Sustainable Finance

RobecoSAM Publishes the Annual Sustainability Yearbook 2015: Nine American Companies Recognized as Industry Leaders

Annual Sustainability Yearbook is the reference guide to the world’s leading companies based on their financially material ESG performance
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  • A compass for investors looking to scout out companies across all industries that have a competitive edge based on corporate sustainability criteria
  • Abbott Laboratories, Agilent Technologies Inc, Alcoa Inc, Ball Corp, Biogen Idec Inc, Humana Inc, Owens Corning, Spectra Energy Corp, Wyndham Worldwide Corp set global sustainability standard and receive RobecoSAM Industry Leader status
  • RobecoSAM celebrates its 20th anniversary and proudly announces: “We are Sustainability Investing.”

RobecoSAM publicerar Annual Sustainability Yearbook 2015: Electrolux AB utnämnd till branschledare

RobecoSAMs Sustainability Yearbook är referenspunkten för världens ledande företag med avseende på deras ESG (miljö, socialt ansvar och bolagsstyrning) prestationer ur ett finansiellt perspektiv
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  • Kompass för investerare som letar efter konkurrenskraftiga företag inom alla branscher enligt kriterier för hållbara företag
  • Electrolux AB anger tonen för globala hållbarhetsstandarder och utsågs av RobecoSAM till branschledare
  • RobecoSAM firar sitt 20-års jubileum och tillkännager med stolthet att: ”We are Sustainability Investing.”

Who Should be the Chosen Talent for Circular Economy Jobs?: Don’t be the Square Peg…

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Sustainability professionals have an important role to play in the circular economy, so how can you make sure your skills fit? As companies across the globe get to grips with the concept of doing more with less, systems thinkers who understand the big picture of finite resources, overburdened ecosystems and the need to reduce social inequality will be the ones to forge the critical links in the value chain that provide the solutions for sustainable business.

Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of America: Five Years Since the Crisis

by Andrew Plepler
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One of the most important – and frankly, challenging but rewarding – parts of my job as head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Bank of America involves actively engaging with external stakeholders, a group that includes members of the media, nonprofits, regulators, legislators and other key influencers.

Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading

by Hazel Henderson
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Computer-driven financial markets on unregulated electronic exchanges programmed by algorithms now dominate Wall Street, along with high-frequency trading (HFT).  The infamous “Flash Crash” in May 2010, driven by electronic trading, caused stocks in many 401Ks to suddenly fall to pennies and recover in split seconds.  Small investors lost confidence, pulling some $70 billion out of stock markets.

The Financial Value of Sustainability and ESG

by Christopher Gleadle
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As I reflect back on my journey in business and finance that has brought me to where I am today, the overriding constant in conducting business is, it is results, outcomes and accountability that have always carried weight. Serving customers well and adding value – making them more efficient, more effective, helping them grow. And, with sustainability, what began as a niche approach, today is flourishing into a strategic imperative, and must have a result-focused orientation.

Sustainability Accounting Group Taps Former FASB Chairman

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Robert Herz, the former chairman of the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board, will join the board of the nonprofit Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, which is working to write industry standards for corporate sustainability and environmental reporting.

The San Francisco-based SASB, formed in 2011, sets voluntary standards for corporations to disclose information on material social, governance, energy, and environmental issues to investors.

Bloomberg's Curtis Ravenel Discusses Impact Investing

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Curtis Ravenel, global head of sustainability at Bloomberg, discusses their engagement with the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, and the potential impact on future investment decision making.  

Watch the clip here. 

Capital One Fuels Kiva’s Microlending in U.S. with $500,000 Matching Loan Program

Capital One to match $500,000 in loans made through Kiva’s crowdfunding platform to help entrepreneurs across the country start, sustain, and grow small business ventures
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MCLEAN, Va., February 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation today announced that it will expand its partnership with Kiva, a global microlending organization, by providing $500,000 to match

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