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Sustainable Capitalism: The Paradigm Shift

I was recently reviewing a paper called Sustainable Capitalism by Generation Investment Management, LLP and the executive summary is so good that I thought I would share it.   The challenges facing the planet today are unprecedented and extraordinary; climate change, water scarcity, poverty, disease, growing inequality of income and wealth, demographic shift, trans-border and […]

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Shareholders Are Climbing On the Bandwagon and Asking for More Accountability

Bloomberg reports that investors now more than ever are demanding that companies provide sustainability reports and specific metrics like goals for greenhouse emissions and energy efficiencies. In an article entitled Investors Demand Climate-Risk Disclosure in 2013 Proxies, Avery Fellow states, “Environmental and social resolutions accounted for more than 40 percent of all shareholder resolutions submitted […]

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US SIF training: Giving Financial Advisors the Right Tools and a Bigger Toolbox

There’s that old saying that if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Now, I’m not saying for a minute that financial advisors are not innovative. We often are. However, everything is harder when you don’t know how to do it. Unless you understand something and feel comfortable with it, chances […]

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