Impact Investing Articles

Creating Impact Through Client Portfolios

By |2023-12-01T13:01:27-08:00November 10th, 2023|

Over the last decade, social and environmental issues have joined governance as top issues on annual shareholder ballots, reflecting both investor and popular concerns. We summarize a few ways in which investors are catalyzing conversations with corporate management

Duct Tape and Baling Wire

By |2023-11-10T15:59:48-08:00September 8th, 2023|

Transformation of industrial processes is key to slowing the growth and eventually decreasing the pace of carbon emissions. Space research has made contributions to development of measurement technologies that have allowed for innovation and improvement.

Bending the Climate Curve

By |2023-08-04T13:56:10-07:00July 28th, 2023|

The road ahead for climate change and more extreme weather is one of acknowledging what’s happening and adapting our policies, our economy, and our day-to-day lives. We are experiencing very real change, and it is time to respond.

Missing the Forest for the Trees

By |2023-05-26T13:58:54-07:00May 12th, 2023|

Understanding how global economic systems affect global ecosystems allows for better economic and financial decision making. Together with consumer demand and policy changes, investors have the ability to influence our efforts to protect the environment through financial allocation.

Investing in a Changing World

By |2023-03-24T15:09:17-07:00March 10th, 2023|

ESG is not a cure-all for the environmental or social challenges we collectively face. It can, however, serve as a valuable tool for investors to reduce specific portfolio risks and align their investments with a changing world.

Climate Inflation

By |2022-09-16T15:20:55-07:00September 2nd, 2022|

Climate change is upending our traditional theories of inflation. The consequences of extreme weather and a degrading environment are now being integrated into financial calculations and may continue to drive prices higher.

The Patience of Incremental Change

By |2022-07-08T11:02:50-07:00June 24th, 2022|

Investments can't change everything, but they provide a form of action when we are otherwise overwhelmed by climate change or the need for equity, and they are the language through which our country expresses itself.

The Domino Effect

By |2022-01-28T15:07:58-08:00January 14th, 2022|

Recent social action has prompted corporate commitments for greater workplace equity. Investment managers will hold them accountable. This continued engagement will give investors confidence that their asset allocation choices make a difference.

Giving with Intention

By |2023-05-26T10:56:46-07:00November 19th, 2021|

It feels good to give, but getting started can be difficult. Affirming your values and identifying aligned organizations can make the experience more intentional and meaningful.

The Power of Disclosure

By |2021-11-03T11:37:21-07:00November 3rd, 2021|

Impact Highlight Report
Disclosures help investors evaluate companies. Increasingly, investors are demanding more than just financials, they want insight into a companies environmental and social performance.