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Canadian robo-advisers plug into socially responsible investing

Canadian robo-advisers are offering clients access to socially responsible investing – a niche offering that could tack on higher underlying fees for investors.<p>Online portfolio managers Wealthsimple, as well as newcomer ModernAdvisor, have both recently launched SRI portfolios that offer clients …

The Next Wave Of Investing Is All About SRI

SRI is moving mainstream as Millennials demand more from their financial advisors<p>The last decade has marked a period of significant growth in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), both domestically and abroad. From 2012 to 2014, American SRI assets hit the so-called "hockey stick curve" -- growing …

Opinion: Why socially responsible investing is financially irresponsible

Wall Street loves its fads. And if you’re looking for hot trends touted by money managers right now, it’s hard to find one more buzzworthy than …

What You Need to Know About Socially Responsible Investing

Here's how to use your nest egg's powers for good.<p>Socially responsible investing was once taken about as seriously as tree hugging. I remember one conversation I had with my financial adviser 15 years ago: When I inquired about do-gooder funds, he wrote them off as bad investments, likely to offer …

Elroy Dimson: A Framework for Responsible Investing

<b>What is responsible investing?</b><p>Asset owners, investment managers and others ascribe different meanings to the term "responsible investment." For some it refers to socially responsible investment, others think of adopting a longterm investment horizon, while a further group is primarily concerned …

Socially responsible funds can give your 401(k) a conscience

It might not happen today or tomorrow, but soon you may get the chance to invest in a socially responsible investment in your 401(k) plan.<p>That’s because the Labor Department this fall issued guidance easing the fiduciary burden for selecting these funds for 401(k)s, according to a Plansponsor …

Responsible investment group may toss firms for lack of effort | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - A United Nations-supported group that works to advance principles of responsible investing will create a process to remove members after complaints that some large asset managers do little to press for reforms in areas such as climate change, its top official said.<p>Fiona Reynolds, …

The Future of Our Environment Depends on This Business Trend

Image Credit<p>Ever since the industrial revolution, we've been polluting our environment with wasteful byproducts. Once we realized how much damage was being caused, society has taken several huge strides towards mitigating this risk. We're researching and developing alternative sources of renewable …

Millennials are coming and they want sustainable investments

"Everyone is always so curious about millennials," says Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. "Especially in this space."<p>So when her firm surveyed 800 individual investors about sustainable investing in a late-2014 poll, it included a sample …

Ethical investing: Good for your health, and good for your wealth

Sustainable businesses are well worth considering given they are now credible and profitable undertakings.<p>I have been looking at ethical and …

Your Guide To Impact Investing

For more than four years, I’ve been covering impact investing as a regular Forbes contributor and have written hundreds of pieces about the space. Here’s the thing: most impact investments are only open to wealthy people. This is a guide to impact investing for everyone else, the 98 percent of the …

Investing

Millennials: the 'Sustainable Generation'

“Everyone is always so curious about millennials,” says Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing. …

Jeffrey D. Sachs: Why we need to invest for sustainable development

The big disappointment in the world economy today is the low rate of investment. In the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, growth in …

Economic Development

Why Millennials Care About Social Impact Investing

In a variety of ways, millennials seem determined to shake off the apathetic label assigned to them by their elders. For starters, the work ethic gap seems to be a myth. Young folks work hard — and they also want their work to matter.<p>And now they want these investments of time, concern, and money …

Investing

Renewable Energy Suffers From Trump Win (FSLR) | Investopedia

Donald Trump, an outright nonbeliever in global climate change, shocked the world last night by winning the presidency of the United States. …

On Philanthropy: New research shows many donors are impact investors and engaging rising generation

Important information about trends in individual and family philanthropy is revealed by two recent studies. These findings help us understand the …