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Calvert launches diversified green-bond fund

October 31, 2013

Calvert Investments on Thursday launched the Calvert Green Bond Fund (CGAFX), packaging as a mutual fund a strategy the company has been managing as a separate account for more than two years. The actively managed intermediate-term fund will...

Funds cater to the faithful

March 31, 2013

Advisers who have clients with strong religious beliefs have a variety of mutual funds to choose from, including ones focused on Catholics, Southern Baptists and Muslims. Religious funds make up just over one-third of the universe of socially...

Goldman Sachs makes ESG bet with acquisition of asset manager Imprint Capital

July 14, 2015

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. agreed to buy Imprint Capital Advisors, an asset-management firm that advises clients on investing based on their environmental, social and governance views. The bank expects to complete the deal in the next few months,...

Older investors opening up to socially conscious investing

May 14, 2015

Younger investors have long been interested in socially conscious investing, but a new report from Spectrem Group indicates that older investors — loath to “throw away” money — are starting to turn to funds that espouse a cause, as long...

Impact investing a potential trap for the unwary

December 4, 2014

The World Economic Forum has a message for wealthy families thinking about impact investing: don't buy on the buzz. Seeking investments with the dual purpose of making a profit and improving society has become trendy among wealthy people and...

Impact investing soars with $12 million green bond sale by Merrill Lynch

August 26, 2014

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management advisers sold $12 million in green bonds issued by the World Bank last week, surpassing what the investment bank expected based on similar issuances a few years ago. About 70 clients bought the AAA-rated World...

Assets in Shariah-compliant funds fall

January 7, 2009

Mutual funds and discretionary assets that comply with Shariah, or Islamic law, fell to $65 billion at the end of the third quarter, a figure well below the hundreds of billions of dollars typically associated with the market, according to research...

Pax to launch socially conscious ETFs

December 22, 2008

Pax World Funds plans to launch what it says are the first socially conscious exchange traded funds. Pax, based in Portsmouth, N.H., plans to list three ETFs on NYSE Arca, a division of New York-based NYSE Euronext, according to a Securities...

Envestnet to unveil socially conscious platform

February 18, 2008

A platform will be launched next month offering what is being touted as the first socially conscious and sustainable-investing account in the financial services industry. Envestnet Asset Management of Chicago will offer mutual funds and exchange...

Happy returns: It's a sin how well this fund performs

March 31, 2013

Gerald Sullivan runs what you might call the antisocially conscious fund. While socially conscious managers do their best to avoid the “sin” stocks of the world, he can't get enough of them. As portfolio manager of the $131 million Vice...

As ESG investments boom, asset managers seek out fixed-income options

August 30, 2018

Wall Street's do-good investment boom is finally taking notice of the credit markets. Sustainable investment assets grew 37% last year, according to Bloomberg data, but the majority of those funds focus on stocks. That's leading to some awkward...

New State Street tool helps advisers determine if clients want ESG investing

October 2, 2018

State Street Global Advisors has a new digital tool that gauges a client's potential interest in environmental, social and governance investment strategies. The asset manager hopes its Values Discovery Tool will address what it says is a gap...

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...

3 ways advisers should prepare for ESG conversations with 401(k) clients

August 2, 2018

Retirement plan advisers likely won't know when environmental, social and governance investing — also known as sustainable investing and impact investing — factors will be of interest to clients. That's why they need to develop a plan in...

Advisers ignore 'responsible investing' at their own risk

November 17, 2017

Financial advisers might be missing a big asset-gathering and client-satisfaction opportunity if they aren't familiar with the nuances of "responsible investing" trends, according to Marcus Valesco, managing director in the Wealth Management...

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...

Theme park? New offering lets advisers build portfolios around motifs

February 28, 2013

The do-it-yourself revolution marches on. Financial advisers, however, can take advantage of this particular bit of DIY innovation. Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing's co-founder and chief executive stopped by a couple weeks ago to show me the...

Vanguard files for two ETFs with ESG focus

June 27, 2018

Vanguard filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for two exchange-traded funds to complement its existing environmental, social and governance (ESG) mutual fund. The two new funds, the Vanguard...

Pacer rolls out ETF that invests in veteran-friendly employers

April 10, 2018

Pacer ETFs has launched an exchange-traded fund that invests in companies with the best hiring records for veterans — a first for environmental, social and governance funds. The Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF (VETS) selects publicly...

Climate change could impact client portfolios

July 31, 2015

Advisers might want to begin talking to their clients about the investment risk of climate change before the international conference on climate in Paris in December starts generating headlines. Large institutional investors overwhelmingly incorporate...

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