As discussed in an earlier blog, The Nomenclature of Impact Investing, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing and SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) are two of many acronyms used for impact investing. Despite its growing popularity, some investors have voiced their concern regarding a returns trade-off. ESG investors and managers, including […]
While social justice has advanced tremendously, racial equality remains far from perfect. In fact, former President Barack Obama claims that the country still faces “unfinished business of the civil rights movement”.  So in honor of Black History Month, this blog post highlights four African Americans who have positively contributed […]
Discussions on the future of the United States’ role in climate change are flooding the news’ sections of sustainable organizations. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may make some socially minded uneasy, but we like to be optimistic and hope the future will include […]
Have you ever stopped to analyze your trash? Here in the United States, we are privileged to dispose of the things we no longer want in our sight with great convenience, ridding the waste from our homes for others and the environment to deal with later. The United States Department […]
We hear about the gender gap discussed in the news covering all types of fields and regions of the world. People can argue endlessly about the origins, culprits, and measurements of gender discrimination. Yet, data continues to show that women are significantly underrepresented in the world of financial services. PwC’s […]
Taxable municipal bonds may be used to finance a variety of social and environmental initiatives such as affordable housing and healthcare, neighborhood revitalization, job creation, energy efficiency, wind turbines, solar panels, education and healthy communities, to name just a few.
CCM has been managing fossil fuel free fixed income portfolios since 1999. Divesting from fossil fuels is a powerful action. The Divest-Invest movement sends a strong message that investors are taking action for a fossil free future.
A February 2015 survey by Morgan Stanley found that more than 70% of individual investors are interested in sustainable investing and compared to the overall individual investor population, millennial investors are nearly two times more likely to invest in companies or funds that target specific social or environmental outcomes. Another […]
Fixed income sustainability takes a positive screening approach to identify bonds that finance or support environmentally sustainable initiatives. It incorporates the “E” and the “S” of ESG, which may not be as common in fixed income as equities but it can be fully integrated into fixed income analysis and helps […]
It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s time for resolutions. The typical ones come with the territory of a new year…lose weight, eat healthier, spend more time with family, volunteer in your community, etc.