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Trends in Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing

$12 trillion and growing fast
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Welcome to GreenMoney’s January 2019 issue featuring the recently released “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends”. Spend some time with these articles, based on the US SIF report, covering the multiple aspects of where the SRI industry has been and where it is headed. The numbers in the Trends Report are positive, as more investors, institutions and financial professionals understand that SRI is good for themselves, their clients, and all of us.

ESG Investing Outlook for 2019

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors
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An article on ESG & Systems Thinking by Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments 

Aligning Faith and Finances

Stewardship from personal finances to the planet we call home
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Welcome to the “Faith and Finances” issue of the GreenMoney Journal. 

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

Clean Energy Investing: Changing Lives, Changing the World

By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA
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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.

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

50 Farms and No Regrets

Iroquois Valley Farms Organic Farmland REIT
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by Teresa Opheim, Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms 

Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT — honored as a “Best for the World” company from B Labs — provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining the Iroquois Valley Farms fold soon.

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

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By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

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