NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.
There is no doubt now – the world’s largest asset managers are definitely focused on corporate sustainability and sustainable investing (the two go hand-in-hand) as survey after survey is telling us. In recent years we seen considerable momentum as asset owners and their managers adopt or further enhance their sustainable investing / ESG investing approaches. And to gauge the progress we’re seeing major, global asset managers busily take the pulse of the capital market players.
by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds
The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.
When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.
by Jon Hale, Ph.D, head of sustainable investing research for Morningstar. In 2018, Hale was named to Barron’s list of the 20 most influential people in ESG investing, and in 2019, he was included in the InvestmentNews’ 10 leaders of ESG & Impact investing
Demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) data has accelerated as the demand for consistent and high quality data around sustainability issues goes mainstream. Read Bloomberg's recent report, Investing in a Sustainable Future, about this growing market.
Mainstreaming of sustainable finance at the heart of discussions at four major events across New York and Toronto; Nuveen, BMO, RI, SASB and Natixis Investment Managers are main partners for the week
NEW YORK, November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The second annual Sustainable Finance Week convened by Bloomberg will expand beyond events in New York to Toronto this year. Taking place during the first week of December, Sustainable Finance Week (SFW) conversations in both cities will focus on how we accelerate the mobilization of the next $10 trillion in sustainable investment. With over $30 trillion of assets managed sustainably, sustainable finance is no longer a niche investment strategy, and is becoming increasingly mainstream.
By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The expectations on companies to be transparent about their ways of working are greater than ever before. Nowhere more so than in the area of supply chain management. In our globalized economy, how businesses outsource as well as purchase often determine the majority of their impacts on people and the planet.
New Metrics ‘19 advances the role of business in driving economic transformation
November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 9th annual New Metrics conference. Over 250 global executives, sustainability strategists and finance leaders from companies such as Moody’s, Nasdaq, Bank of the West, IKEA, an
November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI, provider of the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards, will welcome four new members to its Board from 1 January 2020.
The Board of Directors oversees the organizations’ work to increase and strengthen sustainability disclosures by companies around the world, helping them communicate how they contribute towards sustainable development.
Eric Hespenheide, chairman of the GRI Board, said: