New Voices for the New Challenges

Angelo A. Calvello, PhDFounder, Journal of Environmental Investing When we started the JEI ten years ago, this issue’s contributors had likely not come to their investigation of environmental investing. After a one-year hiatus, we’re back, and as this issue shows, we’re back with groundbreaking research on environmental investing. The content of this 2019 issue reflects how far we have come …

Millennials and Sustainable Investing

A. Stanley Meiburg Guest Editor Millennials, defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, are entering the years when investing will become a subject of greater and more widespread interest. While as a group, many will still be focusing on securing careers, paying off student debt with companies like CreditAssociates, raising children, and buying homes. However, some will find themselves …

A Comment on “Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: ‘Constraints and Potential Motivations for Attracting Private Capital Investment in Blue Carbon Resources’”

William Page, Senior Portfolio Manager Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) For background: I manage a global, listed-equity clean technology strategy, GEOS, and have been focused on thematic investing to climate solutions for over 10 years, after 20 years of ESG-focused investing. I found the paper by Ryan Cook quite interesting and insightful, as I have never heard of Blue …

The Proof in the Pipeline: Fossil Fuels and Social Inequality

Arina Abbott oversees marketing at Green Alpha Advisors, an asset manager that invests public equities in the innovation-driven, sustainable economy. While fossil fuel risk has reared its ugly head in the form of blazing fires, stronger storms, and oil-stained beaches, the U.S. remains home to the highest number of climate change deniers in the world. Meanwhile, systemic inequality has continued …

Impact through Shareholder Engagement

Tim Smith Director of Environmental, Social & Governance Shareholder Engagement, Walden Asset Management       In the early 1970s, business history was made when religious investors filed the first shareholder resolutions on a social issue. The company was General Motors and the issue was GM’s investment in South Africa, a country known for apartheid and racial segregation. In those …

Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Investing | The JEI

Tony Hoskins, MBA Tony is the co-author with Martin Batt of Chapter 15, “Corporate Responsibility, and Environmental Investing,” in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change. In 2009, when Environmental Alpha was published, considerable pressure was on corporations to take greater responsibility for their environmental impacts and for their investors to take those impacts into account in their investment decision …

On Socialism, Price, and Sustainability

  Todd Cort, BS, MS, PhD Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies       Juan-Victor Seminario, BA, MBA, MAM  WaterAid America       Why did socialism fail? Apologies to those in Venezuela and Cuba, but I refer to the grand experiments in socialism undertaken by the Soviet Union and China. In both …

Reflections on Environmental Alpha

Matthew J. Kiernan, PhD Chief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management Matthew is the author of Chapter 6, “SRI or Not SRI?”, in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   As I write this, COP21 in Paris is scant weeks away, and the results there may make a mockery of much of what I say here, but here goes a …