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Impact Investing

How Impact Investing Can Improve Your Portfolio

Investors are exposed to dozens of investing ideas and can access thousands of investment choices. Making a decision can be overwhelming. To simplify the process, think about what is important to you as an investor. A growing number of people are moving to impact investing, which allows you to generate a rate of return and make a social or environmental …

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What you need to know about Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing

By Ana R. Larreta   We spoke with Theodore Casparian, SRI educator and founder of Sustainable Investing 4 All, to discuss the most important concepts and trends driving sustainable and responsible investments.   What does SRI mean to you? SRI stands for sustainable, responsible and impact. The word “sustainable” may mean different things to different people – to me a …

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Place Investing

Community Capital Management Presents Opportunities in Place-Based Impact Investing

It is common for foundations, religious organizations and high net-worth investors to seek to fulfill a mission through impact investments. One trend that is gaining momentum among these investors is place-based investing, which is a site-specific commitment of capital to local businesses, financial institutions, non-profits or infrastructure with an expected financial return. Community Capital Management, a Florida-based institutional fixed income …

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Recent Industry News

Exxon Mobil Under Investigation for Possible Climate Change Deception

Over the past few months, the New York Attorney General has been supported by socially responsible investment managers in its investigation of Exxon Mobil to see if the company was intentionally deceptive regarding climate change risks. “The investigation focuses on whether statements the company made to investors about climate risks as recently as this year were consistent with the company’s …

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Morningstar Now Awards ESG Ratings

Independent research firm Morningstar has announced they will now rank funds based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Much like they currently award stars based on fund performance, they will now award globes for ESG rankings, covering a 1-5 globe scale. Morningstar has rolled out the globe rankings on their Morningstar Direct and Morningstar Office platforms. It plans to …

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Studies Prove Choosing SRI Doesn’t Sacrifice Performance

The number of invested assets now dedicated to SRI practices has grown by 76% in the last two years, representing 18% of all assets under management. Despite these impressive numbers, there are still naysayers about the potential profitability of SRI. “Mounting evidence indicates institutional investors can use SRI to grow their portfolios and promote their beliefs simultaneously,” writes Pensions & …

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Green Consumer Tips

Meet Maestro, the Occupancy Sensing Light Switch

Turning on the lights upon entering a room is not a big deal. But how often do you forget to turn them off when you leave, wasting electricity and burning your bulbs out faster? Meet Maestro, a motion sensing light switch that will make up for any absent mindedness. Maestro detects when you enter the room, and when you leave. …

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