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Category: Impact Investing

A Year in Review: 2022
December 2022 | Impact Investing

Our final blog of the year shares a recap on some of CCM’s impact highlights from 2022. In February, CCM shared its ninth annual impact report and introduced it with a video featuring CCM team members. CCM continued to advance and further its DEI efforts and shared a mid-year update. […]

Supporting Veterans
November 2022 | Impact Investing

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the U.S. observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. At the beginning of each calendar year, our Impact and CRA Committee has a meeting to review our impact themes and make […]

Focusing on Impact when Markets are Volatile
August 2022 | affordable housing

The financial market volatility of 2022 has many investors reconsidering their investment options. When addressing risk-return options, investors should consider all aspects of how their capital is invested. The positive impact from an impact and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment may help alleviate some of the potential loss for […]

Media Attention on Impact and ESG Investing
May 2022 | Impact Investing

We have seen an endless barrage of stories recently on impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing — many negative and criticizing this style of investing. The reality is that impact and ESG investing supporters, practitioners, and investors should embrace the criticism as a sign of acceptance. Investors are […]

Top 5 Trends in Impact and ESG Investing in 2021
December 2021 | affordable housing

Our final blog of the year highlights the top five trends we witnessed within the impact and ESG investing space in 2021. Greenwashing: There was a lot of media attention on “greenwashing” throughout the year including the former CIO at BlackRock claiming that sustainable investing practices is a public relations […]

CFA Institute Implements New ESG Standards to Address Greenwashing
November 2021 | ESG investing

Earlier this month, the CFA Institute issued the first voluntary global standards for an asset manager to consider when disclosing its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues in its objectives, investment strategy, and stewardship activities.[1] The guidelines, which are an extension of the global investment performance standards, known as GIPS, […]