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Our Industry Needs To Do Better.

Bob and I are about to head out to the SRI Conference in Colorado Springs, and we both wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the state of our industry, and highlight an issue that’s become more and more prominent in the past few years: The way our colleagues are treated, both in general, and […]

My Wonderful New Car Is Powered By Wind (mostly)!

That is actually a true statement!  My Prius Plug-In Hybrid gets charged nightly when I plug it into my garage outlet.  However, the power to my house is generated by Wind Power, thanks to my supplier Arcadia Power. So, I can truthfully say that, for the first 20-25 miles each day, it is a Wind […]

Max will be speaking at the United Nations on December 5!

I’m very pleased to announce that my partner Max will be speaking at the inaugural InvestmentNews ESG & Impact Forum on Dec. 5 at the United Nations. While we specialize in Sustainable, Responsible and Impact investing for our clients, we also believe that we have a responsibility to educate and help other advisors adopt these […]

Record 515 institutional investors managing $35 trillion in assets urge governments to step up ambition to tackle climate change

Ahead of next week’s United Nations Climate Action Summit, a record 515 institutional investors managing $35 trillion in assets urged governments worldwide to step up action to tackle climate change and achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals. The Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change, developed by the seven Founding Partners of The Investor Agenda, […]

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. […]

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