“The advent of passive ESG funds provides more options to investors seeking sustainable impact, and we encourage these fund managers to make commitments to comprehensive ESG approaches,” says Meg Voorhes of US SIF.
"There are no reinforcements today coming for coal and petrol cars and open-ocean rogue fisheries and large-scale plantations, while there are a thousand startups, billions of capital, and 80 million millennial consumers coming online on the side of sustainability," writes Christian Zabbal.
XX, an accelerator spun out of the crowdfunding site WeFunder, is changing things up.
The eight-year-old program has funded 11 new market building initiatives as part of the U.K. Department for International Development's effort to close the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals' funding gap.
Contradictory. Contemptuous. Fatally flawed. These are just a few of the adjectives they have used to describe the proposed rule. “This is the classic common enemy,” said Sinclair Capital’s Jon Lukomnik, who has written a widely endorsed letter to the Department of Labor. “Everyone is united against this.”
The recent financing of Native American Natural Foods includes a host of terms that ensure the company stays Native-owned and fosters community health, security and opportunity for the long-term.
“We want to push everyone to act now as opposed to waiting for some of those bills to pass, because we don't have time to wait,” says Raise Green’s Franz Hochstrasser.