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Gender Lens As a Winning Strategy in Impact Investing

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By Tami Kesselman, LOHAS Advisors and Aligned Investing Global 

Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. What’s that? We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent alpha strategy!

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Walgreens, Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Collaborate to Support Research in Tough-to-Treat Cancers and Increase Access to Care

$25M, multi-year commitment builds on Walgreens efforts to improve the health and well-being of people living with cancer nationwide
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DEERFIELD, Ill., DALLAS and RYE BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2019 – Walgreens announced today a new collaboration with Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care with a pledge to contribute more than $25 million to the organizations, collectively, over the next five years.

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Why Are Bats Disappearing? Study Aims to Find Out

Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
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Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.

Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.

Making the Business Case for Workplace Environmentalism

EarthShare has released new research for the corporate sector about how lack of environmental purpose at work affects the bottom line, and what to do about it
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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — EarthShare and partners today released a special report for the corporate sector, The New Business Imperative: Employees Turn Environmental Action into a Workplace Necessity. In the first research of its kind to specifically focus on the environment as an employee engagement driver, results indicate that if companies are to meet employee expectations for corporat

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

Why Do Those Mountains Look so Different?

Encouraging self-driven curiosity for learning in all students
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Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation

“Why do those mountains look so different?” So said a young girl to her grandfather. She was used to the saguaro cactus of Tucson Arizona, but here they were hiking in the Teton National Forest past a mountain covered with lodgepole pine trees.

Her grandfather was about to tell her the answer when he stopped himself – Should I answer as her grandfather, or should I answer as a science teacher? He decided to respond to her question with a question:

Cool Labs From Amgen Scholars: All About the New Experiences

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In this video, Amgen Scholars at the U.S. symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the Europe symposium at the University of Cambridge talk about the many and varied new experiences they had with the program. From new collaborative environments to becoming more independent as scientists, hear students share their stories.

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