Responsible

Celebrating International Women’s Day & Female Entrepreneurship

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada This year is different. No, really! International Women’s Day 2019 marks a major paradigm shift in both politics and business. The world order is rapidly changing as women assume ever more powerful leadership roles and demand changes to t ...

OPTrust's Climate-Savvy Project?

A couple of days ago, OPTrust put out a press release, OPTrust Climate-Savvy Project Delivers New Insights for Pension Fund: OPTrust today released the results of its climate-savvy asset liability management/strategic asset allocation (ALM/SAA) project in partnership with Ortec Finance. The projec ...

Canada's Experts on Sustainable Finance?

Benefits Canada reports, Pension plans just one component in transition to lower carbon economy, says PIAC:While Canada’s public and private pension plans are a vital player in the transition to a lower carbon economy, they’re only one component, with other financial market participants, such a ...

Tudor Jones Fears a Revolution?

Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor reports, Why Paul Tudor Jones Fears a ‘Revolution’:The rich are getting worried.Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones; Robert Shiller, the Yale University professor who is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences; and DoubleLine C ...

CPR AM and CDP Launch Fund to Fight Global Warming

Building on its commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, CPR AM, a subsidiary of Amundi, is teaming up with CDP to launch a thematic equity fund dedicated to the fight against global warming. “This fund offers investors an innovative investment solution to address climate- ...

Socially-Responsible Investing Pros and Cons For Savvy Investors

Here are key pros and cons to socially-responsible investing that smart investors need to know to make sound portfolio-building decisions We are asked about ethical and socially-responsible investing from time to time. All in all, if you want to make money and help the environment or support some o ...

Canadian Pension CEOs at Davos 2019?

The Investor Leadership Network (ILN), a G7 initiative, put out a press release, ILN, MDBs and SIF to accelerate collaboration on sustainable initiatives:Leaders from the Investor Leadership Network (ILN) and Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are pleased to announce the start of discussions to ...

Rethinking Sustainable Investing?

Geoffrey Briant, President & CEO of G2 Alternatives Advisory Corp., sent me a guest comment, What is Sustainable Investing? Investing in the Nexus between Climate Change, Energy, Food & Water:Sustainable investing is not just investing in solar and wind farms as renewable clean energy solutions to ...

Two simple and cheap portfolios for responsible investors

When I started my Sustainable Economist blog in 2012, there were only a small handful of socially responsible and green Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). With so few options available, it was challenging to create model portfolios that were properly diversified. My, how times have changed! It feels lik ...

The pros and cons of Vanguard’s new sustainability ETFs

Imagine my great joy when I saw the announcement that Vanguard had launched two new ESG index ETFs. For those who don’t know, ESG—Environmental, Social and Governance—refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or busine ...