Identifying 210 Companies that could face #MeToo Investment Risks Introduction This is the second part of our series where we explore the importance of how well a company performs on Censible’s Women in Leadership Ratings, and how its gender diversity rating correlates with positive stock performance as well as
In the age of #MeToo, screening gender diversity may help identify investment risk Awareness has grown dramatically during the past six months as women have come forward with stories of harassment and sexual misconduct by leaders in the workplace. Revered executives, once buoyed by their business ties, are now sinking
Things to think about before you invest Every day, people make choices that reflect their values. Maybe you care deeply about where your food comes from, or reducing your carbon footprint, or empowering women. Whatever your priorities are, they probably influence decisions across your life. And more and more, people
A straightforward introduction to investing, designed for the mindful investor Mindful investing starts with informed decisions. And a little basic investment knowledge can go a long way in helping you make sense out of the financial world. Start at the beginning. What is investing? Investing means using money to make
Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is highly anticipated — and for good reason. Mr. Buffett, the $74-billionaire, is quite possibly America’s most famous investor. Even those of us who don’t own stock in his company look forward to his shrewd (and often entertaining) observations. And
Know when to hold ‘em Building wealth takes time. Sure, you can make a quick buck. Flipping a house. Timing a commodities trade just right. Winning the lottery. But there’s a reason why people say “get-rich-quick scheme” not “get-rich-quick investment strategy.” Amassing a fortune doesn’t typically happen overnight.
Ethical divestment—withholding or withdrawing capital from industries or companies that do not align with an investor’s values—has been a powerful tactic throughout the history of values-driven investment. And lately, the call to divest from fossil fuels can be both a soul-satisfying strategy, and a financially sound one.
Mindful of the times Values-driven investing is nothing new. As long as people have been choosing how to spend and invest their money, their decisions have been influenced by religion, ethics and personal values. That could mean withholding money from causes, companies and activities you don’t believe in, or
Breaking down the terms of the trade CSR, SRI, ESG, impact investing, community investing, mindful investing, shareholder action… What the what?! Mindful management of your financial portfolio can feel mind boggling. It’s a complicated business. And, the financial industry loves acronyms. But sift through all that jargon, and you
SRI-minded companies can attract mindful investors and outperform their peers It’s a common misconception. For some reason, people have a hard time believing that it’s totally possible to meet your financial goals without sacrificing your beliefs. Make money? Stay true to your values? INCONCEIVABLE! But the truth is,