The Sustainable Investor

Writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Hi, I'm Jennifer.

Recently emigrated from Wall Street, I am currently pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management. I am responsible for all of the content in this blog.

Driven by a desire to accelerate sustainable change, The Sustainable Investor was originated on the following premise: profitability and impact need not be mutually exclusive. As such, business has massive power to alleviate environmental and social deficiencies.

The objective of The Sustainable Investor is to facilitate dialogue, raise awareness, and encourage action from business leaders, policy makers, investors, and consumers.

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As sustainability drifts to the forefront of conversation, companies struggle to market sustainable efforts to a consumer not quite there. Concomitantly, lagging corporations remain narrowly focused on profits alone. The Sustainable Investor observes company case studies to shine light on profitable companies successfully pursuing sustainable initiatives and question others that are missing costless opportunities to drive positive change.

Despite varying degrees of impact, the allure of an investment policy with the potential to affect corporate and social change has been a recurring theme among a portion of socially-minded investors. The Sustainable Investor examines academic theory both justifying and countering the incorporation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment selection process.

Today, the sustainable debate is intensified by ever-increasing risks of global warming, income inequality, and the exhaustion of natural resources. Consequently, The Sustainable Investor discusses broader issues of climate change, resource depletion, renewable energy, behavioral finance, and much more.