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Shareholder Values

"Forty-five percent of U.S. households prefer an environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach to investing… Among those between the ages of 30 and 39, this increases to 64%, and for those younger than 30, it is 67%."
-- Cerulli Associates
    October 2018

"The vast majority of Canadian investors are interested in responsible investments (RI) that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and they would be more likely to choose responsible investments if their financial advisor suggested suitable RI options for them."
-- Responsible
    Association (RIA)
    June 2017

"70% of people [in UK] want to invest ethically but the financial services industry is failing to respond." Referencing research by Abundance.
-- Acquisition
(UK) June 2015


Environmental Organizations & Resources
Helpful For Ethical Investing Research

(UK) "CDP investor initiatives – backed in 2015 by more than 822 institutional investors representing an excess of US$95 trillion in assets – give investors access to a global source of year-on-year information that supports long-term objective analysis. This includes evidence and insight into companies′ greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and strategies for managing climate change, water and deforestation risks."

Context Institute
(USA) "Context Institute is devoted to helping you – and others like you – birth a brighter future for yourself, for humanity and for the earth. We do this by focusing on positive cultural change toward a humane and sustainable world, all based on our 35 years of experience doing this work."

Cruelty Free Investing
(USA) "Our staff researched every corporation on the three major stock exchanges (NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX) and put every company into one of two categories – companies that exploit animals, and companies that do not. On each list, you can click on the name of a company, and see how that company uses (or does not use) animals."

David Suzuki Foundation
(Canada) "We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work."

Deforestation Free Funds: Palm Oil
(Global) "Palm oil production - a $61 billion industry in 2014 - is the fastest growing cause of rainforest destruction today, and rainforest destruction is the second biggest driver of climate change after the burning of fossil fuels."

(Canada) "e3 Plus is an on-line information resource to help companies exploring for minerals improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance."

(USA) "The mission of EarthSave is to help people make food choices that promote health, reduce health care costs, and provide greater health independence."

Environmental News Bits
(USA) "Environmental News Bits is written and maintained by Laura L. Barnes, who is the Sustainability Information Curator at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. She also serves as Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable."

Environmental Performance Index
(USA) "The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems."

Environmental Working Group
(USA) "EWG drives consumer choice and civic action with its game-changing investigations and research on toxics and environmental health, food and agriculture, and water and energy."

Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR)
(Global) "Established by Jeremy Coller, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Coller Capital, FAIRR and its founding members believe that a worrying knowledge gap has emerged among investors in relation to the material investment risks and opportunities connected with intensive livestock farming and poor animal welfare standards."

Global Footprint Network
(USA/Europe) "Global Footprint Network provides tools and programs that can help countries thrive in a resource-constrained world. More than ever, decision-makers are employing Ecological Footprint accounting to manage their ecological capital, both now and for the future."

(USA) "Find safe, healthy, green, & ethical product reviews based on scientific ratings."

Government of Canada
(Canada) The Government of Canada’s environment website.

Grist Magazine
(USA) "Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that′s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal."

Institute for Responsible Technology
(USA) "The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. We investigate and report their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting."

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool  (IBAT)
(USA) "IBAT for business is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date biodiversity information to support critical business decisions."

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)
(Israel) "ICSD based in Jerusalem, promotes and manifests an inter-religious vision for environmental sustainability by encouraging the cooperation and training of religious leaders, teachers, and others on ecological issues."

Investor Environmental Health Network
(USA) "The Investor Environmental Health Network is a collaborative partnership of investment managers, advised by nongovernmental organizations, concerned about the financial and public health risks associated with corporate toxic chemicals policies."

Organic Trade Association
(USA/Canada) "OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment."

Pembina Institute
(Canada) “We combine the research and technical capacity of a think tank with the values and advocacy of an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) and the entrepreneurial and business sense of a for-profit consulting firm. This equips us with a unique ability to employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change.”

Plastic Disclosure Project
(UK) "PDP asks the business world to measure, manage, reduce and benefit from plastic waste in order to create a world in which plastic adds value for consumers and businesses without negatively impacting the environment."

Responsible Shopper
(USA) "Responsible Shopper reports on global research and campaign information regarding the impact of major corporations on human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability and more.”

Sustainable Development Solutions Network
(Global) "Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales."

(USA) "This is Governance & Accountability Institute′s proprietary research and monitoring platform for following trends, news, commentary, research and other critical information related to Sustainability and ESG factors (environmental & energy, social issues, corporate governance) This platform is designed to the knowledge management headquarters for enterprise sustainability issues and topics."

The Organic Center
(USA) "The Organic Center is your trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. We cover up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborate with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in our knowledge."

(Global) "WikiPositive uses collaboration to focus on how companies are becoming a part of an environmentally sustainable and socially just future. It also brings awareness to how these healthy activities might be undermined by unhealthy ones."


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