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Untangling ESG Investing

One of the missions of our firm is to encourage other financial advisors to adopt Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing techniques. In pursuit of this goal, I recently had the opportunity to go on the “Untangling Fintech” podcast hosted by Stathis Partners, a firm focused on delivering market intelligence to advisors and executives working at […]

Our Planet is Gasping for Breath! Here’s a third remedy that we’re all becoming familiar with!

The  solution for this 3rd Blog has to do with our TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. Why?  Because Project Drawdown states that “adding all of the transportation systems together they are responsible for 14% of the  greenhouse emissions!” Here is a list of the elements of transportation that Project Drawdown is concerned with: BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE, CARPOOLING, EFFICIENT AVIATION, […]

Has Covid 19 made you a Stay At Home Parent (SAHP)?

 Are you worried about returning to the workplace?    Check out this Stay At Home Parent Resume!   Basically, it shows the various SAHP skills you have acquired, but it does it in “Corporate Speak!” You will be amazed at what you see!  Anybody and everybody would hire this person!  Have some fun with this, use […]

Our Planet is Gasping for Breath: Here’s a remedy that is certainly different!

Issue # 2 February 2021: Reduce Food Waste to sequester Gigatons of CO2! This is a remarkable statement in a world that is chronically food insecure! In today’s world, especially during this current Pandemic, getting adequate nutrition to the people who need it is a major job! Churches and schools have become food storage facilities […]

Our Planet is Gasping for Breath; Here are some things that are already being done!

Issue # 1:  February, 2021 Abandoned Farmland Restoration   According to Project Drawdown, there are almost half a billion hectares of farmland that have been abandoned due to land degradation. More importantly, they estimate that by 2050 between 189 and 296 million hectares could be restored and converted to regenerative annual cropping. The result would […]

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