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YourStake.org

Dive into the innovative world of YourStake, where impact investing meets actionable insights and shareholder power. In this detailed exploration, we unveil how YourStake offers financial advisors tools like portfolio impact reporting to gauge and communicate the real-world effects of investments across crucial areas like gender equality and carbon emissions. Additionally, learn about the YourStake petition platform that empowers smaller investors to enact significant changes in big companies, from addressing climate denial funding to promoting gender pay equity. Discover how YourStake is shaping the future of responsible investing and how you can leverage your investments for greater corporate accountability.

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Green America – Corporate Engagement

Green America – Corporate Engagement

Engage with the visionary efforts of Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director of Green America, as he outlines the transformative initiatives aimed at fostering a green economy. In this interview, Larsen discusses his role in steering Green America’s engagement with corporations and the public to promote environmental and social justice. Learn about their strategies in areas such as climate action, fair trade, and socially responsible investing, and how these efforts impact both people and the planet. Discover the significant changes they’ve influenced, including their successful campaign with Apple to improve chemical safety. Join us to gain insights into how Green America is shaping a more sustainable world.

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Iroquois Valley Farms – Organic Farming

Iroquois Valley Farms – Organic Farming

Step into the world of sustainable agriculture with Alex Mackay, Director of Business Development and Investor Relations at Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT. In this enlightening interview, Mackay shares insights into how Iroquois Valley provides crucial land access to organic family farmers and supports the transition from conventional to organic farming. Learn about the unique investment opportunities within the organic farming sector, including their strategies for financial sustainability and environmental stewardship. This discussion also delves into the future plans of Iroquois Valley to expand their impact and offers practical information for those interested in investing in organic farmland. Join us to understand how Iroquois Valley is nurturing the soil and communities across the United States.

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Leslie Samuelrich, Green Century Mutual Funds

Leslie Samuelrich, Green Century Mutual Funds

Dive into the world of sustainable investing with Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management, as we discuss the impactful strategies of Green Century Mutual Funds. This episode of the Impact Financial Planners podcast highlights how Green Century leverages shareholder advocacy to drive significant environmental and social changes through investments. Learn about their approach to investing in companies leading in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and the success stories that have marked their journey in promoting a greener economy. Join us to gain insights into how you can contribute to sustainability through responsible investing and the power of shareholder engagement.

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Corporate Accountability

Corporate Accountability

In this episode, we explore the significant contributions of Corporate Accountability in challenging and transforming corporate practices globally with Hannah Friedberg. Learn about the organization’s strategic efforts in mobilizing communities and influencing regulatory frameworks to ensure that corporate entities are held responsible for their impact on environmental and human rights issues. Discover Corporate Accountability’s long-standing commitment to advocating for transparent and ethical corporate behaviors, their notable campaigns like the Nestle boycott, and how you can engage and support their mission. Reflect on the essential role that such organizations play in shaping a just and sustainable future, ensuring that corporate power is aligned with the needs of people and the planet.

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Ethos Investment Impact Evaluation

Ethos Investment Impact Evaluation

Join us in an enlightening podcast interview with Luke Wilcox, founder and CEO of Ethos, as we delve into the transformative world of sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. Discover how Ethos is revolutionizing the financial tech landscape by enabling investors and advisors to align their portfolios with their ethical values. Learn about the platform’s innovative features, including a personalized rating system and impact assessment tools, which facilitate informed and value-driven investment decisions. Luke Wilcox shares his journey from data expert to pioneering CEO and how Ethos empowers advisors to engage clients effectively with sustainable impact strategies. Tune in to understand how Ethos connects with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to enhance investment transparency and impact.

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Impact Assets – Donor Advised Fund

Impact Assets – Donor Advised Fund

Dive deep into the realm of donor-advised funds (DAF) with Scott Nance, a seasoned expert from ImpactAssets, in this comprehensive interview. Learn how ImpactAssets, spun out of Calvert Impact Capital, is pioneering the integration of impact investing with philanthropic strategies through the ImpactAssets Giving Fund. This fund offers investors a unique combination of tax benefits, investment growth, and charitable giving flexibility. With over $425 million in assets and more than 300 impact investment positions, ImpactAssets stands as a leader in facilitating direct impact investments within DAFs. Discover the “Three G’s of DAFs” — Giving, Growing, and Granting — and how you can engage in sustainable and responsible investing while supporting public charities. Scott Nance shares insights into the benefits of investing through ImpactAssets, including access to exclusive ESG mutual funds and private equity opportunities. Join us to understand how your philanthropic efforts can achieve greater impact through informed and intentional investment choices.

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YourStake Investment Impact Reporting

YourStake Investment Impact Reporting

Join us in an engaging podcast interview with Gabe Rissman, President of YourStake, as we delve into the innovative world of impact investing. Gabe, with his background in computational astrophysics and experience in sustainable finance, discusses how YourStake empowers investors and advisors to make informed decisions aligned with their values. Learn about the unique tools and reports YourStake offers, enabling a tangible understanding of the impact of investments. Whether it’s promoting gender diversity in management or investing in clean energy, YourStake provides concrete data to help investors see the real-world effects of their financial choices. Discover how YourStake is transforming the landscape of ESG investing by allowing clients to express their values through their investment portfolios, ultimately pushing for greater corporate responsibility. For more insights and to explore YourStake’s tools for value-driven investing, visit YourStake.org.

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Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Conference

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Conference

The 2019 Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (SRI) Conference in Colorado Springs was a pivotal event, bringing together industry leaders to discuss the future of finance in relation to environmental and social responsibility. This summary captures the essence of the conference, from the commitment of major banks to combat climate change by adopting UN-backed responsible banking principles, to the innovative Digital Wealth Services Platform introduced by First Affirmative, designed to tailor SRI portfolios based on individual preferences. Delve into diverse topics covered at the conference such as the role of ESG in shareholder activism, strategies for decumulation in retirement, the potential of hemp in sustainable industries, and the increasing involvement of professional athletes in impact investing. Discover how the conference emphasized the necessity of aligning financial strategies with ethical considerations to drive positive change and secure better financial returns.

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Alternative Investments – Moving Differently

Alternative Investments – Moving Differently

Explore the emerging landscape of alternative investments within the realm of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). This comprehensive overview introduces four pioneering SRI alternatives that cater to accredited investors seeking to diversify their portfolios while adhering to ethical investment practices. Learn about GreenBacker Renewable Energy Company, which focuses on sustainable energy projects; TriLinc Global, which provides growth capital in emerging markets; SQN Capital, which invests in essential business equipment; and Iroquois Valley Farms, a leader in organic agriculture investments. These alternatives not only offer potential financial returns but also contribute positively to social and environmental objectives. Discover how these investments work, their benefits, risks, and how they align with the goals of socially conscious investing.

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Invest in Increasing Dividend Paying Stocks

Invest in Increasing Dividend Paying Stocks

In this podcast I will answer the question: does investing in stocks that have increasing dividends provide a portfolio that outperforms the broad market? I hardly ever comment on other blogs or podcasts, but recently I heard a popular internet marketer suggesting a...

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Clean USA Power – Solar Real Estate Investing

Clean USA Power – Solar Real Estate Investing

Solar Real Estate Investing This blog / podcast / video are an interview with John Copyak, the owner and founder of Clean USA Power. See our video here. John saw the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewables and Has successfully negotiated more than 400...

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