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Sustainable Investing The Art of Long Term Performance

ISBN-10: 1844075486
ISBN-13: 9781844075485
Edition: 2008
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

With climate change now clearly on the horizon, the imperative of sustainability is starting to transform the world's capital markets. Already billions of dollars, pounds, euro and yen are being managed with a view to environmental, social and governance factors. Evolving out of the ethical, socially responsible investment (SRI) and responsible investment waves, sustainable investment involves the conscious integration of extra-financial factors into strategies for generating long-term financial returns. In essence, sustainable investment is fast becoming the smart way of generating long-term returns. With conventional investors now scrambling to factor in issues such as climate change, business ethics and human rights, sustainable investment represents a turning point in the evolution of global finance. Written by international leaders in SRI, ethical and sustainable investment from Wall Street and the City, this accessible, fast-moving, information-packed book covers the full breadth and depth of sustainable investment. Topics include a thorough explanation of sustainable investment, its history, evolution and mainstreaming; how to select sustainable companies and investments including screening criteria, indices and indicators; investment analysis and performance; the changing corporate landscape towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability; and changes in capital markets. A final section looks at future risk, and the possibilities for sustainable investment to actually encourage corporate survival-as well as potential investor returns going forward-in this era of pending climatic change. Invaluable reference sections provide further information including: a fluency guide to terms and acronyms such as SRI and Cleantech, key international initiatives for corporate sustainability, international rating agencies, a directory of SRI funds and firms, sustainability indices on the DOW and FTSE and more. The is the essential insider guide for thoughtful investors, fund managers, business leaders and consultants seeking to lead the front end of the sustainability curve for both superior returns and a positive constructive future in this new era of climate and global environmental change.

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!, 12th of Never, Alex Cross, Run, Confessions: The Private School Murders, Cross My Heart and The Christmas Wedding. Patterson is the co-author of Guilty Wives (2012) and Mistress (2013) with David Ellis. First Love, co-authored with Emily Raymond, made the New York Times bestseller list in January, 2014. James Patterson co-authored Private L.A. with Mark Sullivan and it made The New York Times Best Seller List in March 2014. Patterson also made The New York Times Best Seller List with Unlucky 13, Invisible, Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile, and children's title Ultimate Showdown, book 5 in the Middle Scholl Series, in 2014.Nick Robins has more than 20 years experience in the policy and practical realities of corporate accountability. A historian by training, he currently works on sustainable and responsible investment in London, and has written on the East India Company for the Financial Times, New Statesman and Resurgence.

Steven Lydenberg (Brookline, MA) is Chief Investment Officer for Domini Social Investments LLC. He has spent over 27 years in the social investment and corporate social accountability worlds.

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements
The Rise of Sustainable Investing
The Emergence of Sustainable Investing
Sustainable Equity Investing: The Market-Beating Strategy
Investors: A Force for Sustainability
Sustainability Analysis
Confronting New Risks and Opportunities
Observations from the Carbon Emission Markets: Implications for Carbon Finance
Carbon Exposure
Clean Energy Opportunities
Water
Sustainability across the Other Asset Classes
Fixed Income and Microfinance
Sustainable and Responsible Property Investing
Private Equity: Unlocking the Sustainability Potential
Social Businesses
Future Directions and Trends
China
India
Civil Society and Capital Markets
Fiduciary Duty
The Global Agenda
Conclusion: Sustainable Investing - The Art of Long-Term Performance
Glossary
Sustainable and Responsible Initiatives and Resources
Equity Returns Study Methodology - Determination of Annualized Five-Year Return for the Period 31 December 2002 to 31 December 2007
Index

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