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Faith-Based Investing: Believers Engaging the Boardroom

Why, how, and to what effect do faith-based investors engage with companies to seek positive social and environmental change?

The Best Learning Resources on Corporate Governance: Robert A. G. Monks Shares His Picks (Podcast)

Robert A. G. Monks, a pioneer of corporate governance, shares his picks for the best learning resources.

CSR in China Likely to Improve with Rising Income

According to "The Corporate Social Responsibility of Chinese Corporations," a new research paper from Ye Cai, Carrie Pan, and Meir Statman of Santa Clara University, the levels of CSR in China are relatively low but likely to grow with rising income levels.

Impact Investing: Poised for Growth

Daniela G. Lee, CFA, summarizes the main takeaways from a special half-day educational event organized by CFA San Francisco on the topic of impact investing.

Dilemmas in Responsible Investment: Lessons from the Lonmin Strike

While all investors are concerned with the risk and return of investing, some are also concerned with social and environmental impact of their investments. Céline Louche discusses the dilemmas these investors face.

Social Impact Bonds: Turning the Recidivism Rate into an Internal Rate of Return

Is it possible to earn a return by investing in reducing recidivism among prisoners? The link between the economic activity of investing and the social problem of prisoners who are repeat offenders may be far from obvious, but the answer is yes, it is possible.

Innovation in Impact Investing: Social Impact Bonds (Video)

Toby Eccles, founder and development director at Social Finance, explains the concept of investing through social impact bonds and how this innovative investment structure can help solve social problems while generating a return on investment for the socially motivated investors.

ESG Information and Valuation

Some investors systematically integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations in investment decision-making and ownership practices for economic reasons; others may also have noneconomic reasons for doing so. Louise O’Halloran, executive director at the READ MORE ›

Take 15: Incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards in Emerging Market Companies

Helga Birgden discusses responsible investing practices in Asia Pacific and makes a comparison with those in Europe and North America. She also addresses the latest trends in ESG investing globally and in Asia Pacific and the implications for the investment industry, as well as other pertinent issues.



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