The Seven Drivers of Responsible Investment

Thomas Croft, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority and co-founder of Heartland Capital Strategies, shares his thoughts on the seven drivers of responsible investment.

A new wave of responsible investors is mobilising capital for smart buildings and affordable housing, civic infrastructure projects, wind and solar energy, and high-speed rail, hybrid buses and electric cars. They are sustainably rebuilding cities, renewing the industrial commons, growing the clean economy and fighting to make the ‘boss’ more accountable.  Continue reading

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Responsible Investment in the 21st Century

The fact that the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) now has almost fifteen hundred signatories including over three hundred asset owners and nearly one thousand asset managers provides evidence that responsible investment is increasingly seen as a standard part of mainstream investment practice. Over the past decade, PRI signatories have encouraged improvements in the environmental, social and governance performance of the companies in which they are invested, and they have made significant investments in areas such as renewable energy.
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Forthcoming Publication from Greenleaf Publishing’s Responsible Investment Series

Greenleaf Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World, by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra. This important title is the latest in Greenleaf’s Responsible Investment Series, edited by Dr. Rory Sullivan. Continue reading

Do You Want to Write or Edit a Book on Responsible Investment?

Our Bloggers - Rory SullivanThe Greenleaf Responsible Investment Series by Rory Sullivan

In 2009, Greenleaf Publishing launched its ground-breaking Responsible Investment series to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work on all aspects of responsible investment. Since then, we have produced three books and one Special Issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship:

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility to launch this month – subscribe now and get 20% off

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility

General Editor: Michael Zhang

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Published in association with Nottingham Trent University, UK, Cranfield University, UK, and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China

ISSN 2053-2350 (online) Published twice annually

www.greenleaf-publishing.com/jsm

“It is surprising it has taken so long for a journal to emerge that deals specifically with sustainable mobility . . . The Journal of Sustainable Mobility is long overdue.”
Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University, UK; author of The Business of Sustainable Mobility
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The Value Proposition for Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Tim Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility at AMD

Tim Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility, AMD

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become a term of art within corporations, and a clear trend has emerged toward integrating ESG data into company value propositions. For example:

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is not new; in fact this year marks the 24th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies). However, it seems to be picking up momentum in recent years. A few indicators of this trend:

CSR and SRI: Now or Never?

Namestyle_21Welcome to the Greenleaf at 21 blog series. To celebrate our 21st birthday, over the next few months we will be sharing original posts by influential Greenleaf authors, in which they discuss how their field has changed over the last 21 years and what they hope to see change in the future. This article by Steve Lydenberg explores what needs to be done to move responsible business into the 21st century:

As we move into the heart of the 21st century, the twin sisters of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible investment (SRI) stand at a crucial juncture. Each has won a certain respect in its respective world. It is unclear, however, whether they will now be able to lead the way down a path toward fundamental reform or will simply end up as interesting sideshows along the well-trodden road of business as usual.
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