Finance & Investment

The latest in the spheres of socially responsible investing, impact investing, and other ways investors and shareholders are asserting their desire for ethical investment options.

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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ Offers Sustainable Investing Analytics, Reporting

Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ Offers Sustainable Investing Analytics, Reporting

The Morgan Stanley IQ application gives wealth management clients new customizable insights into the social and environmental impact of their investment portfolios.

Report: Food Giants Capitalizing on Consumers’ ‘Appetite for Disruption’

$5.3 trillion investor coalition reports on how global food companies including Tesco, Carrefour and Nestlé are responding to consumer demand for alternative proteins

How Investors Can Effectively Select an Investment Manager to Measure ESG

Here are a few preliminary steps asset owners should take when beginning the search for an investment manager that integrates ESG.

Investors Lose Patience with Companies’ Lack of Environmental Disclosure

Investors with nearly $10 trillion in assets are targeting over 700 companies that are not transparent enough about their environmental impact, and pushing them to disclose this information through CDP. This is the first time that CDP is reporting publicly on its Non-Disclosure Campaign.

SustainAccounting Launches World’s First Triple Bottom Line Certification

At the heart of the Certified TBL program is its advocacy of multicapital- and context-based Triple Bottom Line accounting, still new to most organizations but rapidly emerging as the gold standard for measurement and reporting.

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SASB, CDSB Partner on How-To Guide for Climate-Related Disclosures

Sustainability standards setters release implementation guide for complying with TCFD recommendations for communicating about climate-related financial risk.

Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth

Largest private sector investment to date will prepare next generation of global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty.

The Win-Win of JUST Jobs: Higher ROE When Companies Disclose Workplace Policies

Human capital issues increasingly important area for corporate leadership, as market participants call for greater transparency.

ESG Evaluation Tool Sets Holistic Benchmark for Sustainability Performance

New market offering seeks to improve transparency, disclosure and private-sector engagement with rising environmental, social and governance risk concerns.

BofA Commits $300 Billion by 2030 to Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business

Bank’s third environmental commitment is designed to advance solutions to issues aligned with the SDGs — including sustainable energy and transportation, climate resiliency, clean water and sanitation.

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Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women

New impact investment vehicle provides funding to underserved women of color and low-income women entrepreneurs across the US.

Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs

Backed by John Hancock, COIN offers customers eight Impact Areas to invest in with as little as $50.

Mastercard, Doconomy Launch the Future of Sustainable Payments

DO is a free, easy-to-use mobile banking service that lets users track, understand and reduce their CO2 footprints through carbon offsetting.

CPG Transparency Platform Now Incentivizes Consumers to Choose Sustainable Products

Almond, a groundbreaking economic framework that aims to tackle the world of sustainable consumer goods, rewards those who make an effort to purchase sustainable products and help to combat cheap consumer goods.

Clif Bar Ag Fund to Help Organic Farmers Weather Economic Challenges

The Clif Ag Fund will help increase the economic resilience of organic farmers in Clif’s supply chain — including lower energy costs from day one.

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Financial Services Lead Charge in Linking Financial Performance, Sustainability

Companies increasingly recognize the importance to their bottom line of a comprehensive sustainability strategy, which includes reporting.

New Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance Towards SDGs

Now, projects seeking funding must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of a third-party assessor, that they advance the SDGs.

New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk

New step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance builds on launch of web-based tool, ENCORE, in November.

Less Medley, More Value: Creating a New Quality for Corporate Reporting

This week at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, the discussion about how to implement the directives of the Paris Agreement is in full swing.

Corporate Reporting Dialogue Launches 2-Year Project to Drive Better Alignment

Today, the Corporate Reporting Dialogue — a coalition of major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers — announced a groundbreaking, two-year project focused on driving better alignment in the corporate reporting landscape, to make it easier for companies to prepare effective and coherent disclosures that meet the evolving information needs of capital markets and society.

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