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Site Visit to CCM’s 2019 Impact Awards Winner
February 2020 | ESG investing

In this week’s blog, Martha Schuman, CCM’s Senior Client Portfolio Manager based on the West Coast, shares her thoughts from a recent visit to CCM’s 2019 Impact Awards Winner, the Rosenberg Apartments in Santa Rosa, California. She also highlights Buckelew Programs, a local non-profit that provides continuum services to Rosenberg […]

First Women’s SDG bond
February 2020 | ESG investing

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to accelerate action in essential areas for humanity and the planet, might just be a step closer to achieving Goal 5: Gender Equality.

Economy Forecast 2020 from CCM’s CIO
January 2020 | ESG investing

Economists in general expect 2020 will see another year of growth, even if not quite so robust as in 2019. As January comes to an end, CCM’s Chief Investment Officer, Andy Kaufman, shares his thoughts on what he believes will happen to the economy and markets in 2020:

The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practices
January 2020 | ESG investing

The Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) “State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice” was published earlier this week with its second edition reflecting the increased sophistication and maturation of impact measurement and management (IMM) practices. Its first edition was published in 2017 and collected data from 169 impact investing organizations. […]

The Proof is in the Pudding
January 2020 | ESG investing

According to Morningstar’s January 10th story, “Sustainable Fund Flows in 2019 Smash Previous Records”, the famous saying, ‘the proof is in the pudding’, seems to be true. There was an estimated $20.6 billion of net flows into U.S. open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds in 2019, smashing the previous record in […]

Small Businesses Make Big Differences
January 2020 | ESG investing

From going to the gym everyday to making more time for family, many start the new year – and the new decade – by setting new goals and intentions in life, family, business, and beyond.  This year, there seems to be additional buzz around changing consumer shopping habits to support […]

Our Top 3 Blog Posts from 2019
December 2019 | ESG investing

Happy Holidays!  It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. Below we highlight our most popular blog posts from 2019. We hope you have enjoyed reading our blogs as much as we have enjoyed writing them for you.  Warm wishes, – The CCM Team

2019 Economic Recap
December 2019 | ESG

In this week’s blog, Andy Kaufman, CCM’s chief investment officer, shares his 2019 economic recap highlighting three key themes: recession speculation, international trade, and U.S. politics.