Earlier this week Apple Inc. announced a $2.5 billion pledge toward affordable housing in the Bay Area. The housing crisis has long prevailed in Silicon Valley and Apple’s initiative follows in the footsteps of other tech companies looking to make housing more accessible in Northern California. In January, Microsoft Corp. […]
The research team at Russell Investments recently reported the results of its 2019 Annual ESG Manager Survey. This survey was started in 2015 – well before the industry was close to being considered mainstream – as a way to understand ESG integration into investment practice. With over 300 asset managers […]
October is very important as it marks the official National Breast Cancer Awareness (NBCA) Month. According to the World Health Organization, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in the world, affecting one in every eight women in the U.S1.
As an organization, CCM is committed to making positive societal impacts not only through its investments, but also by helping local community groups through charitable donations. Each year, we donate to a variety of charities chosen by our employees.
Last week, two CCM team members were at RCRI’s (Resource Center for Religious Institutes) national conference in Dallas. RCRI is an organization created to serve the needs of Catholic communities of religious women and men. While at the conference and sitting in on several of the educational panel sessions, CIIC […]
New Report: A Fresh Look at Investment Performance of Sustainable and Impact Strategies by Asset Class
Cornerstone Capital Group recently released a research report that takes a fresh look at investment performance of sustainable and impact strategies by asset class. Their research includes a sampling from 2,200 reports published over the past few decades with results confirming that “social screens do not compromise investment performance”. Their […]
The impact/ESG investing industry continues to grow as more investors align their financial goals with their values. Fidelity Charitable’s 2018 survey on impact investing found that 85% of investors show equal or more interest in investments that have a social and environmental impact than conventional investments. It also found that […]
Greta Thunberg proves that small can be mighty. In August 2018, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist refused to go to school on Fridays, demanding that her government act immediately on human-caused climate change. Her weekly Friday protests continued throughout the year, gaining media attention and eventually leading to thousands of […]
September is a busy time as summer vacations come to an end, kids go back to school, and new routines are established. At CCM, these past two weeks have been a particularly exciting time for us, celebrating our 20-year anniversary, releasing a new research report on CDFIs, and distributing our […]
As a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, there is a lot of pressure to figure out which career path I want to pursue. To be honest, I barely know what I want to major in, much less know what I want to do after college. Given my array […]