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We produce a variety of educational materials on facets of impact investing and corporate governance, and many of our research reports offer practical guidance for investing in alignment with specific themes. The section aggregates our educational primers into one convenient location.
July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals
Partnerships for the Goals

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals recognizes the need to implement and revitalize global partnerships to support sustainable development. Robust partnerships between regulators, policymakers and the private sector are necessary to achieve each of…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions highlights the role of governments and institutions in promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable and inclusive…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 15 – Life on Land
Life on Land

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 15 – Life on Land

SDG 15 aims to ensure and enhance the health of earth’s terrestrial ecosystems by encouraging sustainable land use and land protection. The past decades have seen a rise in challenges to this goal in…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 14 – Life Below Water
Life Below Water

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 14 – Life Below Water

SDG 14: Life Below Water focuses on the critical role played by oceans, along with coastal and marine resources, in contributing to human well-being as well as economic opportunity. The oceans provide food for…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 13 – Climate Action
Climate Action

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 13 – Climate Action

UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action highlights the societal imperative to take urgent action to combat climate change and its devastating impacts through policy, awareness-raising, and adaptation and mitigation strategies. The effects of…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production
Responsible Consumption and Production

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production

UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities encompasses both the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing concentration of our global population both in urban centers and smaller but still heavily populated towns.…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities
Reduced Inequalities

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities

As progress is made to develop communities and economies, SDG 10 works to leave no one behind in the process. The share of the global population living in poverty has declined substantially in this…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and are key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges. Promoting sustainable industries and investing in scientific research…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
Decent Work and Economic Growth

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8 seeks to strengthen inclusive economic growth and promote decent, productive work for all. Even with current levels of growth, it is estimated that the number of unemployed globally will rise due to…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
Affordable and Clean Energy

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7 aims to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, with an emphasis on renewable energy.   Central to this goal is expanding the infrastructure and enhancing the technology for supplying…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean Water and Sanitation

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation recognizes that access to clean water and sanitation can materially improve the living conditions of even the world’s poorest citizens while preventing millions of unnecessary deaths…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 5 – Gender Equality
Gender Equality

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 5 – Gender Equality

UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality targets the systemic barriers women face and aims to transform cycles of disempowerment into cycles of empowerment. Women are too often denied access to healthcare, education, financial…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 4 – Quality Education
Quality Education

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 4 – Quality Education

SDG 4: Quality Education seeks to not only increase the number of children in school but to enhance the quality of education and boost learning outcomes. A good education is pivotal for successful lives…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being
Good Health and Well-Being

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being

UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being seeks to promote health and well-being for all. While the overall health of the world’s population has improved, many population groups have been left behind.…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
Zero Hunger

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

Approximately 815 million people are undernourished worldwide, a figure that is expected to increase as the population grows and as climate change disrupts agricultural production. The impacts of hunger are both immediate and long…

July 28, 2019
Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 1 – No Poverty
No Poverty

Cornerstone SDG Series: SDG 1 – No Poverty

SDG 1: No Poverty highlights the manifestations of poverty: hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. While…

May 28, 2019
Introducing Cornerstone’s Access Impact Framework
No PovertyZero HungerGood Health and Well-BeingQuality EducationGender EqualityClean Water and SanitationAffordable and Clean EnergyDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Introducing Cornerstone’s Access Impact Framework

On May 20, we hosted a video webinar with Cornerstone's Katherine Pease and Craig Metrick , who provided an overview of our new impact measurement framework, the Access Impact Framework .…

November 13, 2018
Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing
Partnerships for the Goals

Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing

More than $23 billion [1] was contributed to donor advised funds (DAFs) in the United States in 2016, yet only a minor fraction of donor advised fund assets are invested for positive…

September 18, 2018
Considering ESG Factors in Fixed Income Investing: A guide for asset owners

Considering ESG Factors in Fixed Income Investing: A guide for asset owners

Executive Summary Access our full report here . Much has been written about the strategies, theoretical and practical, that can be employed by asset managers to integrate Environmental, Social and…

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