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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.

Curated by mokiethecat

Risks and Opportunities interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS
May 13, 2011

Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager, CalPERS is interviewed by Christine Arena of 3BL Media at the 2011 Ceres Conference held May 11th and 12th 2011 in Oakland, CA.  CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees, and their families and more than 3,000 employers.

EarthSayer Anne Simpson

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