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Category: Impact Investing

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, […]

Impact and ESG Investing Post Election
November 2020 | ESG investing

Last week, all eyes were focused on Tuesday, November 3rd. Election day was filled with much uncertainty of what the next four years will bring and what the outcome would mean for impact and ESG investing. After four long days, we finally gained some clarity. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory anticipates […]

CCM Wins Two MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards
October 2020 | Firm News

Last week, The Money Management Institute and Barron’s announced the winners of the 2020 MMI/Barron’s industry awards. Now in its twelfth year, the Industry Awards recognize innovation and achievement in the investment advisory solutions industry. The online ceremony was held during MMI’s 2020 Annual Conference. CCM is thrilled to have […]

A letter from CCM’s Chief Impact Strategist, David Sand, on Professor Burton Malkiel’s article “Sustainable Investing Is a Self-Defeating Strategy”
October 2020 | ESG investing

In September, Professor Burton Malkiel wrote a story in the Wall Street Journal, “Sustainable Investing is a Self-Defeating Strategy,” and included his thoughts on the shortcomings of the practice. The article’s headline was more incendiary than the text, but his arguments—and things he left out—are worth noting. Below are some […]

19th Amendment Centennial and Women’s Equality Day
August 2020 | 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 […]