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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.
    April 26, 2017

    To Build a Better World, Build Resilience Among Youth

    At Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s largest non-profit service provider focused on serving LGBTQ youth, we know resilience when we see it. In the financial and risk industries, building resilience is about helping companies or governments achieve success in an ever-changing world of challenge. When it comes to building resilience among young people, the strategies might… Read more »

    April 11, 2017

    “The Role of Faith in Impact Investing: Islamic Finance and Responsibility” – Webcast

    Cornerstone Capital Group recently hosted a live video webinar on the intersection of Islamic finance and social responsibility. John Wilson, Cornerstone’s Head of Corporate Governance, Engagement and Research, interviewed Umar Moghul, an expert on the topic and author of the recently published book, A Socially Responsible Islamic Finance: Character and the Common Good. Among the topics… Read more »

    April 3, 2017

    Water: An Institutional Investment for the 21st Century

    The world faces increasing water demand, which current supplies will be unable to meet. Investors can impact the water field through both traditional investment in companies that are directly involved in water delivery as well as those that are improving water efficiency.

    March 27, 2017

    Tackling Water Scarcity for Business

    Last week at the New York Stock Exchange, Ecolab hosted an event to unveil a new version of its Water Risk Monetizer (WRM) solution. WRM, a financial modeling tool, was developed through Ecolab’s partnership with sustainability data firm Trucost and in collaboration with Microsoft. The event focused on WRM’s new operating features. Alongside the debut… Read more »

    March 25, 2017

    “Super Bugs & Super Risks” — Takeaways from Recent FAIRR Meeting

    As part of Cornerstone’s ongoing research on antibiotics and livestock production, we attended the FAIRR Initiative’s event on antibiotic resistance and investment risk in New York City on Monday, March 20. Attendees who were new to the topic received a useful overview, while those that have been following the issue were presented with valuable perspective.

    March 22, 2017

    Our Comments to the SEC on the CEO/Worker Pay Ratio Rule

    Because our investor clients seek to invest for the long term, we have a strong interest in urging corporate disclosures that enable investors to evaluate risks and make decisions that will affect the long-term health of our clients’ portfolios. Our corporate clients believe that meaningful disclosure that communicates how they are managing environmental, social and governance matters helps them to attract long-term capital.

    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.”

    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.

    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.

    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.