Think Tanks
Solutions 8/16: Food & soil shortages: The planet’s declining ability to feed its growing population   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Central Jersey - This week, a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned, on top of its 2018 evaluation, that both climate change and mankind’s poor stewardship of farmlands and forests are threatening the...
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Corporate Environmental Management and Credit Risk   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019)
Source: SSRN - This study analyzes corporate environmental management and its implications for bond investors. We provide support for the view that the credit standing of borrowing firms is influenced by legal, reputational, and regulatory...
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Institute for Business & Social Impact   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019)
Source: Cal Alumni Association - Jeroen Derwall is tenured assistant professor of finance at Maastricht University, associate professor at Open University of the Netherlands, and co-founder of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE). Previously he...
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NGO Monitor in the News   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : NGOWatch
Source: NGO Monitor - After erroneously referring to NGO Monitor as “an off-shoot of the NGO Watch,” operated by the American Enterprise Institute – which has absolutely no connection to NGO Monitor – Halper attacks NGO Monitor...
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Study to examine funding, governance of Grand River corridor   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: MLive - GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Community leaders in Grand Rapids have ambitious plans for the Grand River corridor. A $45 million plan calls for restoring the city’s namesake rapids by removing several dams from the river. Once...
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WIA And WIW: Fairly Safe Inflation-Linked Closed-End Funds At -13% Discounts   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Seeking Alpha - WIA and WIW have the majority of their portfolio in TIPS. As such, they are fairly safe and moreover can be bought at wide discounts of -13%. However, their performances have been mostly average.
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Qatari Stocks Break Losing Streak, Lead Mideast Gains: Inside EM   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: YAHOO! - (Bloomberg) -- Qatar’s QE Index of stocks interrupted a three-day losing streak to rise as much as 2%, its biggest intraday gain in more than two months. Still, the benchmark remains among the ...
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How Pension Funds, Sovereign Funds, and Endowments are Changing the Business of Investment Management and Long-Term Investing   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019)
Source: Palgrave Macmillan - The New Frontier Investors chronicles the rise of this new group of long horizon asset owners that includes some of the world's largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments. These asset owners are driving the...
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From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder: How Sustainability Can Drive Financial Outperformance   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019)
Source: SSRN - In this enhanced meta-study we categorize more than 200 different sources. Within it, we find a remarkable correlation between diligent sustainability business practices and economic performance. The first part of the report...
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SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: CNBC - CEO Masayoshi Son himself may account for over half of that amount, the Wall Street Journal reported, adding that executives feel that such a step will make employees more accountable. The loans are likely to have an interest...
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