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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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Can Do Attitudes by Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, sat down with 3BLMedia at the Ceres Conference (April 2012) to share her belief that collaboration between conference attendees will lead to sustainable solutions. Mindy also talks about the Ceres "Road to 2020" best practices report, and how different companies' compliance measures up.

Related to the Ceres Conferences is our special collection, Investing and Sustainability.

EarthSayer Mindy Lubber

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