The Principles for Responsible Investments is United Nations; signatories agree to practice six shared principles. This website lists signatories, both companies and investment firms. A searchable database allows visitors to search signatories by country. Visit the website.
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This Deutsche Bank report analyzes returns on sustainable investing, and breaks the analysis into more specific categories of SRI, CSR, and ESG to pinpoint where the most value has been found. The report found that sustainable investing, in well executed, best-in-class funds, can lead to superior returns. This is one of the most exhaustive reviews of sustainable investment literature done to date, looking at academic studies, research papers, literature reviews and meta studies. Read the report (pdf).
Our company, Natural Investments, has been generating comprehensive ratings of SRI mutual funds since 1992 and has become the leading tool for investors to get a snapshot of SRI mutual funds’ environmental, social, and governance performance. Similar to the 5-star system used by Morningstar to rate financial performance, our “Heart Rating” (also known as the NI Social Rating) used 1-5 hearts to indicate where each mutual fund stands relative to its peers in its commitment to screening, shareholder advocacy, and community investing. See the current Heart Ratings.
This article provides an overview of what green bonds are, and the role they could play in financing a response to climate change through conversion to low-carbon technologies. Read the article.
The Croatan Institute is a new, independent institute researching complex environmental and social issues. Its first projects are focusing on the intersection of finance and sustainability, visualizing a more resilient, fossil-free future. Visit website.
This 19-page paper by the CEO of Portfolio 21 presents a well-reasoned case for the evolution of portfolio management in response to modern-day pressures, including social and environmental stresses, rapid information exchange, and new goals and priorities being voiced by investors. Learn more (pdf).