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Mother’s Day
May 2021 | women

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. While dates and celebrations vary around the world, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards, and other gifts. Celebrations of mothers and […]

Earth Day 2021
April 2021 | environment

Yesterday, April 22, was the official celebration of Earth Day and the theme chosen by EARTH.ORG for this year’s celebration was #RestoreOurEarth.   Similar to last year, #EarthDay2021 was honored virtually due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the celebration is different from the first ever celebration of […]

Honoring International Women’s Day
March 2021 | Gender Lens

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.1 The day has been recognized by the United Nations since 1977 and raises awareness for the continued need to fight gender equality. The theme for IWD 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge, so everyone would […]

Honoring Black History Month at CCM
February 2021 | Diversity & Inclusion

This past month, we have celebrated Black History Month which reflects and honors centuries and decades of Black American history and heritage. The celebration runs from February 1 to March 1 and was started in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African […]

Equity Markets in 2021
February 2021 | Equities

In this week’s blog, Andrew Cowen, CCM’s head of equities, shares his thoughts on the markets in early 2021 and his outlook for the upcoming months. This year launched with several macroenvironment changes portending a very different first quarter of 2021 than for most of 2020. Earnings season for the […]

Impact and ESG Policy With The New Administration
February 2021 | ESG

It has been a month since our ‘Impact and ESG Investing in 2021’ blog post and we have already seen some promising updates on what it is looking like so far. In October 2020, US SIF published the report, Toward a Just and Sustainable Economy, stating policy recommendations for the […]

2020 Financial Markets in Review and the Long-Term Outcomes
January 2021 | Markets

In this week’s blog, Andy Kaufman, CCM’s chief investment officer, shares his thoughts on the financial markets in 2020 and the long-term outcomes. The year 2020 will go down in history for many reasons. The global pandemic will be the headline along with extreme market volatility, political discourse, and racial inequality. […]

Impact and ESG Investing in 2021
January 2021 | ESG investing

Happy new year! We hope everyone had a nice holiday season. Impact and ESG investing experienced record-breaking growth in 2020 and we are excited for its ongoing advancement in 2021. The focus on investments supporting COVID-19 relief and economic equality will continue to be at the forefront of impact and […]