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Patagonia Transfers Shares to Planet Earth

Patagonia, the well-known apparel and gear company, made headlines in September when it announced that founder and owner Yvon Chouinard and his family have transferred ownership of the company, valued at around $3 billion dollars, primarily to a newly established nonprofit dubbed the Holdfast Collective. The Holdfast Collective will receive an estimated $100 million annually …

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Navigating the Rise of Electric Vehicles and Demand for Critical Minerals

In the last issue of “Investing With Intent,” Brady Quirk-Garvan and James Frazier wrote about cryptocurrency for socially responsible investors. In this article, Ryan Jones-Casey articulates the myriad considerations associated with the rise in demand for electric vehicles, and the parallel rise in demand for the minerals required in current battery technology. While the mining …

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A Promise of Socially Responsible Investing – Realized

Investment advisors who have practiced socially responsible investing (SRI) going back decades as some on our team at Natural Investments have, remember well the doubters’ refrains of our means for social and environmental change: using investment capital does not advance social progress and environmental preservation.  There is now evidence to refute them. One way socially …

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What’s at Stake? A Livable Climate Future

Americans will soon vote in an election with unprecedented stakes. The outcome of the presidential and Congressional races will determine whether this country continues its rapid descent into xenophobia, isolationism, and climate nihilism—or whether we open a doorway of possibility to a better future.

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