year-old Walter took me, then 23-years-old, on the first of many spins on his sailing vessel, the Wyntje. We talked constantly while tacking our way through the mountain-bordered waters of the British Virgin Islands.
The Unstoppable Growth of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing
by Lisa Woll, CEO, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
While offering the standard disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of the future, I nevertheless offer some predictions for, and reflections about, the future of sustainable and impact investing.
Fintech innovation is continually addressing how to improve the way banks serve their customers. As technology shapes how we interact in our daily lives, Scotiabank is committed to collaborate with and seamlessly exceed the needs of their customers to make them better off. Identifying opportunities where fintech can be used to better serve our customers is at the core of Brad Roach’s position as Scotiabank’s Senior Fintech Specialist in Enterprise Innovation in Digital Banking.
'The sharing economy' is one of the hottest topics in the business world, but do we really understand what the term means? Ian Rand, CEO of Business Banking at Barclays, believes it’s time for a new definition based on mutual success and growth.
Banks have been on a long journey. It started more than 300 years ago in the coffee shops of Lombard Street when they began ‘matching’ suppliers with consumers, buyers with sellers, importers with exporters, and – crucially – those who had capital they wanted a return on, and those who wanted to use that capital.
A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI
Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.