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  • SubGenre:Adventurers & Explorers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:90
  • eBook ISBN:9781098361914
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098361907

Giants of Social Investing

John Streur and Jack Robinson

by Bruce Piasecki View author's profile page

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This book offers you insights into two exemplar lives. Jack Robinson and John Streur built the social impact investment world over the last thirty years, changing the very nature of capital markets. While both Americans, their influence in this study is shown to be global, reaching the largest Japanese Pension Funds and others on each continent. You see this ESG movement in the behavior of the major credit worthy institutions like Standard and Poors, where S&P purchased specialty researchers like TruCost to keep up to the trends first noted by Robinson and then Streur. There are now on Bloomberg over 30 fast followers to Jack and John listed in this Giants book. For those looking for grounds for hope in the search of social equality, diversity and responses to climate change and clean energy challenges, this book explains how their life work has helped investors discern reliable firms in clean energy, social inclusiveness and the social need for mobility past the combustion engine.
Like the case books by Sigmund Freud and Winston Churchill before him, Bruce Piasecki explores with explosive insights these exemplar lives. The work, while popular and easy to read, documents the historic significant in these money matters. The content explains how new world companies and new world investors are outdistancing the past. You see why firms like Apple, Tesla, NextEra, and Unilever are massively changed organizations along these ESG investment grade changes. The book is one based on case-work, yet it is filled with a seasoned sense of principles on how the best corporate performers today are attracting new capital as the world changes. Piasecki has used the articulation of key principles to make a book that will prove timeless, and lasting, in a world of constantly reassessed stocks.
About the author
Bruce Piasecki is the author of seventeen books, published by Simon and Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, and Sourcebooks, among others. His Doing More With Less book became a top ten bestseller on the New York Tines and Wall Street Journal. That book is now out in Spanish and Polish this year. Visit for representative TV Radio and print reviews. This "Giants of Social Investment" book advances Bruce Piasecki's corpus by defining "social response capitalism" further, as first described in World Inc, a book of his now out in ten foreign editions. Social response capitalism, captured in capital markets, is where new century firms like Unilever bp Toyota and many others compete on price, technical talent, quality, distribution and social needs. By exploring how John Streur and Jack Robinson lead their investment houses, this new book explains how investors of all types now collect data to use Environmental, Social and Governance data to determine more steady and stable growth stocks. In Piasecki's work, ESG is a reliable surrogate for good leadership measures, and for helping investors make bets with less enterprise risk. For the first time in financial history, the data streams are maturing fast enough to support the move from oil and gas to cleaner forms of energy, for example.

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