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Gender Lens Is Emerging as a Fundamental ESG Screen

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By Jennifer Coombs, College for Financial Planning and the Chartered SRI Counselor designation program

Green Bond's Awkward Kid Brother (Sustainability-linked Bonds) Enters the Market

How they could help finance the transition of carbon-heavy companies, but only if the issuers are serious about climate.
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by Kari Huus of US Green Bonds Review from Climate & Capital Media 

The green bond market is on fire, channeling record funds into climate-friendly projects around the globe — and at a relatively low cost to issuers. Green bonds offer a promising synergy between investors with trillions of dollars chasing ESG products and the need for climate finance, especially in developing countries where access to affordable debt is essential to install those solar arrays, wind turbines and other infrastructure to underpin a new green economy.

Now Is the Moment for Women Advisors and ESG Investing

The Forthcoming $30 Trillion Wealth Transfer to Women
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by Theresa Gusman, Chief Investment Officer of First Affirmative Financial Network 

An enormous transfer of wealth is underway in America that presents an historic opportunity for the financial services industry and specifically for women advisors and customized ESG investing. Female advisors – though they are outnumbered by their male counterparts by more than four to one – are better positioned to guide the clients on the receiving end of this transfer.

My Journey on the Road Less Traveled (From a Scottish Univ to Impact Investing in NYC)

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by Elizabeth di Bonaventura, Senior Institutional Relationship Associate, Domini Impact Investments. 

The road less traveled has always been the path I’ve found myself on in life, whether intentionally or not. As a young girl, I did not grow up believing that I would have a career in finance. I was beguiled by misconceptions that the field was too difficult and the bar for entry too insurmountably high. Even more daunting was the lack of representation of women within the financial sector.

New Report on Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends - Executive Summary

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From the US SIF Foundation

Sustainable investing in the United States continues to expand at a healthy pace. The total US-domiciled assets under management using sustainable investing strategies grew from $12.0 trillion at the start of 2018 to $17.1 trillion at the start of 2020, an increase of 42 percent. This represents 33 percent, or one in three dollars, of the $51.4 trillion in total US assets under professional management.

GreenMoney Journal Announces Strategic Partnership With Climate & Capital Media

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GreenMoney Journal is pleased announce our Strategic Partnership with Climate & Capital Media -  https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com a global media company that connects investors and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Its news service develops engaging, well-reported profiles that deliver practice and meaningful investment and leadership insights about the fast-growing community of businesses addressing global warming and building a more sustainable climate economy.

How Positive "Impact Bonds" Build on Strong Foundations

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by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial 

Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.

Millennials New Frontier: A Career in Financial Services

The Bright Future in Sustainable Investing
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by Kelly Coyne VP, Impax Asset Mmgt and Pax Ellevate Mgmt.

Why do millennials eschew jobs in financial services and how Sustainable Investing is changing that

Women and Millennials Drive Growth in Responsible Investing

How the Transfer of Weaith is Transforming Wall Street
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by Lynne Ford, Executive Vice President, Calvert Investments

Three important trends are already changing the asset management industry, and are poised to become even more important in the coming years. First, based on their spending and earning power, women now represent a growth market bigger than those of China and India combined. This reality was identified by Kate Sayre and Michael Silverstein of the Boston Consulting Group in their article “The Female Economy.”

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