A recent report from the United Nations reiterated the dangers of climate change. It’s the defining problem of this century, and where there’s a massive problem there’s also a massive business opportunity.
Electric cars are cheaper to own than gas-powered vehicles. Wind and solar energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. By investing in companies promoting sustainability and green solutions, you’re not just doing the right thing – you’re doing the smart thing.
Led by the Sudan Divestment Task Force, universities, endowments, and individual investors divested from companies supporting the Sudan regime accused of genocide against its own people in the Darfur region.
We worked with the Task Force to make their targeted divestment list into a portfolio for investors. Divesting in specific companies had a significant impact on the region. And while human rights in Sudan remains a pressing issues, progress has been made since 2008.
Read more about the Sudan divestment campaign
Companies that promote human rights and diversity are more open to new ideas and perspectives and are usually more merit based.
Companies with more women on the board of directors and in senior management roles outperform companies with a lower percentage of women in these roles. There is also research to show that companies that are more racially diverse outperform similar companies that lack racial diversity. We invest in companies that promote diversity because it’s the right thing to do and it’s good for business.
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