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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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Industry Spotlight
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Do You Know the Water Risks in Your Portfolio?

If you think of water as a free-flowing, abundant commodity, you may want to reconsider. We all know food production is closely tied to water supply, but did you realize that the semiconductor and electronics industries are also affected? Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Investments, explains that the computer on which you’re …

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Pope Francis

Pope’s Latest Encyclical Calls for Responsible Investments

Last month, Pope Francis issued his second encyclical, titled Laudato Si. Its subtitle “on the care for our common home” sets the tone for his denouncement of consumerism and irresponsible development. His letter calls for “swift and unified global action” to combat environmental, and therefore economic, degradation. As John Streur, CEO of Calvert Investments, explained, the Pope points to “the …

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Sustainable Investing Trends on the Rise

With more and more investors gravitating toward sustainable and responsible investments (SRI), particularly among women and millennials, the growth in U.S. SRI assets reflects the sector’s popularity. Let’s take a look at this year’s “US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016” report issued by The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF). Per the report, the total U.S. SRI …

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This Bears Repeating: Sustainable Investing is Good for Portfolios

As we head into yet another new year, you’d think by now it would be widely accepted that sustainable investing does not negatively impact portfolio performance. However, the stigma sadly persists. With two major investing factions – millennials and women – clamoring for sustainable options, it’s high time we put to rest this farcical notion that doing good doesn’t pay …

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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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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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