“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the… Continue reading Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical
“There’s an imagination gap.” Rachel Kyte on Electric Ladies Podcast Rachel Kyte, CEO of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All program articulately describes the challenges of developing a clean energy infrastructure with 21st century technology with every country on earth – and as fast as possible, because populations are at grave risk. Implementing the… Continue reading Bringing Clean Energy to All – Rachel Kyte, CEO, UN Sustainable Energy for All
“Companies that perform better on ESG criteria tend to do better financially in the long term.” How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? A lot, it turns out, if…. Julie Fox Gorte of Pax Investments, long time ESG investment master, and Green Connections… Continue reading ESG, Responsible Investing – Julie Fox Gorte, PaxWorld Investments
“Change occurs when we vote with our wallets…We are in a revolution right now when we can use our portfolios to express our values and actually impact the policies that corporations are making.”
Christopher Cordaro on Green Connections Radio. One of the sure-bet investments over time has been energy stocks, mostly oil and gas, with companies like Exxon Mobil soaring. Yet, Hurricane Harvey and the reality of climate change have upset that long-held belief too. The hurricane brought Houston’s oil and gas hub to a halt for days or weeks. So, today we’re looking anew at how we can match our investment dollars with our values. Grab an iPad or pen and paper, because you’ll want to take notes on this one. Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s tips-packed conversation with investing master, Christopher Cordaro, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of RegentAtlantic about how to do it.
Do you want to invest with principle — and earn great financial returns too?
As the stock market hits all-time highs, and the Trump administration reduces regulations on financial institutions, automakers, water polluters and fossil fuel companies, among a long list, we have to take a more active role in managing our portfolios if we want them to reflect our environmental and clean energy values AND make a great return.
So, what to do?
Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s previous interview with a leader in socially-responsible investing, Barbara Krumsiek who was the CEO of Calvert Investments for a long time (and is now retired). Barbara candidly discusses the pros and cons of socially-responsible investing (SRI), which is now mainstream, thanks in part to Calvert and Krumsiek. But what if you’re new to it like most of us are?