Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2018"

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

Well, it’s certainly been an interesting time to be in the financial business! Occupy Wall Street, a series of protests and demonstrations based near the Wall Street financial district, appears to be continuing to gather momentum, and is spreading to other cities. While the protesters are truly a diverse group, the key driver is…(Read More)

As we head into 2011 on the heels of a dizzying and disturbing mid-term election period, I wanted to take a look at a major trend that has been developing which has some very positive implications for investors, voters and consumers. In the first election since the Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling in…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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