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Impact investing here to stay

May 25, 2014

Financial advisers need to resist the urge to roll their eyes when the issue of impact investing comes up in conversation — because the topic is likely to arise more often and is becoming more important to more clients. Historically, institutional...

Is ESG investing going mainstream?

February 10, 2018

It is still easy to find naysayers of investing based on environmental, social and governance factors, but those critics who once held the high ground of quantitative and rational analysis are starting to feel the ground slowly crumble beneath...

InvestmentNews debuts impact investing documentary at the UN

September 11, 2018

As women and millennials lead the charge on impact investing, financial advisers are learning how to have conversations with clients on the subject. InvestmentNews debuted a documentary short at the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the...

Advisers not sold on ESG fund strategies

January 25, 2019

Even a boom in exchange-traded funds touting their environmental, social and governance credentials isn't enough to convince investors to buy these strategies. A new report from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based research and consulting company,...

Green funds return 22.95% through July 31, outperforming the S&P 500

August 10, 2009

For green investors, patience is not only a virtue, it is a source of profits. The performance of environmentally conscious mutual funds surpassed the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index this year after faltering late last year, according to...

Power Play launches non-traded solar energy index

July 23, 2009

Power Play Research today launched the Power Play Global Solar Energy Index (PPGSEI), which will record the performance of more than 50 solar energy companies in developed countries worldwide. The index will report the monthly and year-to-date...

Genocide-free investing policy urged for Fidelity funds

July 9, 2009

Shareholders of 13 Fidelity funds will vote next week on a non-binding resolution that asks the funds' boards of trustees to establish a policy of so-called genocide-free investing. The resolution asks the boards to “institute procedures to...

VC dollars rev up 'Green' machines

July 1, 2009

Venture capital investments in green technologies rebounded in the second quarter, according to a report released by Greentech Media Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based online media and research firm. Investments totaled $1.2 billion in 85 deals...

Funds' carbon footprint

April 12, 2009

They don't produce much in the way of greenhouse gases themselves, but mutual funds and exchange traded funds can leave an indirect carbon footprint. Trucost PLC, a London-based environmental-research organization, recently calculated that the...

Report analyzes carbon footprint of U.S. mutual funds

April 9, 2009

A report that ranks funds by their carbon footprints may make it easier for advisers to determine which funds are greener than others — but whether it will help green investing become more mainstream remains to be seen. The report examines...

Vanguard establishes human-rights investment policy

March 12, 2009

Shareholder resolutions calling for the adoption of a “genocide-free” investing policy might be withdrawn before Vanguard’s July 2 shareholders’ meeting because the firm has established a formal policy. The board of trustees of The Vanguard...

Climate proxies up

March 8, 2009

Climate change continues to be important to investors, and they want to know what companies are doing to mitigate the impact and risks associated with global warming. Shareholder resolutions on the issue of climate change submitted for the 2009...

Catholic values fund fires back at N.Y. Times

December 24, 2008

Ave Maria Mutual Funds in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. is firing back at The New York Times editorial board’s recent attack on the investment strategy applied by the Catholic values fund family. The Dec. 18 editorial chided the fund family’s investment...

Lipper plans ESG scoring system for mutual funds

March 12, 2019

In the latest acknowledgment by the financial services industry of a more socially conscious investor universe, Lipper plans to roll out a system for grading mutual funds based on social, environmental and corporate governance parameters. The...

Carbon trading set to expand in U.S.

September 1, 2008

With a shot at becoming a $1 trillion market in little more than a decade, carbon trading is poised to take a major step forward in the United States. What is for sale are carbon allowances, intangible credits allotted to big companies that...

Fidelity declines to divest from Sudan

June 19, 2008

Fidelity Investments of Boston said yesterday the firm would not divest from companies that do business in Sudan. The fund firm issued a statement at a shareholders’ meeting in Boston at which the nonprofit advocacy group, Investors Against...

Activists hail data as reason to avoid Sudan-linked firms

June 9, 2008

Activist groups urging fund firms to divest from companies doing business in Sudan are finding evidence that stocks of some of the companies have delivered lower returns than some of their peers that have no connection to the country. The Sudan...

More firms do good

April 28, 2008

A growing number of businesses are finding that they can do well by doing good. That is the conclusion of a report on corporate social responsibility issued this month by two researchers from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business...

Carbon emissions trading becomes hot

March 31, 2008

The fight against global warming is making carbon emissions the hot new commodity. According to a February report from New Carbon Finance, a research provider for global carbon markets based in London, the United States could have a $1 trillion...

Showing a little faith

February 11, 2008

People are no longer content to merely walk with God. They want to invest with him, too. That is the reason why IW Financial has created two indexes founded on faith-based investment principles. "The entire space of investors interested in applying...

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