The Yale Socially Responsible Investments Journal

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The Future of Energy Trading

The Future of Energy Trading

Christopher Chen Despite its subtlety, the gradual shift from active to passive investing has far-reaching implications. For investors, there is a unique allure to index funds—investments which are low maintenance, low cost, and often result in more profit than riskier, active investing through certain hedge funds and mutual funds. Asset manager’s like BlackRock Inc. recentlyContinue Reading The Future of Energy Trading

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Kaitlin Gately On the night of Friday, April 22, over 100 students occupied the plaza outside Columbia University’s library for “Sleep Out 4 Divest”. They laid down mattresses and sleeping bags and set up tents in order to express their support for six members of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice who had occupied Low LibraryContinue Reading The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Founder of DBL Investors, Nancy Pfund: Pioneering the Double-Bottom Line

Founder of DBL Investors, Nancy Pfund: Pioneering the Double-Bottom Line

Critics of modern multinational capitalism often question whether the business decisions of large corporations are dictated by the pursuit of profit to the exclusion of the public interest. According to Antony Bugg-Levine, the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, many people see a “bifurcated world”: a vision of developed society that is characterized by a starkContinue Reading Founder of DBL Investors, Nancy Pfund: Pioneering the Double-Bottom Line