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 […]
Category: ESG investing
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
In this week’s blog, David Sand, CCM’s chief impact strategist shares his five impact investing trends for 2020.