The Yale Socially Responsible Investments Journal

A Wiser Today, A Brighter Tomorrow

The Double-Edged Sword of Venture Capital

The Double-Edged Sword of Venture Capital

By: Brian Cashin, Editor-in-Chief Venture capital is a buzzword in this era of startup culture and of innovations in boosting business growth trajectories, but few associate this term with any of the less favorable implications which it may entail. Venture capital is indeed crucial to broadly facilitating business expansion and sophistication, but the entrance ofContinue Reading The Double-Edged Sword of Venture Capital

Socially Responsible Investment in Retrospect: The Apartheid Divestment Campaign

Socially Responsible Investment in Retrospect: The Apartheid Divestment Campaign

By: Steven Tian, Finance Editor Advocacy for socially responsible investing can take many forms, and the power of mass mobilization in promoting socially responsible investing is especially prominent at Yale University. At Yale, student activists and student leaders have had a long history of fighting for what they believe to be right and equitable. WhetherContinue Reading Socially Responsible Investment in Retrospect: The Apartheid Divestment Campaign

Faith-Based Funds Offer Opportunities for Responsible Investment and Microfinance

Faith-Based Funds Offer Opportunities for Responsible Investment and Microfinance

By: Brian Cashin, Editor-in-Chief Being religious about investing can have multiple meanings. For some investors, rigorously efficient investment techniques and profit maximizing procedures requite the label of a ‘religiously attentive’ investor; for others, religious investing incorporates moral beliefs into financial goals and principles. Recent trends reveal the existence of valuable opportunities for investment that merge steadyContinue Reading Faith-Based Funds Offer Opportunities for Responsible Investment and Microfinance