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Responsible investment is the basis of this collection focusing on those investors, of all sizes, embracing sustainability principles and practices integrating people, the environment, and prosperity into their investment strategies. 

Many of the videos in this collection come from interviews conducted at annual Ceres conferences. The Ceres investor Network represents the move towards social and environmental investing sometimes referred to as "impact investing."

The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.

Social Responsible Investing (SRI) another useful term and, as noted in Wikipedia, "is also known as sustainable, socially conscious, green or ethical investing. Basically we look at is investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social good."

The Global Reporting Initiative, GRI, is a non-profit organization that works towards a sustainable global economy by providing sustainability reporting guidance. In short, the group working towards a measurement that incorporates social, environmental and economic elements. Investors look to GRI reports for risk assessment purposes.

As reported 11/14/12 by Bloomberg, "Hospitals, retirees, pensions, banks and religious institutions used sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) strategies for $1 out of every $9 invested in the U.S. at the end of 2011. Total investments guided by such strategies increased six-fold since 1995.

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Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Jens-Christian Stougaard
U.N. Headquarters in NYC.

Vibeka Mair, on Twitter and Senior Reporter at Responsible Investor, talks to Jens-Christian Stougaard, Director at PensionDanmark, a US$30bn Danish Labor Market Pension Fund. They spoke about clean energy investments, including PensionDanmark's commitment to dedicate 10% of its portfolio to direct investments.
Published on Mar 14, 2016 by Ceres on their YouTube Channel.

EarthSayer Jens-Christian Stougaard

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