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Portret of Paul Smeets
Jul 23, 2014|Interview -

The vast majority of leading impact investors across the world report that their impact investment portfolio performance is meeting or exceeding social, environmental, and financial expectations. This becomes clear from a survey of 99 fund managers, development finance institutions, foundations, diversified financial institutions, and other investors with at least USD 10 million committed to impact investment. In this video, Research Manager at the Global Impact Investing Network, Abhilash Mudaliar, talks about the main results from the research that GIIN conducted together with J.P. Morgan.

Manager’s individual skills of vital importance to CSR performance Ancient statue of saddled horse
Oct 23, 2013|Research -
Managers matter. Organization capital, evident in management quality practices (MQP), plays a non-negligible role in shaping CSR performance. The research of Najah Attig (Saint Mary’s University, Canada) lends support to the proposition that organizations are reflections of their managers' talents and abilities. He also urges future research to closely consider the distinctive unobservable manager-specific influences in explaining cross-sectional differences in other corporate outcomes.
Report The 3% Solution: driving profits through carbon reduction Report: 3% Solution
Jul 8, 2013|Book / report -

By boosting energy-efficiency measures and transitioning to low-carbon energy sources right now, U.S. businesses can curb climate change by reducing emissions by 3% annually and save costs up to $190 billion in 2020. This is the bold promise from a new report of CDP and World Wildlife Fund (WWF): “The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reductions”. Built upon analysis by leading consulting firms and with many cost-saving examples from a variety of sectors, the study charts a pathway for companies that is both profitable and aggressive enough to protect the climate.

Weaving accountability into clothing supply chains Clothing label "Made in Bangladesh"
Jul 3, 2013|Practitioners -

The tragic loss of life in a string of accidents in Bangladesh’s clothing factories has focused the world’s attention on supply chain issues in the textile industry. Analyst Elsa Ben Hamou Dassonville sheds light on how RobecoSAM evaluates clothing companies’ approach to managing their increasingly complex supply chains.

China’s future and sustainability
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Portret of Wang Yuan
Jun 24, 2013|Interview -

The high economic growth of China has not only brought wealth, but also a negative impact on the environment and natural resources. In this video, WANG Yuan, senior advisor of China Development Bank (CDB), talks about the development that since a few years, Chinese policy makers and government leaders are more concerned with the sustainability of the future economic and social development. She names: “Implementation of climate change policies, income distribution and, more importantly, through a structural adjustment of the economy.”

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Professor of Real Estate Finance, Maastricht University

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Professor of Real Estate, Tilburg Sustainability Center

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Lecturer of social investing, Haas School of Business

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Program Director Finance & Sustainability, Duisenberg school of finance
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Assistant Professor, Tilburg Sustainability Center

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Professor of Accounting and Auditing, Umeå University

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Professor of Portfolio Management, Tilburg Sustainability Center

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Associate Professor, Erasmus School of Economics
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