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Two Industry Leaders Working to Standardize ESG Reporting

Posted by Joe Trifiletti on 11/14/19 11:14 AM

 

 
In September 2015, news of Volkswagen's prolonged dishonesty regarding the U.S Clean Air Act and air pollution tests wiped out close to $17.6 billion in their market value — making the stock of the largest automaker in the world plunge 23% according to Bloomberg. This emission scandal highlighted the need and importance of environmental, social, and governance criteria (ESG) in evaluating the risk factor of potential investments in companies. More than ever, investors are looking beyond financial returns and want the companies they invest in to be responsible for their environmental impact, the conditions of labor, and other behaviors that have a profound effect on the planet and people. ESG data provides a way to hold companies accountable for their actions beyond the PR campaigns and potential “ greenwashing” their marketing departments put out there. But how is ESG data collected, analyzed, and reported?
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Topics: Impact Investing, ESG

Fall Reading List: 5 Books Recommended by Financial Advisors for Financial Advisors

Posted by Moira Do on 10/8/19 1:15 PM

 

If you’re the type that cozies up to a good business book, below we outline an essential Fall reading list – put together by Financial Advisors for Financial Advisors. Our recurring series the “Advisor Spotlight” asks Vanderbilt Advisors to share books that have helped shape or influence their practice over the years. Below are just a few of our favorites:

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Topics: Financial Advisors, Impact Investing, Jed Emerson, Financial Literacy, Reading List

A Common Interest in Changing the World

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 7/26/19 2:15 PM

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Topics: Impact Investing, Vanderbilt Financial Group, The Advisor Spotlight

An Innovative Advisor focused on Impact Investing

Posted by Kimberly Wynne on 5/31/19 4:15 PM
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Topics: Financial Advisors, Impact Investing, The Advisor Spotlight

Jones Beach Cleanup April 19, 2019

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 4/18/19 2:50 PM

VFG Family + Friends - We are excited for you to join us at the Jones Beach Cleanup tomorrow. Please read thoroughly below for details on the day, meetup location, prizes and more!

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Topics: Impact Investing, earth day

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