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Author: Barbara Seaman

Will Bonds be Back in Fashion in 2023?
January 2023 | Fixed Income

The bond market suffered significantly in 2022. But the past is history and while it’s impossible to know what’s in store for bonds in 2023, the outlook looks much brighter. The Federal Reserve seems likely to continue raising interest rates, but any increase appears to be slight with the impact […]

A Year in Review: 2022
December 2022 | Impact Investing

Our final blog of the year shares a recap on some of CCM’s impact highlights from 2022. In February, CCM shared its ninth annual impact report and introduced it with a video featuring CCM team members. CCM continued to advance and further its DEI efforts and shared a mid-year update. […]

Supporting Veterans
November 2022 | Impact Investing

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the U.S. observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. At the beginning of each calendar year, our Impact and CRA Committee has a meeting to review our impact themes and make […]

“ESG or no-ESG, is it a Fair Fight?”
October 2022 | ESG investing

This month’s blog is written by David Sand, CCM’s chief impact strategist, in response to all the recent anti-ESG noise including the many stories from Vivek Ramaswamy and his anti-woke and pro-fossil fuel investors. Which is quite the contrast from CCM, who for over twenty-three years has worked with clients […]

Five Lessons from My Summer Sabbatical
September 2022 | CCM

One of CCM’s work-life programs is providing our full-time employees who have completed 10 years of employment a six-week paid leave every five years to focus on self-development. In this month’s blog, Jamie Horwitz, CCM’s chief marketing officer, shares five things she learned during her time off this past summer. […]

Focusing on Impact when Markets are Volatile
August 2022 | affordable housing

The financial market volatility of 2022 has many investors reconsidering their investment options. When addressing risk-return options, investors should consider all aspects of how their capital is invested. The positive impact from an impact and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment may help alleviate some of the potential loss for […]

Inflation and Rate Increases are Running the 2022 Show
July 2022 | Markets

In this month’s blog, Andy Kaufman, CCM’s chief investment officer, shares his key takeaways from the financial markets difficult start to 2022 and what he expects for the rest of the year. Going into 2022, CCM anticipated that higher inflation, central bank tightening, new variants of the virus that causes […]

Media Attention on Impact and ESG Investing
May 2022 | Impact Investing

We have seen an endless barrage of stories recently on impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing — many negative and criticizing this style of investing. The reality is that impact and ESG investing supporters, practitioners, and investors should embrace the criticism as a sign of acceptance. Investors are […]

Impact Corporate Bonds
April 2022 | Green Bonds

In recent years, the number of issuers coming to market with corporate debt offerings that look to have environmental and/or social impact outcomes has significantly increased. Sometimes labeled as green bonds, sustainability bonds, or social bonds, these issues may fit within investors’ requirements for impact alignment. More recently, another category […]