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November 21, 2016

JSFB November Edition: “Proximity”

“Proximity” is a central question for so many sectors and for the capital markets.  As policy proposals and realities evolve, and while uncertainty and volatility will persist, there is no doubt that macro and structural trends in the US and Global markets are bigger and more powerful than any administration or regulatory regime over the… Read more »

September 28, 2016

“Loyal Opposition”

We must look at complex issues from different perspectives while acknowledging that diverse viewpoints strengthen the quality of the debate.

July 27, 2016

“Explorations & Aspirations”

From innovations in food safety, to Bitcoin and maritime finance, we examine new tools to assess materiality and drive progress.

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    The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking (JSFB) is an on-line forum featuring voices from a range of disciplines bringing their unique perspectives on progress towards a regenerative and inclusive global economy. JSFB contributors include thought leaders from the capital markets, private sector, non-governmental organizations and academia, highlighting breakthroughs in science and technology, best practices in environmental stewardship, social progress and effective governance, and creative ideas for advancement of responsible long-term economic development.
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    March 15, 2017

    Superbugs & Super Risks: The Investment Case for Action

    “Increasing rates of antibiotic resistance pose a major threat to human health worldwide. The implications for the investment sector are also substantial. Left unchecked, by 2050 drug-resistant infections could be claiming 10 million lives annually and wiping $100 trillion from global GDP.”

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    March 14, 2017

    “Climate Investing in 2017: What Can Investors Do Now?” – Webcast

    On March 1 Cornerstone hosted the first of in a new series of Access & Insight events, a webinar titled “Climate Investing in 2017: What Can Investors Do Now?” A video replay is now available.

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    January 14, 2017

    “SMART” Collaboration: A Strategy for Driving Tech Innovation in New York

    According to Professor Boaz Golany of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, collaborations must be SMART: Sustainable, Mutually Attractive, with Reliable, Transparent partners. Learn more in our event replay.

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    December 19, 2016

    The Role of Faith in Impact Investing: A Conversation

    On December 15 Cornerstone Capital Group hosted a discussion with Avi Deutsch, co-founder of LAVAN, a global community bringing together Jewish values and the power of business to repair the world.

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    November 23, 2016

    Erika Karp presenting at BSR Conference 16: “Be Bold”

    Cornerstone Capital CEO Erika Karp participated in BSR’s annual conference recently. She shared her views on the shifting dynamics of the capital markets in recent years, how these changes spurred her to form Cornerstone, and her vision for a convergence of priorities across capital markets constituents…

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    November 21, 2016

    JSFB November Edition: “Proximity”

    With this edition of the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (JSFB), issued in such close proximity to the rather astounding US Presidential election, we see investors driving a dramatic downward move in bonds and a strengthening dollar based upon expectations of fiscal stimulus driving more rapid growth and the prospect of inflation. How close we are to these trends actually materializing is another story entirely. “Proximity” is a central question for so many sectors and for the capital markets.

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    November 21, 2016

    Proximity Ignites Change

    To succeed, the UN Sustainable Development Goals must be clear, digestible, and emotionally resonant—and they must be known across every corner of the planet. To achieve this aspiration, we must not just lean on government, but also mobilize business. By harnessing the power of commerce towards achieving the goals, we will drive impact with brands, executives, corporations, employees, and ultimately consumers.

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    November 21, 2016

    The Legacy of the CGI: Doing Well by Doing Good Lives On

    In late September, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convened top leaders from business, government and civil society for the 12th and final time. The end of the CGI Annual Meeting brings to a close not just an event, but a force that has helped change the way that companies everywhere think about social responsibility.

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    November 21, 2016

    The Gender Equality Gap: A Problem Too Big to Tackle?

    Closing the gender equality gap is among the priorities of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 5), along with end ending poverty and hunger, and ensuring quality education. In short, it is, has been, and will continue to be one of the most tremendous challenges of our times. What precedes this article is a… Read more »