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Media round up: socially responsible investment



Every day we scan the newswires and other publications round our blue and green world to see what’s being said about socially responsible investment aka sustainable investment, ethical investment, impact investment, positive investment, patient investment and green investment, etc. Here’s a run down of some of the recent trending content we liked.

ABC: ‘Ethical investing’ surges as activists ramp up corporate campaigns

“Ethical investing” is becoming more popular in Australia as activists target corporations to push for change on issues such as asylum seekers and mining, according to analysts. Read more.

Ethical Corp: Green finance briefing: Investment trends – Why the investment climate is improving

Global investment in green technology is gathering pace, and government commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks are adding to the momentum. Read more.

Stuff: United Nation’s responsible investing guru says oil companies are under scrutiny

Investment in fossil fuels by superannuation funds is becoming increasingly controversial in the face of a warming planet, with callsfor government funds to sell their oil industry investments. Read more.

Nasdaq: Impact Investing: How Socially Responsible Investing Has Evolved

There is a growing realization that, along with government aid and charitable philanthropy, financial institutions can help solve some of the world’s social problems. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in socially responsible investing. Just as the formation of the venture capital industry ushered a new approach to funding the private sector, impact investing is attempted to harness the finance industry to bring social improvements. Read more.

AsiaOne: Region’s ultra rich ‘keen on impact investing’

As Singapore moves to nurture a more “giving culture”, a new report says ultra-rich and family businesses in the Asia-Pacific are becoming more engaged in philanthropy. Read more.

PR newswire: Insight Report: Impact Investments 2015 – Global Opportunities

This report provides insights into the rise of impact investments in the wealth management sector. It analyzes the market potential of impact investments in six regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Read more.