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April 13, 2018
One Evening in Denver…
Gender EqualityPartnerships for the Goals

One Evening in Denver…

At Cornerstone Capital Group, we have always been committed to investing with gender lens – it’s part of our heritage as a woman-owned investment firm, and equity and inclusion are core values.   One of…

April 13, 2018

‘Who Gets to Build the Future?’: The Rise of Gender Lens Investing

NewsDeeply, April 12, 2018: “Investment factors have a life cycle,” explains John Wilson, head of research at New York-based Cornerstone Capital Group – an investment firm focused on integrating sustainable development factors in its investment practices.…

April 11, 2018

Calpers Weighs Push for Sexual-Harassment Corporate Disclosure

Bloomberg, April 11: "The  California Public Employees’ Retirement System , the largest U. S. pension fund, is weighing a policy to urge companies in which it invests to disclose sexual-harassment settlements. The pension system,…

April 3, 2018
Accountability and Action on the Slate? Corporate Governance in This Activist Age
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Accountability and Action on the Slate? Corporate Governance in This Activist Age

Upcoming Event: Citizen activists are taking to the streets to demand government accountability and action on issues they care about passionately, with groups ranging from #metoo to #neveragain, Black Lives Matter, and the alt-right.…

April 2, 2018
Investing for Impact and Performance: The Essentials
Partnerships for the Goals

Investing for Impact and Performance: The Essentials

Executive summary: The language of impact. At Cornerstone Capital Group, we apply the discipline of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis along with financial analysis in assessing…

March 24, 2018

Facebook Shareholders Force Data Privacy Vote

Barron's, March 24, 2018: "It’s too late to submit a shareholder proposal for  Facebook ’s June annual meeting, but you can expect a deluge of criticism following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica improperly shared data…

March 23, 2018

How to invest in water: A long-term bet on an essential commodity with limited supply

MarketWatch, March 23, 2018: "With global demand for water expected to explode in the coming years, fund managers are recommending investing in the space as a long-term bet on an essential commodity whose supplies are…

March 23, 2018
Water Investing in 2018: Near-term crises and technology for long-term trends
Clean Water and Sanitation

Water Investing in 2018: Near-term crises and technology for long-term trends

In this report, we examine which trends may emerge to catalyze private water investing and how investors gain exposure to opportunities for investing in solutions. Water scarcity is an…

March 22, 2018
Equity Outlook: Still Positive, Risks Increasing Modestly

Equity Outlook: Still Positive, Risks Increasing Modestly

Summary Even as stock price volatility has increased in 2018, the U. S. equity outlook remains fundamentally sound.   Strength in corporate profitability is broad-based, with nine of the eleven sectors in the…

March 9, 2018
CEO Investor Forum: Investor Letter to Presenting Companies

CEO Investor Forum: Investor Letter to Presenting Companies

In conjunction with the recent CEO Investor Forum hosted by CECP, a CEO-led coalition that believes a company’s social strategy determines company success, the organization's Strategic Investors Initiative (SII) issued an open letter to its members…

March 9, 2018
When Political Will Fails
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

When Political Will Fails

U. S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 13 Russians for violations of US campaign laws highlights just how broken the U. S. election finance system has become. It illustrates that…

March 9, 2018

impactmania speaks with Erika Karp

impactmania, March 8: impactmania  spoke with Erika Karp, founder and CEO of  Cornerstone Capital, Inc . Karp founded the investment advisory and wealth management firm after spending 25 years on Wall Street.…

March 9, 2018

Identifying Investment Risk: Harvey Weinstein as Exhibit A

Financial Planning, March 8: "Erika Karp, founder of $1 billion RIA Cornerstone Capital Group, has three words for any advisor wondering about the value of conducting a sustainable investment analysis on client portfolios: the Weinstein…

March 7, 2018
ESG Investing: An Interview with the CFA Institute

ESG Investing: An Interview with the CFA Institute

The CFA Institute's "Take 15" series recently posted a video interview with John Wilson, who explains how to integrate key tenets of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing into the equity research process. John also…

February 26, 2018
Oceans in Peril: What Can Investors Do?
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Oceans in Peril: What Can Investors Do?

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the webinar “ Oceans in Peril: What Can Investors Do? ” Craig Metrick , Managing Director, Institutional Consulting & Research for Cornerstone, was joined by ocean health expert…

February 13, 2018

Sexual Harassment Now An Investment Issue, Cornerstone Capital Says

FA Magazine, Feb 12:  Sexual Harassment Now An Investment Issue, Cornerstone Capital Says  

February 12, 2018

Sexual misconduct poses financial risks for companies

CFO Magazine, Feb 12:  Sexual misconduct poses financial risks for companies

February 12, 2018

Is ESG investing going mainstream?

Investment News, Feb 12:  Is ESG investing going mainstream?

February 12, 2018
Structural Complicity: Sexual and gender-based violence as an emerging investment risk
Gender EqualityReduced InequalitiesPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Structural Complicity: Sexual and gender-based violence as an emerging investment risk

“Time’s Up”… #MeToo … allegations of abusive behavior by corporate chiefs … the groundswell of public attention to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is revealing how pervasive it is at all levels of society, in…

February 6, 2018

The Death of Private Banking…

Euromoney , February 6, 2018: " The Death of Private Banking. . . and How Wealth Management Can Have a Brighter Future "   

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