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Monday, November 6, 2017

Strategic CSR - Impact investing

The article in the url below presents a multiple-choice quiz on the socially-responsible (or impact)-investing industry. The article includes 10 questions. Here are a selection, with the answers underlined:
3. Last year, investors put how much money into ESG funds in the U.S.?
A. $20 million
B. $100 million
C. $1 billion
D. $3 billion
4. At the start of 2016, the sustainable, responsible and impact investing category represented what percentage of all investment under professional management in the U.S.?
A. 22%
B. 10%
C. 5%
D. 0.1%
5. From 2014 to 2016, sustainable investing grew by what percentage in the U.S.?
A. 12%
B. 20%
C. 33%
D. 55%
6. On a global level, what is the dollar amount of assets professionally managed under ESG strategies?
A. $15.56 trillion
B. $22.89 trillion
C. $34.45 trillion
D. $45.67 trillion
7. True or false: There is no official governing body that regulates environmental, social and governance criteria.
Explanations for the answers, along with additional information and the other questions, is provided in the article.
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Test Your Smarts on … Ethical Investing
By Matthew Kassel
July 10, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
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