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.
September 13, 2017
The State of the Data: Challenges to Integrating ESG Factors into Investment Decisions

The State of the Data: Challenges to Integrating ESG Factors into Investment Decisions

Introduction Today, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data are helpful to investors — but not helpful enough.   Environmental information about greenhouse gas emissions has enabled investors to identify companies that seem…

June 13, 2017
Climate Investment: Auspicious Times
Climate Action

Climate Investment: Auspicious Times

This is the text of a speech we prepared for the conference “Post-Carbon Finance: Fostering Low-Carbon Investment,” to be hosted by Ecologic Institute and the Consulate General of Germany in New York on June…

May 25, 2017
Advice for Retail Workers in an Automating Age
Decent Work and Economic Growth

Advice for Retail Workers in an Automating Age

The “skilling up” of the retail workforce has the potential to enable retail workers to improve their productivity and career prospects, while enabling retail companies to build their future workforces. Purposeful investors can…

July 27, 2016
Forest Ecosystems and Climate Uncertainty: Investment Implications

Forest Ecosystems and Climate Uncertainty: Investment Implications

On June 2,  Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM) hosted Dr. Robert Scheller of Portland State University and Charles Bullard, Fellow at Harvard Forest, as part of an event titled “Forest ecosystems and climate uncertainty:…

May 20, 2016
The Inaugural Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Lecture on National Security and Fiscal Policy

The Inaugural Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Lecture on National Security and Fiscal Policy

The inaugural Peter Peterson Lecture on National Security and Fiscal Policy was held by the Foreign Policy Association on April 19. The session featured John O’Neill, former U. S. Treasury Secretary and former…

May 20, 2016
NYSE Cyber Investing Summit

NYSE Cyber Investing Summit

The New York Stock Exchange held its first Cyber Investing Summit on May 3. The event featured a range of speakers and panels on investing in cyber security.  Key speaker Richard ‘Dick’ Grasso,…

April 13, 2016
Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference Takeaways

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference Takeaways

  Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) just held its annual Future of Energy Conference in New York. The theme of the conference was “The Age of Plenty, the Age of Competition,” a reference to…

July 28, 2015
Maintaining Conviction Despite Setbacks: Solar and Oil Case Study

Maintaining Conviction Despite Setbacks: Solar and Oil Case Study

Investing in long-term secular trends to transition to a more sustainable society is an example of “doing well by doing good. ” But when the market seems to turn against an investment thesis, it is…

March 31, 2015
Japan's New Corporate Codes – Studying the Impact on Valuations

Japan's New Corporate Codes – Studying the Impact on Valuations

 Corporate governance represents the relationship among various corporate stakeholders that determines the strategic direction of a company. Practically, corporate governance adjudicates the balance among key stakeholder interests within the firm. Japan is unveiling…

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