• A Social Index Provides A Platform For Conscious Investment.
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    The stock market has long been governed by the NASDAQ, Dow Jones and S&P500, but over time it has become clear that a new index was required. In 1990 the benchmark FTSE KLD 400 Social Index was founded to help socially conscious investors weigh social and environmental factors in their investment choices, by providing exposure to the common stocks of 400 companies that KLD determines have positive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) characteristics. The…

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  • Innovative New Finance Model Has Social Investment At It’s Core.
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    Despite billions of dollars and millions of people trying to address social challenges, very little headway has been made due to resource constraints. ‘Social Finance‘ is a recent finance innovation model, co-founded by CEO Tracy Palandjian, with the objective of directing investment toward social interventions that are aimed at preventing problems from emerging, rather than addressing problems after they’ve emerged. The way it works is through…

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  • The GameChangers500 List Measures Benefits Not Profit.
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    While it’s pretty clear how to measure profit, there is no “one way” to measure mission. This week we’re focusing on various ways in which businesses and brands are aligning a ‘For-benefit’ structure alongside ‘For-profit’. As interest in the way of conducting business grows, the tools to measure them are expanding as well. For example, the Fortune 500 has always measured success by maximum revenues, but this no longer…

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