Category: sustainable investing

Impact and ESG Investing in 2021
January 2021 | ESG investing

Happy new year! We hope everyone had a nice holiday season. Impact and ESG investing experienced record-breaking growth in 2020 and we are excited for its ongoing advancement in 2021. The focus on investments supporting COVID-19 relief and economic equality will continue to be at the forefront of impact and […]

Microfinance and Impact/ESG Investing in Indian Tech Startups
October 2018 | Impact Investing

“The success of the microfinance model inspired us to replicate a similar approachin healthcare and education, which are as critical to rural India as credit.”– Srikrishna Ramamoorthy of Unitus Ventures Image Source: Microfinance typically aims to provide low-income or impoverished communities with access to capital. They are often in […]

The Disconnect Between Sustainable Lifestyles and Sustainable Investments
October 2018 | Impact Investing

“Wealthy investors are motivated by sustainable values, yet many don’t apply them to investment decisions.”1 It has become more common for affluent investors to incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles.  These new behaviors include recycling and using natural household cleaners, making large scale environmentally friendly purchases such as solar panels and […]

Aligning CCM’s Impact Themes with the SDGs
May 2018 | Impact Investing

There was a lot of discussion and heightened interest in 2017 by institutional investors looking to align their investments with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in late 2015. The broad goals are interrelated, covering a range of social and […]

The Growing Demand for ESG Investing in North America
January 2018 | ESG investing

When it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, Europe has been light years ahead of North America. The 2014 Global Sustainable Investment Review noted that 58.8% of European invested assets at the time were invested in a sustainable way, compared to 31.1% in Canada and 17.9% in the […]