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On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Again Attempts to Clarify Social Investing Rules for Plan Fiduciaries On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a Field Assistance Bulletin intended to give further guidance...
Sustainable Investors Should Have a Way to Track and Evaluate Fund Outcomes Sustainable investors who seek to achieve a positive societal outcome with their investments should have a way to track, evaluate and compare the range of outcomes, if any,...
Synopsis: Equivalent to any other type of bonds except that the proceeds are earmarked toward financing projects with sustainable environmental benefits, green bonds are uniquely suited to meet the objectives of sustainable investors generally and impact oriented investors in...
Synopsis: This article explains the nature of shareholder advocacy, another sustainable investment strategy, as well as proxy voting and the more recent extension of this concept to include engagement both in connection with equity ownership as well as investments...
Synopsis: This article defines impact investing, the small but growing segment that represents another one of the key sustainable investing strategies, and broadly identifies some of the impact investing options available to investors.  Introduction Still a relatively small but growing...
Synopsis:  This article explains the sustainable investing strategy of ESG integration and why it is gaining traction. In addition, it highlights some challenges and offers a framework for setting financial performance expectations.  What is ESG Integration?   ESG integration is the...
Synopsis:  This article explains the concept of exclusionary/divestiture strategies, one of the four principal sustainable investing strategies, the various exclusions that are typically considered by investors as well as the challenges associated with targeting specific exclusions, in particular when...
Synopsis:  This article explains the concept of sustainable investing, why it’s gaining traction across a broad section of retail and institutional investors and the four prominent investment approaches or strategies that are considered under this investment practice.  Introduction Sustainable investing...

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