New Trends Report Released: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Hits $12T

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.

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Announcing the Inaugural Croatan Forum: October 2-4, 2018

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.

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Organic Opportunities: Special Briefing from the Field in Northeastern NC

On March 21, 2018, Croatan Institute presented a special briefing on the release of "Organic Opportunities," a major economic development prospectus for expanding the regional value chain associated with organic food and agriculture in Northeastern North Carolina.

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Liz Umlas speaks on Transformative Organizing panel

The conference, aimed at both academics and practitioners in the field of business and human rights, explored tools, strategies and examples of engagement. Umlas spoke on a panel entitled “Transformative Organizing,” which looked at innovative ways in which workers (through trade unions, worker centers and NGO allies) are organizing to address rights violations in the workplace.

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Liz Umlas Co-authors Stanford Social Innovation Review Cover Story on Human Rights and B Corps

This month Croatan Institute senior fellow Liz Umlas and Columbia University’s Joanne Bauer published two articles looking at the human rights considerations of certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, a relatively new form of social enterprise.

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