Beyond Conversation: Gender Inclusion Now
Dr. Lisette Cooper, founder and CIO, presented the keynote address at the Impact Capitalism Summit, hosted by Big Path Capital. The theme of the conference focused on “Impact at Scale.” While there are many lenses that one could put on the topic of impact investing, Dr. Cooper focuses on a gender lens and shares actionable ideas that investors can implement to promote gender equality at scale.
Revisiting Earnings and Earnings Multiples as Drivers of the Equity Markets
Doug Cohen, managing director, portfolio management, began the year with a "20 Questions" (and Answers) market overview that covered pertinent capital market issues for 2019. Doug revisits these issues, returning with the two variables that determine equity prices: earnings and earnings multiples.
ESG and Impact Investing: Q1 2019 News Highlights
Bill McCalpin, managing partner, impact investments, provides an overview of the latest news coming out of the impact investing industry. This quarter's roundup highlights new growth for ESG strategies, commissioned research on the state of diversity in the U.S. asset management industry, and the dreams and shortcomings of the Opportunity Zone investment program.
ESG and Impact Investing: Q4 2018 News Highlights
Bill McCalpin, managing partner, impact investments, provides an overview of the latest news coming out of the impact investing industry. This quarter's roundup includes highlights from US SIF Foundation's biennial report assessing sustainable and impact investing in the US, the launch of The Diversity Project, and proposed guidelines issued by the IRS for taxpayers electing to defer capital gains by investing in economically distressed communities.
ESG and Impact Investing: Q3 2018 News Highlights
Institutional investor interest in incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision making continues to grow. Callan reported that 43 percent of U.S. institutional investors surveyed in 2018 incorporate ESG information into their decisions, up from 22 percent five years ago.