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Tom Croft keynotes the 4th Annual CSR Summit in NYC on the Handbook and the “7 Emerging Drivers of R

Heartland Managing Director Tom Croft gave one of the keynote addresses at last week’s "4th Annual CSR Investing Summit” in New York City. Thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with a prestigious audience from around the world about the new Responsible Investor Handbook, Tom started his presentation by highlighting the Solar Plane which just completed an historic trip around the world. He demonstrated how American workers' pension funds helped make flights such as this possible. U.S. pension funds provided capital to early solar entrepreneurs and continue to do so by seeding and growing innovative industries with far-reaching, Earth-changing impacts. View the entire presentation highlig

Solar plane makes history after completing round-the-world trip

Heartland Note: The Solar Impulse 2 recently completed their epic, history-making trek around the globe via a solar powered aeroplane to showcase the potential of renewable energy! We applaud their efforts in coordinating this landing to coincide with the launch of our Responsible Investor Handbook (ha ha). Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday. The final leg of the feat, aimed at showcasing the potential of renewable energy, was a bumpy one, with turbulence driven by hot desert air leaving the solo pilot, Bertrand Piccard, fighting with the controls. The plane, which has a wingspan wid

Responsible Investment in the 21st Century

Heartland note: The following is featured as a foreword in The Responsible Investor Handbook, published by Greenleaf. The fact that the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) now has almost fifteen hundred signatories including over three hundred asset owners and nearly one thousand asset managers provides evidence that responsible investment is increasingly seen as a standard part of mainstream investment practice. Over the past decade, PRI signatories have encouraged improvements in the environmental, social and governance performance of the companies in which they are invested, and they have made significant investments in areas such as renewable energy. Despite this, the sense is th

4th CSR Investing Summit to be Hosted by S-Network Global Indexes

Our own Heartland Managing Director, Tom Croft, was a featured speaker at the event where he highlighted The Responsible Investor Handbook. ESG Solutions (S-Network Global Indexes) has published further details of its 4th Annual CSR Investing Summit, “Summer in the City”. The all-day conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about recent trends and developments in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. The summit, to be held on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square in New York (USA), will include expert practitioners from throughout the Environmental, Social, and Governance investing landscape, including plan sponsors, endowments, consu

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