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Veganize Your Investments

Over the past few years, celebrities have been going bananas for plant-based businesses, and the funds that support them are growing. Stella McCartney just launched a $200 million investment fund for vegan and sustainable brands. Musician Moby, actor Joaquin Phoenix, and filmmaker James Cameron have also publicly endorsed vegan and ethical investing to support companies […]

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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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2021 Sustainable & Responsible Impact

Interest in sustainable, responsible, impactful (SRI) investments continues to rise in the U.S., and globally, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. The expansion of SRI consciousness has led Natural Investments to grow as well with $1.11 billion of responsibly managed assets now, a 41% increase from the previous year. The firm directs our clients’

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In the News – Winter 2022

1: DESPITE SPILLS AND AIR POLLUTION, FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES AWARD CEOS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Executive bonus programs at fossil fuel companies, meant to encourage better environmental practices, evolved to allow firms to award executives full bonuses even in years with major environmental damage or total emission increases. Washington Post 2:NAVIGATING THE THICKET OF ESG METRICS

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2020: Sustainable and Responsible Impact

Despite the massive economic and social disruption wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, governments and investors continued to buoy the capital markets. Conscientious investors saw the opportunity to channel their money into funds supporting families and small businesses in crisis. Last year, Natural Investments and our clients held $785M in responsibly managed assets, representing

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Spotlight: Kachuwa Impact Fund

Kachuwa Impact Fund is an investment cooperative and public benefit corporation focused on owning and operating “impact real estate” and investing in privately held “impact companies.” As a cooperative, Kachuwa is democratically owned and controlled by its members. Brady Quirk- Garvan of Natural Investments recently met with Blake Jones, founder of Kachuwa Impact Fund, to

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Divest, Then Reinvest

In January, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 2019 was the second hottest year on record, following closely behind 2016. The planet’s five warmest years have all occurred since 2015, and nine of the ten warmest years have occurred since 2005. There is now overwhelming scientific consensus that CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels

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