Businesses can contribute strongly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards, a new report from WWF has claimed. - edie news centre
Impact investing in the Pacific is hard enough. If we have to consider gender as well, we have often heard, it will be nearly impossible. The development of Pacific RISE, an initiative of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) seeks to expand impact investing across Asia/Pacific.
At the end of 2016, 18 Dutch financial institutions with a collectively managed capital of 2,800 billion euros and 3 impact investment networks and advisors signed the Sustainable Development Goals Investment Agenda (SDGI). The SDGI Agenda, is supported by pension funds, insurance companies and bank and describes priorities to promote sustainable investments at home and abroad in collaboration with the government and supervisory authorities.
This report highlights the paradox within impact investing: the prioritisation of ‘social impact’ without prioritising ‘impact evidence’. The growth of metrics, ratings and certification-based approaches has sought to address this gap but this only goes so far, and there is a need for a more evaluative approach to assessing impact.
London Stock Exchange Group has issued guidance, setting out recommendations for good practice in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting (ESG). The global guide responds to demand from investors for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting, which is now a core part of the investment decision process.
A new report published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.
Symasia has been established six years ago and is a 100 percent subsidiary of Credit Suisse. It's an umbrella platform to enable clients to set up or manage their own personal or corporate foundations under Symasia.
Citi announced today a landmark commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Citi's previous $50 billion goal was announced in 2007 and was met three years early in 2013.
The report's introduction is reprinted here: The impact investing industry is growing in prominence and size. In Spotlight on the Market (2014), a J.P. Morgan-GIIN report, 125 impact investors worldwide reported plans to increase impact investing commitments by 19% in 2014, from USD 10.6bn in 2013...
This snapshot presents an overview of the impact investment landscape in selected countries in South and Southeast Asia, specifically Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of impact investment funds active in the region.Asia https://t.co/GHq4tzwsHW
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
Globalization is clearly responsible for some of the job losses, particularly trade with China during the 2000s, which led to the rapid loss of 2 million to 2.4 million net jobs, according to research by economists including Daron Acemoglu and David Autor of M.I.T.
Encourage Capital, which spent the last few years developing blueprints for investments in sustainable seafood, has made its first such an investment, through a new holding company backed by $10 million from the next generation of the billionaire Walton family.
FinTech is a recent buzzword for a wave of technological innovations that are disrupting and challenging not only financial services but the business sector in general. Here we provide a simple explanation of what FinTech is and what everyone should know.
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