Investing and Sustainability

About This Collection

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.

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The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle (Public Forum Panel)
What is Public Banking and how can residents of Seattle benefit from the concept. 
Public Forum: The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle recorded December 10, 2014 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle. Published on Dec 13, 2014

Moderator is Way ne Lau, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund.
Introduction by Senator Bob Hasegawa, Washington State 11th District. The Senator emphasizes that we aren't going to fix all of these problems overnight, but what we do today is for our children and grand children, or it had better be. 
Panel members:
Council member Licata: Championed paid sick leave and safe time for all fulltime employees of businesses in Seattle. Publisher of local papers and services.
Karl Beitel, Director, Public Bank Project.  Mr. Beitel gives an amazing summary of the historical context of the public bank concept and the underlying decisions that weighted privatization over public interests. Exceptional presentation. 
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Federation of German Banks.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and author Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies.  Click on image to order from Amazon or visit your local bookstore.


EarthSayers Karl Beitel; Gwendolyn Hallsmith; Dr. Thomas Keidel

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