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A 'sea change' for environmentally responsible investing

StartFragmentThis is an edited excerpt from the book "The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers' Capital for a Sustainable World" by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra, published by Greenleaf Publishing.EndFragment As the sun rose on March 9, 2015, a preposterous-looking solar-powered plane called Solar Impulse 2, with a wing span longer than that of a Boeing 747, took off from the Middle East in an historic record-breaking attempt to fly around the world. "Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard aren't looking to revolutionize aviation with their solar-powered aircraft. Rather, the Swiss duo [said] they want to raise the profile of a suite of technologies on their Solar Impulse 2 air

Educating the Next Generation in the New Year

Happy New Year from Heartland Headquarters! Thank you for your thoughtful commitments of time, energy and financial support in our common cause to invest responsibly in the real economy. Through your support, we are breaking through in our long-term quest to mainstream and strengthen responsible investments. Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS) fosters a "Community of Practice" for responsible investments. We are working in a united front to rebuild our cities, renew our industrial commons, grow the clean economy and make the "boss" more accountable. In order to scale up the resources to accomplish these aims, we need to increase the share of institutional asset commitments for responsible i

Fundamentally Rewiring Finance

In his book, Finance and the Good Society, Nobel Prize winner Professor Robert Shiller says at its broadest level, finance is the science of goal architecture – of the structuring of the economic arrangements necessary to achieve a set of goals and of the stewardship of the assets needed for that achievement. “The goals served by finance originate within us. They reflect our interests in careers, hopes for our families, ambitions for our businesses, aspirations for our culture, and ideals for our society; finance in and of itself does not tell us what the goals should be. Finance does not embody a goal. Finance is not about “making money” per se. It is a “functional” science in that it exist

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