Calvert Launches International Small- and Mid-Cap Growth Fund

May 31, 2007//BETHESDA, MD// Today, Calvert, one of the leaders in the field of socially responsible investing and research, launched the Calvert International Opportunities Fund (Ticker: CIOAX: Class A shares). The Fund seeks long term capital appreciation through investment primarily in a broad universe of non-U.S. small-cap and mid-cap stocks …

Fortis publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2006

Fortis, an international provider of banking and insurance services with a presence in more than 50 countries, has published its third Corporate Social Responsibility Report, available at http://www.ethicalperformance.net/Fortis_csrreport06.html

Verité wins Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

April 24, 2007. Verité has been selected to receive one of only 10 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship for 2007. The awards are presented by the Skoll Foundation to organizations that have “a demonstrated track record of pioneering social innovations and offer measurable objectives for increasing and expanding the impact.” …

Expansion Capital Receives $10 Million Investment

San Francisco , New York and London – April 18, 2007 – Expansion Capital Partners, a dedicated clean technology venture capital firm, today announced a $10 million investment in Clean Technology Fund II, LP, by Palmshore Investments Limited, whose designated investment advisors are Consensus Business Group Limited (Consensus). In addition, …

Social Accountability International e-Update

The Government of Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce has launched a national project encouraging awareness and implementation of the SA8000 standard throughout Pakistan’s manufacturing and export sectors. According to the Ministry’s recent press release, the project “aims at enhancing the country’s export potential through ethical production and sourcing in the broader …

Calvert Foundation The Junction April. 2007

“Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”. Tim Freundlich, Calvert Foundation’s Director of Strategic Development, recently published a paper with colleagues that evaluates the financial challenges Social Enterprises face as they become more mature and successful. This quickly growing sector lacks access to capital because there are almost no sources of expansion capital …

Insight Investment – March, 2007

The ABI updates its guidelines on executive remuneration· Managing climate change risks and opportunities·IIGCC Investor Statement on Climate Change· Water: the next oil?

News from Environmental Finance Publications, March, 2007

TXU buyers step away from coal. EIB warns Africa may suffer as Chinese banks move in IFC, State Street to launch emerging markets SRI fund. Flurry of deals seen in solar sector. EU aims for 25% cut in car emissions. State dropouts will cut mercury prices, says EPA. China to …