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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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Recent Industry News

Green Angel Investing

4 Sustainable Investing Myths Debunked

It’s no secret that the popularity of sustainable investing is on the rise, with a marked uptick in investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy, affordable housing and more. Despite this sector’s rise, skepticism and naysaying persist. Let’s take a look at the most common gripes about SRI, and bust ’em: Myth 1: Sustainable investing sacrifices returns. Many critics claim sustainable …

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Economy Risk

Trump Might Be Good News for Sustainable Infrastructure

As 2016 draws to a close, many are wondering what lies ahead in the new year, particularly in light of the upcoming administration change. For investors, they wonder how this will impact their portfolios, and with Trump’s uncertain policies on the environment–how will sustainable investments (SRI) shake out? A special report, part of Morningstar’s Guide to Alternative Investing, takes a look at …

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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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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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