CHICAGO, IL, December 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Social Impact Investment Journal is pleased to announce that the publication has been designated as a finalist in the 2013 STAR Awards, presented by TraderPlanet.com and sponsored by SFO Magazine.
The Social Impact Investment Journal made the STAR Awards cut in the "blog" category. The TraderPlanet STAR program is presented as individual reviews of products and services that provide exemplary performance and value for traders. Vendors and authors compete in respective categories by accruing votes from TraderPlanet.com members and visitors.
The Social Impact Investment Journal, which focuses on meaningful events and opportunities in the impact investing space for all levels of investors, joins the ranks of industry notables such as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine and Online Trader Academy to compete for the Star Award.
"We are thrilled to be considered for an award that has previously been given to such well-respected organizations, and we realize the value of being recognized by TraderPlanet, which has long had a reputation for encouraging its community of traders to do good while considering their own financial strategies," said a Social Impact Investment Journal spokesperson.
The Star Awards recognize companies that have achieved innovation in the categories of brokerage services, trading platforms, strategy software, newsletters, instructional courses and books. Now in its third year, the Star Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as a prestigious representation of outstanding vision and achievement in the financial industry.
The Social Impact Investment Journal is a product of Geodialog Media LLC, a digital media company created with the aim of using new technology to inform, improve communication, and empower individuals around the world.
The Social Impact Investment Journal aims to educate all classes of investors about the opportunities for solving global problems while securing their own financial portfolios. According to non-profit Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, invested capital in impact investing is forecasted to grow to between $400 billion and $1 trillion by 2020.
In mid-2013, the Social Impact Investment Journal broke the news that independent organization the World Economic Forum (WEF) would formulate a report looking at how traditional investment products, including derivatives, might be used by mainstream market participants to generate measurable social and environmental impact.
The WEF report was of particular interest to some in the beleaguered derivatives industry which struggles to regain volume with a more global approach, as the overall level of futures volume fell to about 21.2 billion contracts in 2012, the lowest level since 2009.
Geodialog Media LLC is also the creator of Our Earth Issues, a project which aims to engage individuals from over 140 countries in building an online ecosystem to address global issues.
# # #