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Accelerating the Diversity Flywheel in 2022 and Beyond

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by Emily Chew and Jade Huang, Calvert Research and Management 

Every year, the message becomes clearer. Diversity is just good for businesses that embrace it – and bad for those that don’t.

Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

The Next Steps Towards a Circular Economy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors 

The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Making HER Money Count

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by Rachel McDonough, CFP,  Make Your Money Count 

All of the chapters in my money story could be summed up with three words: make it count. As a Financial Advisor, I’ve had a decades-long fascination with squeezing value and meaning out of every dollar and helping my clients do the same. I even named my business Make Your Money Count, LLC. But the essence of my money story focuses on faith more than finances.

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
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“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

The Love of Money

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by Doug Lynam of Longview Asset Management and author of 'From Monk to Money Manager 

Pursuing Justice Through Faith-Based Impact Investing

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by Amanda Joseph, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at Calvert Impact Capital 

What Is the Purpose of Stewardship?

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REGULATORY CONTEXT
The FRC published the UK Stewardship Code 20202 in October 2019. It includes a revised definition of stewardship:

Stewardship is the responsible allocation, management and oversight of capital to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries, leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.

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