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

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: Financial Advisors, Impact Investing, Paris Agreement

Impact Investing: Aware, Unaware & Just Don't Care

Posted by Steve Distante on 4/13/17 4:46 PM

As promoters of the Impact Investing movement, we've noticed that story telling is at the core of the movement. When we speak to people about Impact Investing, the stories behind the projects and investments resonate far deeper on a human level, than the numbers do. So in that spirit, we'd like to share a story that our CEO Steve Distante posted on Linkedin this week. 

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Topics: Impact Investing

Impact U: Your One-Stop-Shop to Understanding Impact Investing

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 11/7/16 9:21 AM

Have you ever wanted to invest with your values to build a brighter future alongside a stronger portfolio, but couldn’t find product?

Ever been confused about the difference between Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing, Sustainable Investing, ESG Investing, and Impact Investing, but couldn’t find a solid answer?

Ever tried to explain the impact movement to a client who thought it was just a fad?

Well, us too, but good news - we’ve found the solution and it’s a free collaborative platform called Impact U.

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Topics: Impact Investing

Impactful Insights with SmartTrust: Part 2

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/16/16 11:48 AM

Vanderbilt Financial Group CEO and Impact Enthusiast, Steve Distantehad the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Kevin Mahn on February 19th, 2016. This is part two of our two part interview series; if you missed part one, you can check it out here! 

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Topics: Impact Investing, Financial Advising

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