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Jed Emerson, Impact Investing Shining Star, On How Advisors Can Build Their Businesses

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 12/14/17 9:02 AM

Every so often, it’s great to get some motivation from the top. We were honored that our CEO Stephen Distante was able to speak with internationally recognized thought leader Jed Emerson, an impact investing strategic adviser known for his work helping individuals and institutions seeking to leverage the greatest financial, social and environmental impact from their investments.  His words give us great insight into the meaning and purpose of capital and how financial advisors can best integrate impact investing into their practice.

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Topics: Impact Investing, sustainability, Jed Emerson

Impact Investing: Temporary Trend or Paradigm Shift?

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 10/20/17 1:23 PM

Many advisors are still hesitant to jump into impact investing. We asked Managing Partner at TriLinc Global, Joan Trant, to share her thoughts on this increasingly talked about approach to investing.

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Topics: Impact Investing

NYC Sustainable Investment Conference

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 10/13/17 3:58 PM

We’re excited to be co-sponsoring the NYC Sustainable Investment Conference which will be held next Thursday. Gitterman Wealth Management chose Vanderbilt Financial Group as their new Broker Dealer this past summer, and we couldn’t be happier to participate n this event, which is so well aligned with our mission as the Sustainable Broker Dealer.

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Topics: Impact Investing

Extreme Growth in Green Bonds

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 8/31/17 12:38 PM

It’s no secret that Impact Investing has been gaining popularity (we certainly talk about it a lot) .  As more and more financial advisors become curious, we’ve found many are surprised to learn of the various ways to invest impactfully, perhaps most notably through Green Bonds.

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Topics: Impact Investing, Green Finance

A Story of Two Impact 'Aha! Moments'

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 8/24/17 9:20 AM

You may remember our blog “Impact Investing: Aware, Unaware, and Just Don’t Care”, in which we acknowledge that many advisors are unaware to impact investing, or just don’t care about it until they hear a story that leads them to their Impact Aha! moment. This story can be from a fellow advisor who has attracted many millennial investors, from a fund company outperforming their competition or from a seminar discussing the imminent $30 trillion dollars in wealth transfer with much of it expected to go ESG.

If you have not had your Aha moment yet, we’d like to share two stories in hopes that you will be inspired and enlightened.
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Topics: Impact Investing

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