Slow Money: A Model for a Sustainable Economy

I just had the great pleasure of attending the 20th Anniversary SRI in the Rockies Conference. This year’s gathering of the sustainable and responsible investing community, titled “From Crisis to Opportunity: Investing in a Sustainable World”, was held in Tucson from October 25-28. As always, the event was energizing and inspirational as the world’s leading […]

Progress, Not Perfection

Over the years, I’ve found that there a number of obstacles that have prevented many socially concerned investors from investing their money in a sustainable and responsible manner. For some, it is an ingrained belief often perpetuated by the media that aligning your values with your money will lead to inferior results and will compromise […]

Cliffs, Ceilings and Wellness

After the 11th hour deal on the “fiscal cliff”, the mainstream media’s attention has quickly shifted to the battle over raising the debt ceiling. I suspect most of you will be relieved to know that I have no plan to use this space to further dissect the details of the cliff issue. What I would […]

Spring Ahead: Go Fossil Fuel Free!

As spring takes hold here in the northeast, our thoughts naturally turn toward the planet. This time of renewal and possibility creates a perfect opportunity to review what we’re doing and see where we might want to step things up a notch. One key area to consider is whether we can take steps to bring […]

Bringing It All Back Home

Sustainable and responsible investing (“SRI”) takes many forms. The movement started with a focus on excluding the stocks of weapons manufacturers and other defense contractors. The so called “sin stocks” of companies in the tobacco, alcohol, gambling and pornography businesses were also typically excluded. Much of this stemmed from the religious orientation of some of […]

Crossroads

In many ways, socially conscious investors find themselves at a kind of crossroads. For the most part, we share a vision for a restructured world that is based on natural systems, relationships, connection to communities and social justice. While this new model beckons to us in the foggy distance, getting from here to there is […]

Water: Threats & Opportunities

As we live through this hot and wet summer in the Northeast, some of us have developed a kind of love-hate relationship with water. We appreciate that it is a critical resource and that we are blessed with abundance relative to other areas but have had a bit too much of a good thing lately. […]

Seedling Project

oak sapling

The potential of the acorn and strength of the oak tree inspire the way we do business. We are proud to support the ongoing work of Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project, working with the City of Saratoga Springs to implement the Urban Forest Master Plan. More information about the Urban Forestry Project at www.sustainablesaratoga.org/urban-forestry-project