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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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    July 27, 2016

    Materiality Fuels Aspirations for Future Generations

    Investors and senior management still lack the tools to fully integrate sustainability into their investing and management activities.

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    July 27, 2016

    Exploring Ways to Close the ESG Info Gap: Perspective from Canada

    A growing body of research confirms that investors around the world are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their investment decision-making. Adding to the evidence, a recent study of institutional investors in Canada found that investors do consider ESG issues when making investment decisions.

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    July 27, 2016

    Corporate Sustainability Through Shared Value and Innovation

    As reflected in its business model, Discovery’s focus has always been on placing the needs of society at the core of its strategy. Discovery designs its innovative insurance products around its shared-value approach, which manifests in its health-promoting integrated insurance programme, Vitality.

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    July 27, 2016

    Aspiring to the Gold Standard in Mining Management

    For Goldcorp Inc., one of the world’s largest gold producers with operations throughout the Americas, sustainable and responsible mining is a company-wide commitment.

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    July 27, 2016

    Why Is Everyone Angry at Wall Street?

    Why is there such a strong belief that financial types reap an unfair share of the financial rewards without a care for the rest of us? Perhaps because finance has lost its sense of purpose, and serves itself at least as much as it does the real economy.

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    July 27, 2016

    Forest Ecosystems and Climate Uncertainty: Investment Implications

    On June 2, Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM) hosted Dr. Robert Scheller of Portland State University and Charles Bullard, Fellow at Harvard Forest, as part of an event titled “Forest ecosystems and climate uncertainty: investment implications along the supply chain.”

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    May 20, 2016

    JSFB May Edition: “Relativity”

    This month in the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (JSFB), we consider the issue of “Relativity” in the capital markets. Einstein showed that even though the laws of physics are the same everywhere, people experience time and space differently. It follows that individual perspectives on change are relative to one’s own current position.

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    May 20, 2016

    The World Ocean Council, Corporate Ocean Responsibility and the Ocean Investment Platform

    Sustainable use development of the dynamic, interconnected global ocean presents unique opportunities and challenges for the private sector.

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    May 20, 2016

    ReFED: Impact Investing in Food Waste Reduction

    With $218 billion spent annually on food that is not eaten, great potential exists to invest today in methods that will pay off by eliminating tomorrow’s losses.

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    May 20, 2016

    ESG “Infractions” a Predictor of Accounting Issues

    Will a company’s record of violations related to worker welfare, product safety or environmental damage predict reporting shenanigans?