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Mission-Driven Companies, Mission-Driven Dollars

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It’s powerful when the mission of investors is aligned with the mission of the company they invest in. We all know what too often happens when there isn’t mission alignment between investors and companies. Short-term financial return becomes more important than the company mission or than what the company can realistically achieve even with the best management practices. This is how the term “vulture capitalists” came to be, assigned to some venture capitalists and even to some “angel” investors.

Your Businesses Doesn't Buy Into Sustainability? Well, Your Investors Do!

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Securing financing and investment dollars is one of the most pressing issues facing any start-up or business seeking to grow.  The ability to entice funding or ensure needed credit almost exclusively depends on meeting the qualifications defined by the lender.  As the future stability of business becomes further intertwined with sustainability ‘risk and reward’, investors now place business sustainability qualifications atop their list as a dominant determinant of

Why Responsible Investors May Label Your Firm Both "Good" and "Bad"

Research from the Journal "Business Strategy and the Environment"
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Research published in Business Strategy and the Environment shows that, depending on the criteria they use, investors can find the same company environmentally responsible and irresponsible at the same time.

For example, an organization may score poorly for environmental performance or compliance, but they may simulatneously score well for reporting transparency and pollution prevention.

Hands in the Air for Small Business Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Pick up the paper or open your favorite daily feed and you will most likely read about a large corporation making changes and capturing business sustainability value.  Leveraging immense resources to implement change, how can the average business owner relate? 

3BL Media Presents “CSRreport Special Edition: CSR for Investors” on Reuters Insider

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3BL Media is producing a series of newscasts for Reuters Insider, “CSRreport Special Edition: CSR for Investors,” a series of web video reports that examines the impact of corporate social responsibility on the bottom line of publicly traded companies. 

New Report: Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale Pose Significant Financial and Environmental Risks to Investors

Dozens of U.S. Projects Now Underway Face Climate-Related Regulatory Challenges, Water Risks and Technological Uncertainties
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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

3BL Media and Reuters Insider Announce CSRreport Special Edition: “CSR for Investors”

12-part series looks at the impact of corporate social responsibility on publicly traded companies.
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Northampton, MA / New York, NY - November 22, 2010 -  3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability communications, has recently launched CSRreport Special Edition: “CSR for Investors” on Reuters Insider. The 12-part video series will give an overview of how corporate social responsibility is affecting the bottom line of public companies, and how investors and traders need to include CSR in their decision-making.

Investors Representing Over $15 Trillion Call for U.S., International Action on Climate Change

Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap
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The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis.

Download the statement

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The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis.

Download the statement

New Report: Growing Water Scarcity in US is 'Hidden' Financial Risk for Investors Owning Utility Bonds

Los Angeles, Atlanta utilities face increasing risks, according to report’s water risk assessment
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Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure, according to a first-ever report on the issue released today by Ceres and Water Asset Management.

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Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure, according to a first-ever report on the issue released today by Ceres and Water Asset Management.

Mission Markets in the Huffington Post

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We just saw that our platform was mentioned in a recent Huffington Post article by journalist and social entrepreneur Gail Vida Hamburg, who we met at SoCap: 

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