Entries by Max Mintz

Climate Risk in Passive Investing

We’ve been seeing a lot of articles recently about a “bubble” in passive (index) investing. We haven’t commented much on this trend, as we’re big fans of low cost index funds in our portfolios. However, an article came out yesterday in Forbes that makes a point connected with this debate that we agree with wholeheartedly. […]

President Macron of France addresses PRI In Person 2019

This week marked PRI In Person, the United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investing’s (PRI) annual meeting. We weren’t able to attend since it’s hard to justify a Paris trip, but we wanted to share the remarks that President Macron made to open the meeting. We’re proud to be a signatory of the PRI, and to […]

Listen to Bob Goellner on the Changing The Rules Podcast!

Bob was interviewed by an old friend on a new podcast, Changing the Rules, which was started with the understanding that “stress caused by changing life situations can be reduced if you have a plan.” Bob tells the story of how and why Common Interests was founded, how and why he picked our name, and […]

The role of Business in our society

The sustainable investing world has been on fire this week, after the Business Roundtable made a groundbreaking statement on the Purpose of the Corporation in modern society. For the first time, corporate leaders at the highest level are changing how they think, replacing the mantra of “maximize profits at all costs” (you’ll see the words […]

Igniting Impact

The new trailer for the film Igniting Impact debuted last week at the United Nations! If you would like to screen the full version of the film at an event, click here for the Igniting Impact Screening Info, or visit http://impactu.film/ to learn more.

Common Interests Supports the Investor Agenda on Climate Change

Common Interests is proud to be a part of the global investor network, including Amundi, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Legal & General Investment Management, Natixis Investment Managers, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Sumitomo Trust Mitsui Asset Management, making up a record number of signatories to the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate […]

Reflections for Pride Month

I joined Common Interests full time on January 1, 2013, after walking what I call ‘the zig-zag path’ to financial services. As part of my early training with Bob, I was working with a LGBTQIA+ couple that had planning needs unique to this community. As a newcomer to the team, I was driven to learn […]

Common Interests has been awarded the 2019 Flourish Prize for Global Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth!

It is our great honor to share that Common Interests has been awarded the 2019 Flourish Prize for Global Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth! We were selected based on the AIM2Flourish story written about our organization: Investing for a Reason Beyond Money. Our firm is one of 17 Flourish Prize Honorees for 2019. This […]