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PwC: Investors Increasingly Considering Sustainability

PwC: Investors Increasingly Considering Sustainability

Sustainability issues are increasingly relevant to investors as they seek to integrate environmental and corporate responsibility factors in both current and future investment practices, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Most investors anticipate considering sustainability concepts in at least some aspect of the investment decision-making process. In the last 12 months, … Read more »

Patagonia

Patagonia Commits ‘$20 Million & Change’ in Venture Funding

Patagonia yesterday launched an internal fund to invest in environmentally responsible startups focused on clothing, food, water, energy and waste. In a May 6 letter announcing the in-house venture fund, called $20 Million & Change, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard — a long-time advocate of corporate environmental stewardship — said the … Read more »

WWF Publishes Guide to Responsible Commodities Investing

WWF Publishes Guide to Responsible Commodities Investing

The WWF today released a guide to responsible investing in commodities. The report, The 2050 Criteria Guide to Responsible Investment in Agricultural, Forest, and Seafood Commodities, is backed by Credit Suisse and addresses 10 commodity sectors: aquaculture; beef; cotton; dairy; palm oil; soy; sugar; timber, pulp and paper; wild-caught seafood; … Read more »

Mercer to Include ESG Ratings in Investment Reports

Mercer has announced that it will include its environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings in client reports related to manager searches and performance by the end of 2012. The responsible investment consulting firm says ESG factors are becoming more important to long-term investors and clients. ESG factors can be significant … Read more »