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What Makes a Green Bond “Green”?

By: Michael Schweibinz

A high level of enthusiasm and optimism flowed through the 25th annual SRI Conference as a panel of experts discussed the past, present, and future of the rapidly emerging green bond market.

The discussion panel consisted of issuers, rating agencies, and investors sharing their own perspectives on the market, its players, impact, and metrics.… Read More

Hazardous to Your Wealth

By Kevin O’Keefe, Chief Investment Officer

With big moves in the stock markets lately, some investors might be anxious. The past several weeks have given almost every investor an opportunity to feel that they are right about the market—whether their outlook is bullish or bearish.… Read More

The Pentagon Prepares for Climate Change

By: Michael Schweibinz

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense published its “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.” The groundbreaking report signifies a dramatic shift in belief and action regarding climate change. Having typically been dismissed as a future risk, the Pentagon is now “integrating climate change threats into all plans, operations, and training across the entire agency.”

The report emphasizes four primary climate change phenomenon:

  • Rising global temperatures.
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You CAN Have It All

Deborah Nason, writing for CNBC.com, discusses how financial advisors and their clients seem to be “happy” with a more sustainable, responsible, positively impactful approach to investing. Nason interviewed several investment professionals for this article, including two Certified Financial Planners affiliated with First Affirmative Financial Network, Kathy Stearns and Shane Yonston.… Read More

Women and Workplace Equality: We’ve Come a Long Way Baby… or Not

By Danielle Burns and Kathleen McQuiggan

There is no denying that women have come a long way from the struggles and discrimination they faced in the past 50 years when it comes to finding a job and having access to educational resources.… Read More

Methane Regulations Make Good Business Sense

By Michael Schweibinz

Methane emissions are frequently left out of the conversation about measuring and mitigating the effects of climate change. While methane only accounted for 9% of green house gas emissions in 2012, the long-term impacts this gas has on the environment are alarming!… Read More

Millennials: Do Gooders at Heart

By Michael Schweibinz:

The American workplace is on the verge of one of the largest demographic shifts in contemporary history. It’s a bold statement, but one that’s becoming widely acknowledged, as the Millennials sweep into leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit corporations across the country.… Read More

The Three Ps Echo Across Wall Street

By: Michael Schweibinz

Have you earned an MBA or degree in business administration sometime during the past half-century? If the so, you’ve surely had the four Ps of marketing engrained into your business DNA.

Marketers tend to focus on price, product, place, and promotion.… Read More

New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing

By: Meaghan Scott

The New Belgium Family Foundation was started by the CEO and Co-Founder of the New Belgium Brewing Company after the company became 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2012. The sale to the ESOP is only the most recent example in a long history of practices by New Belgium Brewing that promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility, including being one of the early Certified B Corps.… Read More

Climate March Echoes Around the World

By: Michael Schweibinz

When was the largest organized event against climate change in the history of our planet? If you’re scrambling for an answer, stop, because you won’t find it in a history book. Instead, flip open just about any newspaper published within the last week, and there it will be—the “People’s Climate March.”

Just this past Sunday, the historic climate march descended on New York City as demonstrators from around the world crowded the streets from Columbus Circle to Times Square.… Read More