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Weekly News Round-Up: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

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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 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...

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...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

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: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events 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 economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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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