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GIIN Investor Forum 2018

This year’s GIIN Investor Forum 2018 will be the largest global gathering of impact investors. Join us on the 30-31 October in Paris to meet with peers, potential partners and co-investors from around the world. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to gain insights from industry...

Evidence of demand for ethical investment continues to grow

Good with Money has collated a useful selection of reports from the last few years that show that the demand for ethical investment options is here, and growing. The reports, including from The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, UKSIF and Morgan Stanley, offer a range of...

Solar boom in China powers growth in clean energy investment

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever. Solar investment globally amounted to $160.8 billion in 2017, up 18% on the previous year, with just over half of the world total ($86.5 billion) spent in...

CARBON EMITTER SCORECARD

What role investors can - or should - play in combating climate change has been a cause of much debate. Even among those wishing to make environmentally sustainable investments, there is the question of how best to do so. The newly released S&P DJI Carbon Emitter...

NEW TRUSTEE FOR CDP URGES INVESTORS TO TAKE CLIMATE ACTION

This Friday (22nd April - Earth Day) will see the signing of the Paris climate accord. It will be the first time all countries in the world have agreed to cut their emissions with the aim of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. In...

Foundations commit to impact investment

The Ford Foundation has announced its commitment to pursue impact investment as part of its endowment investment strategy. The Foundation, which aims to tackle global inequality, has over $10 billion in assets, suggesting a big lift for the sector even if only a portion of...

Finance Matters November Happy Hour with Sam Gill, Current CEO at ET Index

  Join us with Sam Gill, Current CEO at ET Index on "Exploring a concrete mechanism to harness the power of the investment system to tackle climate change".    When: Tuesday 24th November, 7:30pm at Cognolink offices, located in The Steward Building on 12 Steward Street (Liverpool Street station).   This...

Road to Paris COP21 Series – Part 3: Carbon Risk

  Part 3: Carbon Risk If ‘climate risk’ is the probability of climate catastrophe occurring then ‘carbon risk’ is the probability that investments in high carbon companies and assets will lose value as we transition away from fossil fuels and move towards an increasingly carbon constrained world. The most...

From the archives: Jed Emerson on sustainable vs. impact investing

Socially-responsible investing, sustainable investing, impact investing. Are they different or more of the same? In this thought-provoking piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jed Emerson (@Blended Value) gives a whirlwind overview of developments in socially-oriented investment strategies and makes the case that sustainable investment...

Generation Foundation Report: Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns

Generation Foundation, the advocacy initiative of Generation Investment Management, have published a report entitled 'Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns', to follow on from their 2012 Sustainable Capitalism report. This particular report addressees what Generation Foundation consider to be an 'inertia' in existing capital allocation models that they...

Citi’s $100bn commitment to environmental investments

Citigroup have stepped up their commitment to invest $100bn over ten years in environment related initiatives, including green bonds. This is an increase from their previous $50bn commitment between 2007-2016, a  target they have met early. The rationale for the commitment was presented as being both driven...

Finance Matters Happy Hour: Angela Homsi, Director at Generation Investment Management

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us for our March 2014 happy hour with Angela Homsi, Director at Generation Investment Management. At the crossroads of traditional and development finance, conflict resolution, community bridging, impact and sustainable investments: How “mission-driven” finance can present a variety of solutions to global challenges – with...