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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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Did You Know Affordable Housing Bonds Are in Your Portfolio?

Real estate is an asset class that generally appreciates in value and offers owners the ability to leverage equity for additional capital. Even with the risk of tying up money in an immovable asset and the maintenance costs associated with it, home ownership is still one of the primary wealth-building tools for Americans. There is

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ESG for Impact Conference Emphasizes Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

On Oct. 8-11, I served on the agenda committee of the ESG for Impact Conference in Broomfield, Colorado, and coordinated two panels within the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion track. The first panel, “Creativity, Connection, and Community: ESG+I and Indigenous Investment Success,” discussed how investors can approach Indigenous partnership by supporting community values, data sovereignty,

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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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