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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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Honoring Women's Equality Day

Aug 30, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

August 18th marked the 99th year since the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote nationally.  In honor of this hard-fought victory, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th.  The day not only honors those who fought for equality in the early 1900’s but also celebrates the continued progress of all women’s movements since that time.1

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Demand for Top Talent Increases in Impact/ESG Investing

Aug 23, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

Goldman Sachs recently launched a sustainable finance-focused unit that will serve as a centralized resource to guide other divisions of the company regarding knowledge, skills, and input related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. This unit won’t replace any of Goldman’s current ESG functions or initiatives, but instead will support all groups as they build out their ESG offerings.1

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Impact happens in more than one way at CCM

As an impact/ESG investing firm, CCM not only requires its investments to make an impact and improve surrounding communities, but it also asks its employees to live by the same principles.  As an intern this summer, I had the opportunity to adhere to those principles – including committing to recycling, donating local school supplies, and even spending a Tuesday volunteering alongside my fellow interns and CCM co-workers.  

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Investment Managers Turn to Impact/ESG Investing

Aug 09, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

Impact investing has grown exponentially in recent years, and it does not seem to be slowing down any time soon.  According to Morningstar, ESG funds in the U.S. have attracted $8.4 billion in just the first half of 2019 – already shattering the previous annual record of $5.4 billion in 20181.  With this shift in investor behavior, more investment managers are looking to implement impact/ESG strategies to join the movement.  But are they all qualified to be doing so?

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Iceland Glacier Draws Attention to Climate Change

Aug 02, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

One hundred years ago, Icelandic glacier, Okjökull, was 50 meters thick and covered almost 6 square miles1.  In 2014, it became the first glacier that Iceland has lost to climate change – but environmentalists are making sure that it will not be forgotten.  Members of the Icelandic Hiking Society and researchers from Rice University are installing a monument to memorialize the glacier which will officially be unveiled next month2 The monument will include the plaque below which is “a letter to the future” in an effort to bring awareness to the time sensitive issue of climate change.

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Business + Impact: An Intern’s Experience with an Eye-Opening Opportunity

Ever since I was young, I have always been eager to explore, whether it was running outside or learning a new subject at school.  Now as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, the newest thing I am exploring is career options.  I constantly hear business phrases being thrown around, but one that has really caught my attention is “impact investing”.

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The Time is Now: Join Impact Investors in Making the World a Better Place

Jul 19, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

Today, many of the world’s largest private and public organizations support a mission to work on solving the world’s most prominent problems. This includes helping to fight poverty, advocating for human rights, and protecting the Earth’s climate.  However, the question arises, are these large organizations are doing enough? Are we neglecting an obvious tool for impact? In a world in which economic and financial systems directly shape environmental and social conditions, are our investments helping to advance our mission or are they undercutting it?1

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Key Findings from GIIN’s 2019 Annual Impact Investors Survey

Jul 12, 2019 - Impact Investing, ESG by CCM Invests

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a nonprofit organization that aims to spread awareness and increase effectiveness of impact investing worldwide. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that helps accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.1  Every year, GIIN releases their Annual Impact Investor Survey and creates a report based on the results. This year’s report presents findings from 266 of the world’s top impact investors. This was the most respondents GIIN has ever received making this the most comprehensive and conclusive assessment of the impact investing market.

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