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.
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.
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.”
Croatan Institute is excited to be partnering with The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) to expand the tools available to investors hungry to increase their racial equity dividend.
The Institute mourns the loss of our founding Board Treasurer Dolly Gray-Bussard, who passed away at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 18, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.
We are in the throes of a major racial justice crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in the United States for more than half a century.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the food system to its core. The bright spots during these trying months has been the resiliency of our local and regional food systems that are connecting producers directly with consumers.
In the rush to help struggling companies and prop up debt markets during the COVID crisis, the Federal Reserve has undermined a major reform Congress made in response to the Great Recession: don't rely on credit ratings.
Croatan Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. David LeZaks has joined Croatan Institute as our newest senior fellow.