Posts By: thapgood

Catalyzing a New Era of Climate Action

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Despite an increasingly polarized political landscape, one area where there is bipartisan support for governmental intervention is climate change. A Pew Research survey in June of this year found that “a majority of U.S. adults want the government to play a larger role in addressing climate change”, with around two-thirds saying that “the federal government… Read more »

Building a Values-Based Portfolio – Barron’s

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Over the last several years, ESG data has become increasingly rich and sophisticated. However, the “S” has presented more challenges in terms of data as “social principles have gotten far less representation in portfolios than environmental and governance issues.” This is because the “S” covers such a wide range of topics and because broader sustainability… Read more »

Climate Change Investing – Forbes

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Evidence of climate change has been growing for decades, but as physical risks manifest with more frequency and potency, the markets are fast waking up to a vastly different future. Climate change will affect all regions, sectors, and industries, albeit to varying degrees and in diverse ways. “Yet, it is still not widely considered to… Read more »

Why ESG is at a Turning Point – Barron’s

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It’s time for advisors to “get off the sidelines” when it comes to ESG investing. The world has changed.  New data sets are needed to understand how investments may perform over the long-term. While myths persist with respect to performance, ESG is not the socially responsible investing of years ago. In this Barron’s piece, Jeff… Read more »