GAO Urges Removal Of Roadblocks To ESG Investing In Retirement Plans

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing roadblocks in retirement plans should be removed, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, urged in a report today. “Asset managers and state and municipal plans using ESG strategies report enhanced risk management and other benefits,” the report said. GAO called upon the Department of Labor to […]

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Socially Responsible Investing Designation for Advisors to Debut This Fall

The College for Financial Planning will introduce a new designation, the Chartered SRI Counselor, for financial professionals this fall, in collaboration with the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. According to US SIF, more than 20% of assets under management in the U.S., some $8.7 trillion, are now involved in socially responsible […]

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Treasurer Summers Announces Chicago as First City to Join US SIF

Summers moves to bolster efforts in sustainable, responsible and impact investing in the city’s portfolio Washington, D.C. – Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers announced today that the City Treasurer’s Office has joined US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, making it the first city entity to become a member of the industry-leading group. […]

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Investing Opportunities in Renewables for Socially Conscious Investors

Global warming, pollution and exhaustion of energy resources are the hot topics these days. Weather patterns have changed all over the globe that is resulting in floods in few parts of the world and drought conditions in others. The average temperature has increased considerably as compared to last century or so, thanks to the greenhouse effect. The […]

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