“Wealthy investors are motivated by sustainable values, yet many don’t apply them to investment decisions.”1 It has become more common for affluent investors to incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles. These new behaviors include recycling and using natural household cleaners, making large scale environmentally friendly purchases such as solar panels and […]
According to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and Sustainable Development Goal #5, providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Across state and municipal pension plans, state treasurers and plan fiduciaries are seeking to learn more about impact/ESG investments. Similar to our recent blog noting the adoption of impact/ESG strategies in defined contribution/401(k) plans, these municipalities also look to introduce new or increase their existing impact/ESG allocations.
Adoption of Sustainable Investing (SI) strategies, or those that integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals, has seen considerable growth in defined contribution (DC) plans. This growth has been primarily fueled by an increased appetite from participants, interest from plan sponsors to align DC menus with their corporate values, and […]
Since 2014, the Vatican has held three conferences on impact investing (2014, 2016, 2018), and the Catholic Church has become a major player in the impact/ESG space. This biennial series of Vatican Impact Investing Conferences is a “vital, long-term global platform around Pope Francis’s vision of ‘putting the economy at […]
A Closer look at CCM’s Impact/ESG Investments and how they Positively Support Affordable Housing and Seniors/the Disabled
Housing is critical to quality of life, especially for older adults. A 2014 report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation discusses how America’s older population is experiencing unprecedented growth, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group.
Picture a large office building in your nearest city. At night, there are usually a handful of lights on in various rooms and offices which you notice from miles away. Now picture that same building during the day with every light on and consider the amount of energy that is […]
If you’ve gone through the home buying or renting process during the past few years, you may have seen something called a Walk Score while exploring properties online. This metric, which is patented by a company with the same name, has become a popular addition to online real estate sites such […]
Impact/ESG investing myths have been widely dispelled through much academic and practical research over the years, yet they still persist. Responsible investing is rapidly growing, having enjoyed a 135% increase in assets under management since 2012 to $8.72 trillion, yet the skeptics still remain.1 We recently co-hosted a webinar with Jeff […]
As we enter the second half of the year, we highlight our most popular blog posts to date from 2018. Enjoy! -The CCM Team