As 2020 comes mercifully to its end, I cannot help but recall that this was to have been, as its name suggests, a year of acuity and foresight. Instead, it rapidly descended into one of the most clouded and contentious years of this crisis-ridden century.
Croatan Institute President and Senior Fellow Joshua Humphreys and US SIF CEO Lisa Woll discuss leading trends in sustainable finance and impact investing in the United States.
Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Bill Harrington leads a discussion on new frontiers in bondholder engagement with a diverse group of leading financial activists and engaged fixed-income investors.
On Monday, November 16th, Croatan Institute joined the US SIF Foundation in releasing its 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends. The Trends report has become the leading go-to resource on the state of sustainable investing in the United States. This year's report identified more than $17 trillion in sustainable investing assets at the beginning of 2020.
The Trends report includes analyses of community investing, shareholder advocacy, and integration of environmental, social, and governance criteria across all asset classes among US-domiciled funds.
This year's report found that sustainable and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $17.1 trillion—or one in three dollars—of the $51.4 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States.
Grassland 2.0 is a collaborative group working to develop pathways for increased resilience through grassland-based agriculture.
Croatan Fellow John Fenderson leads a conversation on conservation finance for sustainable forestry with leaders from across the country.
Liz Umlas pens a piece on her reflections from the Animal Law Conference hosted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).
Bill Harrington tells the credit rating company Moody’s Investors Service to “to shut down the ever-expanding sideshow of ESG ‘symbols’ that deflect from deficiencies in the company’s core product of credit ratings.”