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Should Investors Divest from Fossil Fuels?

  Global warming is threatening our planet. As such, investors are increasingly rethinking their capital allocations. Many corporations are attempting to realign business strategies around a triple bottom line. Many countries have asserted intermediate-term agreements regarding a reduction in carbon emissions. Our ability to reach the targets set forth by investors, corporations and countries will determine… Read more »

Trump Trumpets the Value of ESG for Investors

  Donald Trump continues to blow the trumpet for integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors into business sustainability practices. No one is bringing more attention to the world’s limited natural resources and a constrained environment than our president. His latest move of taking the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord speaks volumes to… Read more »

The Rise of ESG Portfolios in the Sustainable Investing Market Place

  Jeff Gitterman, co-founding partner of Gitterman Wealth Management, recently interviewed in Financial Advisor magazine about the firm’s creation of Sustainable and ESG investing portfolios. You can read the full interview here. Source: Financial Advisor Article: Investors Can Do Well by Doing Good Date: May 15, 2017

ESG Investing: No Longer Optional, but Essential for RIAs

  It is now crucial for RIAs to consider the ESG investing trend in order to remain relevant in the sustainable investing world. Find out how important it is for RIAs to integrate ESG trends into their practice below and through Think Advisor. Investment advisors who don’t offer environmental, social and governance investments in their… Read more »

5 Benefits of Qualified ESG Investment Managers

The benefits of an ESG wealth manager are vast. First and foremost, ESG wealth managers align values with investments. Such managers truly understand and implement in portfolios the notion that financial success and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) progress need not be mutually exclusive. It is of paramount importance to protect your wealth. Working with… Read more »

The Investing Enlightenment – ESG on the Rise

Dr. Robert Eccles of Arabesque Partners and Mirtha D. Kastrapeli of State Street’s Center for Applied Research recently published an excellent paper titled The Investing Enlightenment: How Principle and Pragmatism Can Create Sustainable Value Through ESG. With increasing talk and interest around ESG investing on the rise, their paper offers numerous insights and considerations for… Read more »

New York City Moves Towards Sustainability

“New York is definitely leading the way right now in the country on sustainable city initiatives between solar panel grids, bikes, urban agriculture…New York City is working hard to transform its image and be a thought leader in the space. We applaud New York City’s effort in ESG Investing as there are many firms working… Read more »

PIMCO Launches Global ESG Investment Platform

  Originally posted on New platform seeks to help clients achieve their investment goals while making a positive social impact. PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has launched a dedicated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment platform globally, offering a range of fixed income solutions to investors seeking attractive return potential while making… Read more »

How Do Impact Investments in NYC Perform Financially?

  There exists a widespread misconception that financial return and environmental/social impact are mutually exclusive. That one must come at the sacrifice of the other. This thinking is flawed. Why, then, does this opinion exist in the first place? In part, because Impact investing is an outgrowth of previous iterations of mission-driven investment, such as… Read more »

ESG Market Share Increases to Over 20% of Professionally Managed Assets

  Investment portfolios that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability metrics continue to increase market share in the U.S. According to a recent report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, ESG investments accounted for over 20% of professionally managed assets – or $8.7 trillion – as of December 2015. More individual and… Read more »