Why a Sustainable Investing Project?
Our generation is seeing accelerating environmental issues: global warming with huge negative impact on humans, both socially and economically is witnessed all over the world. The current means of production are not compatible with the natural pattern of socio-ecological system, an alternative on the long run has become a necessity.
We need to innovate the traditional business model and foster a new way of doing business while tackling environmental, social and governance issues.
Divest Concordia and JSIAC
For over 3 years Students have been trying to work with the Concordia Foundation for 3 years making a case for Divestment but it has stalled with lack of transparency on meetings and performance data. SIP was inspired to be an alternative strategy but with a broader focus and vision.
Our Vision and Mission:
To influence the financial system by pressuring corporations and institutions to publish timely, transparent and accessible information on their environmental, social, and governance practices.
We will do this by firstly increasing sustainable finance literacy with and for community organizations and secondly by leveraging collective financial equity in the implementation of sustainable investment funds that are aligned with our values.
- Co-creating an accessible Sustainable Investment guide for small to med community organizations.
- Using this network to co-create a collective fund that is aligned with our values.
By only invest in corporations moving towards increasing ESGs disclosure or adoption as well as those trying to improve ESG performance. The more funders adopt this criteria, the more companies will be motivated to comply.
Our Theory of Change
In speculative markets, knowledge is disruptive and disclosure changes the whole game. If more investors and shareholders use their power to influence market demand towards accountability, while outperforming benchmark returns on investment, we can establish a new norm for the financial system.
What’s new with SIP?
Sustainable Investing Project UpdatesFebruary 3, 2020
The Sustainable Investing Project team has been busy in the past few months! Presently, we are preparing to make our first round of investments as… Read more
The first SIP workshop is out!!July 17, 2018
Last week, as the first part of our summer retreat with our new and enthusiastic board, Alice and Jueji, members of the Sustainable Investing… Read more
Talking SIP Launch with Floris EnsinkFebruary 9, 2018
Looking back at the launch and discussing the project’s next steps Ankit Kumar – Social Media and Content Creation intern A team of highly… Read more
How’s interning with SIP?December 20, 2017
We are now all familiar with the Sustainable Investing Project (SIP) taken on a team of finance-savvy and sustainability-minded folks. One of them is Jueji… Read more
Catching up with the Sustainable Investing ProjectDecember 1, 2017
A few weeks ago, we finally posted information about this amazing ongoing project at the heart of SC’s Carbon campaign: SIP. Do you also wonder… Read more