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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

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

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

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