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.
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 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…

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…

July 30, 2019
Unlocking Catalytic Capital for the Circular Economy
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate Action

Unlocking Catalytic Capital for the Circular Economy

It seems clear that the "circular economy" is the only way forward for humanity.  In my view, adopting circular economy principles will combat our current crisis of waste – wasteful manufacturing, wasteful…

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 13, 2017
Moving Up the Blockchain Curve
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Moving Up the Blockchain Curve

As the rapid evolution of the blockchain has captured the attention of the investment community, Cornerstone has begun to offer insight into the technology’s potential to foster positive social change and the evolving notions of…

July 11, 2017
"Governance and Impact" Journal Compilation, First Half of 2017

"Governance and Impact" Journal Compilation, First Half of 2017

With this edition of The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (JSFB) we'd like to ensure that everyone in the sustainable investing community is aware that we have shifted from a monthly…

June 8, 2017
Introducing the Colorado Impact Report
Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesPartnerships for the Goals

Introducing the Colorado Impact Report

We are pleased to publish the Colorado Impact Report: A web of place-based impact investing and community wealth-building opportunities . We have been privileged to work with the exceptional individuals who have made…

December 19, 2016
The Role of Faith in Impact Investing: A Conversation
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

The Role of Faith in Impact Investing: A Conversation

On December 15 Cornerstone Capital Group hosted a discussion with Avi Deutsch, co-founder of LAVAN, a global community bringing together Jewish values and the power of business to repair the world.  The session was moderated…

November 21, 2016
JSFB November Edition: "Proximity"

JSFB November Edition: "Proximity"

"Proximity" is a central question for so many sectors and for the capital markets.   As policy proposals and realities evolve, and while uncertainty and volatility will persist, there is no doubt that macro and…

November 9, 2016
Election Results and Sustainable Investing — Reason & Pragmatism

Election Results and Sustainable Investing — Reason & Pragmatism

While reverberations of the surprise US electoral outcome will unfold for quite some time, at Cornerstone Capital Group we wanted to take a moment to consider the landscape in which we and our clients operate…

September 28, 2016
JSFB September Edition: "Loyal Opposition"

JSFB September Edition: "Loyal Opposition"

 In this month’s edition of the  Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (JSFB) ,  we consider debates from the perspective of the “Loyal Opposition” — because we must look…

September 28, 2016
Hillel’s Voice

Hillel’s Voice

As we once again approach the Jewish High Holidays — “The Days of Awe” — we return to a theme we have touched upon before: the importance of amplifying the voices of progress. “The Days…

August 3, 2016
A Video Interview with BlackRock’s Edkins on “The Shareholder Alignment Frontier”  (SAF)

A Video Interview with BlackRock’s Edkins on “The Shareholder Alignment Frontier” (SAF)

We are pleased to share a recent video interview with BlackRock’s Michelle Edkins and Cornerstone’s John Wilson in which we discuss the value of the “ Shareholder Alignment…

July 27, 2016
JSFB Summer Edition: "Explorations and Aspirations"

JSFB Summer Edition: "Explorations and Aspirations"

 In recent weeks, investors have considered everything from a relatively uninspiring earnings reporting season and the dominance of polarizing forces in the political economy, to growth differentials in developing vs. developed markets and the…

May 20, 2016
JSFB May Edition: "Relativity"

JSFB May Edition: "Relativity"

[groups_non_member group="premium"]This month in the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (JSFB) , we consider the issue of “ Relativity” in the capital markets. Einstein…

April 13, 2016
JSFB April Edition: "Transformation"

JSFB April Edition: "Transformation"

 Can economic transformation occur from within the world’s public and private institutions?  And if so, can it occur at a pace that will support more robust global growth? We ask these questions in this month’s…

April 13, 2016
Impact Entrepreneurship — "WeAreDavid.net"

Impact Entrepreneurship — "WeAreDavid.net"

Transformation and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. They are both potentially disruptive and frightening. Both fight against the status quo in seeking progress. Both require leadership and the force of will to…

April 8, 2016
Transformational Language

Transformational Language

I recently watched my favorite Sunday morning show, “ Meet the Press ,” and I was deeply offended by a guest’s use of the phrase “man up” in talking about Republican Senators who should stand…

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