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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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2013 Green Transition Scoreboard® Uncovers Over $4.1T in Private Green Investments

The Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS), which tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007, found $4.1 trillion invested or committed as of Q4 2012, promising long strides away from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era in 2013.

ESG Affects Investor Decisions Differently in Short and Long Term, Deloitte Says

Investor decisions can be influenced by a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure in the short-term but may not lead to higher stock returns over the long-term, Deloitte said in a recent report.

New iPhone App Increases Corporate Transparency by Sharing Key Financial Data

A new iPhone app offers users increased insight into corporate behavior. With BizVizz, launched February 4, users can snap a picture of a brand’s logo to get a simple screengraphic that instantly displays financial data about the corporation. How much tax do they pay? How much money do they get in government in subsidies?

Record Number of Investors Support Carbon Disclosure Project

Investors representing a third of the world’s invested capital have asked more than 5,000 public companies to report their carbon emissions and climate change strategies through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the organization announced.

Carbon Divestment Is No Financial Risk, Study Finds

Divesting from fossil fuel companies does not incur additional portfolio risk, according to a new report by Aperio Group.

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Report: Impact Investing To Grow 12% in 2013

Investors seeking environmental and social performance alongside financial returns intend to increase their commitments in the market, according to a new report by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

Experts Look Beyond Reporting Trends on 'The Changing ESG Landscape'

Smart brands are going a step beyond environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to assess the material costs and benefits of their sustainability investments, according to "The Changing ESG Landscape," a quarterly analyst program hosted by MetaVu and CRD Analytics.

Magnum Aiming to Enhance Financial Opportunities for 5K Female Cocoa Farmers by 2025

The ice cream brand aims to help 5,000 female cocoa farmers in Côte D'Ivoire achieve financial stability and diversify their incomes, for greater prosperity in the cocoa-farming offseason, by 2025.