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What Vanderbilt is Thankful For

Posted by Jerry McNulty on 11/22/22 2:33 PM

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....

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Topics: ESG, Vanderbilt Financial Group, sustainability, renewable energy, LEED, Platinum LEED, solar energy, climate change, SDG, Thanksgiving, Pandemic

Financial Planning Month: Tips Advisors Can Give to Their Clients

Posted by Jerry McNulty on 10/31/22 10:56 AM

With October being Financial Planning Month, we wanted to provide some helpful information for when Advisors meet with their clients to advise them on how to better manage their finances and investments. Here are four basic tips that you can share with your clients as they work towards their goals of being more financially stable in the present and can help solidify their financial futures.

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Topics: Financial Advisors, Financial Advising, Financial Technology, Client Relationships, Long Term Planning, ESG, saving money, Financial Planning Month

Women are Leading Fortune 500 Companies More than Ever

Posted by Jerry McNulty on 3/8/22 11:35 AM

Fortune's 500 is the list of the largest companies in the United States by revenue and is a great barometer to figure out which US based companies are the most successful. If you were to take a look list for 2021 you will notice something that has been trending this way for the past several years, the largest amount of women that lead these companies. There are more companies lead by women CEOs on this list than ever before and it is showing the progress and strives women have made over the last several decades. While there is still work to be done in this area, we want to celebrate these women in order to encourage and inspire others to reach great heights. 

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Topics: Social Media, Entrepreneurial Spirit, ESG, Women Entrepreneurs, women's history month, women in finance, women, finance, International Women's Day

Greenwashing: Deciphering between Marketing Ploys versus Real ESG Products

Posted by Joe Trifiletti on 1/2/20 11:55 AM

Vanderbilt’s 295 solar panels show our commitment to sustainability.

Summary:

  • Companies who practice greenwashing can make both deliberate claims and unintentionally misrepresent their sustainability efforts.
  • As a Financial Advisor, you can help your clients avoid these bogus claims with resources outlined at the end of the article.

Many businesses promote their credentials with the promises of having green buildings, eco-labels, and clean technologies. But how many of these pledges are authentic? How many of them are just empty corporate spins? We called these inauthentic claims “greenwashing” in our past article “Will "Impact-Washing" Be the New Greenwashing?

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Topics: Greenwashing, Impact-Washing, ESG, Green Finance

Shareholder resolutions: What are they and why should they matter to your clients?

Posted by Joe Trifiletti on 12/20/19 11:46 AM

 

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Topics: Impact Investing, ESG

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