Socially responsible investing

The Building of an Infrastructure for Renewables: A Report

Nov 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Alternative energy, Alternative energy investing, Commodities, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

In 2012, [as the crude oil price was settling in to $110 and low vol,] the renewables’ infrastructure space for private funds reached an aggregate estimated deal value of $132 billion. In 2013, that fell to $95 billion. It now seems unlikely that 2014 will match last year.


Microfinance and Its Critics: An Update

Oct 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters, Microfinance, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

The convergence of a central banker and micro financiers at a recent ceremony in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea inspires a look at where the MFI industry stands, and where it is headed.


Stock Crashes and the Damming of Bad News

Mar 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Academic Research, Risk management, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

Hoarding bad news bears this meaning: at some point a lot of bad news is going to break through the informational dam all at once, producing a flood, that is, a firm-specific crash.


Consultants: Clients Want to Learn About LDI

Dec 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Liability Driven Investing, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

For pension managers these days, decision making is about managing a glide path that doesn't become a fiery crash. In appealing to such clients, consultants shouldn't think of themselves as sales people selling particular products in separate boxes.


Surfing the sustainable investing L-curve: A noble way to lose money?

Aug 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Socially responsible investing, The Skorina Report, Today's Post

Guest columnist Charles Skorina looks at sustainable investing and asks the question: Is it sustainable?


Alpha Hunters: Investing in Urban Communities

Jun 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Real Estate, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

K. Robert "Bobby" Turner has overseen more than $12 billion of investment into urban communities (with partners including Magic Johnson and Andre Agassi), find out why..


The Obvious Place to Look for Stable, Consistent Returns: African Trade Finance

May 14th, 2012 | Filed under: Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

Is Alpha Abundant Only in the Places Few Investors Want to Look?


A Life-changing £600 Million

Apr 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

"Over the next decade, impact investment will constitute an investment opportunity of between US$400 billion and US$1 trillion, generating profits of between US$183 billion and US$667 billion..."