Last month, on August 31, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This proposal addresses the application of ERISA’s fiduciary duties of prudence and loyalty […]
Category: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear valued shareholders, clients, and friends, We have seen incredible market volatility during the past couple of weeks with the stock markets experiencing rampant unpredictability and yields on Treasuries at unprecedented lows. We believe the following factors have contributed greatly to the instability: Federal Reserve Response: On March 3rd, the […]
In this week’s blog, Elliot Gilfarb, CCM’s head of fixed income, shares his thoughts on impact and ESG investing in the bond market, specifically as it relates to corporate bonds.
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 […]
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.
Goldman Sachs’ CEO, David Solomon, pledged for more diversity among board members at the end of January, when he announced that starting July 1st, 2020, companies in the U.S. and Europe will not be taken public if they don’t have at least one diverse member on the board. Solomon didn’t […]