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The Triple Bottom Line

The Growth of Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investing

Investors have a critical role to play in advancing the green economy and combating climate change.  Responding to the challenge of the social and environmental challenges we face affords investment opportunities in many different forms and across all asset classes. A socially responsible investment (SRI) also known as sustainable, green or ethical investing, is premised on an investment strategy that…

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Strategic Environmental Philanthropy

Businesses are often perceived as environmentally destructive forces, but they can also be powerful models of change. An organization that addresses societal needs can at the same time advance business interests. Strategic philanthropy emerged in the 1980s as a management practice to support social responsibility in organizations in the United States. Strategic philanthropy is defined by Dr. Linda Ferrell as “the synergistic use of organizational core…

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