Socially Impact Investing

ESG Ratings and Methodology

The interest in ESG investing creates greater demand for ESG data, ratings, rankings, and methodologies (Abhayawansa & Tyagi, 2021). Different ESG ratings, rankings, and methodologies produce significantly different assessments of the ESG performance of companies (Abhayawansa & Tyagi, 2021). A lack of transparency about the data sources, weightings, and methodologies can also make it difficult […]

SRI and ESG: Ratings, Methodologies, and Performance

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is a well-worn term that grew in prominence during the 1980s and 1990s, but its roots trace back two millennia, shaped by civil-rights-era thinkers, faith-based organizations, and women (Townsend, 2020). The modern SRI process stands on three pillars: (a) values-based avoidance screens; (b) proactive sustainability-focused analytics, i.e., the environmental, social, and […]

Impact Investing – The Next Generation of Venture Capital

In the 1990s, Jed Emerson advocated the concept of Blended Value for funds, firms, social ventures, and foundations to invest with social and environmental impact, rather than to maximize financial performance. Simultaneously, approaches such as pollution prevention, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and triple bottom line or the “three pillars” (people, planet, and profit) began to […]

Alternative/Renewable Energy and Alternative/Renewable Energy Fund 可替代再生能源

Alternative and renewable energy assets currently only represent a small portion of the markets, but it is growing quickly. Solar Power  Solar energy is the most environmentally friendly energy source, with no air or water emissions, or waste generation. Solar power is durable and it requires little maintenance. Also, solar energy is a great solution […]

Social Impact Investing

In the 1990s, Jed Emerson advocated the concept of Blended Value for funds, firms, social ventures, and foundations to invest with social/environmental impact, rather than to maximize financial performance. Simultaneously, approaches such as pollution prevention, CSR (corporate social responsibility), and triple bottom line (people, planet, profit or the “three pillars”) began to measure non-financial effects […]