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Site Visit to CCM’s 2019 Impact Awards Winner

In this week’s blog, Martha Schuman, CCM’s Senior Client Portfolio Manager based on the West Coast, shares her thoughts from a recent visit to CCM’s 2019 Impact Awards Winner, the Rosenberg Apartments in Santa Rosa, California. She also highlights Buckelew Programs, a local non-profit that provides continuum services to Rosenberg Apartments.

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First Women’s SDG bond

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to accelerate action in essential areas for humanity and the planet, might just be a step closer to achieving Goal 5: Gender Equality.

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Goldman Sachs’ New IPO Rule: No More All-White, Male Boards

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, David Solomon, pledged for more diversity among board members at the end of January, when he announced that starting July 1st, 2020, companies in the U.S. and Europe will not be taken public if they don’t have at least one diverse member on the board. Solomon didn’t specify the definition of “diverse”, but he did say that companies should be focusing on women.

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Economy Forecast 2020 from CCM’s CIO

Economists in general expect 2020 will see another year of growth, even if not quite so robust as in 2019. As January comes to an end, CCM’s Chief Investment Officer, Andy Kaufman, shares his thoughts on what he believes will happen to the economy and markets in 2020:

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The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practices

The Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) “State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice” was published earlier this week with its second edition reflecting the increased sophistication and maturation of impact measurement and management (IMM) practices. Its first edition was published in 2017 and collected data from 169 impact investing organizations. This year’s report is the result of 278 impact investors answering questions about how they measure, manage, and report their impact1.

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The Proof is in the Pudding

According to Morningstar’s January 10th story, “Sustainable Fund Flows in 2019 Smash Previous Records”, the famous saying, ‘the proof is in the pudding’, seems to be true. There was an estimated $20.6 billion of net flows into U.S. open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds in 2019, smashing the previous record in 2018 by nearly four times. In fact, the fourth quarter led 2019 with the biggest flows, jumping to an estimated $7.1 billion to round out the historic year.1 

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Five Impact Investing Trends for 2020

In this week’s blog, David Sand, CCM’s chief impact strategist shares his five impact investing trends for 2020.

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Small Businesses Make Big Differences

From going to the gym everyday to making more time for family, many start the new year – and the new decade – by setting new goals and intentions in life, family, business, and beyond.  This year, there seems to be additional buzz around changing consumer shopping habits to support more local businesses. 

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Our Top 3 Blog Posts from 2019


Happy Holidays! 

It's hard to believe another year is coming to an end. Below we highlight our most popular blog posts from 2019. We hope you have enjoyed reading our blogs as much as we have enjoyed writing them for you. 

Warm wishes,

- The CCM Team

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2019 Economic Recap

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

In this week’s blog, Andy Kaufman, CCM’s chief investment officer, shares his 2019 economic recap highlighting three key themes: recession speculation, international trade, and U.S. politics. 

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