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BSD presented a new study at the 7th Impact Forum in Zurich, where the theme this year was “Sustainability and Digitalization”. The study highlights the disconnect between mainstream finance, financial technologies (fintech) and sustainable finance. It challenges Swiss financial institutions and fintech start-ups to collaborate with a new sense of purpose, building sustainable development goals into their new value propositions. This is what a younger generation of Millennial and Generation Z investors expect.
Investors, in addition to screening their portfolios for carbon intensity and seeking to avoid stranded assets (playing defence) are increasingly “playing offence” by actively investing in corporations with higher ESG performance as the evidence mounts that higher ESG equates with higher return.
To stay within 2 degrees of warming, investors will also need to invest trillions of US dollars in the opportunities that exist with the fourth industrial revolution: the resource revolution, sharing and circular economies.
BSD Consulting in Chile has been working with Nestlé Chile to create shared value through the development of social investment policies and project analysis.
During the annual seminar of the International Insurance Society (IIS) in Rio de Janeiro, an event that coincides with Rio+20, UNEP-FI launched the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI).