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Evolutions in sustainable investing : strategies, funds & thought leadership

Author: Cary Krosinsky; Nick Robins; Stephen Viederman
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
Series: Wiley finance series.
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"Real-world guidance for investment professionals on delivering attractive risk-adjusted and opportunity-directed returns across asset classes and regionsFilled with interviews with leading practitioners, this book weaves a narrated web around best sustainable investment practices, guiding readers specifically on investing their assets and with specific sustainability trends in mind, such as increasing constraints  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evolutions in sustainable investment.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012
(DLC) 2011029130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Krosinsky; Nick Robins; Stephen Viederman
ISBN: 9781118157909 1118157907 9781118157923 1118157923 0470888490 9780470888490
OCLC Number: 763160950
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 470 pages).
Contents: Evolutions inSustainableInvesting; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Editor; About the Contributors; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Sustainability Imperative; Sustainability: A Business Megatrend; Getting the Vision Right; Getting the Execution Right; Building a Sustainability Performance System; Summary; Note; CHAPTER 2 Jupiter Ecology; Roots of the Fund; Jupiter Ecology's Investment Process; Good Governance; Building a Following; Building on Firm Foundations; Assessing Companies for the Long Term; Voting and Engagement: Participating in the Process of Change; Finding Great Green Companies. Fund PerformanceNotes; CHAPTER 3 A Predictor of Performance; Investment in Natural Capitalism; Discovering Opportunities; Identifying the Companies of the Future; Summary; CHAPTER 4 Highwater Global; Hawken Takes on Domini; Fund Drivers Based on Global Sustainable Themes; Finding Investment Opportunities; Sustainable Investing Is Responsible Investing; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 5 Further Context; Starting Point for Measuring Sustainability; Sustainability 2.0's Five Factors; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 6 Sustainable Asset Management; SAM's Origins and Evolution. Building a Sustainable Investing Practice: Basic Business SegmentsMeasuring Intangibles: Sustainability Research Methodology; Sustainability Lens: Active Portfolio Management; SAM and Performance; SAM's Extended Family: Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes; Sustainability Advocacy and Company Engagement; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 7 Domini and BP; Domini Social Investments; Safety, Environmental, and Ethical Concerns; Domini Investment Philosophy; Business Model Analysis: Key Performance Indicator Alignment Model; Integrating Business Model Alignment and Stakeholder Relationship Strength; Notes. CHAPTER 8 The Story of CalvertUnconventional History; Calvert's People; Calvert's Methodologies: Signature, Solution, and SAGE; Calvert's Performance; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 9 Winslow; Blazing a Trail; Investment Process; Performance Considerations; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 10 Portfolio 21; Portfolio 21: A History; Theory of Sustainability and Change; In Search of Forward-Looking Companies; Results; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 11 Northwest and Ethical Investments; Humble Beginnings; New Direction; Evolving Investment Approach; Corporate Engagement Program; Key Products and Performance over Time. Looking Forward: NEI's Merger with Northwest FundsNote; CHAPTER 12 Looking for a Green Century: Passive-Indexed versus Active Portfolio Management; Background; Green Century Funds; Green Century Equity Fund; Trillium Asset Management and the Balanced Fund; Trillium Asset Management Corporation; Carbon Footprint of the Balanced Fund; Seeking Safer Packaging: The Bisphenol-A Report; Shareholder Advocacy; Summary; Notes; CHAPTER 13 Pictet Water; Evolution of Investment Strategy over Time: Original versus Current Mission; Founders and Key Decision Makers; Methodology.
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: editors, Cary Krosinsky, with Nick Robins, Stephen Viederman.

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