It’s difficult to get through the financial news these days without seeing or hearing the words Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investing, Ethical Investing or any number of their offshoots. Whether it's wanting funds to support schools in Africa that educate girls, helping economically challenged kids afford to go to college, or making sure their money is contributing to environmental projects, it’s clear to Check6 that investors are more and more concerned not just with how much their investments are making them monetarily, but how that money is being made and how that reflects on their moral and ethical position in the world. This is being seen in the growth of such investments over the last year alone. As the most recent Global Impact Investors Network (GIIN) estimates show from its annual survey, there is now 228 billion USD in impact investing assets, which is nearly double that of last year.
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Within the investment industry, ESG is a hot topic these days. Last week I was inspired by an article in the “Het Financieele Dagblad” regarding ETF’s with an ESG overlay*.
Topics: data analysis, Client Services, single family offices, multi-family offices, wealth advisors, impact investing, ESG, socially responsible, sustainability, environmentally friendly, Detailed Look-Through
Charities and foundations form a special group of entities managing assets. Not only are they managing assets for specific goals they want to support, often it is third party money which is invested and accountability has to be given in a formal matter, both the spending of proceeds and how the assets are managed.
Topics: "wealth management", "wealth management reporting", Client Services, impact investing, ESG, socially responsible, sustainability, environmentally friendly, Detailed Look-Through, charities, foundations