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Historic Corporate Climate Disclosure Rule Passed by the SEC

In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to require companies to disclose climate risks for the first time in American history. This regulatory mandate comes after three years of intense advocacy and more than 24,000 public comments. It confirms what sustainable investors have long known: that environmental practices, and carbon emissions in particular,

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A Judicial Victory

Two years ago, the SEC approved the Nasdaq’s proposed new rule on board diversity and disclosure that would require all Nasdaq-listed companies to provide data on board members’ gender, race, and self-identification as LGBTQ+. The rule would also require that boards include at least one female and at least one person who self-identifies as an

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Shareholder Advocacy: The Radicals on the Hill

Unfortunately, when the U.S. House of Representatives selected Mike Johnson, R-La., as its Speaker, they picked someone who has been vehemently opposed to socially responsible investing. In the past six years, he sponsored four bills (that didn’t pass) to curtail it, stating that the Department of Labor is overreaching its authority by allowing retirement plans

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Natural Investments Becomes the First Perpetual Purpose Trust in Financial Services

Natural Investments recently converted its company ownership from six financial advisors to the Natural Investments Purpose Trust. That’s right, we’re now essentially owned by a purpose!  Creating this trust over the past 18 months means that Natural Investments will continue to exist in perpetuityas an independent firm owned by an entity rather than individuals. Now

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Native Land Taxes Reclaim Rights, Power, and the Environment

One of the most prevalent tools of colonialism has been the removal of land and natural resources from the hands of Indigenous peoples. This has led to the cultural, social, and spiritual disenfranchisement of Indigenous peoples and, as Native methods of land stewardship vanish, wide-ranging environmental effects are harming both Native and non-Native communities.

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