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.
In line with one of the Company’s core values ‘We Act Like Entrepreneurs’, Gildan encourages its employees in their entrepreneurial activities outside of the workplace by hosting an annual fair which offers them a forum to promote their businesses.
The annual Gildan Gastro Bazar fosters employees’ entrepreneurial spirit and helps them gain recognition for their businesses among Gildan’s employees in Honduras.
by John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day.
In large organizations, it can be easy for employees to feel a little lost. Among dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of people, employees can lose a sense of individuality, and that can lead to a feeling of disconnection and a lack of engagement at work.
Using behavioral science to unleash the power of your employees’ everyday actions
By Digney Eisner & Robb Johnstone
Climate change. It’s certainly one of the biggest issues facing the planet and us, the 7 billion people who share it. Yet it’s become clearer than ever that we can’t rely on governments alone to do something about it. It’s imperative that the private sector step up as a force for Good — and we’re encouraged to see that it is.
The methodology that brings people together around challenges in the commons
The CollaborateUp Formula for forming, managing, and scaling partnerships outlines the deliberative steps needed to approach multi-stakeholder challenges for which there are no obvious responsible parties. The Formula combines a wealth of partnership-building experience, adapted rapid development tools, and elements of the Lean Startup methodology, to give practitioners the agility to identify and pursue a path forward, no matter the context.
March is fast approaching, and with it comes a whole bunch of free webinars for you to sign up for!
Our first webinar of the month will be on Thursday March 2nd at 2 PM EST, and it's Now is the Time for Mobile Bidding. If you’re trying to decide if mobile bidding might be right for your auction event, this webinar is for you. You'll learn why so many smart, forward-thinking organizations are bringing mobile bidding to their auction events - and how you can do it, too!
You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.
With digital and data transforming industries and empowering audiences, companies are battling to find new ways to build trust and reputation, engage and influence stakeholders while protecting against data breaches.
In Ethical Corporation’s latest briefing, we outline key strategies for companies to ensure the hard-won trust and reputation is maintained in this digital, multichannel world.