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SRI and Impact Investing

What is Sustainability?

In 1987, the UN World Commission on Environment and Development’s report, Our Common Future also known as the Brundtland Report defined “sustainable development” as: the Brundtland Report defined “sustainable development” as:

 “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ 

Sustainability takes into consideration the Triple Bottom Line of people, profit and the planet. It is found at the intersection of society, the economy and the environment.

Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is the integration of people, profit and the planet into the investment framework.

Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing or SRI?

The act of looking beyond just the financials of any given investment at its social and environmental impact is known by many names: 

  •  Values-based Investing
  •  Faith-based Investing
  • Green Investing

Industry professionals commonly refer to it as SRI. Historically this was referred to as Socially Responsible Investing. Today it is referred to more frequently as Sustainable and Responsible Investing.

This method of investing has several components: screening, advocacy and community investing.


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