23 Feb '12, 1pm

More Voices Add to Calls for Shift to 'Sustainable Capitalism'

More Voices Add to Calls for Shift to 'Sustainable Capitalism'

An essay included in the recently published Evolutions in Sustainable Investment: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership surveys the investment philosophy of Generation Investment Management , founded in 2004 by former Goldman Sachs executive David Blood and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The essay, authored by Malte Griess-Nega and Nick Robins, notes that by the end of 2010 the firm had attracted $6.6 billion is assets from institutional investors and high net worth individuals. By March, 2011, the authors found, the firm's Global Equity Fund "had delivered a positive 17.38 percent outperformance over the benchmark since inception in the middle of 2008." The investment philosophy driving the fund's outperformance includes a long-term strategy; the firm recognizes that environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors affect the long-term profitability o...

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