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.
November 18, 2020
Forestry Investing for Climate Action
Responsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionLife on Land

Forestry Investing for Climate Action

Forests are an important biological resource with a critical role to play in carbon sequestration. In this webinar replay, Cornerstone CEO Erika Karp talks with Bettina von Hagen, CEO of EFM , which…

November 16, 2020
Financing Change and Financial Inclusion at The Exchange 2020
Reduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Financing Change and Financial Inclusion at The Exchange 2020

Cornerstone's Chief Impact Strategist, Katherine Pease, moderated a panel at The Exchange 2020 , the annual conference organized by Social Impact Exchange (SIE). For the past ten years SIE has hosted…

October 20, 2020
SEC Setback for Shareholders

SEC Setback for Shareholders

On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced amendments to the rule that determines eligibility requirements for a shareholder proposal to be included in the proxy statement of a public company.…

October 17, 2020
Real Leadership at a Time of Crisis | Ethical Finance 2020

Real Leadership at a Time of Crisis | Ethical Finance 2020

On October 5, Cornerstone CEO Erika Karp joined Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders, and Margret Trilli, CEO & CIO of ImpactAssets, for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities of leadership at a…

September 29, 2020
A Conversation on Climate with Sir David King
Clean Water and SanitationAffordable and Clean EnergySustainable Cities and CommunitiesClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land

A Conversation on Climate with Sir David King

During Climate Week NYC 2020 , Cornerstone Capital Group hosted eminent climate scientist Sir David King, Founder of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University. The Centre is a cross-disciplinary…

August 5, 2020
Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Q3 2020: Q&A Session

Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Q3 2020: Q&A Session

We recently hosted a video call to share our latest thinking about the markets globally and to take questions from our audience. Moderated by Chief Investment Officer Craig Metrick , the team shared…

July 29, 2020
Investing to Scale Regenerative Agriculture: A Pathway to Growing Our Future
Zero HungerResponsible Consumption and ProductionLife on Land

Investing to Scale Regenerative Agriculture: A Pathway to Growing Our Future

Agriculture sits at the nexus of some of the world’s most pressing challenges: climate change, food security and nutrition, water and soil quality, biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. It is clear that business as…

July 20, 2020
The LGBTQ Movement: Translating Progress into Corporate Action
Decent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

The LGBTQ Movement: Translating Progress into Corporate Action

We are pleased to present this replay of our recent panel discussion with leaders in the LGBTQ movement for equality  -- access the event replay above.  Our panel addressed: The history of organizing…

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 12, 2020
3 Questions: Erika Karp on the importance of ‘social’ in ESG investing

3 Questions: Erika Karp on the importance of ‘social’ in ESG investing

Investment News, June 12:   Erika Karp sits down with Investment News for a brief conversation about impact investing and social issues. View the video here: https://www. investmentnews. com/video/193995  

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…

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