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December 11, 2020 5 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing Shift

Source: Visual Capitalist

Against all odds, sustainable investing in the U.S. smashed records in 2020. Estimated net flows reached $20.9 billion in the first six months alone—that’s nearly equal to the amount of new money invested in all of 2019.

December 11, 2020 NY pension fund sets 2040 net-zero goal, divestment review plan

Source: S&P Global

The third-largest pension fund in the U.S. announced plans to decarbonize fully by 2040 and begin a four-year review of its energy sector investments for potential divestment.

December 7, 2020 BlackRock debuts software that assesses climate risk for investors

Source: Edie

Called Aladdin Climate, the software has functions for measuring both physical and transition risks for whole portfolios. It is also able to measure the impact of likely and potential policy changes and technology advancements on...

November 16, 2020 You Don't Need to Save a Ton of Money to Retire Wealthy -- Just Do This Instead

Source: Motley Fool

Social Security won't pay you enough money to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Right now, the average recipient gets a little over $1,500 a month, which translates into $18,000 and change each year.

November 10, 2020 Scottish Widows to divest £440m from companies lagging on environmental and social sustainability

Source: Edie

Pensions provider Scottish Widows has outlined plans to divest at least £440m from companies that have failed to meet its ESG standards, in what is claims is the most far-reaching exclusions process in the sector.

October 19, 2020 More than 6M households missed their rent or mortgage payment in September

Source: USA Today

Persistent layoffs are slowing momentum in the labor market, which bodes poorly for the broader U.S. recovery as millions of out-of-work Americans delay their mortgage and rent payments.

October 12, 2020 Making Money Through Sustainability, Social Justice And ESG Investing

Source: Forbes

Survey determined that the returns of sustainable funds were in line with comparable traditional funds...and may offer lower market risk.

September 15, 2020 The undeniable bright spot in the pandemic economy

Source: CNN

There is still one undeniable bright spot for America's economy: the housing market. Mortgage applications are rising, thanks to record low rates. The Federal Reserve is planning to keep rates interest rates near zero for the...

September 9, 2020 Inside The Big Threat To Sustainable Investing

Source: Forbes

The Department of Labor’s proposed rule is designed to ensure that plan fiduciaries execute their ERISA duties cost-effectively by limiting exercises of shareholder rights to matters that have an economic impact on the plan....

June 15, 2020 Top 25 Companies With The Most Remote Job Postings

Source: Forbes

According to a poll, more than a third of those currently working from home would like to continue to do so full-time after state and federal regulations are lifted.

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