Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking

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 28, 2018
Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing
Partnerships for the Goals

Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing

On November 26 we hosted a webinar recapping the key themes of our recent report Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing . Cornerstone's Head of Impact Strategy, Katherine Pease, and…

November 19, 2018
Investing to Advance Racial Equity: A Conversation
No PovertyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Investing to Advance Racial Equity: A Conversation

We recently hosted a live video webinar to discuss ways in which investors can contribute to the narrowing of economic disparities through a dedicated emphasis on investing in underserved minority communities. Our panel, moderated…

November 14, 2018
Forced Labor: A Risk Investors Shouldn’t Ignore
Reduced InequalitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Forced Labor: A Risk Investors Shouldn’t Ignore

In today’s economy, the goods we consume are often produced far from where they are purchased, successively changing hands along complex and opaque corporate supply chains. The International Labour Organization estimates that across these…

October 23, 2018
Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Panel at the New York Stock Exchange
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Panel at the New York Stock Exchange

On October 17, 2018, ROBO Global, LLC (ROBO) hosted a panel on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) at the New York Stock Exchange prior to ringing the closing bell.   ROBO is an index,…

October 16, 2018
Creativity & The Arts: An Emerging Impact Investing Theme
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Creativity & The Arts: An Emerging Impact Investing Theme

When we at Cornerstone Capital Group first discussed the idea of exploring arts and creativity as an impact investing theme, our greatest challenge was narrowing the scope. To our thinking, creativity fuels every successful…

October 16, 2018
Investing to Sustain Innovation
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Investing to Sustain Innovation

Do we invest enough in creativity?  The question may seem absurd in an era dominated by the “knowledge economy,” in which companies create value through ingenuity and expertise, while many of our most important emerging…

October 16, 2018
A Creativity Lens for Impact Investing: Upstart Co-Lab
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

A Creativity Lens for Impact Investing: Upstart Co-Lab

The creative economy is large and growing. But until now impact investing has not focused on the creative economy in a significant way. Defining the Creative Economy The term creative economy was introduced…

October 16, 2018
From “The Arts” to “Creative Enterprise”: Perspective from the Philanthropic Sector
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced Inequalities

From “The Arts” to “Creative Enterprise”: Perspective from the Philanthropic Sector

I have been thinking about and working in and around the role of capital in arts and creative enterprise for over 40 years. I have watched the rise of the terms creative economy

October 16, 2018
Creating a Seat at the Table: Exponential Creativity Ventures
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced Inequalities

Creating a Seat at the Table: Exponential Creativity Ventures

Media consumption is passive. At least, that’s been the dominant paradigm for the last century or more. Under this unidirectional model, a small number of people control both production and distribution, deciding in…

October 16, 2018
The Creativity Lens in Practice: LISC’s NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

The Creativity Lens in Practice: LISC’s NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund

LISC’s newly launched NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund marks both a bold, new direction for our organization and a natural extension of our long track record of bringing technical and financing resources to low- and…

October 16, 2018
Artists, Cultural Enterprises and the Affordability Crisis
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityAffordable and Clean EnergyDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Artists, Cultural Enterprises and the Affordability Crisis

One of the most significant legacies of the housing collapse, which triggered the Great Recession of 2008-11, was the undermining of confidence Americans had in the venerable single-family home.   For generations, owning a single-family…

October 16, 2018
Public/Private Partnerships Fueling a Renaissance:  The Newark Community Economic Development Corp.
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Public/Private Partnerships Fueling a Renaissance: The Newark Community Economic Development Corp.

Newark is the largest and most populous city in the most densely populated state in the U. S. It has a rich history dating to colonial days, a highly diverse population that has fostered…

October 16, 2018
Unlocking Embedded Community Assets: CultureBank
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Unlocking Embedded Community Assets: CultureBank

The heart of CultureBank is this: Communities that have been traditionally understood as “poor” are not. They hold assets of value, opportunity, and inspiration. Undeveloped assets in marginalized communities—assets like music, dance, cultural tradition,…

October 16, 2018
An Exceptional Model: The Bell Artspace Campus
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

An Exceptional Model: The Bell Artspace Campus

A New Orleans second line parade—led by the Free Agents Brass Band and including masked Mardi Gras Indians from the Washitaw Nation and Creole Wild West tribes—looped and twisted their way through a crowd of…

October 16, 2018
Investing for Good: A Creative Land Trust for London
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Investing for Good: A Creative Land Trust for London

The availability of affordable creative workspace has been declining sharply in London. A 2014 study forecast a loss of 30% of artists’ workspace —up to 3,500 studios—in just a five-year period to 2019.…

October 16, 2018
Everyone Together, All Forward: Meow Wolf
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Everyone Together, All Forward: Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf… Meow, What? Meow Wolf ! Meow Wolf is one of the fastest-growing companies in the burgeoning field of immersive entertainment movement. The company is also a B Corp doing phenomenal triple bottom line work…

October 16, 2018
Gaming on a Mission: E-Line Media
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Gaming on a Mission: E-Line Media

Across the planet, every day, we spend billions of hours playing commercial video games. A key question for those interested in investing in the arts, culture and media: Can some of these immersive, ‘lean-forward’…

October 16, 2018
Make Local Work: The Story of an Artist Entrepreneur
Good Health and Well-BeingGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Make Local Work: The Story of an Artist Entrepreneur

I am Mary Stuart Masterson. I am an actress, a filmmaker, a mom and now an entrepreneur. I was born into a show business family. As a child, I spent my weekends backstage…

October 16, 2018
Why & How Impact Investing in The Creative Economy Fosters Innovation
Good Health and Well-BeingQuality EducationDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Why & How Impact Investing in The Creative Economy Fosters Innovation

“Creativity and innovation are the keys to developing the potential of individuals, organizations, and nations. ” — World Economic Forum, 1999 Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland For the past 40 years, I’ve been absorbed in many…

October 16, 2018
How Consciousness and Creativity Amplify Impact
Good Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

How Consciousness and Creativity Amplify Impact

I teach Self Mastery—honing the power of one’s mind and heart in order to dynamically enrich the experience of living. In my work I witness how unity, consciousness and creativity effectively amplify one’s ability…

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