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CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Planet

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Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven.

CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Priorities

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Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven.

International SRI Mutual Funds: Calvert, Green Century, Praxis, Mirova

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This is the second of two articles formGreenMoney's new International ESG and SRI investing issue featuring short profiles on a number of the International SRI Mutual Funds, which invest in companies outside the United States. The information below comes from each Fund and is subject to change. We have included their website links for you to look up the latest information including Company Holdings, Country Allocations and Financial Performance. 

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Why Invest Internationally in Companies With Strong ESG Practices?

To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
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by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management 

The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.

So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2018 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Proven Assets. Fundamental Value.”

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Freeport-McMoRan’s 2018 Working Toward Sustainable Development report, titled “Proven Assets. Fundamental Value.” provides information on the company's sustainability programs – including approach, focus areas and performance– and highlights the progress made on key issues affecting the company and its stakeholders.

What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

The Tipping Point Towards Positive Financial Performance
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by Meggin Thwing Eastman, Head of Impact and Screening, MSCI ESG Research

Moody’s Joins Ceres Company Network and Ceres Investor Network

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BOSTON and NEW YORK March 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced today that Moody’s has joined both the Ceres Company Network as a member and the Ceres Investor Network as an associate member.

Announcing: DJSI - How Insights Inspire Action

Leveraging the Value of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment
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April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

Press Release

April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and the Next 25 Years

Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
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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.

The Origins of Values-Based Investing

ESG Investing: Giving Up Greenhouse Gases, Not Performance

Carbon from burning fossil fuels is the key greenhouse gas that causes climate change, and cutting investments in carbon-emitting companies doesn’t mean falling behind in performance
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by Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of ESG, and Julia Kochetygova, Senior ESG Research Analyst

Investors do not have to give up returns when hedging their portfolios against climate risks. Strategies to reduce investments in companies that produce carbon emissions or fossil fuels themselves, the culprit of climate change, can be optimized to avoid unintended risks and closely track benchmarks.

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