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Category: ESG

Spotlight on CIIC: Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative
October 2019 | ESG

Last week, two CCM team members were at RCRI’s (Resource Center for Religious Institutes) national conference in Dallas.[1]  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
October 2019 | ESG

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 […]

No Age Requirement to be a Global Leader
September 2019 | ESG

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 […]

Busy Start to the School Year
September 2019 | ESG

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 […]

My Internship Experience at CCM
September 2019 | ESG

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 […]

Honoring Women’s Equality Day
August 2019 | ESG

August 18th marked the 99th year since the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote nationally.  In honor of this hard-fought victory, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th.  The day not only honors those who fought for equality in the early 1900’s but also […]

Demand for Top Talent Increases in Impact/ESG Investing
August 2019 | ESG

Goldman Sachs recently launched a sustainable finance-focused unit that will serve as a centralized resource to guide other divisions of the company regarding knowledge, skills, and input related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. This unit won’t replace any of Goldman’s current ESG functions or initiatives, but instead will […]

Impact happens in more than one way at CCM
August 2019 | ESG

As an impact/ESG investing firm, CCM not only requires its investments to make an impact and improve surrounding communities, but it also asks its employees to live by the same principles.  As an intern this summer, I had the opportunity to adhere to those principles – including committing to recycling, […]

Investment Managers Turn to Impact/ESG Investing
August 2019 | ESG

Impact investing has grown exponentially in recent years, and it does not seem to be slowing down any time soon.  According to Morningstar, ESG funds in the U.S. have attracted $8.4 billion in just the first half of 2019 – already shattering the previous annual record of $5.4 billion in […]