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Mar

17

March 17, 2017

Financial Services: Evolution in Private Equity ESG: From Policies and Efficiency to Impact

Evolution in Private Equity ESG: From Policies and Efficiency to Impact

The private equity sector has a unique and powerful opportunity to evolve to an integrated, strategic approach to sustainability, which will enhance stakeholder relations and reputation; advance positive environmental, social, and governance impacts; and improve business outcomes.

#Financial Services #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jan

6

January 6, 2017

Financial Services: Five Ways the Financial Services Industry Can Approach the Sustainable Development Goals

Five Ways the Financial Services Industry Can Approach the Sustainable Development Goals

There are many opportunities for financial services companies to fund the SDGs, and they should look at how to integrate the goals into these five areas.

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Dec

29

December 29, 2016

Financial Services: Cornerstone Capital Group’s Erika Karp on the Future of Investing

Cornerstone Capital Group’s Erika Karp on the Future of Investing

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016 in November, Cornerstone Capital Founder, CEO, and Chair of the Board Erika Karp explored shifting dynamics in the capital markets and the nomenclature of sustainable investing.

#BSR Conference #Financial Services

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Dec

20

December 20, 2016

Financial Services: After the U.S. Election, ESG Still Matters to Investors

After the U.S. Election, ESG Still Matters to Investors

Companies should know that a change of administration in Washington will not affect the fundamental trends driving ESG investing, and businesses may even face more pressure to focus on these issues.

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Dec

12

December 12, 2016

Financial Services: Technology Holds the Key to the Low-Carbon Transition—and Investors Can Turn It

Technology Holds the Key to the Low-Carbon Transition—and Investors Can Turn It

Here are four trends on the role of technology in the transition to a climate-compatible future and how investors can get involved.

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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Nov

21

November 21, 2016

Financial Services: Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

By focusing on their workforces, products and services, and the communities they touch, financial services companies can be crucial contributors to women's economic empowerment.

#Financial Services #Grants #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

18

November 18, 2015

Financial Services: Do Your Investment Due Diligence Protocols Consider Water and Climate Change?

Do Your Investment Due Diligence Protocols Consider Water and Climate Change?

In an increasingly warm and water-scarce world, adding climate and water issues to investment due diligence is key. Here, we outline quantitative and qualitative tools to help businesses make smarter investment decisions.

#Climate Change #Environment #Financial Services

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Nov

15

November 15, 2015

Financial Services: A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BSR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new strategic partnership to increase financial inclusion for low-income women and men working in the garment industry in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We sat down with the Gates Foundation's Lynn Eisenhart to discuss the partnership with BSR's HERfinance and why mobile money is critical to financial inclusion.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

25

September 25, 2015

Financial Services: Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Social finance, or investments that consider environmental and social impact, requires five conditions to achieve scale. Collaboration is the condition that ties them all together.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

8

September 8, 2015

Financial Services: The Case for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

The Case for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

A new issue brief underlines the importance of responsible supply chain practices for the financial services sector.

#Financial Services #Supply Chain

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