People ask me how I experienced so much growth in my business over such a short time given all the things I am involved with. The answer in a word is passion.
Topics: Business Building
The Forbes Impact Investing Community was founded in November of 2017 with the mission of uniting the world’s most influential people to drive impact investing and support entrepreneurial capitalism. We spoke with two of its founding members, Derick Thompson and Brendan Doherty, to hear about what their group is doing for the world.
Passion is essential for growing your business as an advisor, but most broker dealers don’t exactly support that vibe. In fact, the protocols in place at many of the larger broker dealers are a de-motivator that stifles even the most passionate advisor’s enthusiasm.
Topics: Financial Advisors
When you hear the word “Blackrock”, images of advocating for the common good aren’t the first ones that comes to mind. Recent events, though, have led us to believe that perhaps Wall Street is warming up to the sustainability movement. Actions taken by Blackrock and a host of Fortune 500 companies are proving that American capitalism doesn’t have to be self-serving – as these companies show, making a profit and making a difference don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
As the recent tragedy in South Florida illustrates, school shooting has become a national epidemic. Impact investing gives us the ability to vote to end gun violence with our dollar signs. Financial advisors, stock market investors, and public market participants who dream of a safer society for our children may wish to consider impact investing as a way to design their portfolios to mirror their values.
Topics: Impact Investing