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Case Study: Building custom portfolios to reflect each family member’s distinct impact investing goals

The Hahn family’s wealth, which originated in manufacturing four generations ago, is today overseen by Wilson, the current family patriarch, and supported by a family office staff of two investment professionals. The family members themselves have minimal investment experience. CLIENT BRIEF Client: Hahn family Source of wealth: Manufacturing (inherited wealth) Situation: Family members with distinct […]

December 2021

The Other E in ESG Accelerates: Engagement by Shareholders

In the midst of heightened awareness of systemic risks in climate change and social inequality, many investors concerned about long-term portfolio resilience have used their voice to seek change that benefits all investors and the broader system. We expect investors will adopt active engagement practices to a greater extent in 2022, assuming significant policy changes around climate and social issues do not materialize. 

December 2021

Investing for Climate Justice: An Intersectional Approach

Climate change and social inequality are two material and systemic risks facing the global economy and investment portfolios over the coming decades. In this paper, we demonstrate the relationship between climate change and social justice, highlight how investors can implement an intersectional approach to climate justice in their portfolios, and outline three steps investors should consider to help ensure our transition to a low-carbon economy is inclusive and just.

October 2021

Impact Investing: How Is Tech Making Food Systems More Sustainable?

In this season premiere of Unseen Upside, we take you to the Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury, Vermont to explore impact investing through the lens of precision agriculture and sustainable farming—and specifically, how tech is changing food systems for the better. You’ll hear from farmers George and Jeremy Foster; Sam Kass, Partner at Acre Venture […]

September 2021

ESG Challenges and Opportunities in Chinese Equities

Investor interest in China has grown over the years as China’s economy expanded and the market opened up to foreign capital. However, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues remain a key concern for many investors.

September 2021

Investing for a Net-Zero World: A Guide for Investors

Investors are increasingly pursuing climate change–related agendas for both better investment outcomes and alignment with their stakeholders’ beliefs. This paper provides a high-level overview of the net-zero investing topic and considers practical implementation options for investors.

July 2021

Implementing Sustainable and Impact Investing in Investment Portfolios

Implementing sustainable and impact investing (SII) themes in investment portfolios can seem complex, leaving many investors new to SII wondering how to begin. This paper provides insight into building resilient portfolios that will contribute to and thrive in a more sustainable and equitable future.

May 2021

Should Clients Consider Diversity When Making Investment Decisions?

Diversity is not just about gender or ethnicity—it is about having different perspectives, different points of reference, and different experiences. Homogeneous investment teams are more susceptible to groupthink, missing out on unknown opportunities, and being blind to some risks. Investors should consider diversity in the investment decision-making process, as we expect a diversity of thought and talent will lead to better investment outcomes than a process that ignores this important issue.

May 2021