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Celebrating Earth Day 2019...

Posted by Jeso O'Neill, Director of Communications on 4/5/19 5:10 PM

For 2019, we're celebrating Earth Day over a full week of festivities and service. In service to our mission as a firm, we want to be the most impactful we can while aligning ourselves with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. We believe this includes investing with a specific purpose around environmental and social issues as well as offering up our service and our volunteer time to issues we deeply care about. 

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Topics: Impact Investing, Vanderbilt Financial Group, sustainability, electric vehicles

Vanderbilt Financial Group joins the United Nations Global Compact initiative

Posted by Jeso O'Neill, Director of Communications on 2/11/19 1:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt Financial Group has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. With this announcement, VFG is proud to join thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want.

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Topics: Impact Investing, Vanderbilt Financial Group, United Nations

Gun Control, Another Reason Why Impact Investing Is On The Rise

Posted by Steve Distante on 3/6/18 6:51 AM

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.

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Topics: Impact Investing

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

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