Jason Howell

Jason Howell
Jason Howell is a 20-plus year veteran of the fixed income markets having held senior positions at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan, Vertical Capital, Barclays, and Credit Suisse. Serving global financial institutions, he has advised on asset-liability, portfolio and relative value strategy, hedging, and regulatory/accounting solutions and has presented at industry conferences. Howell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from Rhodes College and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. He resides in New York with his wife and three children.

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3 weeks 6 days ago

Interview with Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Bamboo Capital Partners

The Oasis Fund, managed by Bamboo Capital Partners, was named a “Best for the World Fund” by B the Change Media, for setting the measurement and management bar in impact investing, based on its GIIRS Rating.  “Best for the World Funds” include investment funds that have completed the rigorous GIIRS Rating, a third-party verification of the fund’s investment impact administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab.  Bamboo Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investing in essential services sectors in emerging economies. By using a market-...


1 month 4 days ago

Interview with John DeRose, Ernst & Young

“Is your nonfinancial performance revealing the true value of your business to investors?”

That’s the main question asked in Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) survey of more than 320 global institutional investors’ attitudes to nonfinancial reporting. For this third consecutive annual survey, senior decision-makers at global, buy-side investment institutions were polled to improve understanding of the role integrated reporting practices can play in highlighting a company’s value creation story.

The conclusions: investors, more than ever, are using ...


1 month 2 weeks ago

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published the seventh edition of its Annual Impact Investor Survey report, which shows continued progress in the dynamic impact investing industry, officially established only 10 years ago. The survey sample size and reported assets under management are the largest ever, illustrating the growth and growing engagement of the impact investing market. Additionally, investors report both widespread satisfaction with the financial and impact performance, and plans to increase impact investing activity...


3 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) —S-Network Global Indexes, a leading publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes, is hosting its 5th annual “Summer in the City” CSR Investing Summit and Workshop July 19-20 in New York. 

“Summer in the City” is an all-day conference that presents a forum for engaging with thought leaders and discussing their viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The Summit includes expert impact investing practitioners from the Environmental, Social, and Governance landscape who are plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, the sell side, and...


3 months 1 week ago

State Street Corporation has released its 2016 Corporate Responsibility report, which highlights the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship, and environmental, social and governance activities. The report details how State Street exceeded its environmental goals set for 2020, three years ahead of schedule, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use by 20 percent per person, and diverting 90 percent of waste sent to landfills. State Street was recently included on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2017, jumping 30 spots since last year. The company ranked highest among banks included on the list....


3 months 2 weeks ago

Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings, and analytics, released a thematic research report, 10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World, earlier this year. The report looks at the key drivers of 10 ESG investment themes that are expected to create new risks and opportunities for investors.  In addition, 10 companies are profiled, spanning seven countries and eight industries, that are poised to take advantage of these trends. The unifying threads for the investment themes include:

• Rising concerns over data security/privacy and related market opportunities...


3 months 3 weeks ago

Interview with Eduardo Tugendhat, Palladium

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Palladium is improving farming and attempting to alleviate poverty in developing markets by building sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. In a recently published blog, “The Paradox of the Starving Farmer,” Palladium highlights the fact that approximately 75% of the poorest and most undernourished people in the world live in rural areas, trying to survive on tiny farms or as landless laborers.  The report also asked the question, “How can agriculture be sustainable if the farmers can barely survive”?  Palladium, a global leader in...


4 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Revolve Media is holding its 5th annual public information campaign/exhibition, “Visualizing Energy” and The Energy Transition Leaders Forum, on June 22 in Brussels, as the media event of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) June 19-23.  

"Visualizing Energy" is an inspiring international photo exhibition with the aim of highlighting the human dimension of the energy transition, showing workers in action on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage projects around Europe and beyond. The Energy Transition Leaders Forum comprises thought leaders, policy-makers and leading associations and companies like...


4 months 2 weeks ago

Financial technology provider and FINRA member broker-dealer ImpactUs has announced the onboarding of the first issuers to its impact investing platform, ImpactUs Marketplace. The Marketplace is a community-driven, full-service platform offering institutions, individuals and financial advisors an extensive range of private impact investing opportunities.

Currently, ImpactUs Marketplace has products only for accredited investors but hopes to add additional products for non-accredited investors soon.

I spoke with Reginald Stanley, Chief Executive...


6 months 4 weeks ago

Toniic, a nonprofit global impact investor network, has launched T100, a groundbreaking new report on the state of impact investing.

The report shows that 100% values alignment with capital is possible, investments can realize impact across all asset classes, and the range of impact investments is much wider than previously understood.

Furthermore, T100 underscores the important role impact investment advisors play in accelerating the transition into impact.

The T100 report and dataset includes more than 50 portfolios of select Toniic 100% Impact Network members, representing $1.65 billion committed to...


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