Results for Sustainable Investment

Investors round-up issue 86

Investors round-up issue 86

May 16, 2006 30 UK companies are included in this year's Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Listing and Dow Jones has introduced two new sustainability indexes. Elsewhere, the Norwegian government has sold its stake in BAE Systems and six other global arms manufacturers. Read more >
The way the money grows

The way the money grows

March 16, 2006 The majority of banks financing policies do not uphold environmental and social standards developed by UN bodies and other international bodies, finds a new study from campaign groups WWF and Banktrack. Read more >
Into Africa

Into Africa

January 01, 2006 There are many compelling reasons for doing business in Africa, but there are many factors for companies to consider if they, and Africa citizens, are to derive maximum benefit. Read more >
Microfinance gains momentum

Microfinance gains momentum

January 01, 2006 Micro finance is coming of age and with its success comes important lessons. Consumer goods companies are making their products more accessible by the potential three billion who survive on under two dollars a day. However, as micro-finance has found, stripping costs from the distribution process is the key.. Read more >
Investors: does CSR really pay?

Investors: does CSR really pay?

November 22, 2005 As more and more interest focuses on the stock market's role in promoting CSR, we argue that the best case for socially responsible funds is an ethical, not financial one. Read more >
News round-up (Oct/Nov)

News round-up (Oct/Nov)

November 01, 2005 Which companies are in and which are out in the reviews of the two major international sustainability indices? Meanwhile research reveals that only 1 in 20 British adults invests in ethical funds, largely because of a lask of awareness and understanding. Read more >
IFC reviews safeguards

IFC reviews safeguards

November 01, 2005 As the IFC publishes its performance standards for public review, the head of environmental and social development, Rachel Kyte, tells Oliver Wagg why they represent a vast improvement on the existing safeguard policies. Read more >
News round-up (Apr/May)

News round-up (Apr/May)

May 01, 2005 US companies are facing a record number of shareholder resoluntions on climate change whilst research reveals that responsible outperform less responsible companies by 4.8% over four years. Read more >