Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund
As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.
Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.
With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.
We applaud California Governor Jerry Brown’s leadership in making the Global Climate Action Summit happen in California next September. We are confident that the Summit will confirm and advance the ambition needed to take decisive action to build inclusive, resilient economic prosperity, and BSR will dedicate itself to making the Summit a great success.
Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin.
Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new rules of the game when it comes to desirability, sustainability and luxury.
In the past several years, the growth of the luxury industry has slowed, and aspirational brands such as Michael Kors and the Hoxton Hotels have disrupted the sector with different interpretations of “luxury” products and services, which offer more open and experiential approaches or less expensive products.
In the wake of yesterday’s collapse of the advisory councils assembled by Donald Trump, the question of which CEOs will stay and which will go is now moot. The core issues, however, remain, and the need for business leadership is stronger now than ever.
Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.
Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...