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  • FINANCE MATTERS AT THE NET IMPACT CONFERENCE 2017

    Last week, London Business School hosted the Net Impact Conference 2017: Return on Impact. Interest in environmentally and socially responsible investment has grown by 33% since 2014 – today constituting almost $9 trillion in actively managed assets globally according to some measures. Increasingly, investors are......

  • TRIODES BANK LAUNCHES PERSONAL CURRENT ACCOUNT IN THE UK

    Triodos, a leading sustainable bank in Europe opened registrations for its first ever UK personal current account this week. The account, described as the most sustainable current account ever brought to the UK market, will begin with a phased rollout this summer. Triodos has been......

  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CALL UN GREEN CLIMATE FUND ‘A LAUGHING STOCK’

    Tensions between rich and poor countries were running high at a recent meeting of the Green Climate Fund board, the UN’s flagship climate finance initiative Megan Darby at Climate Home reports. Projects worth a total of $755m were approved by the Fund’s board, including $265m for......

  • FORD FOUNDATION TO INVEST PART OF ITS ENDOWMENT IN MISSION-RELATED INVESTMENTS

    In an essay Darren Walker, the President of the Ford Foundation, explains the Foundation’s decision to gradually invest up to $1 billion of its endowment in MRI funds (Mission-Related Investments), to be phased in over the next 10 years. According to Walker, the Ford Foundation......

  • EY SURVEY: INVESTORS VALUE CORPORATE ESG REPORTING

    Following the Bloomberg/Carney task force recommendations that companies should include climate data in their mainstream financial reporting, an EY survey reveals that the majority of investors value ESG and non-financial reporting by investee companies. The survey – Is your non-financial performance revealing the true value......

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