The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), started in 2015, provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet by ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth while addressing climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests, by the year 2030.
Vanderbilt prides itself on being a firm specializing in ESG & Impact Investing, finance with a purpose. We take satisfaction in knowing that many of our Advisors are steering their clients into investing in a better and healthier future for our planet. While we support those methods to create a more sustainable planet through investing, we also do our part as a firm directly.
In 2015, the United Nations decided to release their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs,) a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." One of the outcomes desired with the institution of the SDGs is to create a clean, better and more sustainable environment for future generations.
We’ve seen the phrases “unprecedented times”, “challenging times” and even “ushering in a new era” in countless articles, emails, and commercials when it comes to the COVID-19 epidemic. And it’s true, we are in unprecedented times in which our human activity has been halted, or paused, for a brief moment in time to ensure the safety of our communities. While the media has focused more on the many negative effects of this pause, portions of the environment have seen positive outcomes.