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Revolutionizing Resources: The Drive for Sustainable Mining Practices

The road to a sustainable future will need to be paved with precious metals. But what defines sustainable mining and how is it achievable? Delve into the core of responsible resource extraction as we explore the convergence of advanced technologies, stringent regulations, and proactive community engagement that outline a future for the mining sector focused […]

Sustainable Investing: What it is & how it works

It is often said that the best things in life are free and yet there is no free lunch. How unfair! But what about investments? The idea of sustainable investing may sound like an oxymoron, but this type of investment does exist and can offer many benefits for those who want to make their portfolio

What is the Value Reporting Foundation to ESG?

What is the Value Reporting Foundation to ESG? The Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides education and resources on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics for institutional investors. VRF’s goal is to help investors make better decisions with their money by providing information on how well companies are managing environmental and social

MEI in Business Sustainability

What is an MEI in Business Sustainability?

Material ESG issues, or MEIs are gaining in importance as investors and other stakeholders demand that companies address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their operations. While there is no standard definition of what constitutes an ESG issue, generally they can be thought of as any business practice or event that has the potential

What are ESG Investing Trends?

ESG investing stands for “environmental, social and governance” and refers to the practice of making investment decisions based on factors such as environmental impact, corporate ethics, and how a company treats its employees. Growing numbers of investors and companies are turning to ESG investing because they feel it’s better than traditional investments. This blog post

Why is there a Rise of ESG Investing?

The rise of ESG Investing has been noted by many people and it is not hard to understand why. ESG investing, according to the U.S. National Association of State Boards of Investment (NASBI), is defined as “a strategy that focuses on companies with strong environmental, social and governance practices” which are evaluated in a transparent

Does ESG Investing Outperform?

ESG investing is becoming more popular with investors. It’s not just about doing the right thing, it’s also about earning a return on your investment. So then, does ESG actually outperform? A Goldman Sachs analysis that found out of 1200 global companies, those with strong ESG ratings returned 9% while those without 4-star rankings only

What is an ESG Real Estate Fund?

ESG Real Estate Funds are investments that are an opportunity to create positive social and environmental impact. It all starts with ESG, which stands for “environmental, social and governance.” ESG funds invest primarily in companies that have high environmental stewardship, and social responsibility practices are are ethical in nature. An ESG fund can be thought

What Makes a Great Wealth Advisor?

It is estimated that there are up to 300,000 personal advisors in the U.S., and nearly $30 trillion dollars of investable assets are overseen by some 80,000 of them. Searching for the right advisor can be daunting, but it is often essential to ensuring that your financial plan reflects your unique needs and goals. The

What is Social Responsibility to Investors?

Investors are increasingly asking for social responsibility. Social responsibility is a moral obligation to take care of the needs and interests of society while maximizing shareholder value. Especially now with the increasing effects of climate change, Russian oil divestment after the Ukrainian invasion, and billion-dollar weather events, investors are now demanding more transparency. The current

What are Sustainable Investing Companies?

The problem is that many people don’t know what sustainable investing means. Sustainable investing is a type of investment that intends to protect the environment, in addition to making money for investors. This way, when you invest in sustainable companies, you are able to make your money work for both your future and the planet’s

What is ESG Research?

ESG Research is a field of research that has been growing in importance since the early 2000s. Fund managers have become more and more interested in sustainable investing, which requires them to perform ESG research on companies they are considering for investment. This guide outlines what ESG research is, why it is necessary, and how

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