Socially Responsible Investing

Will investing responsibly cost you money? Pt. II

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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 […]

Socially Responsible Investing

Having clear expectations

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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 […]

Socially Responsible Investing

Foundations look to increase impact with responsible investing

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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 […]