Here’s the lowdown from a Morgan Stanley review of sustainable investing: We ultimately found that investing in sustainability has usually met, and often exceeded, the performance of comparable traditional investments. This is on both an absolute and a risk-adjusted basis, across asset classes and over time. – Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, 2015 I […]
What shade of green can we strive for? One thing that’s puzzled me about SRI is what constitutes as a ‘green’ or ‘responsible investment’. The Jantzi Social Index (JSI) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), for example, is often seen as the benchmark of the industry. It’s the first socially responsible ETF available in Canada. You or […]
Media ping: check out this feature piece by John Lohrinc in The Walrus.
The Inspirit Foundation has committed to achieving a 100 per cent impact-investment portfolio. Some foundations are looking to create more impact by investing their grant capital in values-aligned companies. Originally published at Clean Capital. — With low interest rates and smaller funds for grants, foundations are looking for another way to increase their impact. Business […]
Originally published at Clean Capital. — Green bonds may be a way to finance climate change solutions, but some may not be as ‘green’ as they look. Director of the Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets at UBC, Dr. Werner Antweiler cautioned in a phone interview that green bonds now offered by corporations “may, in […]
If you have $5,000 and are looking for an easy way to get started in socially responsible investing, CoPower is it. On Tuesday, March 7th, the Board of Change hosted a panel discussion with CoPower’s Director of Investments, Trish Nixon, and Vancity’s Vice President of Impact Investing, Christine Bergeron, to discuss how average investors can […]
The short answer is ‘probably not’. If you’re new to SRI, you should check out this page on what SRI is. I know, that doesn’t sound nearly as interesting as whether SRI will make you money, but the answer isn’t straightforward and you do need a way to assess this information for yourself. If you’re […]