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How to Go Broke in Under a Year

When your bank account is healthy, you tend to spend money quickly. It is easy to forget you have food in the house and go out to eat or pick up a few things from the mall. If these costs aren’t included in your budget, it’s easier to go overboard and convince yourself that you’ll […]

How do we “ESG”?

We talk a LOT about Environmental, Social and Governance data here, including how that data can be used to manage risk and some of the different ways that we as investors can use that data to align our clients’ investments with their values. Recently, I had a chance to sit down and talk with a pair […]

New Thoughts = New Vocabulary! Part 2

In the last Blog we talked about the New Economy as a driving force to redesign the capitalist system around environmental and social goals. The essence of this system of Stakeholder Capitalism can be seen in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as found on our website. The aim of the UN General Assembly’s resolution […]

New Thoughts = New Vocabulary!

There is an old saying, “If you put your ear to the ground” you can hear something coming.  This still applies, except the ‘ear’ is now mostly electronic!  In our business we need to stay very alert and follow all of the news that will impact our future.  Clearly , there are changes coming that […]

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