by Lori Keith, the Director of Research at Parnassus Investments and Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund
ESG strategies are rapidly gaining popularity as interest in supporting companies that manage their carbon footprints, invest in their employees, and promote diversity surges. As more and more funds claim the ESG label, how can investors effectively decide which investments are genuine?
Avoiding Investments that Masquerade as ESG Choices
Clean Water is the foundation of a growing economy and thriving communities
by Gloria Reuben, actress, social activist and President of Waterkeeper Alliance
For far too long, protections for clean water and other environmental regulations have been framed as an impediment to a strong economy. When in reality, the opposite is true.
Water is the foundation of a stable and growing economy and thriving communities. Protecting everyone’s right to clean water is a moral obligation. And it’s also a financial necessity. We simply can’t afford polluted water.
by Garvin Jabusch and Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors
Water is elemental. Crucial for life as we know it. Finite in supply—particularly fresh water—it is chronically degraded by pesticides, herbicides, fossil fuels operations, discarded plastics, and countless other contaminants.
by David Weinstein, Senior VP at Dana Investment Advisors
Many of us were sitting around the dinner table at Thanksgiving or Christmas and someone youngish started talking about blockchain cryptography. They probably called it something different though: “crypto,” “bitcoin,” maybe something about a “doge”-coin? Breathless talk of massive returns may have followed, without the mention of risk. A cult leader would be impressed by the level of evangelism.
by Mary Bruce Alford, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hope Credit Union
After spending a decade working nationally to advance social and environmental justice through land conservation, I was looking for a way to continue purpose driven work while also establishing roots within the community where I was living. There was no turning back after I discovered CDFIs.
Welcome to the special 200th issue of GreenMoney…yes, 200 and going strong!
For this commemorative issue we are looking back and including many of our Readers’ Favorites, i.e., the most-read articles according to Google Analytics. We have also included a few of our own favorite GreenMoney articles, videos and podcasts. While researching, I looked back at our special 150th issue (from January 2020) and realized once again the articles are still quite interesting – so consider checking those out as well.