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21st Century Investing

William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg argue for "systems-level investing".

It’s time for a new way to think about investing, one that can contend with the complex challenges we face in the 21st century. Investment today has evolved historically from a basic, conventional approach (concern about the risks of security selection and portfolio risk management) to embrace, as well, sustainable investment (intentionally achieving social and environmental benefits along with financial returns). Building on this integration of sustainability factors, it can now transition to a third stage that recognizes both the power of investments to impact social, financial, and environmental systems and the complexity of the times we live in. We…
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William Burckart is Co-founder of Colorful Capital and CEO of The Investment Integration Project, an applied research and consulting services firm that helps investors manage systemic societal and environmental risks. Mr. Burckart is also a fellow of the High Meadows Institute. He previously served as a visiting scholar to the ... Read more
Steve Lydenberg, TIIP’s Founder and CEO, also serves as Partner, Strategic Vision of Domini Impact Investments where he provides strategic vision and direction to guide the firm’s policies, procedures, and daily practices. Mr. Lydenberg previously served as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and was a co-founder of the Domini 400 ... Read more
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