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Honoring Black History Month by Spotlighting Four Individuals Contributing Toward Social Progress

Feb 21, 2017 - Impact Investing by

While social justice has advanced tremendously, racial equality remains far from perfect. In fact, former President Barack Obama claims that the country still faces “unfinished business of the civil rights movement”. [1] So in honor of Black History Month, this blog post highlights four African Americans who have positively contributed toward social progress in black …

Impact Investing and 401(k) Plans – What’s the Holdup?

May 4, 2016 - Impact Investing by

A February 2015 survey by Morgan Stanley found that more than 70% of individual investors are interested in sustainable investing and compared to the overall individual investor population, millennial investors are nearly two times more likely to invest in companies or funds that target specific social or environmental outcomes. Another interesting finding is that female …

New Year, New Resolutions

Jan 6, 2016 - Impact Investing by

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s time for resolutions. The typical ones come with the territory of a new year…lose weight, eat healthier, spend more time with family, volunteer in your community, etc. Making financial resolutions can also be a great idea for the new year. The typical ones in this category include …

Fixed Income Impact Investing – A Great Place to Start

Nov 16, 2015 - Impact Investing by

Many philanthropists feel that charity alone cannot solve all social problems. As such, more and more foundations, religious organizations, family foundations and other investors are furthering their programmatic goals through their investment portfolios without sacrificing returns – a/k/a impact investing. For those investors that have yet to join the movement or those just beginning their …

The Nomenclature of Impact Investing

Sep 8, 2015 - Impact Investing by

The nomenclature of impact investing may sometimes feel like an ever-changing conundrum of words, acronyms and mysterious sounds. Confusing is probably an understatement. In an effort to help sort out SRI to ESG to MRI, we are devoting this blog to the cacophony of names surrounding impact investing. We can’t promise we included them all …