Impact investing may be the new “it” thing to do in the world of investing, but in truth, impact investing dates back to the 1960s. At that time, the focus was on women’s rights, civil rights, and anti-war agendas. Sadly, many of those same causes are still at the forefront of impact investing today. By definition, impact investing or socially responsible investing (SRI) refers to the practice of utilizing an investing strategy that considers both
11.3 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. 400,000 children under 5 suffering Severe Acute Malnutrition. 16.4 million people in need of basic health care. In January 2019. How does this happen in 2019, when human rights are one of the core principles of society? Ensuring that individuals, especially those in vulnerable situations, have basic essentials like food, water, clothing, shelter, and medical care is at the core of humanitarian programs across the world. And
By the time you reach your thirties or forties, you likely have at least a few 401(k) accounts floating around from previous employers. Not only is it important to take stock (pun intended) of these accounts for retirement planning, but it’s also important to know crucial things like balance fees, the diversity of your portfolio, and who you are funding with your money. During this deep dive into your accounts, one of the decisions you
Last week, the federal government released the latest (4th) report in the national climate assessment. Much overlooked by the current administration, the report focused on the science of climate change as well as the current and future impacts on the United States. Current Impacts of Climate Change Impacts of climate change are already being felt across the country. From the devastating wildfires in California to the overwhelming destruction caused by hurricanes in the 2017 and
1. What is Socially Responsible or Impact Investing? By definition, socially responsible investing refers to the practice of utilizing an investment strategy that considers both financial return as well as a socially-conscious effort to promote positive change. You may have heard of socially responsible investing (SRI) referred to as many different things including sustainable investing, responsible investing, socially conscious, green, or even ethical investing. Another term, impact investing, refers to the devotion of creating a social impact based on investment choices.