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9 Issues Millennial Investors Care About Right Now

Jun 20, 2017 - Uncategorized by

By now, it’s likely you’ve come across at least one story with a headline signaling the close relationship between millennials and impact investing. Millennials, those born between 1980-2000, have been exposed to pressing reminders of global threats such as climate change and overpopulation. Perhaps this underlies many recent studies demonstrating […]

ESG/SRI Investing: Can Investors Have Their Cake and Eat it too?

As discussed in an earlier blog, The Nomenclature of Impact Investing, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing and SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) are two of many acronyms used for impact investing. Despite its growing popularity, some investors have voiced their concern regarding a returns trade-off. ESG investors and managers, including the 1,500 signatories of the …

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 …

What Does the Future of U.S. Sustainable Investing Look Like?

Dec 14, 2016 - Uncategorized by

Discussions on the future of the United States’ role in climate change are flooding the news’ sections of sustainable organizations. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may make some socially minded uneasy, but we like to be optimistic and hope the future will include the following: An increase in …

The Gender Gap and Gender Lens Investing

Sep 13, 2016 - Gender Lens by

We hear about the gender gap discussed in the news covering all types of fields and regions of the world. People can argue endlessly about the origins, culprits, and measurements of gender discrimination. Yet, data continues to show that women are significantly underrepresented in the world of financial services. PwC’s report “Mending the gender gap, …

Taxable Municipals: Social, Environmental and Portfolio Benefits

Taxable municipal bonds may be used to finance a variety of social and environmental initiatives such as affordable housing and healthcare, neighborhood revitalization, job creation, energy efficiency, wind turbines, solar panels, education and healthy communities, to name just a few. Two examples of the positive community outcomes from taxable municipal bonds are below: Iowa …

Four Reasons to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Jun 22, 2016 - Fossil Fuel Free by

CCM has been managing fossil fuel free fixed income portfolios since 1999. Divesting from fossil fuels is a powerful action. The Divest-Invest movement sends a strong message that investors are taking action for a fossil free future. Here are four reasons why we think investors should divest from fossil fuels: Financial Returns: As President Barack …

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