The average increase in return on capital to investors from companies with strong female leadership
"The average lifespan of a company listed in the S&P 500 has decreased from 67 years in the 1920s to 15 years today."
Richard Foster, Yale
Since the 1970s the Western World has seen the most prolonged rise in inequality, both in income and wealth, since the 1800s.
Andrew McNally, in his book Debtonator
"Shifting the U.S. to a low-carbon, clean energy system presents not just long term benefits but also immediate, near-term opportunities, particularly for those actors best positioned to capitalize on these trends."
The Risky Business Project
For every $5 invested in carbon-reducing projects,
1 tonne of CO2
"The problem isn't that the 1% earn too much. The problem is that the bottom 50% earn too little."
Jeroen Wilbrink, Delegated CIO, NN Investment Partners
"Our economy doesn't work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class.... Stark inequality is also corrosive to our democratic idea."
"Now, more than ever, business must lead this transition for the sake of our climate, our contry and our economic security."
Thomas F. Steyer, American hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and environmentalist, speaking on a clean energy economy
The potential annual saving by 2050 from moving to a clean energy economy in the US, according to the Risky Business Project
"It is the company that behaves badly, but it is investors who bear the brunt."
Richard Murphy, director, Tax Research UK
The proportion of UK respondents to an LGIM survey who wanted their pension to be invested in responsible companies that will improve life for future generations.
"Shifts in our climate bring potentially profound implications for insurers, financial stability and the economy."
Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England