Global Investing

Waking up to sustainability karma

By Reuters Staff
February 7, 2013

By Dasha Afanasieva

Management consultants often urge their clients to view setbacks or difficulties as opportunities. The cost of reducing environmental impacts are often cited as one such “opportunity”.

How socially responsible is your investing?

February 13, 2012

Is your investment ethically sound and socially responsible?

A new survey by consulting firm Mercer finds that only 9% of more than 5,000 investment strategies achieve the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings.

State funds and environmental investing

August 9, 2010

An Australian local government superannuation fund has become the latest state-owned fund to invest in environmental funds.

Sustainable investing in emerging markets?

By Reuters Staff
July 15, 2010

jumpEmerging markets may not be the obvious destination for your ethical investment. Rapidly expanding economies are consuming a lot of energy, pumping CO2 in return. Many of these markets suffer from legal and political problems that keep investors on their guard.  BRIC legal systems have room for development.  Their financial disclosure is still patchy. 

from Funds Hub:

Got those zombie company covenant lite blues

June 4, 2010

Zombies 2One of the big drivers of the debt balloon that imploded so spectacularly was the trend for covenant "lite", which has allowed zombie companies to stumble on long past the point at which it would have been useful for creditors to intervene. This has sharpened the appetite for stronger corporate governance around covenants and persuaded investors that they need to take more of an active interest in what companies are actually doing with their money.

from Summit Notebook:

Being socially responsible investor in the Gulf

October 26, 2009

Socially responsible investing, which takes into account social, environmental and governance risks, is arguably still in its infancy in the Gulf, where the enormous wealth created by hydrocarbons sometimes flows into extravagant projects like an indoor ski resort.

from MacroScope:

SWFs and ethical investing: serving multitude of objectives

October 5, 2009

Sovereign wealth funds, eager to be accepted in the West, are increasingly interested in showing the world that they care about environment and governance by investing in socially responsible firms.

The best of both worlds?

April 15, 2009

Combined Shariah and ethical/SRI products could be the way forwards for Islamic finance investing, according to Dr Humayon Dar, CEO at BMB Islamic, the Shariah consultancy at BMG Group.