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.
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- 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?”
It’s no secret that Impact Investing has been gaining popularity (we certainly talk about it a lot) . As more and more financial advisors become curious, we’ve found many are surprised to learn of the various ways to invest impactfully, perhaps most notably through Green Bonds.