Dear Advisors, Field Support, and VFG Team,
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.
When it comes to investing and finance, recent history has shown a lack of equality. The financial barriers faced by women are unique. There are a number of challenges, including the gender pay gap and the demand for childcare. Throughout most of history, women have been excluded from finances, and this only changed in the last few decades. Women have also been challenged by the pandemic, which disproportionately forced them to take on homeschooling and caregiver roles.
With Thanksgiving and other holidays just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to appreciate all the good we have going for us, as a company. Vanderbilt continues to grow, thrive and be successful, because of a variety of factors. We also have things to be thankful for outside of the Financial Industry, from a societal and global perspective. Let us reflect on all that we are thankful for....