Welcome to issue #7 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. GISR continues to execute its multi-faceted strategy to build a global standard of excellence for sustainability ratings. Its growing network of partners in the investor, corporate, NGO, ratings and accounting communities is the foundation for expanding its global …

Impact Fundraising Webinar Coming + Much More

It wasn’t until I stood in a burning apartment with a woman that I realized what real change is… Hi! My name is Mozart. I’m a community builder, poet and dad working with Jonathan on the social entrepreneurship Clinic. I’m a trained social worker who got my first job out of school …

SB Business: The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy

                                SOCIAL ENTERPRISE The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy     Across numerous countries, the economic contribution of the not-for-profit sector has been on the rise since the late 1990s. In Canada, for example, not-for-profit institutions now …

BSR Conference: The Power of Networks

Every year at the BSR Conference, I spend valuable time interacting one-on-one with participants and speakers. While each Conference is unique, attendees give me three reasons why they return year after year. 1. Network with Peers The ability to network with leaders in sustainability at the BSR Conference is unparalleled. Participants take advantage of the …

IPE News: Defined ambition, TUC, people roundup, PFA, PensionDanmark, Industriens, Big Society Capital

      Dear Hazel Henderson,                 Today’s top stories             Defined ambition pensions could be ‘distraction’ for UK government UK – TUC says DA agenda risks distracting DWP from work of improving defined contribution schemes. 30/08/13 Friday people …

AsiaIIX: Capital Markets for a Social Good

Pioneering Impact: A Conversation with Wayne Silby                              MCS Lifestyle Photography/IIX© During the Impact Forum, the IIX and Shujog staff had the honor of spending time with Wayne Silby, a pioneer and giant in the space of …

A Heart and Soul for Impact Investing: financial leaders gather to put capital to work.

A Heart and Soul for Impact Investing: financial leaders gather to put capital to work. Martha Shaw, EMM correspondent and president of Earth Advertising TBLI Conference, June 17-18, 2013 New York City (New York) – At the pulse of the socially responsible investing community are TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investment) Conferences, which …

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS The CARS rating service includes deep dive due diligence and analysis   By Ellie Winninghoff, award winning journalist and member of Ethical Markets Research Advisory Board   Local wind-farms that finance services for low-income people, microfinance for Indians, conservation easements that …

Social Impact Report and the next 20 years of impact investing

Dear Friends, Last week we released our 2012 Social Impact Report, which describes the positive change that our investors and donors help create in communities around the world. The dollar signs and stories we feature throughout the report would not be possible without our investors. Through your investments, we?re financing …