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Advisers skeptical about screening companies for terrorist links

April 14, 2008

Screening companies for their ties to countries deemed sponsors of terror is a concept that seems to intrigue investors. But whether a company's ranking on a "terror-free" scale will influence an individual investor's portfolio decision-making...

Assets jump 18% in socially conscious investments

March 10, 2008

A growing desire among investors to align their portfolios with their personal and political beliefs is transforming the financial services landscape and creating opportunities and challenges for financial advisers. "I have to admit, the recent...

Ignoring risk of climate change could put companies in hot water

February 25, 2008

After a sputtering start, the green revolution appears to be steadily making its way into corporate boardrooms. An increasing number of businesses are conducting annual surveys of carbon dioxide footprints. Some are filing CO2 inventories with...

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...

Robo offers SRI portfolios supporting racial justice

June 6, 2019

OpenInvest, a digital advice startup focused on impact investing, is putting a new spin on socially responsible investing by building portfolios consisting only of companies committed to racial justice, both in the workforce and among executive...

ETFs now used by 88% of advisers, FPA survey finds

June 4, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, exchange-traded funds remain the most popular of 22 investment options in a survey of financial advisers by the Financial Planning Association. Currently, 88% of advisers surveyed currently use or recommend ETFs....

Socially responsible investments reach $30.7 trillion

April 1, 2019

Global socially responsible investments grew by 34% to $30.7 trillion over the past two years, lifted by Japanese pension funds, retail investors everywhere and broad, growing concern about climate change. Europe remains the biggest region for...

Ladenburg Thalmann invests in impact investing startup

August 13, 2019

Ladenburg Thalmann's latest technology investment is going to Newday Financial Technologies, a startup focused on providing millennials with low-cost impact investing strategies. Newday is an asset management firm that develops investment funds...

Giving advisers ESG insight so they can grow

March 20, 2019

Whether it's due to reports of heat waves or polar vortexes, or the realization that businesses that are good stewards of the earth also tend to be responsible with investors' capital, the demand for socially conscious investment products has...

TIAA launches robo-adviser with access to SRI funds

June 6, 2017

TIAA introduced a robo-advice offering on Tuesday that includes a broader range of investment choices than most other digital advice platforms. The 100-year-old firm, with $938 billion in assets under management, is most known for providing...

Money in donor-advised funds can make impact before distribution

November 15, 2018

Charitable investors who set up donor-advised funds to ultimately give the proceeds to specific issues, like gender-based causes or environmental protection, may be surprised to find their money sitting in the fund actually works against their...

4 things to look for when picking an ESG manager

June 19, 2019

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies continued to enjoy a significant increase in assets, rising $8.7 trillion in just two years to $12 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to a 2018 report from the US SIF Foundation....

Planting the sustainable-investing seed

June 10, 2012

This is no fad but an essential part of business performance and competitiveness There has been a recent uptick in interest in investments that are green and sustainable. Unfortunately, the investment world’s attention to this market has been...

Advisers seen as key to success of 'impact investing'

October 31, 2010

The expanding universe of socially conscious investments is beginning to coalesce under one umbrella: “impact investing.” Financial advisers are the key to this market, according to a study on this trend. New infrastructure and platforms...

Obama's sustainable-energy ideas give hope to some fund managers

November 30, 2008

The election of Barack Obama has given a new "green" light to environmental investing, and financial advisers are taking notice. During his campaign, Mr. Obama unveiled an aggressive energy plan aimed at decreasing America's dependence on foreign...

Socially conscious investing blossoms with DOL's blessing

June 23, 2008

Ten years after the Department of Labor gave its blessing to socially conscious investments in defined contribution plans, the area finally has come of age. Some $1.88 trillion in assets were held in socially screened separate accounts managed...

Study: Financial services firms are going green

June 23, 2008

In a move that likely will make environmentalist and actor Ed Begley Jr. proud, financial services firms are taking steps to make their offices green. In a recent survey of 124 financial services firm executives, 54 at firms planning to build...

First-of-its-kind certification introduced for SRI investing

October 10, 2018

The College for Financial Planning has partnered with US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment to introduce the first certification for sustainable, responsible and impact investing. The "Chartered SRI Counselor" designation,...

Don't count out clean-energy stocks, some say

March 10, 2008

The big hit clean-energy stocks have taken this year is just an expected correction, not the end of a fad, green-investing advocates say. A correction wasn't surprising, since the clean-energy sector got ahead of itself, they contend. Last year,...

Community investment goes mainstream

January 7, 2008

Investing in disadvantaged communities is going mainstream, with a variety of investment vehicles springing up. A subset of socially conscious investing, community investment "directs capital from investors and lenders to communities that are...

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