impact investing

New Training Announcement: Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification

- The Why and How of Applying ESG to Corporate Valuations
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NEW YORK, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  In response to the growing demand for sustainable investing education from asset owners, asset managers, financial analysts and other financial professionals we are pleased to announce a one-day certificate program entitled, "Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Investment and Finance Professionals." The program is organized by Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) in collaboration with Global Change Associates (GCA) and hosted by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY.

Impact Investing: A Look Back to Pave a Path Forward

Twenty-five years have produced several important lessons learned that can collectively shape more effective future investments.
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This blog post is part of the series “Closing the Racial Gaps: Together We Can,” which highlights efforts across the United States that show promise for closing racial opportunity gaps and creating a more equitable future.

The 2016 Net Impact Conference Prepares to Make History in Philadelphia

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OAKLAND, Calif., September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, invites participants to make history at the 2016 Net Impact Conference in Philadelphia, November 3-5.

Transformation at the Crossroads: Impact Investing in South Africa

South Africa's Lessons for Impact Investors
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by Donna Katzin, Executive Director, Shared Interest, a social investment fund that mobilizes the financial and human resources of South Africa’s lowest income communities of color. Since 1994, Shared Interest has helped to create more than 180,000 new small and micro-enterprises, 1.9 million jobs, and 120,000 affordable homes – benefiting 2.3 million economically marginalized South Africans – the majority of them women. 

Morgan Stanley: Aligning Financial Returns with Impact Objectives

By Kelly Eisenhardt
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The impact investment community continues to grow and the need for increased capital to fund sustainability based investments is at an all-time high. Investors are searching for a way to align their financial returns with their impact objectives.

Lily Scott Trager is the Director of Investing with Impact for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

What is the Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Aware Investing Tool Kit?

Invested in: Marinus Analytics

See how BNY Mellon’s impact investment through UpPrize is furthering one company’s ability to use data to help law enforcement combat human trafficking
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Led by Carnegie Mellon University alumna Emily Kennedy, start-up Marinus Analytics is focused on becoming a sustainable company with a huge social impact.

Invested in: Conversant Labs

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As the first-place winner of UpPrize, BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, Conversant Labs has continued its mission of creating an equal experience for both non-sighted users of technology and consumers at large.

Invested in: PHRQL

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As a top finisher in BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, PHRQL is expanding its nutrition education tool to food pantries in Pittsburgh to educate at-risk families on the importance of nutrition. If successful, PHRQL hopes to expand the program nationally.

Paul Sandberg’s mission for his company, PHRQL (pronounced “freckle”), is simple: “to improve lives through better diet and nutrition.”

Invested in: Rorus

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As the recipient of BNY Mellon’s Social Finance Global Innovation Award, Rorus is moving forward with its mission to enable affordable, safe drinking water throughout the world.

Tapping Into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business?

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According to a soon-to-be-launched report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on impact investing in Southeast Asia, the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) market in East and Southeast Asia is comprised of 1.3 billion people with a purchasing power of US$4.7 trillion.

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