Socially Conscious Investing

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Ultra-rich want wealth to make a difference

Ultra-rich want wealth to make a difference

September 20, 2019

Many UHNW clients no longer have to be convinced of the merits of impact investing

The simple strategy boosting Bill Gates’s fortune

The simple strategy boosting Bill Gates’s fortune

September 17, 2019

The Microsoft founder, whose wealth totals $106 billion, has $60 billion of his assets in equities.

BlackRock, Vanguard accused of opposing shareholder efforts on climate

BlackRock, Vanguard accused of opposing shareholder efforts on climate

September 17, 2019

The two asset managers voted against at least 16 climate-related shareholder proposals on which their vote in favor would have given the measures majority support

Rich families pour wealth into ESG investments

Rich families pour wealth into ESG investments

September 16, 2019

More family offices are poised to integrate ESG and impact as millennial heirs inherit fortunes.

Millennials finally ready to invest sustainably

Millennials finally ready to invest sustainably

September 13, 2019

The 41% who said they have invested in companies or funds targeting positive social and environmental outcomes is close to the 47% who said they check product packaging to ensure sustainability.

Vanguard social-investing error prompts funds to check controls

Vanguard social-investing error prompts funds to check controls

August 22, 2019

The mishap raises new questions about how ETF managers monitor the indexes that underlie their portfolios.

ESG data getting better as the market matures

ESG data getting better as the market matures

August 21, 2019

In one indication of how rapidly the market is evolving, S&P Dow Jones launched the S&P 500 ESG Index in January.

Faith-based funds attract loyal investors

Faith-based funds attract loyal investors

August 20, 2019

It turns out negative screens aren't necessarily a drag on funds' performance.

Ladenburg Thalmann invests in impact investing startup

Ladenburg Thalmann invests in impact investing startup

August 13, 2019

Newday offers low-barrier access to portfolios built around United Nations' sustainability goals.

Vanguard put shares of gun maker in a gun-free ETF

Vanguard put shares of gun maker in a gun-free ETF

August 12, 2019

Mistake occurred in the FTSE index the ETF tracks; Vanguard says it is considering additional controls.

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