Ethical Investment – Returns on Good Behaviour?
The launch of the Global Compact 100 Index, which selects its line-up according to financial performance as well as sustainability credentials, pits purists against pragmatists
By Jon Entine, Reuters, 11 November 2013
In an article for Ethical Corpation, Jon Entine examines the merits and challenges of sustainability indices, focusing on the recently launched Global Compact 100 Index (GC100).
Read the article on Ethical Corporation.
About the UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, with over 12,000 signatories from business and key stakeholder groups based in 145 countries. www.unglobalcompact.org
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