What does Paul Polman’s legacy mean for socially and environmentally responsible companies?

  • A year before Paul Polman, the 62-year-old chief executive of consumer packaged goods giant Unilever announced his retirement last week, he fought an epic battle for the future of the company – and perhaps of capitalism.

Tools for optimizing impact help investors identify risks and opportunities

  • Targeting, measuring and managing social impact can illuminate other investment factors as well.
  • Some new tools generated by the cottage industry of global agencies and associations can help investors use impact analysis to manage risk, generate dealflow and spot opportunities.