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Independent broker-dealer Vanderbilt revamps to focus on impact investing

July 25, 2017

An independent broker-dealer with roots dating back 52 years, Vanderbilt Financial Group is growing a new reputation for itself by committing to the socially responsible investing space. The Woodbury, N.Y.-based firm calls itself the sustainable...

Robos are offering SRI, so shouldn't live advisers?

July 19, 2017

Digital financial advice platforms are racing each other to introduce socially responsible investing options for their customers, and some experts believe traditional advisers should be doing the same. Both Betterment and Wealthfront, the two...

Withdrawal from Paris accord will spur interest in ESG, advisers say

June 1, 2017

President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and renegotiate its terms won't lessen the need for environmental, social and governance investing, financial advisers say. Rather, it will increase it. In the United...

How to pair your investments with your values and still come out okay

May 1, 2017

You don't necessarily have to compromise performance to invest in companies that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible and have good governance. A company that is kind to the environment, fair to its employees and those it does business...

The five biggest myths about impact investing

April 20, 2017

Did you hear that if you yell loud enough in the mountains, you can cause an avalanche? Are you aware that if you drop a penny from a skyscraper, you can kill someone or that you can pick up radio signals through a tooth filling? None of these...

'Green bond' ETF launched by VanEck

March 6, 2017

VanEck has launched what it claims is the first "green bond" exchange-traded fund. The VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF (GRNB) consists of bonds issued "to finance projects or activities that promote climate change mitigation or adaptation, or...

5 investment trends behind growth in sustainable and impact investing

March 6, 2017

Money talks, especially when you have almost $9 trillion at play. The total dollars invested in the United States through sustainable, responsible and impact investing reached $8.72 trillion in 2016, up 33% from 2014, according to the US SIF...

Impact investing in the age of President Trump

March 5, 2017

It's too soon to tell what effect the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency will have on impact investing. But if implemented, Mr. Trump's policies could have a profound effect on issues near and dear to a growing number of investors:...

How sustainable investing is like climbing a mountain

January 26, 2017

When I climbed Mount Everest, the best moment wasn't actually on the summit itself — it was well below the summit, when I first realized that my fellow climbers and I would indeed reach the top. When climbing a mountain, progress is a matter...

Advisers help find donor advised funds for clients' charitable dollars

December 14, 2016

Financial advisers with clients interested in impact investing may want to help them put their philanthropic dollars to work supporting their social missions before they commit resources designed to secure their financial futures. One way to...

Morningstar's sustainability ratings: An opportunity to talk to your clients about responsible investing

July 29, 2016

While growth and interest in responsible investing has been strong, however, a TIAA Global Asset Management survey found that many advisers fail to engage their clients on the topic. Furthermore, the same survey found there is a broad disconnect...

The perils of investment crowdfunding

May 22, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission's crowdfunding regulations went into effect last week, which means financial advisers have another reason to pay close attention to this fast-evolving and largely misunderstood space. To begin with, we're...

Making a case for impact investing

April 24, 2016

Sometimes a movement, whether social, political, economic, or even investment-focused, proceeds at a measured pace for years before key forces converge, propelling it to dramatically new levels of focus and attention. For example, the climate...

SunEdison's hard lesson for renewable-energy investors

March 31, 2016

The spiraling collapse of the once high-flying renewable-energy giant SunEdison (SUNE) is mostly a story about an overly-aggressive growth strategy that saddled the company with more debt than it could handle. But it is also a story about the...

Morningstar expands access to ESG fund scores for socially conscious investors

March 17, 2016

Morningstar Inc.'s new mutual fund sustainability rankings have been rolled out to the general public, giving individual investors a new tool for determining how well specific funds score when it comes to environmental, social and corporate...

New IRA targets socially conscious millennial savers

March 9, 2016

Digital investment firm Aspiration has launched a new IRA with a $500 account minimum that's targeted to millennials who want their money invested in companies dedicated to sustainability. "This has historically been only available to the wealthiest...

Socially responsible investing is coming of age

March 6, 2016

Fueled by younger investors, women, and growing political support, investing based on social and environmental ideals is gaining momentum. Even if it doesn't quite feel like a mainstream concept yet, it's here and it's expanding rapidly. In...

The top-performing socially conscious funds

March 6, 2016

Investing in socially-friendly funds is expanding rapidly. In the United States, at least $7 trillion is invested in strategies focused on environmental, social and corporate governance causes, so-called ESG strategies, an 89% increase since...

Morningstar's sustainability effort kicks off with ESG scores on 20,000 funds

March 1, 2016

Morningstar Inc. on Tuesday morning rolled out its first batch of mutual funds scored with sustainable-investing grades related to social, environmental and corporate governance screens applied to the underlying securities in each fund. The...

Warming up to ESG funds in 401(k)s

January 24, 2016

Environmental and social investment causes, once the near-exclusive province of hippies and tree-huggers, have migrated deep into the mainstream of investing, yet such strategies are rarely seen as options on employer-sponsored retirement plans....

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