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Tuesday July 29th 2014

40 years of foresight, insight and integrity

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Editor's Choice

'The Power of Yin'

Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.

Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship

Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit

Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit

  Empowering Women - For Progress and Profit Impacting Companies, Changing the World In this plenary session, three dynamic women will explore how investors can mobilize our tools and influence to help corporations understand the importance of women's empowerment, its relevance to the company's value proposition, competitive advantage, and long-term performance. The SRI Conference is pleased to have the following SRI industry leaders speaking to this topic: Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments; Julie Gorte, PhD, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management; and Audrey Choi, CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Head of the Global Sustainable Financial [...]

The Day That The Change Became Real

Posted on September 28, 2013 by restorativeleadershipby Seana Steffen, Restorative Leadership Institute “We are history, you and I today… the day that the change became real.” With humility and earthy grace, Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca tribe invoked blessings of hope from the four directions as the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit convened this past weekend. First envisioned by co-founder Osprey Orielle Lake to “usher in a just and necessary transition,” 100 women of renown and impact from the global north and global south gathered to make history. What history? A Declaration: Women of The World Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change and Sustainability Solutions. Emboldened by the failure of the world’s governments to take necessary [...]

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Alicia Gómez Martínez, Research Professor, Faculty of Accounting, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico – September 6, 2013

Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets; To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; and To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world. This week’s interview is with Alicia Gómez Martínez, Research Professor, Faculty of Accounting, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico. The Benemérita [...]

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Sonia Kowal, Director, Socially Responsible Investing, Zevin Asset Management, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America – August 2, 2013

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Sonia Kowal, Director, Socially Responsible Investing, Zevin Asset Management, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America – August 2, 2013 By Geoffrey on August 2, 2013 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets; To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; and To enable SRI [...]

Emerging Markets ESG – Gender Composition of Management Boards and Supervisory Boards of Companies Listed on the Main Index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the WIG20, as of June 30, 2013

According to the Polish Central Statistical Office, there are currently more women (51.6%) than men (48.4%) in Poland. Despite this, the proportion of women in top management and on the boards of the largest listed companies in Poland remains strikingly low. Agnieszka Ploetzing, graduate of the School of American Law (SAL), Gdansk, Poland, conducted for Emerging Markets ESG a survey of gender composition of management boards and supervisory boards of the twenty largest companies listed on the WIG20, the main, capitalization-weighted, index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), as of June 30, 2013.  Women represent 10% of management boards and 14% of supervisory boards of WIG20 companies. Although women are better educated than men in Poland, nevertheless, at present they still tend [...]

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