When you work with us, you can significantly impact your community and the planet while still investing across opportunities to gain from the market. A portfolio aligned with an investor’s values brings satisfaction beyond its measurable financial returns. Fortunately, values-driven investing isn’t just an investment in the greater good; it can also be a sound investment strategy for you and your financial goals.
The future is now. We firmly believe that investing in companies that make intentional efforts to do good in and by the world is the path to healthy returns. These are the companies that will survive as our times continue to change. They thrive by working with what’s needed for a secure future on this planet, not against it.
For us, SRI investing means investments in companies engaged in efforts around:
- Social justice
- Environmental sustainability
- Alternative energy
- Clean technology
We reject industries such as:
- fossil fuels
- Weapons manufacturing
- Private prisons
We perform proper financial, social and environmental due diligence to ensure the companies we invest with mean what they say. We examine each company’s board diversity and labor practices, and even look into the equity of their human resources offerings.
If you look under the hood—and we have—of most of the supposed SRI offerings at many firms, you’ll discover their attempts are the embodiment of greenwashing.
Our investment portfolios will never contain companies in industries that are inherently harmful to our planet or its inhabitants. For example, many SRI investment firms utilize a best-in-class approach to selecting companies to include in a portfolio. This means they’re looking for companies that are leaders in their sector, no matter the industry or how low their best-in-class bar is. But if you use best-in-class data alone, you might still come up with ExxonMobil, McDonald’s, or Johnson & Johnson in your portfolio. Our investing approach demands that we never settle for the best of the worst and instead seek out companies that effectively raise the bar.
When it comes to SRI investing, we are deeply committed to offering our clients a higher degree of impact integrity than most other firms that include just enough SRI investments to talk the talk.
We walk the walk. We screen investments using Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria based on corporate policies and actions alongside financial factors in the investment decision-making process.
Harness the power of purpose.
Impact investing is for accredited investors who aim to prioritize the power of their wealth as a means of influencing and changing outcomes. We offer the opportunity for you to direct investments to companies, organizations and funds with the mission of generating beneficial social and environmental impact. We highlight companies and organizations that holistically address social and environmental effects in areas such as:
- Affordable housing
- Capitalization to underserved communities
- Climate change
- Regenerative agriculture and forestry
- Income and gender inequality