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A letter from CCM’s Chief Impact Strategist, David Sand, on Professor Burton Malkiel’s article “Sustainable Investing Is a Self-Defeating Strategy”
October 2020 | ESG investing

In September, Professor Burton Malkiel wrote a story in the Wall Street Journal, “Sustainable Investing is a Self-Defeating Strategy,” and included his thoughts on the shortcomings of the practice. The article’s headline was more incendiary than the text, but his arguments—and things he left out—are worth noting. Below are some […]

Third Quarter Update / Fourth Quarter Outlook
October 2020 | Markets

In this week’s blog, CCM’s Chief Investment Officer, Andy Kaufman, shares his thoughts on the third quarter of 2020, and his outlook for the final quarter of this year. “It is my belief that the markets tend to focus on one thing at a time. This focus can shift daily, […]

Transcend Prejudice Workshop
September 2020 | Diversity & Inclusion

As a leader in impact and ESG investing, CCM is constantly looking for ways to advance and reinforce policies that align with our values and philosophy. One of CCM’s core values is “Mutual Respect” whereby we foster a collaborative environment which encourages professional and personal development among individuals with diverse […]

19th Amendment Centennial and Women’s Equality Day
August 2020 | ESG investing

This week marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee voted in favor of the amendment and ratified the 19th Amendment. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy […]

New Video on Minority CARES
August 2020 | ESG investing

We are so pleased with the interest and excitement for our new initiative, Minority Community Advancement Racial Empowerment Strategy, also known as Minority CARES, that we have created a new video on the program highlighting the history of economic injustice, why CCM was created, how Minority CARES looks to have […]

Impact and ESG Investing Training
July 2020 | ESG investing

The estimated net inflow into U.S sustainable funds in 2019 was almost four times higher than the net flows in 2018, totaling a $20.6 billion for the year.1 However, some of the basic knowledge of impact and ESG investing is still uncertain for investors. According to GIIN’s 2020 Annual Impact Investor […]

CCM Partners with CNote
July 2020 | Firm News

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are entities that CCM has supported and invested in many different forms over our 20-year history. From short-term placements in CDFI issued notes to direct CDFI bond issuances, CCM continues to expand our opportunity set of liquid and high-quality investments. We are therefore excited to […]

GIIN’s 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey
June 2020 | Impact Investing

Earlier this month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released the 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey highlighting some of the progress of impact investing over the past ten years. Now in its 10th edition, the survey features data and insights from more than 290 impact investors, that collectively represent USD […]

Juneteenth & Minority CARES
June 2020 | ESG investing

As a pioneer in impact and ESG investing, CCM continually looks to create initiatives and support investments that contribute to positive societal outcomes. In this week’s blog, we wanted to share some exciting updates and initiatives addressing social justice and racial equality: Juneteenth June 19, or Juneteenth, commemorates the ending […]