by Mark LaVerghetta, Co-Founder and Chief Governance Officer of Land Betterment
We are at the forefront of a transformational shift throughout the Appalachian region and parts of the Midwest. As the United States incrementally and increasingly migrates away from fossil fuels as an energy source, the region has been left with a tremendous void in terms of lost economic opportunity. That is where Land Betterment comes in with it's two main divisions, Environmental Solutions and Sustainable Development,
The Forthcoming $30 Trillion Wealth Transfer to Women
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.
Sustainable Insight Capital Management and Impact Cubed Expand Strategic Alliance
NEW YORK and LONDON, March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM) and Impact Cubed Investments are pleased to announce the expansion of their suite of sustainable strategies with the addition of a US High-Impact Equity portfolio. The new strategy leverages the two firms’ unique alpha capabilities and sustainable expertise to meet investor demand for a US public equity portfolio with a high ESG impact.
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.
Based on new research findings, USFRA and research partners call on investors to leverage agricultural tech and finance innovation to scale up climate-smart soil health practices and revitalize rural communities
ST. LOUIS, February 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In conjunction with World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The Mixing Bowl and Croatan Institute, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) today issued a new report that analyzes the state of soil health technology and identifies opportunities to find new sources of capital to scale-up the adoption of climate-smart agriculture on farms and ranches across the U.S.
Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal
Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.
The US SIF Foundation in its new SRI Trends Report identified 384 money managers and 1,204 community investing institutions incorporating ESG criteria into their investment analysis and decision-making processes. The $16.6 trillion in ESG incorporation assets they represent is a nearly 43 percent increase over the $11.6 trillion in such assets identified in 2018.
In terms of assets, money managers incorporate ESG factors fairly evenly across environmental, social and governance categories:.
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.
by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program