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PRI 2012 - Canadian Business Ethics Research Network

PRI 2012 - Canadian Business Ethics Research Network | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

The Principles for Responsible Investment and the Canadian Business and Ethics Research Network (CBERN) are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Academic Conference on Responsible Investment. The conference is a unique opportunity for researchers, students and investment professionals to present research, identify research opportunities and build partnerships to continue to enhance our knowledge of responsible investment.

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Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Olaf Weber, Associate Professor, Export Development Chair in Environmental Finance, University of Waterloo, Canada – April 20, 2012

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Olaf Weber, Associate Professor, Export Development Chair in Environmental Finance, University of Waterloo, Canada – April 20, 2012 | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.

 

On April 20, 2012 CBERN member Olaf Weber, Associate Professor, Export Development Chair in Environmental Finance, University of Waterloo, was featured in the weekly interview. CBERN connected Olaf with the Emerging Markets ESG publisher. If you are interested in contributing to this weekly series, please contact Hilary Martin at hmartin@cbern.ca.

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Ethics Centre Luncheon: The Ethics of Pensions - Fulfilling Employers’ Obligation to their Retirees

Ethics Centre Luncheon: The Ethics of Pensions - Fulfilling Employers’ Obligation to their Retirees | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

Pension policy makers have debated the relative merits of public pensions, defined benefit pensions, and defined contribution pensions. Meanwhile, however, statistics show that the proportion of Canadian workers who receive any pension whatsoever from their employer has been declining steadily.

 

Do employers have an ethical obligation to help provide for their workers after retirement? Or is labour just another "just in time" resource, to be purchased when necessary, and discarded when not. Jim Stanford will consider these issues -- both economic and ethical -- in mapping out the case for a more comprehensive and reliable pension system.

 

Event Date: Nov 10, 2011  Location: Toronto, ON

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Sustainable Mobility: 100 Investment Ideas

Sustainable Mobility: 100 Investment Ideas | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

In Sustainable Mobility: 100 Investment Ideas, Sustainalytics and the French broker ODDO, examine the environmental, social and governance challenges, risks and opportunities faced by companies involved in mobility and transportation. The study also looks at 100 mobility investment ideas spanning from equity (developed and emerging markets) to fixed income. Sustainable Mobility: 100 Investment Ideas will provide investors with relevant insights into mobility and a glimpse of what the industry has in store for the future.

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Why the private sector is holding back on sustainability

Why the private sector is holding back on sustainability | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
In the run-up to the Rio+20 conference, Paul Hohnen reflects on the main obstacles for businesses that want to invest in sustainable development...
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What Shareholder Value is Really About - Michael J. Mauboussin - Harvard Business Review

What Shareholder Value is Really About - Michael J. Mauboussin - Harvard Business Review | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"CEOs need to understand the principles of shareholder value and why they are so important in judging difficult trade-offs, learn about the relationship between the financial performance of the company and the company's stock, and communicate clearly and act appropriately when expectations gaps open."

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SRI Monitor: What's in a name?

"The SIO Board is considering options related to branding of the SIO, and of the term Socially Responsible Investment."

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Insights from the Front Line of Impact Investing | Blog | Social Finance

Insights from the Front Line of Impact Investing | Blog | Social Finance | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"Impact investing is a system changer, proposing a new way of connecting capital with innovative approaches to solve our world’s toughest challenges."

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The Toronto International Microfinance Summit – the micro way

The Toronto International Microfinance Summit – the micro way | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"While Toronto is buzzing with movie stars at TIFF, the stars who are making a difference to millions of people around the world through microfinance will be profiled in Toronto at North America’s largest microfinance conference."

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SRI Monitor: Why Women are Investing Green

"Our recent GAE shareholder report shows that a significant portion of our new retail investors are women (or at least have traditionally female names!) which has led us to wonder what it is about cleantech investments that is driving this increased interest among women..."

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Research and Markets: Socially Responsible Investing and Investing Strategies

Research and Markets: Socially Responsible Investing and Investing Strategies | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
Research and Markets: Socially Responsible Investing and Investing Strategies ...Bradenton HeraldThe Wall Street Transcript has just published its Socially Responsible Investing and Investing Strategies Report, a report offering a timely review of...
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Socially Responsible Investment: An Introduction | Resource Investing News

Socially Responsible Investment: An Introduction | Resource Investing News | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

Socially responsible investment is an emerging practice among a wide range of investor types and asset classes. While practitioners of the investment style are typically motivated by environmental, religious or social concerns surrounding the impacts of investments, responsible investment does not require the forfeiture of financial returns. On the contrary, in sectors like mining and resource extraction where environmental, social and political risks are high, responsible investment strategies offer investors value by going beyond asset valuations and company financials and analyzing operational and business risk...

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Canadian Responsible Investment Conference

Canadian Responsible Investment Conference | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
SRI+20 is your opportunity to learn about the latest SRI developments and opportunities, to roll up your sleeves and get high-quality technical education, and to examine the future of SRI over three days in Montreal.

 

We will be looking at the future of SRI, examining the opportunities that have brought us to where we are, and the possibilities ahead. This year’s theme, SRI+20, will set the stage for discussion on future opportunities and challenges. Building on the momentum leading up to the Earth Summit Rio+20 Conference we will feature a live presentation by videoconference from the Rio conference site.
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Socially Responsible Investing: How Small Investors Can Drive Change - Triple Pundit

Socially Responsible Investing: How Small Investors Can Drive Change - Triple Pundit | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
Triple PunditSocially Responsible Investing: How Small Investors Can Drive ChangeTriple PunditBy 3p Guest Author | October 30th, 2011 0 Comments By Jacen Greene From Quaker prohibitions on slave trading, to boycotts of firms doing business in...
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Ethical investing explained | Moneywise

Ethical investing explained | Moneywise | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

Funds that are badged as ethical come in many forms, from the old-style screened portfolios to socially responsible and sustainable investments. Moneywise delves into the sector to see how it has developed over the years and help you pick winners.

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What exactly is a certified B Corporation? | Blog | Social Finance

What exactly is a certified B Corporation? | Blog | Social Finance | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"What exactly is a certified B Corporation?"

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Beyond Microcredit - What’s Next? | Blog | Social Finance

Beyond Microcredit - What’s Next? | Blog | Social Finance | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"These challenges, which some have harshly critiqued as failures, are in my belief the keys to providing us with early learning as we develop the macro areas of impact investing."

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Video: Fixing the Future | Blog | Social Finance

Video: Fixing the Future | Blog | Social Finance | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"The Social Innovation Exchange recently shared this excellent short video produced by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation . It is both positive and forward-looking - what better way to fix the future?"

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Life After Fast Money And Fast Food | Fast Company

Life After Fast Money And Fast Food | Fast Company | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
Is there such a thing as money that is too fast, companies that are too big, investments that are too abstract and securities that are too complex? What comes after 1,000 point swings in the Dow and an economy hooked on CDOs and GMOs?
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Teachers’ adopts UN-backed investment principles | Benefits Canada

Teachers’ adopts UN-backed investment principles | Benefits Canada | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has announced that it is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)."

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An Interview with Antony Bugg-Levine: Embracing Impact Investing (Part 1) | Blog | Social Finance

An Interview with Antony Bugg-Levine: Embracing Impact Investing (Part 1) | Blog | Social Finance | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

"Antony Bugg-Levine leads the Rockefeller Foundation’s impact investing team that works to harness the capital and expertise of investors making “impact investments” that generate a social and financial return. Check out this insider interview..."

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SRI Cluster Website - Canadian Business Ethics Research Network

SRI Cluster Website - Canadian Business Ethics Research Network | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it

The CBERN Socially Responsible Investment Cluster website provides resources for CBERN members and guests. The website features the latest news on Cluster research and activities. The website also lists events, news, and access to resources in responsible investment, focusing on Canadian content, in addition to providing key information globally. Visit http://www.cbern.ca/research/clusters/sricluster/ for more information on how you can participate in the Socially Responsible Investment Cluster.

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Ethical Investing? | Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Ethical Investing? | Canadian Personal Finance Blog | SRI in Canada | Scoop.it
I had a look at one of my older posts Vultures and while it is an interesting rant which fires in all directions the first comment made me think about something (RT @MMarquit: RT @bigcajunman Ethical Investing?
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