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Bloomberg Becomes First U.S.-Domiciled Corporate Retirement Plan Sponsor to Sign the PRI

Press Release

October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg today announced at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit that it has become the first U.S.-domiciled corporate retirement plan sponsor (ERISA plan sponsor) to join the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). By joining, Bloomberg will incorporate the six, voluntary Principles for Responsible Investment into its investment practices.

2 New Rules of the Sustainability Game

Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin.
Blog

Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new rules of the game when it comes to desirability, sustainability and luxury.

In the past several years, the growth of the luxury industry has slowed, and aspirational brands such as Michael Kors and the Hoxton Hotels have disrupted the sector with different interpretations of “luxury” products and services, which offer more open and experiential approaches or less expensive products.

Keybank Provides $142.4 Million in Financing for Affordable Housing Portfolio

Press Release

CLEVELAND, July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a total of $142.4 million to Harmony Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, clean and comfortable affordable rental housing throughout the United States, for a six-property affordable housing portfolio. 

Quo Vadis for Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Investment for This New Year?

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (1.11.2017)
Newsletter

Welcome to 2017 -- Quo Vadis for Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Investment for This New Year?

At the outset of the Year 2016 we were seeing so many (mostly) positive trends converging in a critical mass that spelled out "s-u-c-c-e-s-s-f-u-l" year ahead for sustainability professionals, whether they toiled in the corporate sector, in the capital markets, in NGO offices, in the public sector, and so on.  In January 2016 we began to explore these trends one-by-one and in the collective, to develop commentary around the respective themes and developments. 

Barclays: Sustainable Investing and Bond Returns

Article

Responsible investing has gathered momentum across the world in the past decade as investors look for financial returns while helping to achieve a positive impact on the world around them.

In the first report in Barclays’ Impact Series, our study shows the positive effect that environmental, social and governance investing can have on bond portfolio performance.

Research into the impact of ESG on credit portfolio performance

Free Webinar: Managing Food Waste

Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste
Article

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting the Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste Webinar, in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company, City of Phoenix, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Houston Advanced Research Center.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues Becoming More Material to Bottom Line- CSR Minute for February 3, 2014

Press Release

Feb. 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Just how material are environmental, social, and governance issues becoming to the bottom line? Recent evidence increasingly says, very material. The latest exhibit is a new report, 10 Companies to Watch in 2014, published by Sustainalytics, the responsible and sustainable investment research firm. This report examines companies from ten industry sectors, including energy, financials, food and beverage, telecomm, and industrials, and grades their investment potential through an ESG filter.

Sustainability Means Integration, Engagement and Resilience for Leadership Companies

Press Release

Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The one-time promise that sustainability could become a business management paradigm has started to take hold within leadership companies, according to “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, a trends report published today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).

NAEM is the largest professional association for corporate environment, health and safety, and sustainability decision-makers.

Mission Markets Musings: Rob Thomas

Blog

I realized Michael Van Patten was following me after the third conference. 

Social Venture Network, Slow Money Gathering, and SRI In The Rockies are all conferences I have attended for quite some time.  The beauty of these conferences is the opportunity to network with like-minded members of our community.  Michael is the founder and president of Mission Markets, and we soon sat down together to learn more about each other’s business.   

Mission Markets Musings: Vicky Stein

Blog

It’s spring and the crocuses are finally peeking through in the garden.  I am excited about the prospect of rebirth and regeneration that comes with this season.  As I look around, I see some exciting new growth in impact investment opportunities as well.  One that caught my eye recently is a press release from Enterprise Community Partners announcing the launch of their Community Impact Note. 

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