The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held every November in Geneva, might be a victim of its field’s success. Business and human rights (BHR) has emerged as a topic of study and practice in the past 20 years, and has taken off since the 2011 endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), whose 47 member states are mandated to promote and protect human rights globally.
This year's report found that sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $12.0 trillion—or one in four dollars—of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States.
The US SIF Foundation's 2018 biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, released today, found that sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $12.0 trillion—or one in four dollars—of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States. This represents a 38 percent increase over 2016.
This Croatan Forum session focuses on the growing number of companies that feature innovative governance forms and ownership structures and hold promise for producing better human rights outcomes.
In this Croatan Forum session, panelists discuss what is needed to transform the financial sector into a contributor to a more robust economy and country.
The kick-off Keynote Conversation at the inaugural Croatan Forum brought together two important CDFIs, M&F Bank and Self-Help.
The Croatan Forum is a thought-provoking, multi-day convening where leaders working on the frontlines of finance, social equity, and ecological resilience will gather to discuss cutting-edge solutions to some of the 21st century's most urgent challenges.
This working paper argues that some financial products labelled "green" or "ESG" embed features that undermine financial sustainability and are thus at odds with the sustainability principles implied in green and ESG product ratings.
The Croatan Forum is a new gathering for people to engage in deep discussion of pressing issues at the critical nexus where finance, sustainability, and economic development intersect.
This report tracks their progress, showcases leading examples through case studies, and invites other foundations to come along.