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Weekly News Round-Up: May 5th, 2017

Upcoming Events Webinar: How Investors Integrate ESG: A Typology of Approaches l ICCR, Sustainalytics, May 8, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT A new report examining how investors integrate ESG factors into their portfolios finds that investors are leveraging a diverse set of integration strategies. Based on an analysis of the investment practices of 70 institutional investors with total assets under management of $19.9 trillion, the report presents the first-ever typology for classifying the approaches that investors are taking to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Download the research here. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 28th, 2017

Opportunities For Action   Protect Shareholders. Strike the Financial Choice Act 2.0. l As You Sow Shareholder democracy is being profoundly threatened by Section 844 of the proposed Financial CHOICE Act 2.0. This new legislation, which could be voted on as early as May 2, would fundamentally impair investors' rights to file shareholder resolutions. The new rule would permit only a tiny fraction of the globe’s wealthiest investors (those who own more than 1% of more of a company’s stock) to file shareholder proposals. Sign this petition to protect shareholder rights. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 21st, 2017

Opportunities for Action   Sign-On: Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety l The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility & Boston Common Asset Management Investors are invited to sign this statement by providing your information on the online form here. The deadline is close of business, Friday, April 21st. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and university presidents to sign a letter calling on national and state elected officials to put a price on carbon.  Higher Education Backs Low Carbon USA l Second Nature Building on a January letter to the new leadership in DC, Second Nature has worked with partners to create a new...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 14th, 2017

New IEN Members Chatham University Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Webinar: Financing for Solar Deployment on University Campuses l National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm ET Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     Opportunities for Action   Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 7th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     SRI & ESG Investing at Endowments & Foundations  Unleashing the Power of Endowments: The Next Great Challenge for Philanthropy l Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation announced this week that its trustees have authorized $1 billion in “mission-related investments” from its $12 billion endowment. The initial investments...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 31st, 2017

New IEN Members Pitzer College Upcoming Events Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking discussion in a 'Face The Nation' format for a conversation with leaders in the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing world. Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Investing Forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this space. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities, and the role of the investor will be covered at this event. This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 24th, 2017

New IEN Members High Meadows Institute (see list of all IEN members)      Upcoming Events   Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017 l University of Maryland, March 26-28, 2017, College Park, MD IEN members will be presenting a panel session on "Higher Ed Endowments & The Paris Climate Agreement"  Webinar: Age Diversity Within Boards l IRRC Institute, Mar 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT A new report finds that there is very little age diversity within the boardrooms of S&P 500 companies. The new analysis also finds that the average age for all boards is 62.4 years, and that the average is persistent across companies by size and industry segment.  Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 17th, 2017

Opportunities for Action Launching the Investment for Impact Research Prize l University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has just launched a $5,000 research prize for work on the role of impact investment aimed at improving society or the environment. The deadline for submitting papers is 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 3, 2017.  A distinguished panel of judges will select the winning paper in late June 2017 and publicly award the prize in September. The competition is open to studies from all disciplines tied to business, economics, law, public policy, or other social sciences. Unpublished working papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals are eligible, as well as papers published in peer-reviewed...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 10th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Superbugs & Super Risks: The Investment Case for Action l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative, March 20th, 2017, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST, New York, NY The FAIRR Initiative is pleased to invite members of the IEN community to join them for an event on antibiotic resistance and investment risk in New York City on Monday March 20th 2017, kindly hosted by BlackRock. The event will be a forum for investors to learn more about the material risks associated with this issue, to explore strategies to identify and manage these risks, and to share investor and company perspectives on opportunities and challenges in addressing resistance. RSVP by emailing events@fairr.org Webinar: The Evolution of SEC Disclosure – The Materiality of ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 3rd, 2017

New Members BlackRock NEPC Mennonite Education Agency Upcoming Events Responsible Investment Forum l Private Equity International & UN PRI, March 7-8, 2017, New York, NY Find out why leading global investors are putting increasing pressure on US managers to adopt stricter ESG principles as they consider investing in private equity and other alternative asset classes. Building on the success of the longest-running ESG event in Europe, the Responsible Investment Forum comes to New York to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and service providers to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy. Webinar: Proxy Preview 2017 Report Release l As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, March 8, 2017, 2:00 pm ET Proxy Preview 2017 is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 3rd, 2017

New Members BlackRock NEPC Mennonite Education Agency Upcoming Events Responsible Investment Forum l Private Equity International & UN PRI, March 7-8, 2017, New York, NY Find out why leading global investors are putting increasing pressure on US managers to adopt stricter ESG principles as they consider investing in private equity and other alternative asset classes. Building on the success of the longest-running ESG event in Europe, the Responsible Investment Forum comes to New York to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and service providers to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy. Webinar: Proxy Preview 2017 Report Release l As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, March 8, 2017, 2:00 pm ET Proxy Preview 2017 is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 10th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Superbugs & Super Risks: The Investment Case for Action l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative, March 20th, 2017, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST, New York, NY The FAIRR Initiative is pleased to invite members of the IEN community to join them for an event on antibiotic resistance and investment risk in New York City on Monday March 20th 2017, kindly hosted by BlackRock. The event will be a forum for investors to learn more about the material risks associated with this issue, to explore strategies to identify and manage these risks, and to share investor and company perspectives on opportunities and challenges in addressing resistance. RSVP by emailing events@fairr.org Webinar: The Evolution of SEC Disclosure – The Materiality of ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 17th, 2017

Opportunities for Action Launching the Investment for Impact Research Prize l University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has just launched a $5,000 research prize for work on the role of impact investment aimed at improving society or the environment. The deadline for submitting papers is 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 3, 2017.  A distinguished panel of judges will select the winning paper in late June 2017 and publicly award the prize in September. The competition is open to studies from all disciplines tied to business, economics, law, public policy, or other social sciences. Unpublished working papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals are eligible, as well as papers published in peer-reviewed...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 24th, 2017

New IEN Members High Meadows Institute (see list of all IEN members)      Upcoming Events   Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017 l University of Maryland, March 26-28, 2017, College Park, MD IEN members will be presenting a panel session on "Higher Ed Endowments & The Paris Climate Agreement"  Webinar: Age Diversity Within Boards l IRRC Institute, Mar 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT A new report finds that there is very little age diversity within the boardrooms of S&P 500 companies. The new analysis also finds that the average age for all boards is 62.4 years, and that the average is persistent across companies by size and industry segment.  Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 31st, 2017

New IEN Members Pitzer College Upcoming Events Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking discussion in a 'Face The Nation' format for a conversation with leaders in the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing world. Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Investing Forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this space. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities, and the role of the investor will be covered at this event. This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 7th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     SRI & ESG Investing at Endowments & Foundations  Unleashing the Power of Endowments: The Next Great Challenge for Philanthropy l Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation announced this week that its trustees have authorized $1 billion in “mission-related investments” from its $12 billion endowment. The initial investments...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 14th, 2017

New IEN Members Chatham University Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Webinar: Financing for Solar Deployment on University Campuses l National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm ET Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     Opportunities for Action   Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 21st, 2017

Opportunities for Action   Sign-On: Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety l The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility & Boston Common Asset Management Investors are invited to sign this statement by providing your information on the online form here. The deadline is close of business, Friday, April 21st. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and university presidents to sign a letter calling on national and state elected officials to put a price on carbon.  Higher Education Backs Low Carbon USA l Second Nature Building on a January letter to the new leadership in DC, Second Nature has worked with partners to create a new...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 28th, 2017

Opportunities For Action   Protect Shareholders. Strike the Financial Choice Act 2.0. l As You Sow Shareholder democracy is being profoundly threatened by Section 844 of the proposed Financial CHOICE Act 2.0. This new legislation, which could be voted on as early as May 2, would fundamentally impair investors' rights to file shareholder resolutions. The new rule would permit only a tiny fraction of the globe’s wealthiest investors (those who own more than 1% of more of a company’s stock) to file shareholder proposals. Sign this petition to protect shareholder rights. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 5th, 2017

Upcoming Events Webinar: How Investors Integrate ESG: A Typology of Approaches l ICCR, Sustainalytics, May 8, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT A new report examining how investors integrate ESG factors into their portfolios finds that investors are leveraging a diverse set of integration strategies. Based on an analysis of the investment practices of 70 institutional investors with total assets under management of $19.9 trillion, the report presents the first-ever typology for classifying the approaches that investors are taking to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Download the research here. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 14th, 2017

New IEN Members Chatham University Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Webinar: Financing for Solar Deployment on University Campuses l National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm ET Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     Opportunities for Action   Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 21st, 2017

Opportunities for Action   Sign-On: Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety l The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility & Boston Common Asset Management Investors are invited to sign this statement by providing your information on the online form here. The deadline is close of business, Friday, April 21st. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and university presidents to sign a letter calling on national and state elected officials to put a price on carbon.  Higher Education Backs Low Carbon USA l Second Nature Building on a January letter to the new leadership in DC, Second Nature has worked with partners to create a new...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 28th, 2017

Opportunities For Action   Protect Shareholders. Strike the Financial Choice Act 2.0. l As You Sow Shareholder democracy is being profoundly threatened by Section 844 of the proposed Financial CHOICE Act 2.0. This new legislation, which could be voted on as early as May 2, would fundamentally impair investors' rights to file shareholder resolutions. The new rule would permit only a tiny fraction of the globe’s wealthiest investors (those who own more than 1% of more of a company’s stock) to file shareholder proposals. Sign this petition to protect shareholder rights. Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative l Our Climate Our Climate, joined by the presidents of Dickinson College, Pitzer College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University, are inviting other college and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 7th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL Ceres Conference 2017: Sustainability is the Bottom Line, Inspiring Action l Ceres, April 26-27. 2017, San Francisco, CA Investing In the Age of Climate Change l University of Oregon, April 28, 2017, Eugene, OR Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C.     SRI & ESG Investing at Endowments & Foundations  Unleashing the Power of Endowments: The Next Great Challenge for Philanthropy l Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation announced this week that its trustees have authorized $1 billion in “mission-related investments” from its $12 billion endowment. The initial investments...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 10th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Superbugs & Super Risks: The Investment Case for Action l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative, March 20th, 2017, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST, New York, NY The FAIRR Initiative is pleased to invite members of the IEN community to join them for an event on antibiotic resistance and investment risk in New York City on Monday March 20th 2017, kindly hosted by BlackRock. The event will be a forum for investors to learn more about the material risks associated with this issue, to explore strategies to identify and manage these risks, and to share investor and company perspectives on opportunities and challenges in addressing resistance. RSVP by emailing events@fairr.org Webinar: The Evolution of SEC Disclosure – The Materiality of ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 17th, 2017

Opportunities for Action Launching the Investment for Impact Research Prize l University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has just launched a $5,000 research prize for work on the role of impact investment aimed at improving society or the environment. The deadline for submitting papers is 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 3, 2017.  A distinguished panel of judges will select the winning paper in late June 2017 and publicly award the prize in September. The competition is open to studies from all disciplines tied to business, economics, law, public policy, or other social sciences. Unpublished working papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals are eligible, as well as papers published in peer-reviewed...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: March 24th, 2017

New IEN Members High Meadows Institute (see list of all IEN members)      Upcoming Events   Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017 l University of Maryland, March 26-28, 2017, College Park, MD IEN members will be presenting a panel session on "Higher Ed Endowments & The Paris Climate Agreement"  Webinar: Age Diversity Within Boards l IRRC Institute, Mar 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT A new report finds that there is very little age diversity within the boardrooms of S&P 500 companies. The new analysis also finds that the average age for all boards is 62.4 years, and that the average is persistent across companies by size and industry segment.  Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: March 31st, 2017

New IEN Members Pitzer College Upcoming Events Face Social Enterprise Through Impact Investing l Boston University Questrom School of Business, April 5, 2017, 4-6 pm  Join a groundbreaking discussion in a 'Face The Nation' format for a conversation with leaders in the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing world. Impact Investing Forum 2017 l Opal Group, April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017, Boca Raton, FL The Impact Investing Forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this space. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities, and the role of the investor will be covered at this event. This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. The Impact Capitalism Summit l Big Path Capital, April 25-26, 2017, Chicago, IL...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: March 3rd, 2017

New Members BlackRock NEPC Mennonite Education Agency Upcoming Events Responsible Investment Forum l Private Equity International & UN PRI, March 7-8, 2017, New York, NY Find out why leading global investors are putting increasing pressure on US managers to adopt stricter ESG principles as they consider investing in private equity and other alternative asset classes. Building on the success of the longest-running ESG event in Europe, the Responsible Investment Forum comes to New York to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and service providers to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy. Webinar: Proxy Preview 2017 Report Release l As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, March 8, 2017, 2:00 pm ET Proxy Preview 2017 is...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 5th, 2017

Upcoming Events Webinar: How Investors Integrate ESG: A Typology of Approaches l ICCR, Sustainalytics, May 8, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT A new report examining how investors integrate ESG factors into their portfolios finds that investors are leveraging a diverse set of integration strategies. Based on an analysis of the investment practices of 70 institutional investors with total assets under management of $19.9 trillion, the report presents the first-ever typology for classifying the approaches that investors are taking to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Download the research here. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and...

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