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Retired and Volunteering on the Mexican Border

Background Where are you from? I am originally from a little town in Minnesota – St. Michael, Minnesota. I left that community when I was around 19 and lived in different parts of the country. I grew up on a farm. How long have you been in Tucson? I am going on my...

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing for nonprofits

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) for Nonprofits   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (SRI) (also known as socially responsible, sustainable, socially conscious, green, value, impact and ethical investing) continues to grow at a faster pace than...

YourStake.org Shareholder Advocacy

  There are two components of YourStake: portfolio impact reporting and a petition platform.   PORTFOLIO IMPACT REPORTING One is portfolio impact reports for financial advisors.  It’s a way to show clients what their investments are doing in the world. It evaluates a...

Investments to Fight Climate Change

Investments can be used to combat climate change. Climate change can be addressed using the investment strategy of Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing. SRI is an investment strategy consisting of screening (positive and negative), shareholder advocacy and...

Greenbacker Solar Investments

In this episode, I interview Brett Tomach from Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company. Greenbacker offers investments in alternative energy (solar and wind) and in renewable energy in opportunity zones. They buy renewable energy facilities and sell the energy in long...
Investing in the Next Economy

Investing in the Next Economy

This interview podcast and video are with Garvin Jabusch, Green Alpha Advisors about investing in the next economy.   Here is the transcript of this episode: In this episode I'm gonna interviewGarvin Josh from the green alphaadvisors firm they have an...

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Make a positive impact with your investments

Make a positive impact with your investments

Holly Testa – Director of Shareowner Engagement for First Affirmative Financial Network In this podcast and video, I interview Holly Testa, AIF, the Director of Shareowner Engagement for First Affirmative Financial Network. First Affirmative is an SEC registered...

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As You Sow – Shareholder Advocacy

As You Sow – Shareholder Advocacy

This interview podcast and video is with the As You Sow CEO Andy Behar. Andy has 30 years of experience as a Senior Executive and strategist in the cleantech, communications, and life science sectors. He served as COO for a social media agency focused on...

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Socially Responsible Investing News

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/opinion/sunday/wealth-philanthropy-fake-change.html Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World Society’s winners can seem so generous, until you consider what they’re really selling....

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The Stock Market Explained

I just watched an episode in the Netflix series Explained about the stock market (season 1, episode 7). It is a great argument for investing in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Investments (also known as Impact Investing Funds or Socially...

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Impact Investing on the internet

Impact Investing on the internet

The following are a few stories about impact investing found on-line: Uravu's technology to convert atmospheric moisture into drinkable water will be available for personal use in about 2020. This is not a new technology but it has not been available for...

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Impact Investing in Action

Impact Investing in Action

This blog is a summary of some of the recent articles related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (Impact) Investing. Ireland is the first country in the world to completely divest from fossil fuels after votes from Ireland's politicians to move all...

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Why its so hard to invest with a social conscience

Why its so hard to invest with a social conscience

Investing with a Social Conscience A recent article came out in the NY Times, "Why its so hard to invest with a social conscience" and I wanted to comment on it. Demand for SRI: They point out that there are many good reasons to participate in sustainable...

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America’s most just companies

America’s most just companies

Just Companies America's most Just Companies according to Just Capital are: Intel, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Microsoft, IBM, Accenture, Cisco Systems, Alphabet (Google), salesforce, and Symantec. Just Capital’s rankings serve as a report card for...

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Shareholder Proposal Update from First Affirmative

Shareholder Proposal Update from First Affirmative

Shareholder Proposal Update Filed or Co-Filed by First Affirmative Financial Network ISSUE COMPANY REQUEST LEAD FILER STATUS* ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE Mondelez (re-file) Assess environmental impacts of recyclable packaging As You Sow Filed...

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Advocacy and Impact

Advocacy and Impact

Two presentations from the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Conference. Economic Forcast Tax reform will produce more equity inequality Add $1.5 trillion to deficit 2017 actual 2018 prediction GDP 2.1 2.6 Inflation 1.3 2 Unemployment 4.2 3.7 Fed...

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