Equality. Economic strength. When more women participate in the workforce and hold positions in the C-suite or on boards, everyone benefits. Gender lens investing offers the ability to put words into action. Continue reading
Women are making a noticeable difference in the realm of impact investing, whether they are investors, managers, or leaders. I was interested to discover a bit more about some of the women at the forefront of this trend in investing. Continue reading
Investing that takes into account social, environmental, and governance factors, known as impact investing, ESG, or SRI, is on the rise and may be at a “tipping point,” according to Wharton School of Business. In the last two years, SRI assets have grown 33%, with $25 trillion assets worldwide.
In the recent past, the ownership and management of publicly-traded companies were separate entities. Shareholders were often not large enough to make their voices heard through voting. If you were displeased with the running of a company, the only option was to sell your shares. Continue reading
Corporations have often taken the position that when it comes to sustainability or other socially responsible issues, the costs outweigh the benefits for the bottom line. In his book Capitalism and Freedom, published in 1962, economist Milton Friedman wrote: Continue reading