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Football Star Chris Smalling Is Making It Easy For Fellow Celebrities To Invest In Planet-Friendly Startups

4 Mins Read Chris Smalling, AC Roma centre-back and former England football team professional, has launched a global investment consultancy. ForGood is a joint venture between Smalling, activist investor Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni and B-Corp creative agency founder Rebecca Wheeler. Fellow international sportspeople, celebrities and musicians are invited to participate, becoming ‘Changemakers’ in the process of investing. ForGood will […]

New Zealand To Introduce World’s First Climate Law For Financial Firms

3 Mins Read New Zealand is set to become the first country in the world to introduce a law that would subject financial firms to climate reporting. The law, which is expected to receive its first reading this week, will require banks, insurance firms and investment managers to make disclosures on the impacts of climate change on their […]

‘Wall Street Is Greenwashing Finance’, Says Former BlackRock Sustainable Investing CIO

3 Mins Read ESG-forward investing seems to be taking over the financial industry, but ex-BlackRock chief investment officer for sustainable investing Tariq Fancy warns that this is simply another form of greenwashing. In an opinion article, Fancy says that the Wall Street is “greenwashing the public with deadly distraction in sustainable investing practices” instead of getting to the […]

As Sustainable Investing Takes Off, China’s Poor ESG Ratings Are A Major Problem

3 Mins Read With more investors embracing a sustainable ESG-based strategy, a trend that has received a major boost amidst the coronavirus pandemic, China is losing its allure despite being an enormous and fast-growing emerging market. Ranking bottom on ESG ratings among all major economies in the world, experts warn that lagging behind when it comes to sustainability […]

Sustainable Impact Funds Investment Quadruples To US$20.6 Billion In 2019

4 Mins Read The amount of money moving into environmental funds last year broke records, according to Illinois-based financial services firm Morningstar. The data shows that sustainable funds, which invest based on environmental, social or governance themes, pulled in US$20.6 billion in new money in 2019, which is quadruple the sum achieved in the previous year. This trend, […]