Journal of Sustainable Finance & BankingSM

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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April 26, 2017

To Build a Better World, Build Resilience Among Youth

At Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and 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 challenges. When it comes to building resilience among young people, the… 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.