The Importance of Private Directed Impact Investing
Applying ESG criteria to public portfolios in index funds isn’t going to change the world fast enough. What ultimately has an impact are specific investments.
The way the world is going to be made better is by private directed impact investing.
Paula Golka2020-09-09T01:54:22-07:00Environmental pollution is one of the greatest societal challenges we are facing today. Learn why corporate sustainability is important and four examples to put into practice.
Victoria Brodsky2020-09-02T11:48:29-07:00Water is an essential resource we can’t live without. This makes it a great commodity to help diversify your investment portfolio, especially as concerns around water scarcity increase. If you’re interested in investing in water and adding it to your portfolio, consider these three investment options.
Dr. Walter Schindler2020-08-06T12:13:03-07:00There is a rising tide of enthusiasm and capital for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. However, the good news about ESG is also the bad news.
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Going Beyond Sustainability: What is Regenerative Organic Agriculture?
Catherine Webb2020-07-29T02:02:58-07:00Our current agricultural system is stuck in a vicious cycle in which practices of land degradation and clearing simultaneously drive climate change and ensure a less resilient food system in the face of climate change.
The Potential of Ultraviolet (UV) Light in the Fight Against the Novel Coronavirus
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) has generated an unprecedented impact in most countries of the world. As of July 7th 2020 the virus has affected almost every country on the planet (213 in total), spread to almost 12 million people, and caused around 544,000 deaths according to the WHO, 2020. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
Amazon’s Pledge of $2B to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint: The Climate Pledge Fund
In June, Amazon announced their $2B venture capital fund, the “Climate Pledge Fund” that would be dedicated to investing in sustainable technologies and services. The fund is a part of a larger initiative announced in 2019 called The Climate Pledge. Amazon launched this initiative alongside Global Optimism with the goal of meeting Paris Agreement net zero carbon milestones by 2040, ten years earlier than the Agreement’s goal to meet it by 2050. Prior to the announcement of the Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon had already been investing in reforestation and other climate change related projects with their $100M Right Now Climate Fund.
Do Offsets Really Help Further Clean Energy Goals?
Victoria Brodsky2020-07-08T08:24:37-07:00Millions of tons of carbon dioxide are emitted every year from activities like air travel, infrastructure, shipping, production, and more. Carbon offsetting is the idea that you can pay money to compensate for your own carbon footprint or emissions output.