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The Center for Environmental Leadership

March 27th, 2008

The nonprofit Conservation International can claim to have redefined how conservation organizations work with major corporations, enlisted them as equal partners, and worked with them to implement environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.

Starting in 1987 they conducted first Debt-for-Nature Swap.  The first-ever debt swap with the government of Bolivia, which agrees to put $600,000 toward conservation in exchange for debt relief.

Green private banking boom behind 67% annual rise in Swiss sustainable assets

March 26th, 2008

High net worth and retail investors overtake institutions in allocations to SRI themed funds.

Thoroughly Modern Do-Gooders

March 21st, 2008
David Brooks’s Op-Ed page in The New York Times, March 21, 2008

Earlier generations of benefactors thought that social service should be like sainthood or socialism. But this one thinks it should be like venture capital.

Importantly; his piece features:

ABI Research Shows Strong Link Between Corporate Governance and Returns

March 20th, 2008

New research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that companies with the best corporate governance records have produced returns 18 percent higher than those with poor governance. The research also reveals that a breach of governance best practice reduces a company’s industry-adjusted return on assets by an average of 1 percentage point a year.

Norway Government Pension Fund-250b Euro-reveals engagement results

March 19th, 2008

Fund says it will also start disclosing complete shareholder voting decisions on-line.

What developing economies really need.

March 16th, 2008

What Microloans Miss

James Surowiecki in The New Yorker March 17, 2008

Social Capital Markets 2008 October 13-16 2008

March 11th, 2008

Social Capital Markets 2008 (SoCap08) is a new event designed to bring together all of the people and organizations with a similar deep passion to change the world through sustainable businesses.

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