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‘ESG investing’ crosses the chasm from early adopter to early majority. So what? (podcast)

In the now-classic model of technology adoption, the most difficult step is expanding from aspirational visionaries to hard nosed pragmatists. Innovations that “cross the chasm” create a bandwagon effect and stand to become the new industry standard. Financial institutions certainly seem to be jumping on the bandwagon of environmental, social and governance, or ESG investing.

Global corporations start to capitalize on ‘positive externalities’

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 14 – When it comes to corporations known for responsible business and sustainable practices, Unilever is often cited as one of the best examples. But when the Canadian research firm Impak Finance last year drilled deeper into corporate impact, Unilever scored only 302 out of a possible 1,000 points. The French energy equipment