The Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking is an online forum featuring voices from a range of disciplines bringing their unique perspectives on progress towards a regenerative and inclusive global economy. 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.
June 24, 2020
Addressing Climate as a Systemic Risk: A Conversation
Climate ActionPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Addressing Climate as a Systemic Risk: A Conversation

Systemic risks  to financial institutions can lead to serious negative consequences for the economy. Climate change, like the COVID-19 crisis, is indisputably a systemic risk. Cornerstone's CEO, Erika Karp, recently hosted a panel…

June 16, 2020
Investing in the Future of Work: A Conversation
Quality EducationDecent Work and Economic GrowthPartnerships for the Goals

Investing in the Future of Work: A Conversation

We recently held a video panel discussion with experts in the field of education and educational technology, to further explore the topic we first raised in our report Investing in the Future of Work…

June 9, 2020
“Forever Changed Part III”: COVID-19 and Impact Investing

“Forever Changed Part III”: COVID-19 and Impact Investing

Cornerstone recently held the third in our series of calls to discuss the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the markets, the economy and impact investing. CEO Erika Karp and CIO Craig Metrick answered…

May 24, 2020
Sustainable Investing: Putting Theory into Practice
Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainable Investing: Putting Theory into Practice

Recently, CEO Erika Karp moderated a panel discussion on behalf of the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA), an organization that brings together Jewish foundations and non-profit organizations in support of shared goals and values.…

May 8, 2020
Covid-19: We’re Not “All in This Together” Equally
Decent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesPartnerships for the Goals

Covid-19: We’re Not “All in This Together” Equally

On May 5 th , Cornerstone Capital hosted a webinar about Covid-19 and its disproportionate impact on some communities. Race, income, ZIP Code – all are factors that influence one’s chances of making it…

April 27, 2020
Every Day Must Be Earth Day: Climate, Coronavirus and Complexity
Affordable and Clean EnergyDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureClimate Action

Every Day Must Be Earth Day: Climate, Coronavirus and Complexity

On April 22, Earth Day, Cornerstone hosted a webinar titled “ Every Day Must Be Earth Day : Climate, Coronavirus and Complexity. CEO Erika Karp was joined by Karl Burkart, Managing Director of One…

April 16, 2020
Forever Changed: COVID-19 and Impact Investing, Part II
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionPartnerships for the Goals

Forever Changed: COVID-19 and Impact Investing, Part II

We recently hosted a second discussion on the near-term impact and longer-term implications of the current coronavirus pandemic. Cornerstone Managing Director Alison Smith moderated a Q&A session with CEO Erika Karp and CIO Craig…

April 7, 2020
ESG Fund Performance in Volatile Markets

ESG Fund Performance in Volatile Markets

There has been tremendous volatility in the price of most asset classes since the onset of the coronavirus-related financial crisis.   That includes the price of sustainable equity funds.   Given that much of the…

April 7, 2020
We Will Move Forward
Good Health and Well-BeingPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

We Will Move Forward

As a firm dedicated to a vision of a more inclusive and regenerative world, we at Cornerstone wonder, will humanity look back at this season of fear and be proud of how we responded?  …

March 31, 2020
European Union Adopts Major Circular Economy Action Plan
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionPartnerships for the Goals

European Union Adopts Major Circular Economy Action Plan

The economic model of our current era is linear. We take resources from nature, make them into a product and then throw the item away when we’re done with it. The result?…

March 23, 2020
Forever Changed: COVID-19 and Impact Investing
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate Action

Forever Changed: COVID-19 and Impact Investing

On March 19, 2020, Cornerstone Capital Group held a conference call addressing concerns about the current coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the markets, the economy, and importantly, the changes in how we…

February 27, 2020
Coronavirus: The Human and Economic Impact

Coronavirus: The Human and Economic Impact

COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, emerged in late 2019.   It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China.   Infection is primarily through human-to-human transmission via exhalation, such as sneezing…

January 29, 2020
Deconstructing Davos: A Conversation
Gender EqualityIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureClimate ActionPartnerships for the Goals

Deconstructing Davos: A Conversation

Shortly following trips to Davos during the World Economic Forum in late January, Erika Karp sat down with Juliet Scott-Croxford of Worth Media to compare notes on their experiences and most meaningful takeaways from…

January 16, 2020
Psychedelic Therapy: Fresh Promise for Mental Health (and Beyond)
Good Health and Well-Being

Psychedelic Therapy: Fresh Promise for Mental Health (and Beyond)

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is seeing a resurgence as a treatment approach for mental health disorders. It melds pharmacology and psychotherapy, using psychedelic substances such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, under medical supervision, to…

January 13, 2020
World Benchmarking Alliance: Incentives for a Sustainable World
Affordable and Clean EnergyResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate Action

World Benchmarking Alliance: Incentives for a Sustainable World

As new members of the World Benchmarking Alliance , we have been delving into their work to understand how WBA benchmarks corporate performance in terms of their contribution to the UN Sustainable…

December 19, 2019
Jewish Values and the Role of Capitalism in Healing the World
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Jewish Values and the Role of Capitalism in Healing the World

There's a quote I love from the famed Jewish philosopher Martin Buber: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. ” Twenty-five years ago when I started working on Wall Street, I had…

November 8, 2019
Investing with Jewish Values
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Investing with Jewish Values

Cornerstone Capital Group recently had the honor of hosting a special evening at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah synagogue. CEO Erika Karp was joined by Robert Bank of the American Jewish World…

September 17, 2019
CBCA Arts + Impact Investing Forum Recap
Reduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

CBCA Arts + Impact Investing Forum Recap

Civic engagement and community education were common themes at CBCA’s  Arts + Impact Investing Forum  on Monday, August 19 at the Commons on Champa. Attended by 100 people, the Arts + Impact Investing Forum was…

September 11, 2019
Gender Lens Investing 2.0: How Foundations Can Address the Roots of Gender Inequality
Gender Equality

Gender Lens Investing 2.0: How Foundations Can Address the Roots of Gender Inequality

Gender Lens Investing 2. 0 was originally published by Mission Investors Exchange , one of the foremost impact investing networks for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change.…

September 10, 2019
Climate Change and Systemic Financial Risk: Investing in the Fight
Climate Action

Climate Change and Systemic Financial Risk: Investing in the Fight

Cornerstone has just released two reports addressing the impacts of climate change. Our report No Place to Hide? Climate Change and Systemic Financial Risk demystifies recent academic studies on the risk to…

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