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Investment News for a Sustainable Edge

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Investment News for a Sustainable Edge

    Blue like an Orange offers a report card for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Blue like an Orange offers a report card for the Sustainable Development Goals

    “The positive news is that more and more people know what we are talking about,” Bertrand Badré says on the most recent ImpactAlpha podcast. “The negative news is there is not enough action.” The former World Bank official and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital (the name comes from a French surrealist poem) says needed changes in the financial system were not given enough thought when the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted five years ago. He’s writing a book on the topic; as a down payment, Blue Orange is releasing at Davos its internal rating system, SDG Blue, which scores investments against the SDGs in much the same way Moody’s scores companies’ credit ratings.

    • 40 min
    The Decapitalization of the Fossil Fuel Industry

    The Decapitalization of the Fossil Fuel Industry

    The Decapitalization of the Fossil Fuel Industry by ImpactAlpha

    • 23 min
    Cornerstone Capital Seeks to Prove Active Managers Can Deliver Impact in Public Equities

    Cornerstone Capital Seeks to Prove Active Managers Can Deliver Impact in Public Equities

    “Global thematic impact didn’t exist, so we decided to build it ourselves," says Erika Karp in the latest ROI. Cornerstone’s Access Impact Fund is a Nasdaq-listed mutual fund that for a minimum $1,000 investment offers access to sub-advisors looking for thematic investments in small-, medium- and large-cap companies across geographies.

    Karp, formerly the head of global sector research at UBS Investment Bank, is taking a stand on hotly debated investment topics that go beyond impact investing. She says active management, which has fallen out of favor because of high fees and uneven performance, is key to intentional impact.

    • 19 min
    Will Impact Investing Be Swimming Naked When the Tide Goes Out?

    Will Impact Investing Be Swimming Naked When the Tide Goes Out?

    How impact investing will fare in the inevitable event of the next economic downturn is the topic of the most recent instalment of ImpactAlpha’s podcast Returns on Investment. Roundtable regulars Brian Walsh, David Bank and your “loveable curmudgeon” all agree that a slowdown, and possibly even a crash, is inevitable in the not-so-distant future.

    • 24 min
    Sir Ronald Cohen: ‘We are overthrowing the dictatorship of profit’

    Sir Ronald Cohen: ‘We are overthrowing the dictatorship of profit’

    The popular protests that drove the GSG Impact Summit out of Santiago, Chile, added “a poignant urgency” to the first day of the global gathering of impact investors in Buenos Aires, Sir Ronald Cohen said in a podcast interview with ImpactAlpha’s David Bank.

    • 20 min
    Institutional Shift: Corporate Operations are the Front Lines of Sustainability

    Institutional Shift: Corporate Operations are the Front Lines of Sustainability

    Dave Chen of Equilibrium Capital returns for another edition of Institutional Shift.

    • 36 min

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