Joe Keefe

March 20, 2014

United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Award

Mutual fund manager BlackRock Inc. has reportedly revised its proxy voting guidelines and may for the first time oppose the reelection of corporate directors, should it determine that a board’s makeup is insufficiently diverse.
January 31, 2014

2014: The Year for a Smart Carbon Tax

The federal government in Washington, DC is at an all-time low in public esteem.
March 30, 2013

We Still Need a Carbon Tax, Pipeline or Not

Mutual fund manager BlackRock Inc. has reportedly revised its proxy voting guidelines and may for the first time oppose the reelection of corporate directors, should it determine that a board’s makeup is insufficiently diverse.
February 21, 2013

Fossil Fuels and Sustainable Investing

Joe Keefe details three approaches to investing in fossil fuels: A) invest in fossil fuels without regard to climate change, B) full divestment from fossil fuels, and C) partial divestment from fossil fuels with a best-of-class/engagement approach to investing in energy companies.
October 12, 2012

From Growth Capitalism to Sustainable Capitalism: The Next 20 Years of Sustainable Investing

Twenty years from now, we will have either successfully transitioned from our current economic growth paradigm to a new model of Sustainable Capitalism or we will be suffering the calamitous consequences of our failure to do so.
June 21, 2012

Sustainable Investing and Values

This shift from SRI to sustainable investing is not only taking shape in the real world, but the interest in and uptake in sustainability is accelerating.
June 30, 2010

Sustainable Investing and the Next Economy

Investors can play an important role in a great transformation from the Financial and Sustainability Crises to the Next Economy.
May 10, 2009

Bankruptcy Relief for Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure

Pax President Joe Keefe discusses the financial crisis and bankruptcy relief for homeowners.
August 30, 2008

Ecology and the Challenge of Sustainable Investing

As a male financial executive, I'’m well aware that I may not fit the mold of a typical feminist.1 So why have I made gender equality a core tenet of my professional life?
January 15, 2008

Sustainable Investing and the Financial Crisis

Speculative bubbles, before they inevitably burst, are fundamentally the triumph of short-term thinking over long-term thinking, and of short-term investors over long-term investors.