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Financial Advisors still need to catch up with their clients when it comes to impact investing

Sep 27, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

The impact/ESG investing industry continues to grow as more investors align their financial goals with their values.  Fidelity Charitable’s 2018 survey on impact investing found that 85% of investors show equal or more interest in investments that have a social and environmental impact than conventional investments.  It also found that younger generations seem to be more drawn to the idea of creating positive ESG impact through investments with more than 70% of Millennials and Gen-Xers already adopting positive impact within their investments. [1]

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No Age Requirement to be a Global Leader

Sep 20, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

Greta Thunberg proves that small can be mighty.  In August 2018, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist refused to go to school on Fridays, demanding that her government act immediately on human-caused climate change.  Her weekly Friday protests continued throughout the year, gaining media attention and eventually leading to thousands of young people joining her strike, now called ‘Fridays for Future’.1

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Busy Start to the School Year

Sep 13, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

September is a busy time as summer vacations come to an end, kids go back to school, and new routines are established.  At CCM, these past two weeks have been a particularly exciting time for us, celebrating our 20-year anniversary, releasing a new research report on CDFIs, and distributing our first annual impact/ESG investing survey.

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My Internship Experience at CCM

As a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, there is a lot of pressure to figure out which career path I want to pursue. To be honest, I barely know what I want to major in, much less know what I want to do after college.  Given my array of interests, it has been difficult to distinguish one field as my primary focus.  In an effort to help with this decision, last summer I applied for internships within the financial sector.  Luckily, I landed a job as an intern at Community Capital Management and was asked to return this summer – which I eagerly accepted. 

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