Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe another year is in the books. Below we highlight our most popular blog posts from 2018. We hope you have enjoyed reading our blogs as much as we have enjoyed writing them for you.
-The CCM Team
The Growing Demand for ESG Investing in North America
When it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, Europe has been light years ahead of North America. The 2014 Global Sustainable Investment Review noted that 58.8% of European invested assets at the time were invested in a sustainable way, compared to 31.1% in Canada and 17.9% in the United States. In July 2017, Schroders revealed that in its Global Investor Study of Institutional Investors, 58% of pension fund investors in Europe already see ESG as in important consideration—only 21% feel that way in the U.S.
Incorporating Impact Investing: Roadmap for Financial Advisors
One of the questions we often hear from financial advisors who are considering adding impact/ESG investing strategies into client portfolios is, “Where do I start?” Where to start might seem like the most difficult stage but there are a multitude of resources and products in impact/ESG investing to make the initial step easier.
Dispelling Five Myths About Impact/ESG Investing That Persist
Impact/ESG investing myths have been widely dispelled through much academic and practical research over the years, yet they still persist. Responsible investing is rapidly growing, having enjoyed a 135% increase in assets under management since 2012 to $8.72 trillion, yet the skeptics still remain.1 We recently co-hosted a webinar with Jeff Gitterman, co-founder of Gitterman Wealth Management, who dispelled 5 myths he commonly hears from RIAs and wealth managers: