When investing in a company, you need to make sure they are doing the right thing and that they are profitable. Companies that do the wrong thing expose themselves to massive risks that could have a huge financial impact in the future. I've attached my notes on SRI below: Involves: Environmental pollution Public concerns (Genetically modified food) Corporate Governance. (Is chairman and CEO same person) Focus of regulatory framework. (greenhouse gas emissions Labour issues. (Safe working environment) SRI is any issue that may not have a short term impact but could have significant negative or positive impacts for asset owners in the long term. SRI has a financial impact. Its not a Moral Judgement OR an Investment Judgement. It includes both. It is the right thing to do and its in the interest of the investor Includes: Ethical business practices Transparent reporting Community support Black economic empowerment Methods: Active asset management with regards to voting in board rooms Enforcing good corporate governance Aim for investments that have a positive contribution to society Also focus on unlisted socially responsible opportunities (Educational Entrepreneurs) Approaches: Passive screening. Invest in an ESG benchmark index Positive screening. Establish a criteria before an investment is included in a portfolio Negative screening. Exclude companies on the basis of ESG performance. UN Global Compact: Human Rights International Labour Organisation (no child labour) Environmental issues No to bribery and corruption Trustees feel SRI implementation is too difficult and that it goes against their mandate of sole responsibility of maximising investment returns. Some critics say that negative screening is not consistent with Modern Portfolio Theory as it limits the investment universe thus lowering diversification, but benefits of diversification are marginal and fall rapidly. Most important issue is if negative screening causes a big deviation from benchmark, if a tobacco company like BAT is one of the biggest in the index. Others believe business should stick to doing business. Trustees must: instruct managers to take SRI into account instruct managers to engage with firms in which they invest Independent non-executive directors may not be considered independent the longer they hold their position Factors pushing ESG into the mainstream Nexus between ESG issues and financial performance Stakeholder activism Reputational concerns Consumer pressure and public opinion Pressure from research bodies Pressure from insurance industries Introduction of corporate environmental reporting obligations Rise of the global company Adoption of investment guidelines by the World Bank Growing corporate Transparency IT revolution Social Media pressure Regulation mandating disclosure of ESG investment policies Traits Discipline Transparency Independence Accountability Appropriate behaviour Fairness Social responsibility Good stakeholder relations Communication and disclosure Effective leadership Financial and economic performance Respect for shareholder’s rights Meeting stakeholder obligations Embracing challenges of their business environment
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Speaker Bio: Tom Van Dyck has been a leader in the field of socially-responsible investing since starting at Dean Witter in 1983. Description of Talk: With today's stock and bond markets in constant flux, and the concept of long-term investing used often to camouflage outmoded styles of wealth preservation and appreciation, how are individual investors - of any size - to see a way forward? Socially-responsible investments can deliver returns that are market rate and durable, as Tom Van Dyck explains in this talk. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) combines investing with doing good - what's not to like? Well... a few issues crop up when implementing SRI. As they say: many a slip twixt cup and lip. --------------------- http://www.curreencapital.com twitter: @curreencr
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Socially responsible or ethical investing has a lot to offer, but sometimes the returns aren't as great as those from more traditional investments. In this video I explain what ethical investing is, how to find socially responsible investments, and why it's important to make room for these in your portfolio! Website: http://www.moneyaftergraduation.com Facebook: facebook.com/MoneyAfterGraduation Twitter: @moneyaftergrad Instagram: @moneyaftergrad Money After Graduation Inc. #600 630-8 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G6
Views: 914 Bridget Casey
If you want to invest your money in ways that support your values, learn more about socially responsible investing (SRI). The returns on SRI funds are in line with non-SRI funds - so you don't have to choose between your values and potential returns. Achieve more with your investments than just making money - choose SRI funds. **** MAKE SENSE OF MONEY Subscribe to the Booster channel: https://www.youtube.com/boosternz Follow Booster on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boostermoneynz/ Follow Booster on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/booster-nz ****
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Using numerous examples, this talk makes the point that sustainable investing could make you money. Karina Funk, CFA has extensive environmentally-oriented investment experience spanning early-stage ventures to debt and public equities. She was previously an equity research analyst for Winslow Management Co, a principal at Charles River Ventures, and an investment manager at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Karina is the founding mentor and judge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Ignite Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. She its on Investor Advisory Board of Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, and she is a fellow of the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation. Karina holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, MIT andPurdue University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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"The Conscious Investor" is presented by Nuveen. "Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships" was written by Columbia University's Bill Eimicke and his colleague, Warren Buffett's grandson, Howard Buffett. The framework for the book was inspired by Berkshire Hathaway and modeled after the company’s application of value investing. Like value investing, social value investing employs a long-term strategy that the authors believe unlock hidden or intrinsic value. The book focuses on the partnerships between the public, private, and philanthropic sectors that are needed to tackle the world's greatest problems. -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, science, retail, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/ BI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessinsider/ BI on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ BI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider
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Evan A. Tylenda is working toward his CFA designation and is active in several organizations supporting sustainability initiatives in Grand Rapids, MI. Evan hopes to encourage companies and investors to embrace the benefits of corporate sustainability and socially responsible investing. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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More and more funds claim to follow an ethical, or “ESG”, mandate. Tim Bennett looks at some of the challenges when it comes to finding the right one.
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Am I a socially conscious investor (also known as a socially responsible investor)? A subscriber recently asked me this very question. Social conscious investing is popular these days, as many people want to do the right thing. That being said, I also believe that social responsible investing could lead to unintended consequences. Learn about my personal values-based investing strategy, and how each dividend investment requires an open mind and consideration of all pros and cons. Learn why blanket statements and strategies are potentially dangerous in the world of investing. At a high level, I believe in the following concepts for my dividend growth investing strategy. 1) I believe that consumers should have choice. 2) I believe in the power of moderation and self-control. 3) I believe that good deeds go rewarded. In the long run, people and companies that drive value will be rewarded. When people approach social conscious investing, they can be quick to pass judgment. While blanket statements are easy, they can also be dangerous. Today, I go through three industry sectors that prove the analysis (of whether a company is socially conscious or not) is super complex: 1) Energy / Oil 2) Technology 3) Fast Food Learn how companies in energy and fast food may look "un-responsible" at first glance, but there are actually two sides to the equation. Learn how technology companies may look "responsible" at first glance, but again there are two sides to that story. At the end of the day, dividend growth investors are marrying their positions for decades. It's important to follow one's values in life and finance. If one does not follow their values, they may be too quick to sell a position. My strategy is one about avoiding fast conclusions and taking every company on a case-by-case decision. Disclaimer: I'm not a licensed investment advisor, and today's video is just for entertainment and fun. This video is NOT investment advice. Please talk to your licensed investment advisor before making any financial decisions. All content on my YouTube channel is (c) Copyright IJL Productions LLC.
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Alex Edmans talks about the long-term impacts of social responsibility and challenges the idea that caring for society is at the expense of profit. Alex is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex graduated top of his class from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (NYC). After a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar, he joined Wharton, where he was granted tenure and won 14 teaching awards in six years. Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance, behavioural finance, CSR, and practical investment strategies. He has been awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability, and was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by Yale University. Alex co-led a session at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, and runs a blog, “Access to Finance” (www.alexedmans.blogspot.com), that aims to make complex finance topics accessible to a general audience. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Wharton Finance Professor Alex Edmans on "Socially Responsible Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good." For photos from Wharton BizTalks 2012, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewhartonschool/sets/72157629488824971/
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Socially responsible investing in firms, the given behavior of millionaires, and social impact bonds. Nadja Guenster, Shaun Davies, Paul Smeets. You can view this video and the full video archive on the Dukascopy TV page: http://www.dukascopy.com/tv/en/#180695 Смотрите Dukascopy TV на вашем языке: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvrussian 用您的语言观看杜高斯贝电视: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvchinese Miren Dukascopy TV en su idioma: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvspanish Schauen Sie Dukascopy TV in Ihrer Sprache: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvgerman Regardez la Dukascopy TV dans votre langue: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvfrench Veja a TV Dukascopy na sua língua: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvpt
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Rachel Hutchisson's talk is about why the end of Corporate Social Responsibility is A GOOD THING. Why is it a good thing? Because it will be replaced, by "Human Social Responsibility." Hutchisson outlines why the phrase Corporate Social Responsibility is so problematic, before offering her advice to businesses of all sizes in how to identify and operate a successful program. The key? Listening and empowering the workers of the business, and listening to your community. Hutchisson ends her talk with a call to leadership -- Keep the HUMANS central. Rachel Hutchisson is VP of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), responsible for global corporate social responsibility, leading the company’s 3,200 associates in efforts to serve and give professionally and personally. Rachel brings experience in marketing, brand communications, corporate culture and strategic relationships to her role. She built Blackbaud’s CSR program from the ground up, leveraging her deep experience working at the intersection of business and nonprofits. Rachel is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dickinson College and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Rachel serves on the Board of Directors of the Giving Institute (Giving USA), the Giving Back Fund, AFP International, Learning to Give and the Coastal Community Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Does Socially Responsible Investing Hurt Investment Returns? http://www.financial-spread-betting.com/strategies/strategies-tips.html PLEASE LIKE, SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE THIS VIDEO TO SUPPORT OUR WORK. Does socially responsible investing make financial sense? Does socially responsible investing work!? The whole point of socially responsible investing is to encourage good practices and discourage bad practices. Socially Responsible Investing versus Sin Stocks. Good practices would be anything that protects the environment, human rights, consumer protection. Bad practices would be anything to do with alcohol, tobacco, weapons, gambling, fast food or sugary foods. Socially Responsible Funds Underperform Why do people do this? The obvious reason is because people want to feel good about their investments. The trouble is that studies show that 80% of these socially responsible funds underperform the benchmark.
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Sustainable investment is an investment strategy that acknowledges the relevance of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors in investment decision making and its following generation of sustainable financial returns. As Laura Berry, Executive Director with the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility explains, the importance of sustainable investment that considers social investment factors is fundamental to meeting fiduciary responsibilities. As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio. This video examines those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; it is not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS. Visit http://www.calstrs.com/sustainability for more information about CalSTRS sustainability efforts.
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'Retire Inspired' author Chris Hogan on millennials' strategy for investing.
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Your money has an ethical impact. Socially Responsible Investment funds provide stocks screened along ethical lines, but what is available, how do the indices work and how much do they cost? Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pensioncraft
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SRI Investing is among the relatively few professional financial advisory firms in the country that specializes solely in SRI – sustainable, responsible, impact investing (aka socially responsible investing) and financial planning. We are absolutely committed to: • Helping our individual clients achieve financially healthy, rewarding, and joyful lives. • Empowering non-profit and religious organizations to invest their financial resources safely, profitably, and in concert with their respective missions. • Encouraging and assisting all of our clients to invest in ways that fit their values and contribute to a world that is more peaceful, just, and sustainable. How you spend and manage your financial resources matters. SRI investors are making important and meaningful contributions every day to an economy that works for everyone and the planet. Come meet us, and become part of our client family! http://www.sriinvesting.com/ http://www.firstaffirmative.com/ https://www.greenamerica.org/ https://www.ussif.org/ SRI INVESTING , 350 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, 10118, UNITED STATES SRI Investing LLC is an investment advisor registered in New Jersey and offering advisory services nationwide.
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What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. © University of St.Gallen (HSG), Text by Prof. Thomas Beschorner (http://bit.ly/Beschorner), Production: http://www.zense.ch To watch the second «Little Green Bags» video on the ten myths of entrepreneurship, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gRkJ9cnzo. Learn more online: http://www.presse.unisg.ch Become our friend on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HSGUniStGallen Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HSGStGallen
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Mary Jane McQuillen, EMBA '07, of ClearBridge Advisors leads a discussion at the 2010 Social Enterprise Conference about the motivating factors for increased investor participation in socially responsible investing. This session at the 2010 Social Enterprise Conference features Professor Vinay Nair, founder of Ada Investments; Peter Knight, president of Generation Investment Management; Valerie Cook Smith, vice president of corporate sustainability at Citigroup; and Bryan Corbett, principal in global government and regulatory affairs at the Carlyle Group. To learn more about the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School, please please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise
Views: 1475 Columbia Business School
Summary of my discussion with one of the Neuberger Berman Socially Responsive Mutual Fund managers. SRI, Sustainable, Investing, Socially, Responsible, ESG, Environmental, Social, Governance, Green, Ethical Governance Investing, Socially Conscious Investing, Green Investing, Ethical Investing, Double Bottom Line Investing
Views: 262 Bill Holliday
http://IncredibleRetirement.com 800-393-1017 I just read a report saying that socially responsible investing represents almost 25% of US based investments. Socially responsible investing is where you avoid investing your money in areas that are not in alignment with your personal beliefs and values. Maybe don't want your money invested in companies that sell tobacco products, alcohol, weapons, or maybe use animal testing in research and development. Or you might be concerned about environmental, social or religious issues. Chances are, whatever cause is important to you, there's a mutual fund designed with you in mind. New evidence from one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds shows that socially responsible investors are losing out on significant profits in their investments. Excluding tobacco companies and weapon manufacturers reduced the returns by almost 2% per year. As you might imagine, Wall Street has also come up with investment products that target these specific companies, sometimes called sin stocks. A portfolio of so called sin stocks outperformed the S&P 500 from 1996 through October of 2016 by 3.7% per year. The bottom line is there are many forms of socially responsible investing and socially responsible investment products. I remember many years ago a software company contacted us to try and sell us their socially responsible screening program. It would screen existing mutual funds and give the fund a red, yellow or green light. I was shocked to find that a religious based mutual fund managed by a large and well known religious organization actually failed the socially responsible screening based on the algorithms of the software. Their fund got the dreaded red light. I pretty sure the religious organization would disagree with the software's findings. Because of the wide variety of socially responsible and how you define socially responsible one person to the other or from one investment product to the other, the odds are stacked against you in achieving competitive, let alone above average investment returns. My suggestion to you is to NOT limit your investment selection to so called socially responsible investments. Instead invest focusing on total return. Then take some of your profits that you will probably get by avoiding socially responsible investing and use those profits to donate to the causes that are important to you. Chances are you will make a bigger financial impact on the charities and causes that are important to you!
Views: 371 Brian Fricke
What is ethical investing? How to invest in ethical way? What is social impact investments? How to find mutual find or stocks to invest in ethical way? Watch this video to find the answers. Social responsible investing is an important part of modern world. It is also called green investing or ethical investing or Socially responsible investing (SRI), or social impact investments. If you are interested in socially responsible investing, you have to find mutual funds, or companies offering these services.
Views: 2545 Joyful Investor
Large German companies who rely heavily on commodities are learning the best long-term strategy for maintaining quality and keeping prices stable is to promote good corporate social responsibility. Coffee retailer and cafe chain Tchibo sources mostly from farms that are socially and environmentally responsible. Markus Conrad, Tchibo's chairman and an INSEAD alum, explains how this works.
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Sustainable Investment at http://www.GenevaCapitalSA.com - Swiss-based Private Equity Advisor Geneva Capital S.A. Founding Partner R. Scott Arnell discusses Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Enviromental Social Governance (ESG) & Impact Investing in Frontier Markets with Jill Malandrino on The Street, an independent US-based financial news and services website co-founded by Jim Cramer, author and host of CNBC's show 'Mad Money' (produced by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast [ CMCSA ]). https://youtu.be/lToUcsegiEM Originally published January 16, 2015. Jill Malandrino: Scott, explain to us what socially responsible investment is, and where has the growth come from in this market? Scott Arnell: Socially responsible investing, sustainable investing is an approach to investing that incorporates and integrates extra-financial data into the investment decision-making process. There are a lot of different ways that this is done, but the objectives are generally the same - that is to achieve competitive or superior market returns, while advancing the values of the institution or the investor that's behind it. Now, it's been growing at double-digit rates all across the different categories in Europe - between 11 and 52% in terms of assets-under-management over the last couple of years. The largest SRI, responsible investing category is exclusion, or sometimes referred to as negative screening. In that type of a strategy, the investment universe necessarily excludes investments in certain types of companies or certain types of stocks. So, examples of that would be investments in tobacco companies may be excluded or companies of cluster munitions or landmines or perhaps investment in companies that have business relations with the Sudanese government. The fastest-growing category in sustainable investment, socially responsible investing in terms of growth, albeit from a smaller base, is impact investing and this is where the investor tries to improve conditions on a socio-economic or environmental basis through the investing process. Some examples of that might be investing in housing for low income families, or in companies that are promoting fair-trade coffee in South America or Africa. Now the growth has always been driven in terms of absolute assets-under-management from pension funds, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. Where I work, in Europe, there is legislation in many countries like the UK, France, Germany that requires pension funds and public investment funds to disclose how is their portfolio is impacting social or environmental ESG concerns as well as the investment process. Jill Malandrino: Well your clients are all institutional-based, so the question of does this limit diversification where performance... it's a little bit different than a retail investor, because that would be the obvious question, there are other ways for them to improve performance, but looking at it on an absolute basis, when you employ SRI, do you lose any advantage because of less diversification or missing some of the performances of excluded stocks? Scott Arnell: That is a very good question, and when a client is thinking of getting into SRI, socially responsible investing / sustainable investment, that is the first question that they ask, and consequently, we have looked at that a lot. There are several studies out there and a lot of work that has been done, and I haven’t seen anything that indicates that you will necessarily under-perform the market by excluding aspects in your investing universe especially with the types of industries that typically get excluded in responsible investing. On the other hand, there have been studies out there that are promoting the idea that you will outperform the market by having responsible investing type portfolio. I don’t think the results on that are conclusive either. At the same time, I think there's a growing consensus that companies that do integrate sustainable investing, environmental social and governance, ESG - type factors in their business model and in their management, are better-managed companies and will outperform over the long run, nevertheless most funds and businesses are reporting results on a monthly or quarterly basis. It depends on your investment horizon. Jill Malandrino: OK thanks very much Scott for joining us. For The Street in New York, I'm Jill Malandrino.
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What is SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING? What does SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING mean? SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING meaning - SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING definition - SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Socially responsible investing (SRI), or social investment, also known as sustainable, socially conscious, "green" or ethical investing, is any investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social good to bring about a social change. Recently, it has also become known as "sustainable investing" or "responsible investing". There is also a subset of SRI known as "impact investing", devoted to the conscious creation of social impact through ainvestment. In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortifacients/abortion, fossil fuel production, and/or the military. The areas of concern recognized by the SRI practitioners are sometimes summarized under the heading of ESG issues: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. "Socially responsible investing" is one of several related concepts and approaches that influence and, in some cases govern, how asset managers invest portfolios. The term "socially responsible investing" sometimes narrowly refers to practices that seek to avoid harm by screening companies included in an investment portfolio. However, the term is also used more broadly to include more proactive practices such as impact investing, shareholder advocacy and community investing. According to investor Amy Domini, shareholder advocacy and community investing are pillars of socially responsible investing, while doing only negative screening is inadequate.
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The Haas School of Business operates a $1.7 Million+ Socially Responsible Investment Fund that MBA students manage with an experienced advisory board. During the Fund's 5 year anniversary in 2013, Haas set a fundraising goal of $15 Million to increase the impact of the SRI fund. Learn more about the Haas SRI Fund at http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkeley.edu ©2013 Center for Responsible Business Video produced by TrimTab Media: http://www.trimtabmedia.tv
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Nancy Barry (MBA 1975), President, NBA Enterprise Solutions for Poverty Lisa Hall (MBA 1993), President and CEO, Calvert Foundation Steve Lydenberg, Founding Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University; Partner, Strategic Vision for Domini Social Investments LLC Donella Rapier (MBA 1992), Chief Development and Administrative Officer, Accion Socially responsible investing seeks to build value for shareholders, companies and society, recognizing that value can be enhanced through ethical employment and environmental and governance practices. Can investors attend to a social mission, to a double- or triple-bottom line, and to sustainable business practices, and simultaneously expect competitive returns? What can investors do to ensure that positive social impact and investor return are achieved together?
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Julia Galef from http://measureofdoubt.com interviews the mathematician from http://askamathematician.com about socially responsible investing. If you limit your investments to companies that uphold ethical principles you care about -- for example, environmental protection, human rights, diversity, etc. -- how much of an impact does your investment decision have?
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http://www.vancity.com/sri IA Clarington, the mutual fund company we've partnered with to deliver IAC Inhance SRI Funds, has created a short video that explains why socially responsible investing (SRI) is really just smart investing. SRI is about making investment decisions that not only deliver competitive financial returns, but positive social and environmental returns as well. Our alignment with IA Clarington gives members access to award-winning mutual funds sub-advised by Vancity Investment Management. VCIM's "Return on Responsibility" investment philosophy balances growth prospects today, with the progressive and sustainable business practices needed to keep growing in the future.
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Investors might want to take a closer look at their portfolios to make sure they have exposure to sustainable companies, according to one expert. 'Some [sustainable companies] beat the market,' said Lloyd Kurtz, head of social impact investing at Wells Fargo Private Bank. 'There's good academic evidence that environmental policies can be good, but it's harder to prove in practice because there are so many other factors involved: valuation and the quality of the money manager.' Investing in sustainable companies, which are typically focused on limiting their carbon footprint, is part of a broader investment theses surrounding 'socially responsible investing.' Socially responsible investing stems beyond the environment Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
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There are a lot of factors to consider when determining when to invest your money. Sometimes we do it based on favorite products or companies, sometimes it’s because of what we believe in. Richmond-based money expert JB Bryan talks about socially-responsible investing.. Aired 7-10-2017 Celebrating more than 20 years of service to investors, JB Bryan Financial Group, Inc. The Home of AfroEconomics™ believes that financial and investment planning should be top priorities for individuals and families of all ages and income ranges. Our goal is to educate you and your family by taking the mystery out of investments, financial planning, and insurance. Visit our website and contact us for a complimentary consultation. www.afroeconomics.com or www.jbbryan.com J.B. Bryan Financial Group, Inc. is an independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm. The Home of AfroEconomics™.
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Have you ever skimmed through a list of companies your investment money is supporting, and wished you hadn't? But what other options are there? Calvin College business professor Leonard Van Drunen, who has worked in investment banking in New York, Tokyo, and London, tells host Karen Saupe how to explore more "socially responsible" options without having to quit your day job to figure it all out.
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Sustainable investing incorporates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment decision making process, and has traditionally been limited to institutional investors. We are proud to be the first in Canada to offer this research to direct investing clients.
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Chairman: Mr. Vivek Mehra, Managing Director, Aloe Private Equity Panelists: Ms. Usha Rao, Manager, KfW Mr. Ashok Emani, Senior Vice President, IDFC Mr. Sumantra Sen, Founder & CEO, Responsible Investments Research Association Mr. Unmesh Brahme, Managing Partner, Sustainability CXO Partners Worldwide Mr. Srinivas Polishetty, Managing Director, American Orient Capital Partners (Philippines) Inc. Mr. Satish Kashyap, Co-founder & Director, General Carbon The following issues will be discussed in this panel • Sustainability guidelines followed by investors and debtors • Micro finance and financing products and services to bottom of the pyramid- social ventures • Socially responsible funds Explore and Enjoy Do write to us - [email protected]
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Here's why ESG funds are the next big thing in ETF investing, according to Richard Cea of InsightShares.
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University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales says that one popular approach for socially responsible investing is misguided. He argues that simply avoiding companies you don’t like can be counterproductive. To him, the divesting of socially conscious investors is driving a focus on profitability, while not hurting companies. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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The Personal Capital Socially Responsible Personal Strategy® is a turnkey solution that systematically screens companies based on their actions in three key areas: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). While many companies tout their SRI offerings, we are unique in that: 1. Rather than focusing on excluding companies, we instead shift the focus to companies that are performing the best within the realm of ESG. 2. We adhere to a sector diversification strategy, which reduces volatility and risk; many other players usually have one or a few funds. 3. For the majority of our U.S. equity exposure, we build these portfolios with individual stocks. This gives our clients advantages in the areas of customization, cost reduction, and tax optimization. To learn more: read our quick overview here https://www.personalcapital.com/assets/whitepapers/Personal-Capital-Socially-Responsible-Personal-Strategy-Methodology.pdf or visit our website https://www.personalcapital.com/wealth-management/investment-strategy
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Summary of the Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) design integrated in Aspen Leaf Partners portfolios, followed by a discussions of indices long term performance and short term model returns.
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The evolution of socially responsible investing. Its meaning and performance, with industry pioneers, Christina Alfandary and John Streur. WEALTHTRACK #1413 broadcast on September 15, 2017.
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Industry thought leader, Brendan D. George, CFA, FCIA, FIA, FSA explains what socially responsible investing is, and how it works in your investment strategies while he attended the Canadian Annual Conference. For more Benefit Bits, visit http://www.ifebp.org/benefitbits For more information about the Canadian Annual Conference, visit: http://www.ifebp.org/canannual
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