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Mar

28

March 28, 2013

Looking for the Exit: Investors Find Value in ESG

Investors are now factoring management of environmental, social, and governance issues into deal decisions and negotiations.

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Mar

19

March 19, 2013

Calling All Investors: It’s Time to Pay Attention to Human Rights

In this blog, we provide three recommendations for investors and financial service companies on how to integrate human rights into their due diligence processes.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Mar

12

March 12, 2013

How to Ensure Sustainable Economic Development in Myanmar: Empower Female Workers

Scaling women-owned businesses and empowering female supply chain workers will ensure that women are placed at the center of responsible investment in Myanmar.

#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

8

March 8, 2013

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

#Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

20

February 20, 2013

Towards a Reporting Standard for Financial Services and ‘Financed Emissions’

Financial services companies can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and more are now managing greenhouse gas emissions in their value chains. But exactly how, when, and why should financial services companies measure and report on "financed emissions"?

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jan

23

January 23, 2013

Solving Problems the Civil Society Way

As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 unfolds in Davos, it will be clear that civil society is essential to solutions on every single question being debated—from water scarcity and human rights to economic opportunity for young people.

#Financial Services #Sustainable Communities

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Jan

15

January 15, 2013

Opportunities and Challenges: Family Philanthropy in China

What can the Chinese business community do to increase the impact of its giving? We identify three gaps in current practices and suggest a way forward for philanthropists and family-run foundations.

#CiYuan #Financial Services #Grants

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Jan

2

January 2, 2013

Is It Time for an Asian Sustainable Development Fund?

Asia now has the money, resources, and know-how to take the lead in reversing environmental damage, ensuring sustainable development, and securing the welfare of its people.

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Dec

20

December 20, 2012

What Cerberus’ Firearm Divestment Says About Private Equity and Social Responsibility

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, headlines in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have focused on the private equity firm Cerberus, a leading investor in the firearms industry.

#Financial Services #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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