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How Can We Bring Green Finance to Mainstream Investing?

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 7/25/17 1:11 PM
Last week, Bank of England Governor and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board, Mark Carney, spoke to a crowd in Berlin about how green finance can maximize return, aid the global economy and combat global climate change if we figure out how to bring Impact Investing to the mainstream. We totally agree!



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Topics: Impact Investing, Impact-Washing, Green Finance, ESG, Financial Advisors, Client Relationships

Will "Impact-Washing" Be the New Greenwashing?

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 7/20/17 11:53 AM
As we all know, the financial crisis was fueled by corruption, incompetence, and a lack of transparency. As the impact investing movement gains momentum, impact investors and advisors must keep a conscious mindset towards the formation of impact investments so that history doesn't repeat itself.

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Topics: Impact Investing, Greenwashing, Impact-Washing, Financial Advisors

Withdrawal From Paris Accord Drives Impact Investing

Posted by Steve Distante on 6/15/17 1:26 PM
After weeks of speculation, on Thursday, June 1st, 2017, President Donald J. Trump publicly announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. To many Financial Advisors with a passion or special focus on Impact Investing, ESG (Environmental Social Governance) Issues, or SRII (Socially Responsible Impact Investing), a withdrawal was something that had the potential to setback their progress, but is it possible that it had the opposite effect?
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Topics: Impact Investing, Financial Advisors, Paris Agreement

Tax Reform Could Mean Big Bucks to Independent Financial Advisors

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 5/10/17 4:19 PM
Last Month the Trump Administration released a proposal for the new tax reform plan which would have major benefits to independent financial advisors. Many financial advisors now have a uniquely appealing opportunity to go independent, create a Limited Liability Company (LLC), and see a real change to their income.

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Topics: Financial Advisors, Donald Trump, Tax Reform, Independent Financial Advisor

5 Step Guide to Identify a Phishing Email

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/28/17 2:53 PM
Spam and phishing is an unfortunate reality for all businesses to combat. In order to maintain a secure, compliant, and successful business, we must protect ourselves against phishing by becoming vigilant and smart in our daily activities.


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Topics: Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, Financial Advisors, Email, phishing

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