The Bottom Billion by P. Collier (Review by Nazareth Sefarian) The Business of Peace by J. Nelson (Review by Irina Cristina Sav) Classic Book: Our Common Future by the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) (Review by Oliver Dudok van Heel) The Top 50 Sustainability Books by W. Visser (Review by William C. Frederick) The Blue Sweater by J. Novogratz (Review by Nazareth Seferian) In Search of Sustainability by J. Goldie, B. Douglas & B. Furnass (Review by Karen Marshall) The Market For Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility by D. Vogel (Review by Cristina Aliman) Natural Capitalism by A. Lovins, H. Lovins & P. Hawken (Review by Oliver Dudok van Heel) The Dark Side: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business by E. Raufflet & A.J. Mills (eds.) (Review by Hsin-Hsuan Meg Lee) Capitalism As If The World Matters by Jonathon Porritt (Review by Oliver Dudok Van Heel) Consulting For Business Sustainability by C. Galea (Review by Karina Toonekurg) Classic Book: Cradle to Cradle by W. McDonough & M. Braumgart (Review by Oliver Dudok Van Heel) The McDonaldization of Society by George Ritzer (Review by Jane Claydon) Agenda For A New Economy: From Phantom Wealth To Real Wealth by David C. Korten (Review by Oliver Dudok Van Heel) Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability and Survival by Daniel Jaffee (Review by Sheena Frempong) Classic Book: No Logo by Naomi Klein (Review by Jane Claydon) Title: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Author(s): Janine Benyus
CSR Leaders At CSR International, we aim to share the CSR insights of the world’s best thought-leaders and leaders-in-practice.
Another way is by allowing CSR professionals, students and enthusiasts to tell us who they think are the leaders that have had or are having the biggest impact on CSR. This section of the website allows members to ‘vote’ on their favourites.
Here, we also present the results of the 2009 CSR International Leaders Ranking, which is based on an online poll conducted during February 2009.
Top 100 Leaders1. Al GORE – Former US Vice President, An Inconvenient Truth
As quoted by Fabian Pattberg:
Paul has been around in the Sustainability blogging field for a long time and in my opinion is one of the most interest and engaging bloggers in the Sustainability field at the moment. Next to his own blog Paul writes for Triple Pundit on a regular basis and is a guest writer for the Elephant Journal.
This is how Paul describes his blog:
“The GreenSmith Consulting blog is an exploration of the best of what’s happening in sustainable business, and what’s to come. Startups of note are frequently featured, as are tools and technology to make doing the important work you do, be done more easily. Guest contributors have taken on a variety of subjects, from greenwashing to localization.”
Philippe Zaouati of NATIXIS Natixis Asset Management, a pioneer in SRI for over 25 years, has launched Impact Funds Climate Change. This thematic ICVC aims at generating long-term performance by investing in companies whose activities contribute to mitigate or adapt to climate change.
More information: Impact Funds Climate Change.RI-TV: EPISODE SIX
Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE addresses climate change and opportunities for investors, interviewed by Brendan Maton, pensions journalist.RI-TV: EPISODE FIVE
Marcel Jeucken, head of responsible investment at PGGM Investments, talks about ESG integration, RI performance and corporate engagements and exclusions.RI-TV: EPISODE FOUR
Responsible-Investor and IPE brought together eight investment professions to discuss the results of the RI Landscape 2008 Asset Owners survey. Participating: Michael Atzwanger, PensPlan; Erik Christiansen, ERAPF; Xavier Desmadryl, HSBC Investments; Christian Gollier, joint holder of the French university chair devoted to responsible investment and sustainable finance; Dr Marcel Jeucken, PGGM; Aled Jones, UK Pension Protection Fund; Liam Kennedy, IPE; Michel Lemonnier representing the French Asset Management Association; Raj Thamotheram, AXA Investment Managers; Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor.
Rob Lake, senior portfolio manager for environmental, social and governance at ABP, the €221bn ($311bn) pension fund for Dutch civil servants, talks clean tech, engagement and cluster bombs.
David Russell, co-head of Responsible Investment at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the €31bn ($46bn) second largest UK pension fund, explains how its SRI strategy is not just about risk but also reward.
One of the world’s most prominent corporate governance activists since the 1970s, Bob Monks talks about engagement, hedge fund activists, private equity and why ‘discouraged’ is not part of his vocabulary.
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We use in-depth knowledge of past, present and future weather and climate to provide cutting-edge solutions to customers in insurance, trading, investment and asset management.Read More »
Eumedion operates a representative of the interests of institutional investors in the field of corporate governance and responsible investing. It is the objective of Eumedion to Read More »
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Fundraising and Strategic Communications for non-profits: Social Ventures.
TSF members (e.g. BCG, Novo Nordisk, PwC, responsAbility, SAM, Swiss Re, Vontobel) carry on an action-oriented dialogue aimed at enabling sustainability principles to be integrated into Read More »
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) is the peak industry body for professionals working in responsible investment in Australia and New Zealand. Almost every financial adviser, Read More »
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Naturewalk is an ecological and economically sustainable real estate investment combining land, teak forestry and development use in Costa Rica
We are Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) specialising in ethical investment incorporating environmental & socially responsible investments.
We provide focused research and company analysis on environmental, social and governance issues to institutions, governments, financial planners, corporations and individuals worldwide.
Proxinvest, an independent Paris-based consulting firm, serving only shareholders, offers proxy voting research and solutions tailored to the specific investors needs.
The website of the Social Investment Organization.
General Asset Manager
Website of long-only manager of rules-driven core equity portfolios and separately managed accounts on behalf of institutional clients, including International ex US, US Large-Cap, US Mid-Cap Read More »
Portal on responsible investing for Polish market.
VBDO is a dutch investment association. Our target is to make the capital market more sustainable per investors and corporations.
PR / Media / Advertising
All financial news in Italian. Links to international sites, news,up-dates.
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Financial news in Italian
Dutch portal for SRI with actual news, Dutch SRI products etcetera
Belgian Forum for sustainable & socially responsible investment
Decision and implementation tools for a responsible investment policy:
-Funds selection, qualification and allocation
-Sustainable portfolio creation and Read More »
SRI Funds Advice gives to investors, asset managers, and investment advisers essential information for decision-making. The database holds 700 SRI mutual funds from all over the Read More »
Business matching portal
Matching eco related business needs in China and Asia. Service providers, products and skills, recycling, reuse, energy and consulting.
Sustainability risk advisors addressing Environmental and social risks at pre investment and IPO stages
Global ethical investing news and research, insightful commentary, key links, books, services, and free newsletter. Unique resources for ethical, spiritual, and socially responsible investors and investment Read More »
Creative Investment Research, Inc.
s the coordinating entity for the targeted Sudan divestment movement, the Sudan Divestment Task Force (SDTF), a project of the Genocide Intervention Network, provides support for Read More »
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The Netspar–UMBS Academy, a joint initiative of Netspar and Universiteit Maastricht Business School (UMBS), offers stimulating education and knowledge sharing on current subjects in the dynamic Read More »
RI Landscape 2008 Survey of Asset Manager integration of ESG issues into their investment practices.
A real estate website and group of the Boston College Institute for Responsible Investment dedicated to applied research and networking building around Responsible Property Investing broadly Read More »
The consideration of ESG in investing is one of today’s hottest institutional topics. This ground-breaking joint research into the responsible investment landscape aims to show, for Read More »
Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at CorpGov.net has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and Read More »
PR / Media / Advertising
Business Wire’s CSR distribution circuit is ideal for news concerning business ethics, the environment, community development and diversity. The circuit reaches interested journalists, financial analysts, activists, Read More »
Sustainable Investments is a Mistra funded research programme. The aim is to investigate how sustainable investment practices can create an added value to investors, and identify Read More »
In A-C the editors focus on news, commentary, research, trends, and actions of key players shaping “accountability” and the impact on individuals, business organizations, public agencies Read More »
Sustainable development charity that works in partnership with the financial industry. Includes reports on microfinance, clean tech, climate change and sustainability impacts of investment as part Read More »
Independent Web Resource Centre
This page covers three topics:
1. Investor interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; Materiality; Integration of ESG value drivers in asset management Read More »
Sustainable World Capital is a company focused on connecting profitable sustainable companies of the future with institutional investors worldwide. In order to raise capital and to Read More »
Eurosif (the European Social Investment Forum) is a pan-European group whose mission is to Address Sustainability through Financial Markets. Current member affiliates of Eurosif include pension Read More »
There is a growing view among investment professionals that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their Read More »
Responsible Investor provides institutional investors with a comprehensive online magazine and information resource which recognises the growing requirement to achieve investment returns within an environmental, socialRead More »