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Government Regulation of Business, from the New Deal to the Stimulus: a Primer

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There has been an ongoing debate for just about a century regarding the appropriate role of government in regulating business and finance, and the effect of such regulation on our national economy. In fact, this subject has been hotly contested since the days of Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Jackson, and then Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and it became the centerpiece of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Are You Ready to Invest in Women?

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By Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior Vice President of Global Women's Strategies for Pax World Management LLC and Managing Director of Pax Ellevate Management LLC 

Imagine walking into your first Wall Street job, fresh out of college, ready to take on the world. That was me twenty-five years ago when I boldly entered the world of finance as a sales assistant for two institutional brokers. At the time I knew nothing about investing or client service, but I knew that it was a fantastic opportunity to learn and it was an environment in which I could thrive – so I was all in. 

The Conundrum of Women and Investing

Are Women Better Investors then Men?
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By Amy Domini, founder of Domini Social Investments and partner in The Sustainability Group 

As I was working on this article, the old Buffalo Springfield lyrics kept buzzing through my mind. “There's something happening here; what it is ain't exactly clear.” The more I looked at actual research about women as investors, both as investment managers and as persons making decisions about how and where to entrust their savings, a conundrum became apparent. Women are good investors, better than men, but women are not trusted to run portfolios. 

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.”

How Millennials Think About Money and Investing

Impacting the Next Generation
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By Rianka R. Dorsainvil, CFP®, Founder and President of Your Greatest Contribution, a virtual fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm. 

Millennials: A Generation Forging a New Economic Path

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GreenMoney Journal's Feb 2016 issue featuring Guest Editor Patrick Davis of the Community Reinvestment Fund and formerly with Calvert Foundation

The Film by Two Women That Has Wall Street Talking

Bloomberg Reports
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Originally posted on bloomberg.com

Hollywood hasn't released a notable female-led film set on Wall Street for 27 years. Not since Mike Nichols's 1988 comedy Working Girl—starring Melanie Griffith as a plucky wannabe banker with "a mind for business and a bod for sin"—has a major film focused on a woman navigating the combative, competitive, and outright cutthroat offices at the center of the business world.

Morgan Stanley's Sustainable Investment Themes 2016

Audrey Choi shares her insights
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Sustainable Investing Themes for 2016: ESG Integration, Climate Change and Inequality 

by Audrey Choi, CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing

Bloomberg Markets Strategies Guide 2016: ESG Performance

Keeping Tabs on Your ESG Performance
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This originally appeared in Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Getting a handle on environmental, social, and governance information has become more crucial for investor relations officers and other corporate executives. A lot of money is invested in accordance with ESG-related guidelines these days. The 1,380 institutions that have signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, oversee $59 trillion of assets.

2016: The Year Ahead

An Insightful Look at the Economy and the Election
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(From the Economy to the Election how should careful investors proceed)

By Amy Domini, founder of Domini Social Investments and partner in The Sustainability Group

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