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BlackRock, JP Morgan, J&J on ESG Going Mainstream: Briefing

Press Release

November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The economist Milton Friedman famously said that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”. Nearly 50 years since Friedman introduced his theory change is now afoot. ESG information on companies is being utilised as a guide to the movement of capital. ESG is becoming mainstream.

Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the Women?

Article

 by Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women.

Momentum Grows for Gender Lens Investing

Blog

New article by Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO; with Alison Pyott and Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, Veris Wealth Partners

In the world of Sustainable and Impact Investing, few ideas have captured the imagination as quickly as Gender Lens Investing (“GLI”).

Corporate Reputation Drives Both Kinds of CCO

By Dave Armon
Blog

All CCOs are not created equally. But they’re getting closer.

After decades working alongside chief communications officers, I figured other corporate professional masquerading under the CCO acronym had little in common with the wordsmiths who manage corporate messaging.

That myth was exploded when I attended a gathering of the other CCO-- chief compliance officers – and realized their concerns about corporate reputation were completely aligned with the ink-stained wretches who manage comms.

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