19 01, 2015

Why sustainable development is just as important as finance

2015-01-19T22:02:19-08:00January 19th, 2015|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , |

American economist Jeffrey Sachs has urged investors to add socially responsible firms to their portfolios in 2015, as consumers become more aware of companies’ social and environmental credentials. Speaking at Skagen Funds’ annual conference, Sachs said investors should not just look at the financials of a company before making an investment decision. […]

14 06, 2014

Four in five investors consider sustainability issues

2014-06-14T00:03:03-07:00June 14th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , |

Four in five investors have looked at sustainability issues in one or more investment contexts in the last year, according to research from PwC. However, investors also cited dissatisfaction with current reporting standards. PwC asked investors representing over $7.6 trillion (£4.5 tn) in assets under management, including asset managers and pension funds, about a range of sustainability issues, including climate change, resource scarcity and corporate social responsibility. […]

2 06, 2014

Making money and investing responsibly can go together

2014-06-02T17:49:14-07:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , |

Is ethical and responsible stock market investing compatible with making money? Until recently there was a view among many investors, especially those that oversee large pension plans, that imposing social views on investment decisions limited money-making potential. Recently, however, this view has changed as investors have realized that it is possible for companies to be highly responsible, efficient and well-managed, and make money. Investing in these kinds of companies is called “sustainable investing” and is a modern outgrowth of [...]

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