September 2015

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Impact Investing Group Chairman Calls on Managers to Adopt New Skill Set

Pensions&Investments
By Sophie Baker
September 09, 2015

Money managers need to recognize that an emerging trend of institutional investors keen to allocate to impact investments will require a new skill set, said Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group. 

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Breathing Is Deadliest in These 15 Countries

Bloomberg
By Tom Randall
September 16, 2015

In 2010, about 3.3 million people around the world died from prolonged exposure to air pollution. That figure is set to double by 2050, according a study published by the Journal Nature. If you live in the US, don’t think you’re in the clear, of the 15 countries with the most deaths from outdoor air pollution, the US comes in at number 7. 

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David Blood and Al Gore Want to Reach the Next Generation 

Institutional Investor
By Imogen-Rose Smith
September 08, 2015

When David Blood and Al Gore founded Generation, they intended to lead by example. They wanted to prove that an approach to investing in companies that pay close attention to factors such as environment, social responsibility and corporate governance, could improve profitability. Nothing speaks louder than results. 

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Stock Tip: Try Betting on Companies Led by Women 

Bloomberg
By Laura Colby
September 11, 2015

Jason Baron at US Trust in Boston, works in a small but growing part of the money-management business that’s trying to sell the idea that when it comes to investing, gender pays. The basic argument, backed up by research, is that companies with relatively high percentage of women in power perform better than those dominated by men.

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