by Evan Powers, June 24, 2016
The past decade has seen a surge in interest in "socially responsible" or "sustainable" investing, but most advisors have been reluctant to recommend it or implement it in client accounts. Part of the gap has to do with wide differences in personal definitions of what "sustainable" actually means. As corporations of all types continue to respond to investor (and consumer) pressure to embrace sustainable policies, the line between "good" companies and "bad" companies may continue to blur. Funds that bill themselves as having a "sustainable" focus probably will not meet all investors' needs equally; maintaining manageable positions in carefully chosen individual stocks is a better bet.
Sustainable Finance Brief l Bloomberg
June 23, 2016
This weeks Bloomberg Brief includes discussions such as: ESG Investors Pressure Fund Managers to Lower Fees, Tesla & Solar City, and a variety of ESG issues.
Sustaining sustainability: What institutional investors should do next on ESG l McKinsey & Company
By Jonathan Bailey, Bryce Klempner, and Josh Zoffer, June 2016
Mainstream institutions have made progress integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into their investing, but they still have far to go. Six ideas can take them to the next level.
Students team with senior leaders at Brown to create fund for sustainable, socially oriented investing
Students team with senior leaders at Brown to create fund for sustainable, socially oriented investing l Brown University
by New Staff, June 23, 2016
Brown has launched an investment fund that gives donors who wish to support the University philanthropically a sustainability-focused giving option structured to invest in companies that meet high standards of environmental, social and governance practices.