NEI Blog2020-06-12T17:04:02-08:00

Reflections on Black Friday

A responsible investing perspective on the biggest shopping day of the year By David Rutherford The excessive consumption of the last Friday in November, known as “Black Friday” because it's when a bevy of promotions and discounts help put retailers in the black, has big implications for responsible investing. Black Friday is now a global phenomenon. What’s particularly striking about [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Responsible Investing|

Diversity and Inclusion

Why companies must remember the second part of the D&I duo By Michela Gregory Diversity and Inclusion, or “D&I”, rolls off the tongue almost as if it were one word — a representation of the union between these two concepts. Yet within this duo, the importance and significance of inclusion is sometimes overlooked. For example, applying the concept of diversity [...]

By |October 28th, 2020|Categories: ESG|

The social inequities of executive pay

Why executive compensation is a bigger issue during COVID times October 2, 2020 We’ve heard it said – repeatedly – that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to fundamental shifts in how companies operate. And indeed, at the beginning of the crisis, hundreds of North American executives announced temporary pay cuts to show solidarity with their employees and citizens negatively impacted [...]

The shift from performance to purpose

How investors are setting a very different agenda for responsible investing September 18, 2020 Responsible Investing or RI has always been based on a yin and yang relationship between core values and financial returns. At inception, the RI movement was very much values-driven, focusing on exclusions of companies like tobacco and weapons. More recently, there has been a shift toward [...]