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.
Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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.
Regardless of political leanings, companies understand that climate change presents a significant risk to the American economy and recognize the urgent need for action. “One of the most important things that companies can do is to continue to elevate the voices that say ‘this is beyond politics,’” says Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in a recent Ceres webinar.
Welcome to GreenMoney’s January 2019 issue featuring the recently released “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends”. Spend some time with these articles, based on the US SIF report, covering the multiple aspects of where the SRI industry has been and where it is headed. The numbers in the Trends Report are positive, as more investors, institutions and financial professionals understand that SRI is good for themselves, their clients, and all of us.
CLEVELAND, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided $6 million in construction financing to Woda Cooper Communities for the acquisition and substantial rehabilitation of the Stuyvesant Motor building in Cleveland, OH. Upon completion, the historic five-story building will be renamed Prospect Yard and contain 42 units serving individuals and families earning at or below 60% area median income (AMI).
Disney Aspire is the most comprehensive program of its kind, offering hourly employees a wide array of disciplines and diplomas—with tuition paid upfront.
BURBANK, Calif, September 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”
Significant upgrades were recently made to the headbox on the No. 12 Paper Machine at the Cloquet Mill, including improved dilution control.
The modifications will result in improved sheet flatness and roll quality. The previous headbox controlled basis weight through slice lip profi ling, where the shape of the discharge nozzle is defl ected slightly to spread the fiber evenly across the machine.
In September 2017, Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s offi ce under the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in recognition of its investment and innovative technologies at the Cloquet Mill.
The company was recognized for its contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading center of business investment and innovation.
“When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.” This famous Confucian saying that hangs in the office of CLP Chief Financial Officer Geert Peeters reflects the hunger for knowledge and experience in his three-decade career in the energy industry.
Whether it is building a power and desalination plant in the middle of a desert in the Middle East, running the finance function of a FTSE-100 company in London, or charting the way forward for CLP’s decarbonisation journey, Geert has never lost his passion for new challenges.