SJF Ventures Publishes Impact Website; Validic Closes on Financing – SJF Ventures Bulletin

We are pleased to share SJF’s latest bulletin announcing the release of our new Impact website, which highlights our positive impacts. The bulletin also features our most recent investment in Validic; provides updates on portfolio companies; and recognizes another leading impact investor, Arjuna Capital.   Sincerely, The SJF Team SJF …

Financial Reform Newsletter :Another week, another too-big-to-fail bank pays billions to settle yet more claims for fraudulent and illegal conduct for contributing to the 2008 financial crash.

  Financial Reform Newsletter March 28, 2014   Another week, another too-big-to-fail bank pays billions to settle yet more claims for fraudulent and illegal conduct for contributing to the 2008 financial crash.  It was announced this week that Bank of America is paying $6.3 billion (and buying back an additional $3.2 billion …

TBLI Conference

“Connecting the Dots” At TBLI conference USA 2014, attendees are invited to choose from 16 sessions, divided into three ‘Tracks’: ESG, Impact Investing and Sector-specific Analysis. Those seeking an introduction to global developments and state-of-the-art in the sector, will find a set of workshops on “Trends”. The program opens with plenary sessions on “Trends …

Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043 Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency The inherent conflict between a utility’s business objectives and the objectives of customer energy efficiency programs has long been recognized. Alternative regulatory mechanisms can be implemented that not only make utilities indifferent to the …

[HIP] 3 Ways to Reduce Risk in Your Portfolio; HIP100’s 4th Birthday; Illuminating Events

    IN THIS ISSUE: I. Building a Forward-Looking Portfolio and a Better World; 4 Years of the HIP100:  The HIP100 Portfolio now has a 4-year track record. See how a HIP-weighted approach can add resiliency, increase positive benefit for society and seek to realize your goals for potential impact + …

Values: Investing to Reduce Returns – Of CO2

Investing to Reduce Returns – Of CO2  On May 9, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported an ominous milestone from an observatory in Hawaii. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) had reached 400 parts per million (ppm), nearly 22 ppm above average levels one decade ago and well …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update: Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change

IN ISSUE 23: MAY 2013 Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change Considering ESG Risk in Credit Analysis and Corporate Bond Portfolios International Codes and Conventions: Are Pension Funds Still Missing in Action? Maximizing Investment Outcomes from Indigenous Settlements Inspiration Profile: Jane Ambachtsheer 2013 up in Lights – Team Press …

Webinar Invitation: Sustainability & New Approaches to Index, June 6th

  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. (GMT) Sustainability & New Ways to Index   Speakers and Moderators:   Dr. Paul Cox  Senior Lecturer University of BirminghamAcademic Advisor NEST Corporation     Guido Guise, PhD Head of Indices  RobecoSAM     Moderator:    Hugh Wheelan Managing Editor Responsible Investor For …

GMI Ratings in the News: Corporate Governance, Forensic Accounting

In the News Executive Compensation, Combined CEO/Chair 5/3/13 — 1 Way This Company Squanders Your Investment — Motley Fool “Want to destroy billions in shareholder value and still get 75% of your bonus? Consider working at AT&T (NYSE: T), or another company with combined CEO and chairman roles.” 5/1/13 — …